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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Regulations F. Academic Standing F.2 Undergraduate Grading System
F.2 Undergraduate Grading System


Grade Point Value

A+ 4.00 Outstanding
A 4.00 Excellent-superior performance, showing comprehensive understanding of subject matter.
A- 3.70  
B+ 3.30  
B 3.00

Good - clearly above average performance with knowledge of subject matter generally complete.

B- 2.70  
C+ 2.30  
C 2.00

Satisfactory - basic understanding of the subject matter.

C- 1.70

Receipt of a grade point average of 1.70 may not be sufficient for promotion or graduation. (See individual undergraduate faculty regulations.)

*D+ 1.30  
*D 1.00

Minimal pass - marginal performance; generally insufficient preparation for subsequent courses in the same subject.

EW 0 Extenuating Circumstance Withdrawals. (See B.14.3)
F 0

Fail - unsatisfactory performance or failure to meet course requirements.

**I 0

Incomplete - unsatisfactory (effective January 2007).

*Passing grades; the number of "D" and "D+" grades acceptable for credit is subject to specific undergraduate faculty promotional policy.

** Not all work has been submitted, or may be used if instructor knows that an application for a Deferred Exam has been made. If all work is submitted, but unsatisfactory, an F-grade would be awarded.

The Faculty of Law, in addition, uses a CR/D/F system for certain of its courses.

A system of grading which carries no weight in the determination of grade point averages (as follows) is used by the Cumming School of Medicine for its MD program.

CR - Completed requirements

RM - Remedial work required

F - Fail

Certain courses in other faculties are also graded on a CR/F basis and are identified by the notation "Not Included in GPA" in the course description section of this Calendar. The grades in these courses are not included in the calculation of the grade point average. Such courses may be required in certain programs for graduation purposes, as indicated in the faculty sections of this Calendar, but will carry no weight in the determination of grade point averages.

University policy requires that students' grades in a course are reported according to the grading scheme of the faculty giving the course (regardless of the faculty in which a student is registered) and are so recorded on students' transcripts of record.