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5. ATTENDANCE, EVALUATION, DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS

5.9 GRADING SYSTEM AND DESCRIPTIONS

The University of Regina employs a percentage grading system. A grade of less than 50% is a failing grade for undergraduate programs.

5.9.1 GRADING DESCRIPTIONS

5.9.1.1 Percentage grades

90-100

An outstanding performance with very strong evidence of:

  • an insightful and comprehensive grasp of the subject matter;
  • a clear ability to make sound and original critical evaluation of the material given;
  • outstanding capacity for original creative and/or logical thought;
  • an excellent ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts both in speech and in writing.

80-89

Very good performance with strong evidence of:

  • a comprehensive grasp of the subject matter;
  • an ability to make sound critical evaluation of the material given;
  • a good capacity for original, creative, and/or logical thinking;
  • a very good ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts both in speech and in writing.

70-79

Above average performance with evidence of:

  • a substantial knowledge of the subject matter;
  • a good understanding of the relevant issues and a good familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • some capacity for original, creative, and/or logical thinking;
  • an above-average ability to organize, to analyze and to examine the subject material in a critical and constructive manner, and
  • to express thoughts both in speech and in writing.

60-69

A generally satisfactory and intellectually adequate performance with evidence of:

  • an acceptable basic grasp of the subject material;
  • a fair understanding of the relevant issues;
  • a general familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • an ability to develop solutions to moderately difficult problems related to the subject material;
  • a moderate ability to examine the material in a critical and analytical manner, and to express thoughts in writing.

50-59

A barely acceptable performance with evidence of:

  • a familiarity with the subject material;
  • some evidence that analytical skills have been developed;
  • some understanding of relevant issues;
  • some familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • partially successful attempts to solve moderately difficult problems related to the subject material and to examine the material in a critical and analytical manner;
  • basic competence in writing.

0-49

Unacceptable performance.

5.9.1.2 Alphabetical grades

With the exception of the grades of NP and XF (see “Calculation of Grade Point Averages,” below), none of the following grades has a numeric value. Grades of AG, C, and P are passing grades. Grades of F, N, NP, and XF are failing grades. The remaining grades are neutral.

AG Aegrotat standing IP In Progress
AU Audit, no credit MC Maintenance of Candidacy
AW Audit withdrawal N No Credit for Hours Shown
C Credit for hours shown NP Not Passed
CW Compulsory withdrawal NR Not Yet Reported
DE Deferred examination P Pass Standing
F Failure W Withdrew from Course
IN Incomplete XF Academic Misconduct