Grades, GPA, and Academic Standing
You can check your final grades on external,RAMSS roughly two weeks after the official end of term. We will post your grades using the following grading scale:
|Performance Description||Letter Grade||Conversion Range
Percentage Scale to
||90 – 100||4.33|
|Excellent||A||85 – 89||4.00|
|Excellent||A-||80 – 84||3.67|
|Excellent||B+||77 – 79||3.33|
|Good||B||73 - 76||3.00|
|Good||B-||70 - 72||2.67|
|Good||C+||67 - 69||2.33|
|Satisfactory||C||63 - 66||2.00|
|Satisfactory||C-||60 - 62||1.67|
|Satisfactory||D+||57 - 59||1.33|
|Marginal||D||53 - 56||1.00|
|Marginal||D-||50 - 52||0.67|
There are some three-letter designations you might see. For example: If you received a transfer credit for a course you took elsewhere, you will see a CRT beside the course number. Similarly, PSD means that you passed a "pass/fail" course. PSD and CRT "grades" are recorded on your Transcript but are not included in the calculation of your grade point average.
You must take action when you receive one of these non-graded designations:
|Grade||What this means||What do I do?|
|F-S (“Redeemable Failure”)||
You may choose to repeat a course for the sake of improving on an earlier unsatisfactory grade. The grade earned for the repeated course is substituted for the earlier grade in calculating your grade point average even if the newer grade is lower. We record all attempts on your transcript.
You may attempt the same course up to three times (i.e., enrolled initially, repeated once, repeated twice = three enrolments). If you fail a required course for the third time, we will assign an Academic Standing of Permanent Program Withdrawal.
GPA Adjustment – Course Replacement: This request applies to courses on the same elective table. Instead of retaking the same course, you may choose to take a different course from the same elective table (example: Professional, Professionally Related, Open Elective, or Liberal Studies course). Timing is important – you must submit the GPA Adjustment Form before the final date to add a course for the term in which the Course Replacement applies.
GPA Adjustment – Course Exclusion: If you are taking an extra course that is not applicable to your program requirements and you wish to have this course excluded from your GPA calculation, you may request a Course Exclusion. You must submit the GPA Adjustment Form before the final date to add a course for the term in which the Course Exclusion applies.
Complete the GPA Adjustment Form and submit it to Enrolment Services and Student Records for approval and processing. Consult the Significant Dates Table.
|Academic Standing||What does this mean?
||Consequences||What do I do now?|
||You may continue your program studies.|
|Standing Variation Withdrawal (SVW)||
|Required to Withdraw (RTW)||
Academic standing variations
The following programs have Academic Standing Variations. If you are in one of these programs, you must meet additional conditions to keep a Clear Academic Standing.
- Accounting and Finance
- Child and Youth Care
- Collaborative Nursing Degree Program
- Disability Studies
- Early Childhood Studies
- Nursing Post Diploma Degree Completion Program
- Performance Acting
- Performance Dance
- Performance Production
- Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Social Work
- Urban and Regional Planning
If you are in one these programs, you must familiarize yourself with these variations. Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar.