Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2007/2008
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 (note that 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 and SK893 are graded on an S (satisfactory)/F (failure) basis. BI697, GG691, GV701 and GV702 are graded on a CR (credit)/NCR (no credit) basis. CQ600, EN777, GG891, HI700, HI703, HI707, HI708, KP601*, PO694, PS869, PS879, PS889, PS891, PS892, PY701, PY788, PY791, RE702, RE800, RE801, RE898 and SK621 are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. A dissertation/thesis/major research paper grade is recorded as CPL (completed).