Policy Number: 
Policy Responsibility: 
Vice-President, Academic
Program Council
January 7, 2011
Last Amended: 
May 7, 2015
May 7, 2017

Context / Purpose: 

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.

Policy Statement: 

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

  1. Standard Grades
  2. The following Letter Grades, represent the following percentage and have a grade point value as noted:

    Letter Grade Percentage Range Grade Point
    A+ 90-100 4.33
    A 85-89 4.00
    A- 80-84 3.67
    B+ 76-79 3.33
    B 72-75 3.00
    B- 68-71 2.67
    C+ 64-67 2.33
    C 60-63 2.00
    C- 56-59 1.67
    D 50-55 1.00
    F 0-49 0.00


  3. Competency Based Grading System  
  4. a.    Mastered/Not Mastered


    Some educational activity does not include graded evaluative components as in Grading System. Generally, this grading scheme is used in courses that are intended to measure or evaluate a student’s competency. For these types of grades students receive a notation of either mastered (MAS) or not mastered (NMA).  These notations are not included in the Grade Point Average but may affect a student’s progression to advanced courses. 


      Letter Grade Description Grade Point
      The student has mastered the outcomes, competencies or evaluative criteria of the course, or has met the accredited standard.
      The student has not mastered the outcomes, competencies, or evaluative criteria of the course, or has not met the accredited standard.

      b. Complete/Incomplete Grades* 


      Some educational activity does not include graded evaluative components and students receive a Complete/ Incomplete grade on an official JIBC transcript.


      Letter Grade Description Grade Point


      *these grades are not calculated in Grade Point Average (GPA).


  5. Pass/Fail
  6. These grades appear on the student transcript but are not calculated in the GPA.

    Letter Grade Description Grade Point
    P Pass NA
    F Fail NA


  7. Temporary Grades
  8. 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.

    Temporary Grade





    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.”


  9. Student Transcript Notations (not part of the Grade Point Average, GPA)
  10. 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

    Transfer Credit


    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