VIII. Associate Diploma Regulations and Procedures

Dean's Honours List (O.A.C.) / Director's Honours List (Campuses)

Effective Spring 1986, the University established a Dean's Honours List which has common criteria throughout all baccalaureate degree or Associate Diploma programs and which is recognized on students' transcripts. Prior to Spring 1986 campuses used different criteria and the designation was not recognized on transcripts. Effective Spring 1991 the Dean's Honours List procedures take into consideration the flexibility afforded to students by the semester system and its opportunities for alternating semesters of full-time and part-time study. Effective Fall 1996 the Dean's Honours List or Director's Honours List (Campuses) procedures were revised to include all undergraduate degree or diploma programs.

The Dean's Honours List (Guelph) or Director's Honours List (Campuses) will include:

  • students taking full-time studies who have obtained a minimum semester average of 80.0%.

  • students who in part-time semesters (which do not need to be consecutive) attain a minimum cumulative average of 80.0% in a sequence of at least four courses. All courses will be counted and the designation will appear under the last of the semesters making up the average, and in the graduating semester of students who have maintained a cumulative average of 80.0% since their last Honours List Designation.

  • a student with a deferred condition, or a mark not received, or the first part of a two semester course in progress, will not be evaluated for placement on the Honours List until the academic record for that semester has been completed.

  • a part-time student who transfers from program to program within the University should consult the appropriate office about the eligibility for the Honours List.

Students who have consistently maintained a high average, but for whom a change in program, in part-time status in the graduating semester, or other anomalies have prevented placement on the Honours List, should consult the appropriate office about eligibility for the Honours List.

Students with a high level of academic achievement on exchange programs will be considered for the Honours List based on a recommendation to the appropriate Dean or Director from the exchange coordinator.

Note: The calculation of full-time and part-time status for students includes courses with credit (CRD) standing or pass (P) standing. These courses do not affect the calculation of the averages used to determine Honours. Within each period of consideration there must be at least one course with a numeric grade for a student to qualify for Honours List unless the student has been on exchange for that period.

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