So I’m in my third year and I am currently behind 1.5 FCE due to dropping out of courses I was doing really poorly in the last couple years. I know that to graduate with distinction you need a cGPA of 3.20. I’m wondering if it is still possible to graduate with distinction [assuming I have a 3.20 GPA still] if I take the summer after my fourth year to complete the remaining credits? Would I still graduate with honours? What is your opinion on the pros and cons of taking that extra summer to finish and graduating in the fall of 2018?
Thank you so much!!
you can graduate with distinction as long as you get a GPA between 3.20 and 3.49. it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to complete your degree!
the pros of taking an extra summer:
-you’ll have more time to pursue a higher GPA if your goal is to graduate with distinction
-you can spread out your course load and have a more chill semester during the year
-courses are more sped up during the summer and will take less time
-if you got a bad haircut at the beginning of the year, it’ll have grown out by convocation
-studying outdoors with squirrels running around is a possibility!
cons of taking an extra summer:
-having to study during patio season
-if things go wrong again (god forbid), you’ll be paying more tuition for the same result
-courses are sped up so you’ll need to work really hard to keep up with the course materials
-convocating in november means it’ll be really cold when you’re trying to take photos outside of conhall/ UC with your family
regarding your question about graduating with honours: if you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science or arts at U of T, your degree will be called an Honours Bachelor of Arts or an Honours Bachelor of Science degree.
if you are still not sure about what to do, it’s always a good idea to go see your registrar’s office to look at how you are progressing in your degree. if you are financially capable of paying for an extra semester, it’s definitely a good option to consider!
hope this answers your question!
peace and summer lovin,