Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Grading System

A student's progress within a program will be evaluated on the basis of the grade point average (GPA). For purposes of calculation, the grade point (GP) earned in a half-credit (0.5) course will be given one-half weight of that earned in a full-credit (1.0) course. Likewise, the GP earned in a quarter-credit (0.25) course will be given one-quarter weight of that earned in a full-credit course.

Grading System Equivalencies

Letter grades, grade point equivalents, and corresponding percentages are
as follows:

Letter Grades Grade Points Conversion
A+ 12 90-100
A 11 85-89
A- 10 80-84
B+ 9 77-79
B 8 73-76
B- 7 70-72
C+ 6 67-69
C 5 63-66
C- 4 60-62
D+ 3 57-59
D 2 53-56
D- 1 50-52
F 0 0-49
XF* 0 0-49
DR** 0 0-49

* Final exam not written - failed course. Where an X appears beside a final passing grade, the final examination was not written and the grade is based upon term work.

** Dropped after academic deadline - failed course.