University Regulations

F. CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREES

The following Degrees are not classified: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Post-Secondary Education (as a second degree), Bachelor of Education (as a second degree), Bachelor of Maritime Studies, and Doctor of Medicine. All degrees offered by the School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics are not classified. No candidate can be awarded a degree, diploma or certificate unless and until he or she has obtained an average of at least 1 point on the total number of credit hours required for such degree, diploma or certificate. Points are awarded for each credit hour as follows except in the case of linked courses (see Section A Clause 2.(b)i. of the General Academic Regulations):

NOTE: The degree of Doctor of Medicine is not included in this requirement since all courses comprising the degree are evaluated on a PAS/FAL basis.
Grade A 80, 85, 90, 95, 100% 3 points
Grade B 65, 70, 75% 2 points
Grade C 55, 60% 1 point
Grade D 50% 0 points
Grade F 45% and below, or failure to complete a course without acceptable cause

NOTE: While a pass is recorded for Grade D result, no points are given. Thus, any passes in this grade must be compensated for by sufficient passes in the higher grades to earn the required points.

1. General degrees are awarded in three classes based on the system for granting points set forth above, and determined as follows:

a) A candidate who obtains an average of 2.5 points or better on the total number of credit hours required for the degree shall be awarded the degree with First-Class Standing provided that all other degree requirements are met.

b) A candidate who fails to obtain First-Class Standing but who obtains an average of 1.75 points or better on the total number of credit hours required for the degree shall be awarded the degree with Second-Class Standing provided that all other degree requirements are met.

c) All other candidates will be awarded the degree with Third-Class Standing, provided that they obtain an average of 1 point or better on the total number of credit hours required for the degree provided that all other degree requirements are met.

2. For regulations governing classification of Honours Degrees, see that section of the University Calendar dealing with the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Recreation Honours (Co-operative) or Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours (Co-operative) or regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

3. In addition to Clauses 1 and 2 above, candidates shall also comply with such additional regulations as may be required by the College/Faculty/School/Institute offering the Programme. See appropriate degree Regulations.

4. Where a candidate obtains credit for more credit hours than are required for the degree, his or her total points shall include only those received for the credit hours required. In eliminating from the total points those received for credit hours beyond the requirements of the degree, the credit hour(s) for which the candidate receives the fewest points shall be disregarded, provided that no credit hour is disregarded that is a requisite for the degree.

5. Where a candidate receives more than one classified Bachelor's degree, the class of each degree will be determined independently by the application of Clauses 1-3 above, provided that in determining the points total for each degree only those credit hours may be counted which are applicable towards the degree concerned.

6. A candidate who has been granted credit for courses completed at this University before September 1959, or one who has been given credit for courses completed at another university, will have the class of his or her degree determined by applying the scheme set forth in 1 and 2 above in proportion to the total of required credit hours completed at this University since September 1959. No classification will be given to the degree awarded a candidate who has completed fewer than one-half of the credit hours required for the degree at this University, or who has completed fewer than one-half of the credit hours required for the degree at this University since 1959. All such candidates shall, however, obtain an average of 1 point or better on the total number of the credit hours required for the degree taken at this University since September 1959 in order to qualify for the degree.


Last modified on May 10, 2001 by MaryJane Puxley

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