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PROGRESSION AND GRADUATION
DEAN'S HONOR LIST The following statements apply to undergraduate students in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Information and Media Studies, Music, Science and Social Science, and at Brescia University College, Huron University College and Kingís University College.

Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are named to the Deanís 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 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 Deanís 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 Deanís Honor List upon graduation.

4. Grades received on a Letter of Permission will be included in the average.

The following statements apply to other undergraduate faculties/schools/programs:

1. Richard Ivey School of Business: The honors designations that are available to HBA students are listed below. If an HBA student is found in breach of the Ivey Student Code of Conduct, the student may be ineligible to receive any of the honors designations Ė Deanís Honors List, Ivey Scholar, Gold Medal, ďWith DistinctionĒ Ė and may not be included in the Ivey Ring Tradition Ceremony.
a. Pass with Distinction: Students in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program who achieve an overall average of at least 80% on a full year's work in HBA1 or HBA2, as defined by the program, will be designated as Pass with Distinction on Westernís transcripts.
b. Deanís Honor List: A student must complete a full yearís course work as defined by the program and attain grades in the top 25% of the class to receive the Deanís Honor List standing on Westernís transcripts. Students may attain Deanís Honor List standing at the end of HBA1 and at the end of HBA2. The average excludes exchange and non-Ivey courses.
c. Ivey Scholar: A student who achieves a standing in the top 10% in both HBA1 and HBA2 will be designated as an Ivey Scholar on Westernís transcripts. Students may attain Ivey Scholar designation only at the end of HBA2. The HBA1 and HBA2 averages exclude exchange and non-Ivey courses.
2. School of Dentistry: students must complete a full yearís work as defined by the program and achieve an average of 80% or have a special recommendation of the Director.

3. Faculty of Education: students progressing from year 1 to year 2 in the BEd program who achieve an overall weighted average of at least 85%, with no failed courses, will qualify for inclusion on the Deanís Honor List.

4. Faculty of Engineering: to be named to the Deanís Honor List, students in Engineering must complete a minimum of five courses (5.0 credits) in the academic year (i.e., September - April) and achieve an average of 80% on all courses with no failed courses.

5. Faculty of Law: students must complete a full year's work as defined by the program and be in the top 10% of the class to be named to the Dean's Honor List for that year.

Only the grades earned in courses taken at the Faculty of Law in a particular year (provided those courses total at least 14 credit hours) are used to calculate a student's standing for an overall achievement award in that year. Students who attend the Faculty of Law on a letter of permission from another law school are not considered for the Dean's Honor List or an overall achievement award in that year.

The following statements apply to Undergraduate Combined Degree Programs:
Students who are registered in the Fall/Winter session in an approved program of full-time studies leading to two undergraduate degrees will be adjudicated for the Deanís Honor List of each Faculty provided that at least 3.5 courses of the yearís work have been approved for credit toward the particular degree.

1. Engineering:
Students registered in a combined degree program will be adjudicated for the Dean's Honor List for Engineering based on all courses taken in the academic year (i.e., September - April) provided the student is registered in a minimum of five courses (5.0 credits). In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken towards the BESc degree with no failed courses.
Engineering and Business:
For Engineering students in the BESc/BA(HBA) program, refer to point 1 above. For Business students in this program, refer to point 2 below.
Engineering and Law:
For Engineering students in the BESc/JD program, refer to point 1 above. At the Law School, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of Law (Year Four).† Students enrolled in Years Five and Six of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List provided they take Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours. Only the Law courses will be used in the calculation for the Deanís Honor List for Law.
2. Business - all Combined Degree Programs:
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 5 only and only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing.

Exception:

A) Business and Law (HBA/JD program)
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 5 and 6 of the combined degree program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 6 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing.

A student who takes Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in each of Years 5 and 6 of the combined program is considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law in that year on the basis of those courses.

B) JD/MBA program
Students are considered for the Deanís Honor List at the Faculty of Law during their first year of Law and at the Richard Ivey School of Business during their first year of the MBA.

In the third and fourth years of the combined program, students who take Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in any year are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law on the basis of those courses.

In the fourth year, students also are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Business School on the basis of the MBA courses taken during the third and fourth years of the combined program. Only grades obtained in 6000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for determining Deanís Honor List standing. Courses taken on exchange and courses taken outside of the Richard Ivey School of Business are excluded.

C) Business and Health Sciences:
For Business, see point 2 above. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, students will be adjudicated for the Deanís Honor List based on all courses taken in the academic year (i.e., September Ė April) provided the student is registered in a minimum of five courses. In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken toward the BHSc degree with no failed courses.

D) Business and Media, Information and Technoculture:
For Business, see point 2 above. In the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, students may be eligible for the Deanís Honor list in Years 4 and 5. Adjudication will be based on having an overall 80% average on all courses (including both MIT and HBA courses) taken in each academic year.

Dean's Honor List - Undergraduate S.09-16
Dean's Honor List - Undergraduate S.11-15
Richard Ivey School of Business SR.07-238
Engineering S.07-143
Engineering and Business S.02-175
Engineering and Law S.07-143
JD/HBA program S.02-175
JD/MBA program S.05-117b
Business and MIT S.03-037
Business and Health Sciences S.99-229

MARKING SCALES

Marks for achievement in courses are assigned as follows:

Mark Range Grade
90 - 100 A+
80 - 89 A
70 - 79 B
60 - 69 C
50 - 59 D
Below 50 F

Average calculations will INCLUDE failed marks. All marks below 50% are considered failures. Failing marks below 40% will be included in average calculations as 40%, marks from 40% to 49% will be included as the actual mark reported. A count of failed attempts will be maintained.

Note: Averages will be calculated to two decimal places and rounded to the nearest whole number with .45 rounded up.

Marking Scales S.02-10

PROGRESSION
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".

Exceptions:

  • Education: Students in BEd programs must achieve an overall minimum weighted average of 85% to graduate With Distinction.
  • Engineering: Students must fulfill Dean's Honor List criteria for every year of study after first year to graduate With Distinction. Students who were not registered in a full course load because of transfer credit(s), dual degrees, or varsity sports will be assessed on an individual basis by a committee.
  • Law: Students must be on the Dean's Honor List in at least two of their three years in the Law program to 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 the Letter of Permission 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".
  • 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. See Section on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.)

Dean's Honor List and Graduation "with Distinction S.09-16

Graduation"with distinction"-Undergraduate S.11-15

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