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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Admissions and Enrolment

High School Grading Variances and Neutral Post-Secondary Grade Credit Recognition (Winter 2020 Grades Only)

  •  U of R Senate approved June 3, 2020

High School Admission

  • Final grades of high school graduates will be accepted as presented.
    • High School students whose winter 2020 studies were disrupted are strongly encouraged to take part in the additional learning supports that have been offered by their secondary educational system and/or the transitional supports being offered by the U of R.
  • The final transcript deadline of August 15 for domestic students remains unchanged.
  • The final transcript deadline of September 16 for international students remains unchanged.
  • All application deadlines remain unchanged.

IB & AP A-Level Admission & Transfer

  • In recognition of the cancellation of IB exams, eligible students will continue to be admitted based on their secondary transcripts. Transfer credit will continue to be awarded based on the final grades presented from the IBO. Students whose winter 2020 exams were cancelled are strongly encouraged to take part in the transitional supports being offered by the U of R.
  • At this time, AP and A-Level exams are scheduled to proceed and no changes to our current admission and transfer policies are anticipated.

Undergraduate Post-Secondary Admission

  • In recognition that some post-secondary institutions have implemented mandatory or optional neutral passing grades for the winter 2020 term. Credit hours related to neutral passing grades will be recognized for the purposes of admission. However, neutral grades from the winter 2020 term will not be used in the calculation of a student’s admission grade point average (AGPA).

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Recognition

  • Neutral passing grades from the winter 2020 term from other post-secondary institutions will be recognized for transfer credit.

Undergraduate Prerequisite Recognition

  • Neutral passing grades from the winter 2020 term that are awarded transfer credit, will be recognized as meeting course prerequisites.

Undergraduate Letter of Permission (LOP)

  • U of R students who are studying on a U of R issued letter of permission at another institution that are in receipt of a neutral passing grade(s) in the winter 2020 term will be recognized as completing the requirement(s) and will be awarded transfer credit.

Undergraduate Student Exchange

  • U of R students who are studying on a student exchange at another institution that are in receipt of a neutral passing grade(s) in the winter 2020 term will be recognized as completing the requirement(s) and will be awarded transfer credit.

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships and Awards

  • Neutral grades will not impact a student’s eligibility for an entrance scholarship or award provided that the student meets all other published selection criteria (minimum GPA, etc.).

Graduate Admission

  • Graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions who are in receipt of neutral passing grades in the winter 2020 term will be considered for admission provided that they satisfy all other admission requirements. The final GPA presented on the student’s incoming transcript will be used to determine program admissibility.

  • Graduates from post-secondary institutions outside of Canada who are in receipt of neutral passing grades will be considered for admission on a case–by-case basis.

Graduate Transfer Credit Recognition

  • Graduate students who are requesting transfer credit or advanced standing based on neutral grades received in the winter 2020 term will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.