Grades, GPA, and Academic Standing
Your course grades and cumulative grade point average will be posted to your transcript using Ryerson’s grading scale. Your academic standing is evaluated at the end of each term.
Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing, opens in new window - Undergraduate Calendar
|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|
|Good||B+||77 – 79||3.33|
|Good||B||73 - 76||3.00|
|Good||B-||70 - 72||2.67|
|Satisfactory||C+||67 - 69||2.33|
|Satisfactory||C||63 - 66||2.00|
|Satisfactory||C-||60 - 62||1.67|
|Marginal||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 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.
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.
Course Replacement (GPA Adjustment): 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. (See Significant Dates, opens in new window)
Course Exclusion (GPA Adjustment): 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 the ServiceHub by the deadline published in the Significant Dates, opens in new window.
Each student's Academic Standing is calculated at the end of each academic term using final course grades. The Acadmic Standing takes into account any Academic Standing Variations that your program might have (see more about Academic Standing Variations below). Academic standing is assigned on the basis of the following categories and criteria for overall academic performance:
|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 criteria 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 its Academic Standing Variations. Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar, opens in new window.