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Enrolment and Records

Grade Scales – Graduate Studies

Ryerson University is a fully accredited university with full membership in the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), New Window Universities Canada, New Window and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).New Window

Grading System:

Letter Grades
Grade Points Conversion Range,
% Scale to Letter Grades
A+
4.33 90-100%
A
4.00 85-89%
A-
3.67 80-84%
B+
3.33 77-79%
B *
3.00 73-76%
B- **
2.67 70-72%
F 0 0-69%
FNA
0 NIL
* B is satisfactory performance level for Doctoral study
** B- is satisfactory performance level for Master's study

 

Additional Grading Categories

PSD Acceptable Performance UNS Unsatisfactory
AEG Aegrotat INC Incomplete
CRT Transfer Credit AUD Audit
NSC Non-Specific Credit CNC Course not for Credit
EXN Exemption GNR Grade Not Reported
INP In Progress DEF Deferred

 

 

Academic Standings

Master's Degrees

Clear: Students must have at least a minimum passing grade of B- (or PSD in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in each Graduate Studies registered course, and satisfactory progress in the Thesis, Major Paper or Project.

Students with a CLEAR standing may continue in their program of studies without restriction as to academic standing, although their registration in subsequent courses is subject to prior completion of any pre-requisite courses.

Provisional: The student has UNS (UNSatisfactory) progress/grade for the Thesis of Major Project OR a grade of less than B- (F in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in only one Graduate Studies registered course OR has failed to meet a specific program requirement.

Students with PROVISIONAL standing may not continue their program of studies until a specific plan of studies to correct academic deficiencies has been authorized in writing by their Program Director and recorded with the Office of the Registrar.

Students who fail to have a provisional plan of study approved by their Program Director prior to the official last date to add a course may have their course registration(s) cancelled for that semester.

Withdrawn: The student has a second term of UNS grade for the Thesis of Major Project OR has more than one grade of less than B- (F in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in a term OR has failed to meet the requirements of the provisional plan of study OR has failed to complete the graduate studies program within its maximum time limit.

Open: An academic standing has not been assigned and the student may continue in the program.

 

Doctoral Degrees

Clear: Students must have at least a minimum passing grade of B (or PSD in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in each Graduate Studies registered course, and satisfactory progress in the Candidacy or Comprehensive Exam, and the Dissertation.

Provisional: The student has UNS progress in the Candidacy or Comprehensive Exam, or the dissertation OR a grade of less than B (F in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in only one Graduate Studies registered course OR has failed to meet a specific program requirement.

Students with Provisional standing may not continue their program of studies until a specific plan of studies to correct academic deficiencies has been authorized in writing by their Program Director and recorded with the Office of the Registrar.

Students who fail to have a provisional plan of study approved by their Program Director prior to the official last date to add a course may have their course registration(s) cancelled for that semester.

Withdrawn: The student has more than one grade of less than B (F in the case of a pass/fail graded course) in a term or has failed to meet the requirements of the provisional plan of study OR has a final performance designation of F for the Candidacy or Comprehensive Exam or the Dissertation or has failed to complete the graduate studies program within its maximum time limit. A student who has been withdrawn from the program is not eligible for readmission into the program.

Open: An academic standing has not been assigned and the student may continue in the program.

 

Length of Programs

Master's: Full-time programs leading to a Master's Degree are normally one to two years (three to six semesters) in length. Part-time programs may be available.

Doctoral: Full- and part-time programs leading to a Doctoral Degree must be completed within six years (18 semesters).