Academic Regulation 12: Dean’s Honour Lists

12.1 – Dean’s Honour List

Students in a Degree Program who have obtained an academic year GPA of at least 3.50 at the end of the Summer Term, and who have not otherwise been placed on the Dean’s Honour List with Distinction, will be placed on the Dean’s Honour List.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Honour List, students must also meet the following criteria:

1.  They must be registered in a degree program in Arts and Science.
2.  They must have completed a minimum of 18.0 Queen's units in the relevant Fall-Winter-Summer academic year. Only courses that contribute towards the Arts and Science degree program will be included in the academic year GPA.
3.  There may be no failures and no repeated course enrolments in the relevant Fall-Winter-Summer academic year.
4.  There may be no outstanding IN or GD grades. All final grades and changes of grade must be submitted by 31 August, the final date for determination of an Academic Year GPA.

This honour will be noted on the student’s transcript.

12.2 – Dean’s Honour List with Distinction

For the purposes of determining eligibility for the Dean’s Honour List with Distinction, student academic performance will be compared to that of their peers within the following program groups:

Arts: all students registered in the B.A., B.A. (Honours), B.F.A., B.F.A. (Honours), B.Mus., B.P.H.E., and B.P.H.E. (Honours) degree programs.

Science: all students registered in the B.Sc., B.Sc. (Honours), B.Cmp., and B.Cmp. (Honours) degree programs.

Those students who have achieved an Academic Year GPA in the top 3% of all students within their program group are eligible for consideration for the Dean’s Honour List with Distinction. They must also meet those eligibility criteria as outlined for the Dean’s Honour List in Academic Regulation 12.1.

This honour will be noted on the student’s transcript.

12.3 – Students on International Exchange Programs

Those students who have participated in an approved exchange program at an international partner university, and who have consequently attempted fewer than 18.0 units at Queen’s University during the relevant Fall-Winter-Summer academic year, may be considered for placement on the Dean’s Honour List, but will not be eligible for the Dean's Honour List with Distinction.

To be eligible for consideration, the student must:

1.  Have participated in an approved international exchange program.
2.  Have completed a minimum of 15.0 units, and fewer than 18.0 units, at Queen’s University in the relevant Fall-Winter-Summer academic year (those students having completed 18.0 or more units at Queen’s will be automatically considered for the Dean’s Honour List under Regulation 12.1 above). They must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.50 on these units.
3.  Have no failures and no repeated course registrations in the relevant Fall-Winter-Summer academic year.
4.  Have no outstanding IN or GD grades. All final grades and changes of grade must be submitted by 31 August, the final date for determination of an Academic Year GPA.

The student must provide a transcript from the host university. For the student to be placed on the Dean’s Honour List, the transcript from the host university must show:

1.  That the student was continuously registered in a full academic load;
2.  That the student achieved an academic standing consistent with a Queen’s GPA of 3.50; and
3.  That there were no failed courses, repeated courses, or outstanding grades during the relevant term(s) the student spent at the host university.

The Queen’s transcript must further show that all courses attempted at the host university were subsequently transferred for credit towards a degree program at Queen’s University.

This honour will be noted on the student's transcript.

12.4 – Decisions on Dean’s Honour Lists

Because decisions related to this regulation are solely dependent on particular levels of academic performance, no part of Academic Regulation 12 may be appealed.