Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Academic Standing

Some programs have specific requirements concerning satisfactory academic standing. Consult the specific program section in the Graduate Calendar for details.

The final standing in a course is recorded with grade points assigned to letter grades.:

Qualifying Students are graded in accordance with the undergraduate grading scheme (see the current Undergraduate Calendar for details).

Master's students must attain a minimum B- in each course taken in fulfilment of the graduate degree requirements.

Doctoral students must attain a minimum B in each course taken in fulfilment of the doctoral degree requirements. Some programs have additional requirements concerning satisfactory performance; consult the specific program section in the Graduate Calendar for details.

A+ 12
A 11
A- 10
B+ 9
B 8
B- 7
F 0

Courses in music, psychology and social work which are identified as practicum courses, or which have a significant practicum component (MU504, MU507, MU508, MU603, MU604, MU607 and MU608; PS615 and PS625; SK541, SK549, SK643, SK649, SK808, SK809, and SK810), EN600, SK893 and TH681* are graded on an S (satisfactory)/F (failure) basis. CH671, CH672, CH673, GG691 and GV702 are graded on a CR (credit)/NCR (no credit) basis. BU891, CC606, CQ600, EN777, EN781, EN783*, GG891, HI700, HI703, HI707, HI708, KP601, PO694, PP688, PS846, PS847, PS848, PS856, PS857, PS858PS866, PS867, PS868, PS869, PS876, PS877, PS878, PS879, PS889, PS891, PS892, PP701, PP788, PP791, RE702, RE800, RE801, RE898, SK621, SK622, SK648, SK820, SK894 and SY603 are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. A dissertation/thesis/major research paper grade (unless otherwise indicated) is recorded as CPL (completed).