Graduation with Distinction

Undergradate Students

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.

Graduate Students

A student who attains an average grade in the top 10% of the class in both MBA1 and MBA2 (excluding MBA Directs) will be designated “With Distinction” on UWO transcripts and the graduation diploma. Students must complete a full course load as defined by the program.

For more information see the Registrar's site.