Graduation/Convocation

Answers

Can I graduate with a general degree and then complete the remaining requirements for the honours degree?

It is possible to graduate with a general degree and then complete the remaining honours degree requirements. However, students who graduate with a general degree and then upgrade it to the honours program obtain an Honours Equivalent recognition and not an honours degree. For more information about Honours Equivalent recognition please refer to the section entitled Graduation in Section VIII of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

How and when do I apply to graduate?

An email is sent to each student registered at the University in the sixth semester of general degree programs, the eighth semester of honours degree programs providing instructions on how to apply to graduate.

All other students who wish to apply for graduation must contact the Convocation Clerk in Enrolment Services to request the appropriate application. Applications for Graduation must be submitted by specific deadline dates. Deadline dates are published as part of Section III--Schedule of Dates in the current Undergraduate Calendar.

My application for graduation was denied because I failed a required course in my final semester. Do I have to apply and pay the graduation fee again once I have passed the required course?

You do have to submit a new application for graduation for the future convocation ceremony according to Section III--Schedule of Dates of the current Undergraduate Calendar. You do not, however, pay the graduation fee a second time.

Where do I get a letter confirming my graduation from the University?

Students who HAVE convocated and require a letter confirming graduation from the University should make this request to the Convocation Clerk, Enrolment Services.

Students who have NOT convocated and require a letter confirming approval for a future graduation ceremony should make this request to their Program Counsellor.