NCEES graduation honor cords

Current engineering and surveying students who pass the FE or FS exam prior to graduating from a participating program are eligible to receive a free NCEES honor cord to wear at their graduation ceremony.

To receive a cord, students must select the appropriate option during the exam registration process and receive notification of passing results on the exam at least 21 days before their graduation date. All honor cords are sent directly to a designated on-campus contact at participating schools for distribution. NCEES will only provide participating schools with a list of students who select to receive an honor cord, have a graduation date in their record that matches the graduation date being distributed, AND pass the exam 21 days prior to graduation. A current list of participating schools is available below.

Arizona State UniversityTempeAZX
Arkansas State UniversityJonesboroARX
Auburn UniveristyAuburnALXX
Bob Jones UniversityGreenvilleSCX
Bradley UniversityPeoriaILX
California Polytechnic Institute PomonaPomonaCAX
California Polytechnic Institute San Luis ObispoSan Luis ObispoCAX
California State University NorthridgeNorthridgeCAXX
Campbell UniversityBuies CreekNCX
Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandOHX
Central Washington University, EllensburgEllensburgWAX
Clarkson UniversityPotsdamNYXX
Clemson UniversityClemsonSCX
Colorado School of MinesGoldenCOXX
Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsCOX
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNHX
Doane UniversityCreteNEXX
Earlham CollegeRichmondINX
East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleNCX
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtownPAX
Fairfield UniversityFairfieldCTX
Fairmont State UniversityFairmontWVX
Ferris State UniversityBig RapidsMIX
Florida A&M UniversityTallahasseeFLX
Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFLX
Fresno State UniversityFresnoCAX
Gonzaga UniversitySpokaneWAX
Grand Valley State UniversityGrand RapidsIAX
Harding UniversitySearcyARX
Idaho State UniversityPocatelloIDX
John Brown UniversitySiloam SpringARX
Kansas State UniversityManhattanKSX
Lawrence Technological UniversitySouthfieldMIX
Liberty UniversityLynchburgVAX
Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeLAX
Louisiana Tech UniversityRustonLAX
Loyola Marymount UniversityLos AngelesCAX
Manhattan CollegeThe BronxNYX
Marshall UniversityHuntingtonWVX
McNeese State UniversityLake CharlesLAX
Mercer UniversityMaconGAX
Minnesota State University MankatoMankatoMNX
Mississippi State UniversityMississippi StateMSX
Missouri S&TRollaMOX
Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldMOX
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkNJXX
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboroNCXX
North Carolina State UniversityRaleighNCX
North Dakota State UniversityFargoNDX
Northeastern UniversityBostonMAX
Norwich UniversityNorthfieldVTX
Ohio Northern UniversityAdaOHX
Ohio UniversityAthensOHXX
Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmondOKX
Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOKX
Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkVAX
Oral Roberts UniversityTulsaOKX
Oregon Institute of TechnologyKlamath FallsORXX
Oregon State UniversityCorvallisORX
Penn State UniversityUniversity ParkPAX
Point Park UniversityPittsburghPAX
Portland State UniversityPortlandORX
Purdue UniversityWest LayfaetteINX
Quinnipiac UniversityHamdenCTX
Roger Williams UniversityBristolRIX
Saint Martin's UniversityLaceyWAX
San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoCAX
Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraCAX
Seattle UniversitySeattleWAX
South Dakota State UniversityBrookingsSDX
Southern UniversityBaton RougeLAX
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleILX
Southern Methodist UniversityDallasTXX
Southern Utah UniversityCedar CityUTX
St. Cloud State UniversitySt. CloudMNX
Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookNYX
SUNY Polytechnic InstituteIthicaNYX
Tennessee Tech UniversityCookevilleTNX
The College of New JerseyEwingNJX
The George Washington UniversityWashingtonDCX
Trine UniversityAngolaINX
Tulane UniversityNew OrleansLAX
University of Alabama BirminghamBirminghamALX
University of Alabama HuntsvilleHuntsvilleALX
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksAKX
University of AkronAkronOHX
University of ArkansasFayettevilleARX
University of Arkansas Community College MorriltonMorriltonARX
University of Arkansas Little RockLittle RockARX
University of Arkansas MonticelloMonticelloARX
University of BuffaloBuffaloNYX
University of California IrvineIrvineCAX
University of California San DiegoSan DiegoCAX
University of Colorado BoulderBoulderCOX
University of Colorado DenverDenverCOX
University of DelawareNewarkDEX
University of Detroit MercyDetroitMIX
University of GeorgiaAthensGAX
University of HartfordWest HartfordCTX
University of HawaiiHonoluluHIX
University of IowaIowa CityIAX
University of KansasLawrenceKSX
University of KentuckyLexingtonKYX
University of Louisiana LayfayetteLayfayetteLAX
University of LouisvilleLouisvilleKYX
University of MaineOronoMEX
University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstMAX
University of Massachusetts LowellLowellMAX
University of MemphisMemphisTNX
University of Minnesota-DuluthDuluthMNX
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolisMNXX
University of MississippiUniversityMSX
University of MissouriColumbiaMOX
University of Missouri Kansas CityKansas CityMOX
University of Missouri St. LouisSt. LouisMOX
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnNEX
University of New HampshireDurhamNHX
University of New OrleansNew OrleansLAX
University of North Carolina CharlotteCharlotteNCX
University of North DakotaGrand ForksNDX
University of North FloridaJacksonvilleFLXX
University of Notre DameNotre DameINX
University of OklahomaNormanOKX
University of PittsburghPittsburghPAX
University of PortlandPortlandORX
University of Rhode IslandCranstonRIX
Uniersity of South AlabamaMobileALX
University of South CarolinaColumbiaSCX
University of Tennessee MartinMartinTNX
University of Texas El PasoEl PasoTXX
University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburgTXX
University of Texas San AntonioSan AntonioTXX
University of ToledoToledoOHX
University of TulsaTulsaOKX
University of VermontBurlingtonVTX
University of Washington BothellBothellWAX
University of Washington SeattleSeattleWAX
University of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonWIX
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlattevilleWIX
University of WyomingLaramieWYX
Utah Tech UniversitySaint GeorgeUTX
Utah Valley UniversityOremUTX
Valparaiso UniversityValparaisoINX
Vermont State UniversityRandolph CenterVTX
Washington State University, BremertonBremertonWAX
Washington State University EverettEverettWAX
Washington State University, PullmanPullmanWAX
Washington State University Tri-CitiesRichlandWAX
Washington State University, VancouverVancouverWAX
Washington UniversitySt. LouisMOX
Wayne State UniversityDetroitMIXX
Weber State UniversityOgdenUtahX
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBostonMAX
West Virginia University Institute of TechnologyBeckleyWVX
Western Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenKYX
Western Michigan UnversityKalamazooMIX
Widener UniversityChesterPAXX
Wilkes UniversityWilkes-BarrePAX
York CollegeYorkPAX

Graduation Honor Cords FAQs

No. If you do not pass the exam, NCEES will not provide your school with that information. Schools will only be provided with a list of students who select to receive an honor cord and pass the exam.

Extra cords are sent to each participating program. Contact your on-campus coordinator and verify your exam results for them via email through your MyNCEES account.

Yes. If you did not opt in during the registration process, log in to your MyNCEES account and click the appropriate option on the exam card shown on your dashboard. Graduation cords are ordered for students who have opted-in. Quantities are limited beyond this number. Students are encouraged to opt-in as soon as possible or during the exam registration process.

FE honor cords are a combination of red and silver and include a silver FE exam charm to attach to one of the tassels.

FS honor cords are a combination of red and black and include a silver FS exam charm to attach to one of the tassels.

No. NCEES is only able to distribute cords through participating programs at this time.