Transcript Key

Letter grades, numeric grades and points per credit hour

Pre 1980

 A
3 pts
B
2 pts
C
1 pt
D
0 pt
E
0 pt
F
0 pt
Prior to August 196880 - 10065 - 7956 - 6450 - 5540 - 490 - 39
September 1968 - August 197080, 85, 90, 95, 10065, 70, 7555, 60504540 and below
September 1970 - August 198080, 85, 90, 95, 10065, 70, 7555, 6050-45 and below

1980 - Present

 A
4 pts
B
3 pts
C
2 pts
D
1 pt
F
0 pt
September 1980 - August 2001
Converted retroactively
on Sept. 1, 2001
80, 85, 90, 95, 10065, 70, 7555, 605045 and below
September 2001 - Present80 - 10065 - 7955 - 6450 - 540 - 49
Notes
  1. Pass mark for undergraduate students prior to September 1951 was 40%. Pass mark for undergraduate students from September 1951 to the present is 50%.
  2. For credit in graduate programs, candidates are normally required to obtain a grade of A or B in each course. Refer to the University Calendar for additional information pertaining to minimum grade requirements for programs.
  3. Calculated values are rounded prior to September 1980 and truncated from September 1980 to present.
  4. From September 1980 to present the character "E" appearing after the credits for a course indicates the course has been repeated and excluded from credit.
Other grading notations

ABS - Permitted deferred examination
AEG - Aegrotat
AUD - Audit (graduate students only)
DR - Dropped, no prejudice
DEX - Dropped, exceptional circumstances
DRF - Dropped, failure
FAL - Failure without numeric grade

GNR - Grade not received
INC - Mark incomplete
NC - No grade expected
NPF - No paper, failure
PAS - Pass without numeric grade
PWD - Pass with distinction (no numeric grade)
REX - Re-examination required

Credit value

Prior to August 1970

One full credit represents the successful completion of a unit of work extending through two consecutive semesters. Prior to September 1963 a full-credit course is designated by a three-digit number (e.g. English 100), and commencing September 1963 by a five-digit number (e.g. English 24 200). The first two digits of the five-digit number represent the department code.

One half-credit course represents the successful completion of a unit of work extending through one semester. A half-credit is designated by a three-digit number followed by an alpha character (e.g. Education 100(a)), or is designated by a six-digit number, the third digit of which is zero (e.g. Sociology 780200). The first two digits of the number represent the department code.

September 1970 - August 1980

One semester credit represents the successful completion of a unit of work extending through one semester. Each course is designated by six characters. The first two digits represent the department code. If the last four characters are numeric, the course is one semester credit (except for medicine courses which have zero credit value and which have department code 56 - see (3) below). If the last character is alphabetic, special rules apply:

  1. If the last character is "A", the course is the first of a two-semester linked course, and no credit is given. The letter grade and numeric grade assigned to this course are valid only for the purpose of determining eligibility for readmission to the University and should be disregarded in an overall assessment of the student's academic performance.
  2. If the last character is "B", the course is the second of a two-semester linked course, and is assigned two credits provided the corresponding course ending with "A" has been completed.
  3. If the last character is "F", the course is a one-semester course which does not give formal University credit but is intended to remedy specific academic weaknesses. The letter grade and numeric grade assigned to this course are valid only for the purpose of determining eligibility for readmission to the University and should be disregarded in an overall assessment of the student's academic performance.
  4. If the last character is "M", the course represents an entire semester's work in the Faculty of Medicine and is assigned five semester credits. The individual courses in the semester are also listed but have no individual academic credit value.
  5. If the last character is "W", the course represents either a work term in the co-operative education program or a special project in a professional school/faculty. No academic credit value is assigned.
  6. If the last character is "X", the course represents an entire semester's work and is assigned five semester credits.

September 1980 - Present

Each course is designated by an abbreviation of the subject area followed by a four-digit course number. If the four characters are numeric, the course is assigned credit hour value(s). If the fourth character is alphabetic, special rules apply:

  1. If the fourth character is “A”, the course is the first of a two semester linked course, and no credit is given. The letter grade and numeric grade assigned to this course are valid only for the purpose of determining eligibility for readmission to the University and should be disregarded in an overall assessment of the student’s academic performance.
  2. If the fourth character is "B", the course is the second of a two semester linked course, and is assigned credit hours provided the corresponding course ending with "A" has been successfully completed. The grade and points for both parts of the course are the same as those obtained for the “B” part.
  3. If the fourth character is “C”, the course is an English course that does not carry credit towards a degree, diploma or certificate.
  4. If the fourth character is "F" or “N”, the course is a one-semester course which does not give formal university credit but is intended to remedy specific academic weaknesses. The letter grade and numeric grade assigned to this course are valid only for the purpose of determining eligibility for readmission to the University (up to fall semester 1997) and should be disregarded in an overall assessment of the student's academic performance.
  5. If the fourth character is “L”, the course identifies a period of university-level learning involving residency outside of Canada, normally through the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  6. If the fourth character is "M", the course represents an entire semester's work in the Faculty of Medicine and is assigned fifteen semester credit hours. The courses in the semester are also listed but have no individual academic credit value.
  7. If the fourth character is “P”, the course represents a Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE) in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
  8. If the fourth character is “T”, the course represents a teaching internship or field experience offered by the Faculty of Education.
  9. If the fourth character is “W”, the course represents either a work term in the co-operative education program or a special project in a professional school/faculty. No academic credit value is assigned.
  10. If the fourth character is "X", the course represents an entire semester's work and is assigned fifteen semester credit hours.

Five-digit course numbers are used for some non-degree programs. If the fifth character is “M”, the course is part of a certificate or diploma. The course has an individual credit value of one and is not applicable to degree programs.

Cumulative average and GPA

When a course is attempted more than once, the best attempt is included in the cumulative average.

If the fourth character of a course number is “A” or “F” or “N” or a non- numeric grading entry, the course is not included in calculating the cumulative average.

Refer to the University Calendar for additional information pertaining to the calculation of averages.

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