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Academic Recognition

President's Scholar Award
An inscribed Conestoga Coat of Arms is presented by the President at Fall Convocation to the student who achieves the highest academic standing in all courses, with no failed courses, upon graduation from a four-year Conestoga baccalaureate program.

Governor General's Academic Medal
A bronze medal goes to the graduating student with the highest academic grade average for all courses in a diploma program.

Conestoga College Mastercraft Award
In 1980, Conestoga President Kenneth E. Hunter established the Mastercraft Award to recognize student achievement of excellence in program-related skills. To qualify for final judging, entries must first be selected as winners at the program level. Projects are judged on first impression, innovation, creativity, skill and quality. The winner of the Mastercraft Award receives a cash award and is recognized with a Conestoga Coat of Arms.

Honours
To be eligible for academic recognition upon graduation, students must have completed the minimum number of courses or credits or hours of their program of study at Conestoga. The actual percentage required to be completed will vary according to the length of the program:

President's Honour List
Recognition is awarded upon graduation to the student in each diploma, graduate certificate and degree program who obtains the highest average in the program. Students must achieve an average of 90% or greater for all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Graduation with High Distinction
Recognition is awarded upon graduation for all students registered in diploma, graduate certificate, and degree programs who achieve an average of 90% or greater for all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Graduation with Distinction
Recognition is awarded upon graduation for all students registered in diploma, graduate certificate, and degree programs who achieve an average of 80-89% in all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Conestoga Honour List
Recognition is awarded upon graduation for all students registered in Ontario College certificate and apprenticeship programs who achieve an average of 80% or greater for all courses of the program of study, or for apprentices all levels of their program, with no failed courses.

For additional information on academic awards, please go to www.conestogac.on.ca/policies/academics.jsp

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