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Policy Number
3304
Responsibility
VP Academic
Approved
Program Council
Effective Date
January 07, 2011
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.

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*
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.

    Related Policies and Procedures

    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.