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Transcript Legends - Historical

The following information listed reflects grading scales in use at Queen's University prior to May 1, 2011 (unless otherwise indicated).

For information on current grading scales, please refer to our Transcript Legend - Current page.

Faculty of Arts and Science, School of Business, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Theological College
September 1966 to May 1, 2011
Grade Percentage
A 80 - 100%
B 65 - 79%
C 50 - 64%
F 0 - 49%
PA Pass
Pass mark 50% **

** In the School of Graduate Studies, the Pass Mark in a primary course is 65%

For 1965 - 1966

Courses numbered under 100

(General courses)

Grade Percentage
A 75- 100%
B 62 - 74%
C 50 - 61%
Pass mark 50%

Courses numbered 100 or over

(Honours courses)

Grade Percentage
A 75- 100%
B 66 - 74%
C 55 - 65%
D 50 - 54%

Prior to September 1965

Courses numbered under 10

(General courses)

Grade Percentage
A 75- 100%
B 62 - 74%
C 50 - 61%
Pass mark 50

Courses numbered 10 or over

(Honours courses)

Grade Percentage
A 75- 100%
B 66 - 74%
C 55 - 65%
D 50 - 54%
Course Weighting

Since September 1972

Full credit/half credit system such that 1.0 credit is approximately equal to 3 lecture hours per week per session and a 0.5 credit is approximately equal to 3 lecture hours per week per term. Normal full time course load for one session ranges from 4.0 to 6.0 credits.

Prior to September 1972

Course weighting was indicated as hours of lecture per week per session (a full course was normally 3.0, a half course was normally 1.5).

School of Medicine

Faculty of Health Studies, School of Medicine (Undergraduate Program)

Each Department or Course provides the student with a set of educational objectives at the beginning of the period of instruction together with a description of the evaluation techniques to be used and a criteria-related statement of honours /pass / fail levels. At the end of the period of instruction, a report on the student's standing in each course is made to the Medical School Office in the form of an honours / pass / fail designation together with a narrative description of his/her performance where appropriate.

As of September 2010:

Evaluation is in the form of a pass/fail designation only. Honours designation no longer granted.

Faculty of Education

Grading for B.Ed. and D.Ed. programs

May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013
Letter Grade Grade Points Percentage Conversion *
A 4.0 80-100
B 3.0 70-79
C 2.0 60-69
D 1.0 50-59
F   Below 50
P   Pass

* used only for determining grade points for marks from to May 1, 2011 to April 30,2013.

September 1974 to April 30, 2011
Grade  
H Honours
PA Pass
PN Pass - no honours available in this course,
CR Credit
IN Incomplete
NW Course not taken
N No grade assigned

There are no numerical equivalents.

For 1972-73, 1973-74
Grades were reported in one of three ways:
1. PA or FA (PA = 70, FA = 35)
2. Numeric 0 - 100 (Pass mark = 50%)
3. Letter Grades A+ 92%
A 87%
A - 82%
B+ 77%
B 72%
B- 67%
C+ 62%
C 57%
C- 52%
E 42%
F 27%
I Incomplete
Prior to September 1972
Curriculum and Foundations courses (numbered EDUC 101 to EDUC 160 inclusive) were graded as follows
Grade A 80 - 100%
B 65 - 79%
C 50 - 64%
E 35 - 49%
F 0 - 34%
Pass Mark 50%
Courses in Supporting or Related Studies (numbered EDUC 174 to EDUC 194 inclusive) and Professional Issues (EDUC 100) were graded PA or F.
Grading for Summer Courses
Since 1978
Courses graded the same as the B.Ed. program
For 1973 to 1978

Grades were given in one of three ways:

1. PA or FA

2. A, B, C, E, F (letter grades equivalent to Arts and Science grading)

3. Numeric (0 - 100)

For 1972
PA or FA

Course Weighting

Since 1979
Arts and Science weighting used
Prior to September 1979

Credit-hour system.

Six (6) credit-hours, for example, implied that total in-campus learning time for that course is six hours per week.

Normal full-time program load for one session ranges from 30 to 33 hours.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Important Notes:

As of September 1, 2007:

Grading:

From September 1996 to May 1, 2011

Principally a numeric grading system, but with some courses graded using the following non-numeric grades:

Grade A Excellent
B Good
C Satisfactory
NC Not Complete
P Pass
F Fail

From September 1967 to September 1996

The pass mark is 50% in all courses, although prior to May 1990 it was possible to graduate with as many as three courses in the 40% to 49% range.

Prior to September 1967

Division I 75 - 100%
Division II 62 - 74%
Division III 50 - 61%
Pass Mark 50%

Course Weighting:

From July 1997 to May 1, 2011:

The unit weights are assigned as follows: 1 Accreditation Unit (AU) for each hour of lecture, 0.5 AU for each hour of laboratory or tutorial. E.G. a course with {(36-6-9) 51} offers 36 hours of lectures, 12 hours of laboratories and 18 hours of tutorials. The normal sessional load for full-time students ranges from 450 to 550 AU.

From September 1968 to July 1997:

Each course was assigned a unit weight associated with the number of lecture, tutorial and laboratory hours per week per term in that course: Three units per lecture hour per week per term plus one unit per laboratory or tutorial hour per week per term. Sessional loads range normally from 100 to 130 units depending on the program.

Prior to September 1968:

Course weighting was usually indicated as lecture hours per week per session. A normal full load was approximately 25 to 30 lecture/lab hours, depending on the program.

School of Nursing
Grading
Grade A 80 - 100%
B 65 - 79%
C 50 - 64%
F 0 - 49%
Course Weighting

From September 2001 to May 1, 2011

Normal full-time course load for one session ranges from 90 - 100 units.

From September 1981 to August 2001

Each course was assigned a unit weight associated with the number of hours of lecture, seminar, clinical laboratory and field work in the course. Sessional loads normally range from 99 to 126 units.

Prior to September 1981

Course weighting was the same as the Faculty of Arts and Science (Full course/half course system).

School of Rehabilitation Therapy (Undergraduate)
Grading
Grade A 80 - 100%
B 65 - 79%
C 50 - 64%
F 0 - 49%

Since September 1974

Note in ALL mandatory courses, whether conducted through the Faculty of Health Sciences, or another Faculty, the pass mark is 60%.

Passing grades for elective courses taken outside the School - the passing mark is at the level as deemed by the appropriate Faculty.

Prior to September 1974

The pass mark was 50%

Course Weighting

Since September 1972

Full course/half course system such that a full course (1.0) is approximately equal to 3 hours per week per term. Normal full-time load for one session ranges from approximately four to six full courses.

Prior to September 1972

Course weighting was indicated as hours of lecture per week per session (a full course was normally 3.0, a half course was normally 1.5).

Faculty of Law
Grading
From September 2001 to May 1, 2011
Numerical equivalents not provided
Grade A Exceptional
A- Excellent
B+ Very Good
B Good
B- Satisfactory
C+ Fair
C Adequate
D Marginal
H Honours
PA Pass
F Fail
PN Pass, no honours available for this course
From September 2000 to August 2001
Numerical equivalents not provided
Grade A Exceptional
A- Excellent
B+ Very Good
B Good
B- Satisfactory
C+ Fair
C Adequate
D Marginal
PA Pass
F Fail
PN Pass, no honours available for this course
From September 1996 to August 2000
Grade A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
D
PA
F
Numerical equivalents not
provided. A grade of PA
denotes a pass in a course graded only on a pass/fail
basis. A grade of 'A' is
"Excellent", a grade of 'B' is
"good", and a grade of 'C' is
"fair."

Since September 1974

Note in ALL mandatory courses, whether conducted through the Faculty of Health Sciences, or another Faculty, the pass mark is 60%.

Passing grades for elective courses taken outside the School - the passing mark is at the level as deemed by the appropriate Faculty.

Prior to September 1974

The pass mark was 50%

Course Weighting

Since September 1997

Course weights are indicated as lecture hours per week per term. The "Term" column shows whether a course is a 1-term or a 2-term course. Normal full-time course load for one term is five courses. Normal full-time course load for one term ranges from a minimum of 14 credits to a maximum of 17 credits per term.

Prior to September 1997

Normal full-time course load for one term is five courses.

Symbol and Term Codes
Symbol Codes
AE Audit and Exam
AG Aegrotat Grade
AU Audit Only
CC Correspondence course
CR Credit
DR Dropped (no academic penalty)
ED Exam deferred
EX Exempt
GD Grade deferred
IN Incomplete
IP In progress
NC Non-credit
NW Not written
PR Pre-registered
X Exam only
*** In progress
Term Codes
F Fall
W Winter
FW Fall and Winter
N Spring
S Summer
NS Spring and Summer