Engineering Undergraduate Final Grade Information
Once again, thank you for your patience and support. We understand the effect this period of uncertainty is having on your academic progress and we are committed to finding the best pathway to ensure you can finish the academic term. We will provide more information in the coming days.
If you have any questions please contact Engineering Undergraduate Services.
Students will be able to declare any Winter 2020 half-course or 2019-2020 full-year course as Pass/Fail between May 1 to 15. It is expected that all your grades will be posted by May 15th.
Please see the Registrar’s Office FAQ for full instructions (under the “Course/Grade Change Requests May 1 - May 15" heading)
Yes. From May 1 to May 15, students can use a new online Course/Grade Change system to drop a Winter 2020 half or 2019-2020 full-year course without academic penalty. Please read the Registrar’s Office FAQ for full implications of dropping a course (under the “Dropping a Course" heading)
No, the change cannot be reversed. Students are therefore advised to carefully consider the implications of a Pass/Fail grade to their progression and future educational plans.
No, the change cannot be reversed. Students are therefore advised to carefully consider the implications of dropping a course to their progression and future educational plans.
I want to register in a limited-enrolment Engineering program. Will my change to PASS/FAIL affect my eligibility to enrol?
The underlying numerical grade submitted by your instructor will be used to determine your eligibility to enter a limited-enrolment program, even though it appears as a Pass/Fail on your transcript. This is to ensure fairness to all students seeking admission to the program and to reduce concerns about designating a grade as Pass/Fail.
I plan to apply to a graduate program or professional school after I graduate. Will my change to PASS/FAIL affect my admission eligibility?
Traditionally, graduate and professional programs rely upon numerical grades in their admissions process. It is not yet known how they will respond to the introduction of Pass/Fail grades that many universities will be issuing in April 2020. It is possible to request that the Office of the Registrar provide any numerical grade submitted by your instructor to a graduate or professional school in the future, even if you designated it as Pass/Fail.
Will my change to PASS/FAIL affect my eligibility to be named on the Dean’s Honour List or other such University honours?
The Pass/Fail grade will not be included in the calculation of the grade average used to determine eligibility for University honours. However, the Faculty of Engineering requires that students have a minimum of 3.5 courses graded on a numerical basis, 5.0 courses in total, and no failures in 2019-2020, to be eligible for the Dean’s Honour List.
No, as long as you are on the Dean’s Honour List every year after first year (including this year), then you will still graduate with distinction.
Yes. To be fair to all students, decisions on in-course and in-program scholarships awarded in Fall 2020 will use the numerical grade underlying a grade of “Pass.”
Please see the University-wide FAQ (under the “Grades” heading) for more details about the implication of changing a numerical grade to Pass/Fail. The FAQ above is specific to Engineering students and is intended to answer questions not answered specifically by the University-wide FAQ. If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please contact the Engineering Undergraduate Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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