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 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".
- 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