Grading

Policy Number: 
3304
Policy Responsibility: 
Vice-President, Academic
Approved: 
Program Council
Effective: 
January 7, 2011
Last Amended: 
March 12, 2019

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.

 

Scope: 

This policy applies to all students enrolled in JIBC courses.

 

Grading Systems:

1. Standard Grades

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

 

2. Competency Based Grades

a. Mastered/Not Mastered Grades*

Some educational activity does not include graded evaluative components as in Grading System 1. 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

 MAS

The student has mastered the outcomes, competencies or evaluative criteria of the course, or has met the accredited standard.

NA

NMA

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

NA

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


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

CM

Complete

NA

IN

Incomplete

NA

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


3. Pass/Fail Grades*

These grades appear on the student transcript but are not calculated in the GPA. To be used with courses with a graded evaluative component.

Letter Grade

Description

Grade Point

P

Pass

NA

FA

Fail

NA

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


4. Temporary Grades

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

Abbreviation

Description

Incomplete

I

Student has 60 days after the course has completed to complete the remainder of course requirements. If requirements are not completed the student receives a failing grade.

 

5. Student Transcript Notations*

Administrative Grade

Abbreviation

Description

Audit

AUD

The student either registered to participate in the course but is not evaluated OR student changed their standing to audit before the Withdrawal deadline.

Withdrawal

W

Student has withdrawn registration from a course prior to the final withdrawal deadline. Withdrawals after final withdrawal deadlines receive a failing grade.

Prior Learning Assessment

PLA

Student has received credit for a course based on a combination of former work history and/or educational activity.

Transfer Credit

TC

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).


Student Awareness:

Students are required to make themselves aware of all JIBC policies and procedures. Lack of awareness of this or any other JIBC policy does not excuse a student from responsibility for their actions.

 

Last updated August 1, 2019