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Calculating Your GPA

When assessing your application to a graduate program(s) at Ryerson, we will consider your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and the equivalent of your last two years of study. We do not include any college/CEGEP grades in our calculations.

Cumulative GPA

The CGPA includes all of the courses that were completed for each degree.
Two-Year Grade Point Average (GPA)

When calculating your two-year GPA, we look at the most recently completed courses and work backwards until we have the approximate equivalent of two years of full-time study. The number of credits used in the calculation may vary depending on whether you were a part-time or full-time student and whether or not you completed spring/summer courses.  Whenever possible we use that flexibility to count credits that will be used to your advantage.

Things to Remember

  • Use the grading scale provided by your institution. Typically the grading scale is available on the back of each transcript or in the academic calendar.
  • The weight of a course may vary based on the length of the course. Make sure you take this into consideration when calculating the average.
  • We only include completed courses where the credit was earned.
  • If you are currently enrolled in, or have completed courses after your degree has been conferred, we will include these courses in the assessment of your application.
  • We will evaluate exchanges, terms completed abroad, letters of permission and transfer credits on an individual basis.
  • If your degree is in progress, we will calculate the two-year GPA and CGPA based on the courses you have completed at the time of application. If you have been granted an offer of admission, you will be required to submit an official final transcript for us to re-calculate your final CGPA and ensure that you have met the conditions of your offer.
  • We will calculate each degree separately. If your CGPA or two-year GPA meets the published minimum requirement for admission consideration, your application will be forwarded to the Program Admissions Committee of the program(s) for which you have applied for evaluation and consideration.

96-100%=A+  80-82%=B
90-95%  =A    75-79%=B-
87-89% =A-    60-74%=C, D
83-86=B+

(class system)

1st class with distinction = A
1st class = A-
2nd class = C

(20 point grading system)

17-20 = A-, A, A+
14-16 = B-, B, B+
12-13 = C-, C, C+

(5 point grading system)

5.0 = A+               
4.75 = A, A-           
4.5 = B+
4.0 = B, B-
3.5 = C+

*This is for example purposes only; please refer to your transcript or academic calendar for your institution’s grading scale.

**Please note this is for informational purposes only. A formal academic assessment will be done at the time of application.

***Self-declared GPAs as reported on the OUAC application form are for information purposes only. They will not be included in the official assessment of your application. An official GPA will be calculated by the Graduate Admissions and Recruitment office.

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