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THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

 AFFILIATED COLLEGES: BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, HURON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KING’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

The University is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the Association of Universities of the Commonwealth and the International Association of Universities.

Undergraduate scholarships, awards, prizes, fellowships and medals awarded by the University to the student during the student’s academic career at the University are available from May 01, 2000. Undergraduate Class Averages and Sizes are available from September 01, 2000.


COURSE UNITS & EQUIVALENCIES
A full course (1.0 units) normally consists of three lecture hours each week for the full year, September to April. Each full course is equivalent to six semester hours or nine quarter hours.
Courses with suffixes A, B, F, G, Y, Z denote 0.5 units. Courses with 0.5 units denote half courses. Courses with 0.25 units denote quarter courses. Courses with 1.0 units denote full courses.

Effective May 01, 2008 course numbers are 4 digits in length.

 

COURSE NUMBER SUFFIXES
A
0.5 course in first term 
 
Q
0.25 course in the first half of first term
B
0.5 course in second term  
R
0.25 course in the second half of first term
C
January courses in the Faculty of Law (4.0 credit weight)  
S
0.25 course in the first half of second term
D
Feb/March/April (FMA) courses in the Faculty of Law  
T
0.25 course in the second half of second term
E
1.0 essay course  
U
0.25 course in other than a regular session
F
0.5 essay course in first term   
V
0.375 course offered by the Faculty of Education
G
0.5 essay course in second term  
W
1.0 accelerated course in first term
H
1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks) in the School of Nursing   
X
1.0 accelerated course in second term
J
1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks) in the School of Nursing   
Y
0.5 course in other than a regular session
NO SUFFIX
1.0 course not designated as an essay course  
Z
0.5 essay course in other than a regular session

 

COURSE TITLES
Course titles appear on transcripts for all courses recorded after September 1984.

 

ACADEMIC TERMS
Undergraduate, Education, Professional, Preliminary Year Careers:   Graduate Studies:
Fall/Winter Term: September to April   Winter Term: January to April
Summer Term: May to August   Summer Term: May to August
Note: the Summer Term is comprised of several sessions within the term; Intersession, Summer Evening, and Summer Day, etc.   Fall Term: September to December

 

GRADING SCALES
Explanation of Abbreviations
AEG -Aegrotat    FAI -Fail*   PWD -Passed With Distinction*
AUD -Audit*    FTW -Failed Term Work*   SAT -Satisfactory*
COM -Complete*   INC -Incomplete*   SPC -Special Exam*
CR -Credit*   IPR -In Progress*   SRP -Supplemental Examination/Remedial
DEF -Deferred Exam*   NC -No Credit      Work passed*
DNW -Did Not Write*   NGR  -No Grade Recorded*   SUP -Supplemental Exam*
DRP -Dropped (penalty)*   PAS -Pass*   WDN -Withdrew (no penalty)*
*No numeric mark recorded

 

Undergraduate Faculties, Faculty of Education and Affiliated Colleges
Before July 1967    Effective July 1967
A or I 75 – 100%   E or V 40 – 49%   A+ 90 – 100%   E 40 – 49% or supplemental
B or II 66 – 74%   below 50% or assigned when a course is dropped with academic penalty   80 – 89%   F below 50% or assigned when a course is dropped with academic penalty.
C or III  60 – 65%         B 70 – 79%      
D or IV  50 – 59%         C 60 – 69%      
            D 50 – 59%      

 

Effective September 2000
A+ 90 - 100% One could scarcely expect better from a student at this level
80 – 89% Superior work which is clearly above average
70 - 79% Good work, meeting all requirements, and eminently satisfactory
C 60 - 69% Competent work, meeting requirements
D 50 - 59% Fair work, minimally acceptable
F below 50  Fail
In some Faculties, failing grades are distinguished as follows:
E 40 - 49%  Fail with supplemental examination privileges
     
   
Note: Grades assigned for courses taken on a letter of permission at another institution follow the grading scale of The University of Western Ontario.

Faculty of Education
The basic program requirement for a student enrolled in any Initial Teacher Education Program is 6 credits, 4 of which represent classroom-based course work and 2 of which represent the practicum. One credit in the course component is normally equivalent to 72 hours of classroom contact time. The practicum includes 10 weeks of block practice teaching, 18 weekly practicum days, and a 2 week "transition to professional practice" block. Enquiries concerning program requirements in place prior to September 1979 should be directed to the Faculty of Education. Before September 1999, additional qualifications half course weights are 2.0, and full course weights are 4.0. Effective September 1999, half course weights are 0.5, and full course weights are 1.0.

 

Faculty of Graduate Studies
(excluding Graduate Business Administration except for M.B.A. effective April 2002)
Effective July 1967   NOTE:    Failure to achieve 60% ( C ) or higher in any undergraduate course taken as credit towards a graduate degree is interpreted as a failure.
A 80 – 100%    
B 70 – 79%    
C 60 – 69%   Effective November 01, 1998 Thesis courses are replaced by non-course milestones.
F 00 – 59%    

 

Effective Fall 1998 the appearance of “Continuous Graduate Enrollment” on the transcript indicates that all program requirements have not yet been met (e.g. if the student is pursuing research towards a thesis at this time). If the student is in a program requiring completion of a thesis, “thesis completed” will appear on the transcript following successful completion of the thesis requirements.

 

Graduate Business Administration
M.B.A./Ph.D.   Ph.D.   Ph.D.
Effective July 1963   Effective September 1993   Effective September 1997
4 Distinction   A+ Outstanding Performance   A 80 – 100%
3 High Pass   A Proficient in the subject   B 70 – 79%
2 Pass   B Satisfactory performance   C 60 – 69%
1 Low Pass   C Marginal performance   F less than 60% (fail)
0 Unsatisfactory   Unsatisfactory      

 

 

Faculty of Dentistry
Effective September 1975 Effective September 1987
H  HONORS 80 – 100% A 80 – 100%
P  PASS  60 – 79% B 70 – 79%
F  FAIL  00 – 59% C 60 – 69%
    F 00 – 59%

 

Faculty of Law
Effective September 1983 Effective September 1993 Effective September 2002
A 80 – 100% A+, A, A- Excellent A+, A, A- Excellent
B 70 – 79% B+,B, B-  Good B+,B, B- Good
C 60 – 69% C+, C, C- Competent C+, C, C- Competent
F 00 – 59% 00 – 59% Unsatisfactory D Marginal Pass
        F Fail

 

Faculty of Medicine (Program in Medicine)
Effective September 1974 Effective September 1990, first time registrants have been assigned the following:
A 80 – 100% HON Excellence. The demonstration of a competency well above the minimal acceptable standard.
B 70 – 79% PAS Clear competency with regards to all criteria considered essential for the completion of that specific course.
C 60 – 69% FAI  An inability to meet the minimal acceptable standards for a specific course.
F 00 – 59%     

 

Effective September 2004

PAS  Clear competency with regard to all criteria considered essential for the completion of that specific course.
On any evaluation this will be determined by achieving a minimum of 60%.
FAI An inability to meet the minimal acceptable standards for a specific course. Less than 60%.

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