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Queen's University
 

 

                

 

Queen's University Grading Scale

(Effective 01 May 2011 - unless noted otherwise)

 

Please Note: Effective January 7th, 2014,  a student's cumulative grade point average will no longer appear on the Queen's official transcript.

 

  • Faculty of Arts and Science, School of Business, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy)
     

    Letter

    Grade

    Grade

    Points

    Notes      

    Percentage

    Conversion

    A+ 4.3 90-100
    A 4.0 85 - 89.9
    A- 3.7 80 - 84.9
    B+ 3.3 77 - 79.9
    B 3.0 73 - 76.9
    B- 2.7 Minimum passing grade in Graduate Studies 70 - 72.9
    C+ 2.3 67 - 69.9
    C 2.0 63 - 66.9
    C- 1.7 Minimum passing grade in Medicine, Nursing 60 - 62.9
    D+ 1.3 57 - 59.9
    D 1.0 53 - 56.9
    D- 0.7 50 - 52.9
    F 0.0 Failure 0 - 49.9
    P Pass; no grade assigned                     
    FR Failure with review, grade will be revised
    CR Credit
    IN ^ Incomplete
    GD Grade deferred
    NG + Not graded; first term course of multi-term courses
    AU Audit
    TR Transfer credit, no grade assigned
    DR Course dropped
    NW

    Not written

    (Applicable prior to May 1, 2011 only);

    counts as failure.

     

    ^ Lapses to failure after one term (120 days)

     

    + First term of multi-term course denoted by 'A' in course number; second term denoted by 'B' in course number.

     

     

    Prior to May 1, 2011 most Faculties and Schools used percentage grades as follows:

     

     

                                            A          80-100%

                                            B          65-79%

                                            C          50-64%

                                            F           0 - 49%

                                            PA        Pass

     

                 Minimum passing grade in Graduate Studies = 65%

              Minimum passing grade in Medicine and Nursing = 60%

  • Faculty of Education

     

     Effective May 1, 2013

     

    Letter

    Grade

    Grade

    Point

     Percentage

    Descriptor

     

    A+ 4.3 90-100 Outstanding
    A 4.0 80-89 Excellent
    B 3.0 70-79 Very Good
    C 2.0 60-69 Adequate
    D 1.0 50-59 Marginal
    F 0.0 0-49 Failure
    P

    Pass; no grade assigned.

    Reserved for PRAC courses only or as approved by the Dean.

                  

  • Continuing Teacher Education

     

     

    Letter

    Grade

    Grade

    Points

    Percentage

    Conversion *

    A+ 4.3 90 - 100
    A 4.0 80 - 89.9
    B+ 3.3 77 - 79.9
    F 0.0 0 - 76.9

                   * used only for determining grade points for marks prior to May 1, 2011.

  • Faculty of Law

    Letter

    Grade

    Grade

    Points

    Percentage

    Conversion *

    A 4.0 Exceptional
    A- 3.7 Excellent
    B+ 3.3 Very Good
    B 3.0 Good
    B- 2.7 Satisfactory
    C+ 2.3 Fair
    C 2.0 Adequate
    D 1.0 Marginal
    F 0.0 Failure
    P Pass
  • Credit Unit Conversions
     

     

    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 

    Units prior to May 1, 2011 Credit Units as of May 1, 2011
    36 3.00
    42 3.50
    45 3.75
    48 4.00
    54 4.50
    72 6.00

     

                      School of Nursing

    Units prior to May 1, 2011 Credit Units as of May 1, 2011
    1 - 7 1.50
    8 - 14 3.00
    15 4.50
    16 - 26 6.00
    27 9.00
  • Transcript Notations Glossary
     

    Unit

    The term "unit" refers to credit units.

    Generally, a one-term course is worth 3.0 credit units.

    Variations may occur as dictated by course requirements and workload, and as approved by Faculty Boards.

    NEP Not Eligible to Proceed
    RTW Required to Withdraw
    Percentage Conversion Used only for determining grade points for marks prior to May 1, 2011.
    The absence of a grade indicates a course in progress.
     
     As of May 1, 2011 all existing student numbers were changed from seven to eight digits with the addition of a zero (0) as the first digit of the student number.

 

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