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A Convocation ceremony for graduating students of the School of Continuing Studies is held twice a year: in the Spring and the Fall.

You need to apply for graduation using Minerva.

 

Spring Convocation

If you’re completing your studies by December and you expect to graduate at the end of the Fall term, you must apply to graduate on Minerva by the end of November. If you’re completing your studies by April, apply by February. You will be eligible to attend the Spring Convocation ceremony.

 

Fall Convocation

If you’re completing your studies by June, July or August and intend to graduate at the end of the Summer term, you must apply to graduate on Minerva by March. You will be eligible to attend the Fall Convocation ceremony.

 

Eligibility for Graduation

If you have applied for graduation, you should be contacted by the School during April for the Spring convocation, and during October for the Fall convocation. If you miss the graduation application deadlines, please contact Client Services.

For more information about Convocation ceremonies, please see the Convocation page.

McGill SCS Graduating Prizes

The list of graduating prizes includes:

  • Dean’s Honour List – for SCS students who graduate in the top 10% of their program. This formal recognition takes place at Convocation and is recorded on your transcript.
  • Distinction – for SCS students who graduate in the top 25%, but below the top 10%, of their program. This formal recognition takes place at Convocation and is recorded on your transcript.
  • The American Express Prizes in Management – Finance – Awarded for overall academic performance for the top student graduating with the Diploma in Applied Finance. Awarded at each Spring and Fall convocation. Value: $350 each.
  • Bernard J. Finestone Prizes in General Insurance – Awarded to the top student in the General Insurance I course and the top student in the General Insurance II course. Value: $400 each.
  • The Edward C. Webster Prize in English as a Second Language – Awarded annually to the top student in the Certificate of Proficiency in English program. Value: $300.
  • Honda Ste-Rose Awards – Awarded to the top student graduating with the Certificate in Human Resources Management. One award will be available for each of the Spring and Fall convocations. Value: $250 each.
  • Jacob Jonker Memorial Prize – Awarded to the top student graduating with the Diploma in Management (General). One prize will be available for each of the Spring and Fall convocation. Value: minimum $500 each.
  • McGill Associates Prize in Management – Awarded to the top student in the Certificate in Management Program. Value: $300.
  • McGill Associates Prizes in Translation – Awarded to the top student in the Certificate in Translation program. Two prizes are awarded – English to French and French to English. Value: $300 each.
  • Resolute Forest Products Prizes – Awarded to the top student in the Diploma in Management. Awarded at the Spring and Fall convocations. Value: $350 each.
  • Tata Communications Prize in French as a Second Language – Awarded to the top student in the Certificate of Proficiency in French program. Value: $300.