Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. Graduates of Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 are invited to participate.




Honors cords will be distributed with your cap and gown, based on the following:

Summa Cum Laude, BS Degree, GPA 3.8 or above
Magna Cum Laude, BS Degree, GPA 3.650-3.799
Cum Laude, BS Degree, GPA 3.500-3.649

Highest honors, AS Degree, GPA 3.8 or above
High Honors, AS Degree, GPA 3.650-3.799
Honors, AS Degree, GPA 3.500-3.649

Certificate Highest Honors, Certificate GPA 3.8 or above
Certificate High Honors, Certificate GPA 3.650-3.799
Certificate Honors, Certificate GPA 3.500-3.649

Commencement honors are determined based on past semester cumulative grade point average.



Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately four weeks after you have successful completed all academic requirements for graduation and any other college obligations, including financial aid exit counseling, account payment, etc.

Students who borrowed Stafford Loans are required to complete exit loan counseling prior to their diploma and transcripts being released. This must be completed at

Don’t forget to pay your $110 graduation fee to the Business Office if you have not already done so. The graduation fee is assigned to the final term of your degree or certificate.

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