The formal grading systems of JIBC reflect academic standards commonly used in post-secondary education and provide consistency of practice across the Institute. Grading clearly communicates the educational achievements of students within a course. All course grades reflect demonstrated achievement in meeting the specific learning outcomes for that course.
This policy sets out the grading systems utilized at JIBC and is intended to ensure the maintenance of high academic standards. This policy is not intended to stipulate how a faculty member evaluates student learning or provides feedback to students during a course, nor how the faculty member determines a final course grade.
This policy applies to all students enrolled in JIBC courses.
A. Grading Systems
The following Letter Grades, represent the following percentage and have a grade point value as noted:
a. Mastered/Not Mastered
b. Complete/Incomplete Grades*
These grades appear on the student transcript but are not calculated in the GPA.
A temporary grade (I) will be assigned to a student for circumstances including demonstrable reasons for interrupted studies. Upon completion of the course a grade will be assigned.
Student has 60 days after the course has completed to complete the remainder of course requirements. If requirements are not completed the student receives “F.”
Administrative Grade *
The student either registered to participate in the course but is not evaluated OR student changed their standing to audit before the Withdrawal deadline.
Student has withdrawn registration from a course prior to withdrawal deadline. Withdrawals after withdrawal deadlines receive “F.”
Prior Learning Assessment
Student has received credit for a course based on a combination of former work history and/or educational activity.
Applied for but not awarded Prior Learning Assessment
Student has applied for but was not granted credit for a request of PLA
Student has been awarded credit based on prior academic work at another post-secondary institution.
*these grades are not calculated in Grade Point Average (GPA).
Last updated September 24, 2015
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