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B. Academic Regulations for Degree Students

8.0 Graduation

8.1 Graduation Requirements

In order for students to receive their degree, they must fulfil:

  1. all the requirements of the department(s), school(s) or institute(s) in which they are taking the degree;
  2. all Faculty regulations;
  3. all University regulations;
  4. all financial obligations to the university.

The student is responsible for meeting graduation requirements and is strongly encouraged to discuss their degree requirements with the Undergraduate Adviser for their program. The degree audit report (available on Carleton Central) is a guide to be used in consultation with the Undergraduate Adviser to discuss the student's academic progress.

8.2 Application for Graduation

Students must apply online for graduation via Carleton Central. Online applications must be completed by the following deadlines:

- for Spring Graduation (June): February 1 - for Fall Graduation (November): September 1 - for Winter Graduation (February): December 1

Visit carleton.ca/registrar for further information regarding graduation.

8.3 Minimum CGPA Requirements for Graduation
Table 3: Standard Minimum CGPA Requirements for Graduation

 

Overall

Major(s)

Concentration or
Specialization

Minor

Honours
Degrees

5.00

6.50

6.50

6.50

Engineering
and Design

4.00

not used

 

4.00

Major and General
Degrees

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

Note: some programs have higher requirements.

8.4 Recognition of High Academic Achievement

At graduation, students with high academic achievement may have this accomplishment recognized by a special notation on their transcript and Diploma. To be awarded High Honours, Highest Honours, Distinction or High Distinction, students must satisfy the appropriate regulations of their faculty and in addition the following university rules.

Graduating students in Honours degree programs qualify for graduation with High Honours or with Highest Honours if they:

  1. have completed a minimum of 10.0 credits toward the degree at Carleton University;
  2. have achieved the standards for:
Highest Honours

Major CGPA of 10.00 or better and an Overall CGPA of 8.00 or better;

High Honours

Major CGPA of 9.00 or better and an Overall CGPA of 7.00 or better.

Graduating students in Engineering and Design programs qualify for graduation with Distinction or with High Distinction if they:

  1. have completed a minimum of half the credits for the degree at Carleton University;
  2. have achieved the standards for:
High Distinction

Overall CGPA of 9.50 or better;

Distinction

Overall CGPA of 8.00 or better.

Graduating students in General degree programs qualify for graduation with Distinction, if they:

  1. have completed a minimum of 10.00 credits toward the degree at Carleton University;
  2. have achieved a Major CGPA of 10.00 or better and an Overall CGPA of 8.00 or better. C. Academic Regulations for Special Students
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