Graduation with Distinction

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."

Notes:

  • 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.