Doctorate Degree Designations

Students receiving their Doctorate degree from the Michigan College of Optometry, the College of Pharmacy, and Doctorate in Community College Leadership use the English system.

The English System:

Distinction  3.25 to 3.49
High Distinction  3.50 to 3.74
Highest Distinction  3.75 to 4.00

May 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

Academic honors designations for Commencement only (see Graduation Information) are based on your Ferris State University accumulated average earned except Spring semester 2016.  Michigan College of Optometry,the College of Pharmacy and Doctorate in Community College Leadership walk in May.


Your diploma and transcript will include your cumulative GPA for all semesters attended at Ferris State University.