Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are named to the Dean’s Honor List in May and August of each year.
1. In May of each year the Dean of each Faculty establishes an Honor List containing the names of all full time students registered in that Faculty who completed a minimum of 4.0 courses during the previous Fall/Winter Session (September-April) and earned an average for the session of 80% or more with no failed courses.
2. Part time students may qualify for the list in May or August each time they accumulate a new set of at least 5.0 consecutive courses and earn an 80% average with no failed courses within that set.
3. Full or part time graduating students who attained Dean’s Honor List standing at their last checkpoint and maintained a cumulative average of 80% on any courses taken from then until graduation will be named to the Dean’s Honor List upon graduation.
Note: Grades received on a Letter of Permission will be included in the average.
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."
Graduates 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.)
Download the Academic Handbook's guide to Dean's Honor List and Graduation with Distinction requirements.
Download the Academic Handbook's Policy on Undergraduate Grades for Courses Taken on Exchange.
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