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".
Education: Students in BEd/DipEd 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.
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.
Medicine: Graduation with distinction has been discontinued for students in the MD program, effective September 2002.
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. See Section on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.)
Joint Three-Year BSc Physics Degree Combined with Fanshawe College Diploma in Control Engineering or Electronics Engineering Technology: Students will graduate with distinction if they meet the following criteria: a) an average of 80% in the 10 courses taken at Western; b) a full course load of five courses per academic year taken at Western between September and April; c) a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.2 in the courses taken at Fanshawe College; and d) no failures in any courses at either Western or Fanshawe, even if the course is subsequently repeated successfully.
Graduation"with distinction"-Undergraduate SR.02-176