<Joseph E. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
Graduation and Academic Excellence
Atkinson recognizes the academic excellence of its students in appropriate ways. The following honours are recorded on a student's transcript:
1. Atkinson Sessional Academic Achievement List recognizes the outstanding achievement of the following students:
(a) Students taking 12 - 17 credits in a given session who have attained a sessional grade point average of 8.0 or higher.
(b) Students taking 18 or more credits in a given session who have attained a sessional grade point average of 7.5 or higher.
2. Graduating with honours academic standing: Students with high grade point averages are eligible for the following honours upon graduation from Atkinson.
(a) Honours degree, cumulative grade point average as follows:
Summa cum laude, 8.0 or above;
Magna cum laude, 7.8-7.99;
Cum laude, 7.5-7.79;
Dean's Honour Roll, 7.0, with a minimum grade of C in all major requirements.
(b) Bachelor's degree, cumulative grade point average as follows:
With distinction, 8.0 or above;
With merit, 7.5-7.99;
Dean's Honour Roll, 7.0, with a minimum grade of D+ in all major requirements.