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Athabasca University

Graduate Grading System

Effective September 2004 Athabasca University Graduate Programs will be using the following standardized conversion grading scale:

A+ 95-100% 4.0
A 90-94% 4.0
A- 85-89% 3.7
B+ 80-84% 3.3
B 75-79% 3.0
B- 70-74% 2.7
C+ 66-69% 2.3
C 63-65% 2.0
C- 60-62% 1.7
Fail 0-59% 0.0

The two MAIS core courses in Theory and Methods will challenge students in areas of study that will most likely be unfamiliar to them. As such these two courses will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. No percentage or letter grade will be available. The rationale for Pass/Fail grading is to challenge students to take risks while working in integrated studies areas by undertaking assignment topics they might not consider if their performance was graded on a percentage basis.

Program Status

In core courses, the lowest acceptable grade is B- (70%). Students who a) receive a grade lower than B-, or b) receive more than one grade of B- or lower, may be required to withdraw from the program.

In elective courses, the lowest acceptable grade is C+ (66%). Students who a) receive a grade lower than C+, or b) receive more than one grade of C+ or lower, may be required to withdraw from the program.

Updated January 07 2014 by FST Technical Staff

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