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Arts and Science Academic Regulations and University Policies Regulation 23††† Admission to Honours


Regulation 23††† Admission to Honours

a††† At the end of third year, candidates for admission to the final year of an honours program must make formal application to the relevant department(s). Applications may be accepted at other times, at the discretion of the department(s) concerned. Successful candidates who are subsequently away from the University for a minimum period of two years must reapply for admission to honours.

b††† Eligibility for admission to the final year of an honours program is determined according to the requirements published in the departmental chapters of this Calendar, subject to the following minimum standards: 14.0 credits passed, with an overall average of 65.0 per cent on 10.0 credits, including (up to 10.0) those which form part of the concentration requirements for the honours degree. In accordance with Faculty policy, averages are not rounded up.

i††† B.A.(HONOURS) MEDIAL DEGREE††† For students who are candidates for admission to the final year of a B.A.(Hons.) program with two medial concentrations (type MED), a minimum average of 65.0 per cent is required on the credits in each of the concentrations of the two departments concerned (in addition to an overall average of 65.0 per cent on the 10.0 credits used to calculate the eligibility for honours).

ii††† B.SC.(HONOURS) MEDIAL DEGREE††† For students who are candidates for admission to the final year of a B.Sc.(Hons.) program with a 14.0-credit concentration (type MED), a minimum average of 65.0 per cent is required on the credits in each of the concentrations of the two departments concerned (in addition to an overall average of 65.0 per cent on the 10.0 credits used to calculate the eligibility for honours).

In exceptional circumstances, departments may admit students to honours who have completed fewer than 14.0 credits. These students must have completed a minimum of 12.0 credits with the prescribed average, including at least 6.0 of the 10.0 credits required for a major or 4.0 of the 7.0 credits required for each medial.

c††† Students who have failed to meet the standards for admission to honours within 20.0 credit attempts are not eligible to apply.

Marginally qualified applicants may be refused, particularly those whose qualifications have been gained through repeating courses for higher standing. In addition, students who have not been admitted to honours may be refused admission by the department concerned to courses needed to complete an honours concentration.

d††† Because admission to honours is determined on the basis of calculations related to studentsí academic performance in specific courses, other than miscalculation, there are no grounds for students to appeal a departmentís determination of eligibility for admission to honours.

e††† Normally, after qualifying for entrance to an honours program, a student is not permitted more than 9.0 credit attempts in order to complete the requirements for the honours B.A. or 10.0 credit attempts in order to complete the requirements for the honours B.Sc., B.Cmp. or B.P.H.E.

Arts and Science Academic Regulations and University Policies Regulation 23††† Admission to Honours
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