How many credits do I need for my degree?
For a four-year degree, students require 20.0 credits. For a three-year degree, students require 15.0 credits. Students may take longer than three or four years, respectively, to complete their degree requirements. A maximum of 7.0 first year credits can count towards one’s degree.
What courses do I need for my module?
You can view admission requirements and required courses for your module on the Academic Calendar under “Modules/Programs”.
How many courses can I have in one subject?
For a four-year degree, you can have up to 14.0 credits in one subject. For a three-year degree, you can have up to 9.0 credits in one subject.
What happens if I fail a course?
Failing a course will decrease your cumulative average. An ‘F’ will not be removed from your record, even if you repeat the course. You can take a course again (up to three times, depending on the situation) and it is always the most recent attempt that counts. If you have more than 6.0 fails, you will be required to withdraw from the university.
What are some other degree requirements?
Students must complete Breadth Requirements. Breadth Requirement include successfully completing at least 1.0 credits in each of Category A (Social Science), Category B (Arts and Humanities), and Category C (Math and Science). At least two of these Categories must be completed in first year at the 1000 level. Students must complete at least 2.0 essay credits, at least 1.0 must be at the 2000 level or above.
What averages do I need to achieve/maintain?
To graduate or to be in good standing, students require a minimum modular and cumulative average of at least 60%. For Honours programs, students typically require averages of at least 70%. In many cases, averages required are program dependent. Check the Academic Calendar to determine what grades/averages are required for your program.
How can I change my program?
Students can request to change their program though their Student Centre during the Intent to Register (ITR) period which takes place every year in February and March. Students must complete an ITR whether they wish to remain in the same program or change programs. Students will only be admitted into a program if they meet the requirements outlined in the Academic Calendar.
What if I don’t get into the program I want?
Students are encouraged to create parallel plans so if their first choice program doesn’t work out, they have a second choice. If a student can’t get into their chosen program, they will be “Undeclared”. Students are encouraged to check out the Academic Calendar to explore program options and to meet with an Academic Advisor for more information.
Where can I view my program and status?
Students can view their program and status through their Student Centre under “My Program”. Students’ programs are typically updated in mid-June after they are reviewed by an Academic Advisor.
Where can I view my grades?
Students can view their grades through their Student Centre under “View My Grades” or “Web Academic Report”.