Information for Current Students
Honors are awarded at graduation by all departments of concentration. Departments determine honors on the basis of the grades received by the student in departmental studies, including junior independent work, the senior thesis, and for students in the A.B. program, the senior departmental examination. Each department chooses the weight to be assigned to the various components in the honors calculation. The degree may be awarded with honors, high honors, or highest honors.
Honors in the Woodrow Wilson School are awarded based upon a ranking of all concentrators according to a weighted average of grades as follows:
Top Eight Graded Departmental Courses
Fall Policy Task Force
Spring Policy Task Force
Senior Comprehensive Exam (Oral)
Certificate students receive honors in their home department only.