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2012-2013 University Calendar

3 General University Information and Regulations : 3.8 Graduation : 3.8.2 Graduation Honours: Distinction

If you are graduating with an undergraduate degree, you may be awarded the designation Distinction under the following conditions:
1. you have completed a minimum of 60 McGill credits toward your degree; and
2. you are in the top 25%, but below the top 10%, of your faculty's graduating class of students; this calculation is based on the CGPA.
Note for transfer students:
This designation may be withdrawn if your CGPA at another university or in another faculty at McGill is not comparable to the CGPA earned in your graduating faculty.
The Faculties of Education, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and the School of Nursing, as well as the School of Continuing Studies do not assign the designation of Distinction to graduating students.
The designation of Great Distinction is no longer awarded at graduation. Prior to September 2009, Distinction and Great Distinction were awarded at graduation according to faculty-specific regulations. You can find these rules in the faculty chapters of the 20082009 Undergraduate Programs Calendar or any earlier version at

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