University of King’s College Grading Scale

University of King’s College Grading Scale

Ukings Grading Scale

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Grade Definitions for UndergraduateDegrees

Grade

Grade Points

A+

4.3

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D

1.0

F

0.0

INC (Incomplete)

0.0

W (Withdrew after Deadline)

Neutral – No Credit

P (Pass)

Neutral – Credit

ILL (Compassionate reasons,

Neutral – No Credit

illness)

T (Transfer Credit)

Neutral

(On Admission)

Grade Definitions for Master Degrees

Grade

Grade Points

A+

90-100

A

85-89

A-

80-84

B+

77-79

B

73-76

B-

70-72

F

< 70

W (Withdrew after Deadline)

Neutral – No Credit

P (Pass)

Neutral – Credit

ILL (Compassionate reasons,

Neutral – No Credit

illness)

T (Transfer Credit)

Neutral

(On Admission)

5.2Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by summing the values obtained by multiplying the credit points obtained in each course in accordance with the scale in Table 5.1, above, by the

number of credit hours of each course, then dividing that sum by the total credit hours attempted.

A Term GPA includes only those courses attempted in a single term; the Cumulative GPA includes all courses attempted while registered in a particular level of study.

5.3Grade Points on Admission

Transfer credits granted on admission count as credits without grade points; i.e., they are neutral in the calculation of the GPA.

5.4Grade Points on Letter of Permission

Effective May 2003, for courses taken on a Letter of Permission at a Canadian university where a letter grade system is used, the appropriate School of Journalism letter grade and corresponding grade points are assigned. For institutions not using letter grades, the grade will be translated into a School of Journalism grade and the corresponding grade points assigned.

For institutions outside of Canada, a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail), as appropriate, will be recorded.

Note: Students on a Letter of Permission at an institution outside of Canada in the Winter, Summer or Fall of 2002 or the Winter of 2003 may petition the Registrar to have a P (Pass) or F (Fail) grade, as appropriate, recorded.

5.5Repeating courses for which a Passing Grade has been Awarded

With the permission of the Faculty of the School of Journalism, a student may repeat any course. The original grade will nevertheless remain on the transcript and a second entry will be recorded with the new grade and the notation “repeated course.” No additional credit will be given for such a repeated course, and only the highest grade will be included in the calculation of the GPA.

5.6Grade Reassessment

Requests for reassessment of courses must be submitted no later than five (5) working days following the due date for grades as outlined in the grade submission guidelines for Faculty. Reassessments will be completed prior to the first Friday in May to enable a student to apply the course to their degree for graduation. Assessment which cannot be completed within this time frame will result in delay of graduation until the following year.

6.Probationary Rules BJ (Honours)

Program

6.1Probation

6.1.1Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.70 and greater than or equal to 2.30 who have completed at least four full credits will be placed on academic probation.

6.1.2Students on probation are allowed to continue to register on probation provided their term GPA is at least 2.50. Students will be returned to “good standing” when they achieve a cumulative GPA 

of 2.70. Students on probation who do not achieve a term GPA of at least 2.50 will be academically dismissed for a 12-month period.

Note: Reassessment of academic status for students on probation who are registered in X/Y courses will occur at the end of the academic year. Students must achieve a term GPA of 2.50 in the winter term to continue on probation.

Students on probation, registered in half-credit courses only will be assessed at the end of each academic term (December, April and August). Students must achieve a term GPA of 2.50 or better in both fall and winter terms to continue on probation.

6.1.3Students who are returning from a 12-month period of academic dismissal are allowed to register on probation. They are allowed to continue to register on probation provided their term GPA is at least 2.50. Students will be returned to “good standing” when they achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.70. Students who do not achieve a term GPA of at least 2.50 will be academically dismissed for the second time for a 36-month period.

6.1.4A cumulative GPA of 2.70 is required to graduate.

Therefore, no one will be allowed to graduate while on probation.

6.2Academic Dismissal

6.2.1Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.30 who have completed at least four full credits will be academically dismissed for a 12-month period.

6.2.2Students on probation who do not achieve a term GPA of 2.50 or greater will be academically dismissed for a12-month period.

6.2.3Students who have been academically dismissed for the first time may re-register on probation after a 12-month period. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for re-admission.

6.2.4Students who have been academically dismissed for the second time will not be allowed to apply for re-admission for at least three calendar years. Students may, however, petition the Journalism Studies Committee for re-admission after two years provided they have met with the Registrar, who may recommend they apply for readmission after two calendar years or who may refer the matter to the Journalism Studies Committee.

6.3BJ Program

Students in the BJ program must achieve a sessional GPA of 2.70 or better at the end of the Fall term in order to be assured of maintaining their place in the Winter term.

6.4Readmission after Academic Dismissal

Students applying for readmission after an academic dismissal are required to submit a completed application form, samples of journalism work done since academic dismissal from the School of Journalism, as well as official transcripts of any academic work undertaken since the academic dismissal from the School of Journalism.

6.5Right of Appeal

Students who fail to meet the requirements for continuing in Journalism programs will be so notified by the Director of the School of Journalism or the Registrar, who will also inform them of their right of appeal. Such appeals are made through the Registrar to the Journalism Studies Committee, which considers written appeals by students.

Students in the BJ program will be notified by the Director by December 10 each year if they are not eligible to continue in the Winter term. The deadline for submission of appeals is December 15. Students will be informed of the results of the appeal no later than the end of the first week of the Winter term.

Students in the BJH program will be notified by the end of May each year if they are being put on probation or academically dismissed. The deadline for submission of appeals is June 15, and students will be informed as soon as possible of the results, normally by July 1.

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