Students in degree programs who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will graduate “with distinction.”
Graduands of diploma or certificate programs offered by Western who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will receive the designation "With Distinction."
Students who qualify for Graduation “With Distinction” will receive the designation on diplomas, transcripts and reports.
Letters of Permission: In accordance with current Senate policy, letter of permission grades will be recorded as numeric values and included in the overall average for the calculation of Graduation “With Distinction"
No Appeals: Since the designation "With Distinction" is conferred only when a student has achieved a certain average, a failure to achieve graduation with distinction may not be appealed (although the grades on which the designation is based may be appealed in the normal way.