Letter grades, GPAs, percentages – there are so many ways to track how you are doing in your classes.
In your courses, you will be given a numerical mark between 0 and 100 based on your assignments, tests and exams. These are your official marks for that course.
Your final percentage mark in each course will appear on your transcript along with the equivalent letter grade, unless you have declared the course Credit/No Credit.
To see how your final mark in a course translates into a letter grade and an equivalent grade point value, see the table below.
Your Grade Point Average (GPA) indicates the range in which your official mark falls. For example, you will receive a 4.0 GPA for a course if your mark falls between 85 and 100. You can check your GPA in ACORN or use the GPA Calculator.
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- Excellent: Strong evidence of original thinking; good organization; capacity to analyze and synthesize; superior grasp of subject matter with sound critical evaluations; evidence of extensive knowledge base.
- Good: Evidence of grasp of subject matter, some evidence of critical capacity and analytic ability; reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with literature.
- Adequate: Student who is profiting from his/her university experience; understanding of the subject matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems in the material.
- Marginal: Some evidence of familiarity with subject matter and some evidence that critical and analytic skills have been developed.
- Inadequate: Little evidence of even superficial understanding of subject matter; weakness in critical and analytic skills; with limited or irrelevant use of literature.
Your Cumulative GPA (CGPA) is the weighted average of all your GPAs. The CGPA is used to assess your academic standing or calculate if you made the Dean’s List.
Your GPA and CGPA are also important if you are considering grad school or if you are applying to universities in other countries.
- Cumulative GPA 3.50 – 4.00: Graduate With High distinction
- Cumulative GPA 3.20 – 3.49: Graduate With Distinction
- Cumulative GPA 1.85: Minimum CGPA to graduate
- Cumulative GPA 1.50 – 1.84: If you meet all the other requirements to graduate except the GPA requirement, and your GPA is between 1.50 and 1.84, you may be able to graduate.