Graduation

There are two graduation periods for Faculty of Arts & Science students: June and November. Students can request graduation on ACORN during the relevant timeframe. 

For students graduating in June, only courses completed by the end of the preceding Winter term (ending in April) will be included in the assessment of the student’s eligibility to graduate. For students graduating in November, only courses completed by the end of the preceding Summer Session (ending in August) will be included in the assessment of the student’s eligibility to graduate.

Prospective graduands receive an email from the Office of Convocation in March (for June graduation) or in October (for November graduation) providing details of the convocation ceremony. The Office of the Faculty Registrar will contact students at least two weeks in advance of the relevant convocation ceremony to confirm their eligibility to graduate. 

Recognition of Exceptional Academic Achievement: “High Distinction” and “Distinction”

Students who graduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) * of 3.50 or above are described as graduates “With High Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript.

Students who graduate with a Cumulative GPA* of 3.20 to 3.49 are described as graduates “With Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript.

*Note: The Cumulative GPA must be based on at least 5.0 FCE taken for Faculty of Arts & Science degree credit.