Declining, deferring, remaining, and withdrawing from the LLB(Hons)

Frequently asked questions on declining, deferring, remaining, and withdrawing from the LLB(Hons).

What is required of me to maintain my place in the Honours Programme?

For 2021 students in the Honours Programme must maintain a 75% weighted average across all Law courses to graduate with Honours.

How do I know if I’m maintaining the 75% weighted average required to graduate with Honours?

If you are concerned about your eligibility to continue in the Programme, and graduate with Honours, you can check what your weighted average is by applying for a GPA calculation. It is advisable to discuss your individual situation with an adviser before making a final decision to withdraw from Honours.

Will the Law School let me know if I drop below the required weighted average to be eligible to graduate with Honours?

The Law School does not run regular GPA checks on Honours students. Following submission of the final Honours Programme component, the Dissertation, the Law School will check that the student has met the B+ average required to graduate with LLB(Hons). Should a student be interested in whether they are maintaining their B+ GPA prior to commencing the Dissertation, they can complete the Request for Law Class Rank or GPA Information form.

After submitting my dissertation, if my GPA drops below the required weighted average to be eligible to graduate with Honours, will my LAWHONS 789 enrolment be deleted?

If you complete the Honours programme with a GPA less than required to graduate with Honours, your programme will be reverted to an LLB. The LAWHONS 789 enrolment, and the grade, will not be deleted.

If my weighted average is above 74.5%, but below 75%, will it be rounded up so that I’m eligible to graduate with Honours?

Final programme averages between 74.5%-75% are referred to the LLB(Hons) Programme Director for review. While there is scope for rounding up, such cases need to be carefully examined to maintain the integrity of the Honours Programme.

I no longer wish to be in the Honours Programme. How do I withdraw?

If you change your mind about doing the Honours Programme prior to commencing the Seminar Course (and before the add/drop enrolment deadline) then it is still possible to defer your place to next year or opt to decline the invitation. Please contact the Student Hub so that they can advise the next steps to take. 

If you have completed the Seminar Course and wish to withdraw from the Honours Programme please contact the Student Hub so that they can facilitate the change from the Honours Programme back to the LLB. 

If I withdraw from the Honours Programme after completing my Seminar Course can that course count towards my LLB?

Yes, if you withdraw from the Honours Programme after you have completed your Seminar Course it will be counted towards the Part IV elective points required to complete the LLB degree. 

Can I defer my Honours Programme invitation?

It is possible to defer, but it is advisable to talk through your options with an adviser before making a final decision. 

Deferring does not mean that you will automatically have your place reserved in the Honours Programme the following year. If you opt to defer, your weighted average will be recalculated and will include all the Law Courses that you have completed to date. 

You will need to meet the requirements of entry to the Honours Programme the following year. Entry requirements are subject to change year on year. 

In addition, deferring entry may have implications on your ability to go on exchange. You are not eligible to defer if you will have completed your Part IV electives prior to commencing your seminar.