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Winter 2018 Undergraduate Calendar


EXAMINATIONS, GRADING, AND GRADUATION

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
OFF-CAMPUS EXAMINATIONS
GRADING AND CALCULATION OF AVERAGES
GRADE APPEALS
HONOUR ROLLS
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEDALS
GRADUATING "WITH DISTINCTION"/"WITH GREAT DISTINCTION"
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION


EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

For information on examinations and testing procedures, see Senate Bylaw 51: Academic Evaluation Procedures.
Student should also become familiar with Senate Policy on Conduct of Exams and Tests.

Students with three invigiliated final examinations scheduled on the same calendar day may petition to have one of the examinations rescheduled by completing the appropriate request form available at www.uwindsor.ca/sis. The application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the fourth week of classes (or by the end of the second week of classes for six week courses). See also Senate Policy on Multiple Final Examinations in One Calendar Day.

OFF-CAMPUS EXAMINATIONS

A student with a cogent reason may be granted permission to write an examination at an off-campus centre. Application forms are available in the Registrar's Office. To allow sufficient time for arrangements and mailing, approved applications must be submitted, along with the appropriate fee, to the Registrar's Office at least one month prior to the date on which the examination is to be written.


GRADE APPEALS

Before exercising their right of appeal against a grade, students should consult Senate Bylaw 51, Academic Evaluation Procedures copies of which are available at the Office of the Registrar or at the University website. Students registered in the JD program should also consult the Academic Status regulations of the Faculty of Law.

All appeals must be made in writing to the appropriate Faculty through the Office of the Registrar, no later than three weeks after the final mark has been released by the Registrar. The official release dates are posted on the web. The appeal must be accompanied by a $20 fee which will be refunded to the student if the appeal is successful. Students must submit a letter of rationale for the appeal, including relevant supporting documents.

A student who wishes to receive consideration on medical or compassionate grounds should communicate with the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible. A letter of rationale and supporting documents (e.g., the attending physician's letter) must be submitted to the Registrar forthwith. (If approved, accommodation may consist of aegrotat standing or other accommodation or alternate evaluation, etc.) See Senate Bylaw 51, Academic Evaluation Procedures for details.

HONOUR ROLLS
The new regulations related to 100% averaging and the new grading scale, for the President's and the Dean's Honour Rolls, are not retroactive to terms prior to Fall 2013.

President's Honour Roll Criteria
Eligibility: students in first-entry undergraduate programs
- a minimum of ten courses must be completed;
- designation is granted, as applicable, upon completion of the initial 10 courses and at the end of each semester of full-time or part-time studies thereafter;
- cumulative average of 90% or higher;
- notation is recorded on the transcript at the end of each semester.

Dean's Honour Roll

The following list the criteria for Dean's Honour Roll in each Faculty. Students who have met the criteria for Dean’s Honour Roll in their Faculty will have a notation included on their transcript to this effect.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
1. Must have completed at least 10 or more courses with a major from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor.
2. Must have obtained an annual cumulative average of at least 86% by the end of the academic year (i.e., the end of the Winter semester).
3. Must have enrolled in courses with a major from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor in at least one semester during the academic year (i.e., Summer, Fall, Winter).

Faculty of Business Administration

For undergraduate students:
1. Students must have been enrolled in a Business program on a full-time basis (i.e., four courses or greater) during at least two of the three semesters during the academic year. (i.e. Summer/Fall, Summer/Winter, or Fall/Winter). One exception applies: Co-op students may have two "working" semesters during an academic year. In this case, full-time enrolled status is required during the "study" semester.
2. Students must obtain an annual cumulative average and program major annual average of 80% or greater at the end of the academic year (i.e., the end of the Winter semester).

For graduate students:
1. Students must have been enrolled in a graduate program within the Odette School of Business on a full-time basis during at least two of the three semesters during the academic year. (i.e., Summer/Fall, Summer/Winter, or Fall/Winter).
2. Students will be ranked within each graduate program based on their annual average. The top 10% of students within each graduate program will be recognized as Dean’s Honour Roll students, with the caveat that they must also have a minimum annual GPA of 80%.

Faculty of Education
No Dean’s Honour Roll.

Faculty of Engineering
For a student to be considered for the Engineering Dean’s Honour Roll, she/he must be enrolled in an Engineering program, and must normally have:
1. successfully completed at least 10 courses which are required (or allowed as unspecified courses from within Engineering) in the Engineering program at the University of Windsor;
2. registered with full time status in his/her two most recent Engineering regular academic semesters;
3. successfully completed at least 10 Engineering program courses within her/his two most recent regular Engineering academic semesters; and
4. achieved a semester average of at least 80% on the transcript of her/his most recent full time enrolment semester.

Faculty of Graduate Studies
See appropriate Faculty related to your discipline for criteria, if any.

Faculty of Human Kinetics
To be eligible:
1. A student must be enrolled in 5 courses in a semester.
2. A student must have an semester average of 80% or above on 5 or more courses.

The Human Kinetics Dean’s Honour Roll designation is awarded on a semester basis.

Faculty of Law
No Dean’s Honour Roll.

Faculty of Nursing
1. Students will be eligible for the Dean’s Honour Roll once they have completed 10 courses while enrolled in the Nursing program and are in good standing at the University of Windsor.
2. Having met the 10-course criteria, membership on the Dean’s Honour Roll will be based on level of demonstrated achievement, i.e., average, in subsequent semesters.
3. The student must be enrolled full-time in the semester for which the average is calculated.
4. The student must have achieved a semester average of 80% as recorded on the transcript.

Faculty of Science
1. At least 10 courses completed at the University of Windsor.
2. Full time status in the Fall and Winter semesters.
3. Cumulative average of 80% in the most recent Winter term.
4. Major average of 80% on the transcript of the most recent Winter term. For General Science students replace the major average with the average of all science courses, excluding science courses that cannot be used to satisfy a BSc degree.
5. Registered in a Co-op term in Winter with grades in Fall at required levels.


BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEDALS

Board of Governors Graduation Medals
One medal is allocated to each AAU to be awarded to the students with the highest academic standing as defined in the criteria set out below. One medal is allocated to the General Arts programs, one to the General Social Sciences programs, and one to the General Science program to be awarded to the students with highest academic standing in each of these three general program areas as defined in the criteria set out below. Additional medals could be awarded at the discretion of the Dean, in consultation with the Provost.

Medalists are judged on their total academic performance at the University of Windsor. Students must have completed at least twenty semester courses or equivalent required in their program at the University of Windsor (with the exception of the Faculty of Education). Students will be ranked by major average, and must achieve at least an 83% cumulative average and major average. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for consideration. Graduates from the previous Fall Convocation will be considered for medals issued at the following Spring Convocation. For programs where no major average is calculated (such as General programs), students will be ranked by cumulative average, and must achieve a cumulative average of at least 83%.

Board of Governors In-Course Medals
These medals are awarded annually, at the end of the Winter term, to the undergraduate student in each Faculty who had the highest cumulative average of all non-graduating students in that Faculty. A minimum cumulative average of 78.5% is required. The student must have completed the equivalent of at least ten courses at the University and must be registered full-time in an honours degree program.
    GRADUATING "WITH DISTINCTION"/"WITH GREAT DISTINCTION"

    Students in first-entry degree programs or certificate programs who graduate with a cumulative average from 80% to 89.9% will receive their degree or certificate "With Distinction". Students in first-entry degree programs or certificate programs who graduate with a cumulative average from 90% and above will receive their degree or certificate "With Great Distinction".

    APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION

    Registration in any program does not constitute an application for a degree, certificate, or diploma.

    An official application for graduation must be filled out regardless if you are planning on attending/not attending the graduation ceremony. (Logon to the Student Portal at http://my.uwindsor.ca)
    The deadline date to submit an application to graduate is March 1 for Spring Convocation and August 1 for Fall Convocation.

    In cases where credit is sought for work done elsewhere, all official transcripts or other documents as required by the Registrar's Office, but not already submitted, must be conveyed to the Registrar's Office no later than six weeks before Convocation. Failure to comply with these regulations will disqualify the student from graduation at the Convocation concerned (see Standing Required for Graduation).