There are two Dean's Honours lists:
- the Term Dean's Honours list (determined each term) and,
- the Graduation Dean's Honours list (determined just prior to convocation for the graduating class)
The official description of these lists are available in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.
Term Dean's Honours List (TDHL)
Each term, the top members of each class are recognized on the Term Dean's Honours list. This recognition is recorded on Quest as TDHL. To determine placement on the TDHL, for each student with a term decision (that is not a deferred decision) and a term average, the following calculation is performed: TermAverage -((Rank/CohortSize)*100). If the resulting value exceeds 80.0 then the student is on the TDHL. Additionally see a detailed description for Engineering ranking.
Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) students are also considered for the Math Term Distinction.
Graduation Dean's Honours List (GDHL)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) and Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) students graduate on the Dean's Honours List (GDHL) if they have a cumulative average for all blank courses taken in the last six academic terms of at least 80% and have been on the TDHL for at least two of those six terms. Note, in the case of BSE students they need to be on the Engineering TDHL for two terms. This is noted on the students graduation diploma. Terms taken on exchange are not included in consideration of the last six terms. BSE students are also considered for graduation on the Math Graduating Honours list. For Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) students, the calculation is based on a cumulative average of at least 80% for all courses taken in the last six academic terms as well as earning Term DHL in at least two of the six academic terms.
Graduation with Distinction
BASc and BSE students who attain a cumulative average of at least 80% in all of the blank courses taken after the student's entry into 3A receive graduation with distinction on the Dean's Honours List. BAS students graduate with distinction when they attain a Special Major Average of 80% at the end of the graduation term. If it exceeds 80%, at the end of the graduation term, then you graduate with distinction.