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Grade Scales – Undergraduate Studies  

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Since its founding in 1948, Ryerson has evolved considerably to become Canada's leader in career-focused education: 1948 to 1963, Ryerson Institute of Technology; 1963 to 1993, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute; June 1993, Ryerson Polytechnic University; 2002, Ryerson University. The first graduate programs were offered in 2000.


Grading System:

September 2013 - Present

All Undergraduate Programs* 

LETTER GRADES
PERFORMANCE DESIGNATION GRADE POINTS CONVERSION TO
LETTER GRADES
A+ EXCELLENT 4.33 90-100%*
A 4.00 85-89%*
A- 3.67 80-84%
B+ GOOD 3.33 77-79%
B 3.00 73-76%
B- 2.67 70-72%
C+ SATISFACTORY 2.33 67-69%
C 2.00 63-66%
C- 1.67 60-62%
D+ MARGINAL 1.33 57-59%
D 1.00 53-56%
D- 0.67 50-52%
F UNSATISFACTORY 0 0-49%
F-S REDEEMABLE FAILURE 0 NIL
FNA FAILED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE 0 NIL

*Effective January 2013 to August 2013, this scale was applied to all Faculties except the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and the Faculty of Science.


Letter Graded Course Performance Designations:


The final percentage grade in a course will be rounded to an integer as per standard mathematical practice before converting to a letter grade. For example, 49.5% would be rounded to 50% and 49.3% would be rounded to 49%. Refer to Senate Policy #46 "Policy on Undergraduate Grading, Promotion, and Academic Standing" for complete details.


Standing and Continuance Policies Fall 2013 to Present for all Faculties:

Please refer to the calendar for verification of any program Academic Standing Variations

CLEAR A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 1.67.
PROBATIONARY A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.00 to 1.66.
REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of less than 1.00; or a Term GPA below 1.67 while on probation; or violation of any approved Department/School standing variation; or violation of a Probationary Contract.
PERMANENT PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL Any academic performance that would result in a Required to Withdraw standing for the second time; or failure of a required course for a third time.
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION Second Academic Misconduct.
DISCIPLINARY WITHDRAWN Third Academic Misconduct.


General Information

Length of Programs

Degrees: Ryerson began granting degrees in the Spring of 1972. Programs were either three or four years in length; many four-year programs award diplomas after the third year. Various programs were available on a part-time basis.

Diplomas: Programs leading to a diploma were three academic years (six semesters) in length.

Certificates: Programs leading to a certificate varied in length.

Course Numbers - All Programs

All courses are designated by three letters and three digits. The letters identify the subject area. Numbers beginning with zero are two-semesters/year course numbers. Numbers beginning with a digit other than zero are one-semester course numbers.

COURSE NUMBER SUBJECT AREA COURSE NAME
MEC 204 Mechanical Technology Mechanics of Materials

MEC 204 is a one-term course in Mechanical Technology.

Multi-term Course: Courses taken over multiple terms are identified using an A (for the first term) or B (for the second term) ex. NSE 11A/B.  Multi-term courses only appear on the transcript under the second term (ex. NSE 11B) and once both terms are completed and the course is graded.  Prior to 2005, these courses were identified using three letters and three digits, ex. NSE 011.

The following grade scales, and standing and continuance policies are not in effect as of Fall 2013 and are provided for historical information only.

September 1988 - August 2013:

In September 1988, Ryerson expanded its grade point system, adopted cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), and revised its academic standing continuance policies.

 

Grading System

All Undergraduate Programs
(except Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and Faculty of Science - see below)

LETTER GRADES
PERFORMANCE DESIGNATION GRADE POINTS CONVERSION TO
LETTER GRADES
A+ EXCELLENT 4.33 90-100%*
A 4.00 85-89%*
A- 3.67 80-84%
B+ GOOD 3.33 77-79%
B 3.00 73-76%
B- 2.67 70-72%
C+ SATISFACTORY 2.33 67-69%
C 2.00 63-66%
C- 1.67 60-62%
D+ MARGINAL 1.33 57-59%
D 1.00 53-56%
D- 0.67 50-52%
F UNSATISFACTORY 0 0-49%
F-S REDEEMABLE FAILURE 0 NIL
FNA** FAILED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE 0 NIL

*From September 1988 to August 1991, the conversion for these two grades was: A+ 95-100; A 85-94.
**Effective September 1996.

 

Additional Grading Categories:

AEG Aegrotat

Not included in GPA calculation

AUD Audit
CHG Challenge Credit
CNC Course not for credit in current program
CRT Transfer Credit (equivalent course)
DEF Deferred (only assigned during investigation of academic misconduct)
EXN Exemption
GNR Grade not reported
GRADE PENDING The mark has not been submitted by the instructor
INC Incomplete
INP In Progress
IP The In-Progress grade is shown in the first term of the two-term course. In the following term, you will see the final grade
NSC Transfer Credit (non specific course)
PSD Acceptable Performance

 

Standing and Continuance Policies Fall 2008 to Fall 2013 All Faculties:

Please refer to the calendar for verification of any program Academic Standing Variations

CLEAR A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00.
PROBATIONARY A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.00 to 1.99.
REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of less than 1.00; or both a Term GPA and CGPA below 2.00 while on probation; or violation of any approved Department/School standing variation; or violation of a Probationary Contract.
PERMANENT PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL Any academic performance that would result in a Required to Withdraw standing for the second time; or failure of a required course for a third time.
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION Second Academic Misconduct.
DISCIPLINARY WITHDRAWN Third Academic Misconduct.

 

Standing and Continuance Policies 1984 to Spring/Summer 2008 (except Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and Faculty of Science - see below):

Please refer to the calendar for verification of any program Academic Standing Variations

CLEAR A GPA of at least 2.00, and at least a minimum passing grade (or non-graded course credit) in each registered course.
CONDITIONAL A GPA of 1.50 to 1.99, but with no failed grades; or one or more INC grade but with no failed courses; or only one failed course but with a GPA of at least 2.00.
PROBATIONARY A cumulative GPA of 1.00 to 1.49, or only one failed grade but with a grade point average of 1.50 to 1.99; or two failed grades; or a second successive academic term resulting in a Conditional standing.
SUSPENDED A GPA of less than 1.00; or three or more failed courses; or failing to achieve the study plan established following a Probationary Standing; or failing to complete the program within its maximum time limit.
WITHDRAWN Failing to achieve the requirements for reinstatement following a Suspended standing.
NOT CALCULATED Academic Standing and Grade Point Average are not calculated until a minimum of three courses have been completed and graded.
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION Second Academic Misconduct.
DISCIPLINARY WITHDRAWN Third Academic Misconduct.

Students who were enrolled in a program prior to Fall 1987 and whose academic standings were adversely limited by the new policies had their academic performances in 1988-89 and 1989-90 reviewed in terms of the programs' promotion policies of the 1987-88 academic year. Students who first enrolled in their program prior to Fall 1988 and whose graduation eligibilities may have been adversely limited by the new policies had their eligibilities to graduate assessed in terms of the programs' published graduation policies as of the 1987-88 academic year; if the superseded policies were less onerous, an appropriate improvement in the student's eligibility to graduate resulted; this provision expired August 31, 1993. Commencing in September 1989, Continuing Education students studying for a Certificate are admitted to a program. These students are not assigned an academic standing, but to graduate they must fulfill the graduation requirements as approved by Senate. Students who registered for a Certificate program prior to Fall 1989 are not subject to the new policy.

Course Weights - for the purpose of calculating grade point averages, courses of one term and two terms in duration have been given weights of 1 and 2 respectively, with provision for variation from this norm under exceptional circumstances.

 

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and Faculty of Science Fall 2002 to August 2013

LETTER GRADES PERFORMANCE DESIGNATION GRADE POINTS CONVERSION TO
LETTER GRADES
A+ EXCELLENT 4.33 90-100%*
A 4.00 85-89%*
A- 3.67 80-84%
B+ GOOD 3.33 75-79%
B 3.00 70-74%
B- 2.67 66-69%
C+ SATISFACTORY 2.33 63-65%
C 2.00 60-62%
C- 1.67 57-59%
D+ MARGINAL 1.33 54-56%
D 1.00 52-53%
D- 0.67 50-51%
F UNSATISFACTORY 0 0-49%
F-S REDEEMABLE FAILURE 0 NIL
FNA** FAILED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE 0 NIL

*From September 1988 to August 1991, the conversion for these two grades was: A+ 95-100; A 85-94.
**Effective September 1996.

 

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science and Faculty of Science - Standing and Continuance Policies (up to Fall 2008):

Please refer to the calendar for information on the Academic Standing Variation

CLEAR See description above — all programs
CONDITIONAL A GPA of 1.85 to 1.99 but with no failed grades; OR one or more INC grade but with no failed courses; OR only one failed course but with a GPA of at least 2.00
PROBATIONARY A cumulative GPA of 1.00 to 1.84; OR only one failed grade but with a grade point average of 1.85 to 1.99; OR two failed grades; OR a second successive academic term resulting in a Conditional standing.
SUSPENDED See description above — all programs
WITHDRAWN See description above — all programs
NOT CALCULATED See description above — all programs
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION Second Academic Misconduct.
DISCIPLINARY WITHDRAWN Third Academic Misconduct.
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