Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.4 Student Evaluation and Promotion : 9.4.8 Credit System

All courses carry a credit rating. Courses can be graded either by letter grades or in percentages, but the official grade in each course is the letter grade. Where appropriate, a class average will be calculated and appear on transcripts expressed as the letter grade most representative of the class performance. For passing requirements, refer to the Rules and Regulations for Student Evaluation and Promotion on the School’s website at or
85 - 100%
80 - 84%
75 - 79%
70 - 74%
65 - 69%
60 - 64%
55 - 59%
50 - 54%
F (Fail)
0 - 49%
Letter grades are assigned grade points according to the table shown above. Standing will be determined on the basis of a grade point average (GPA) computed by dividing the sum of the course credit times the grade points by the total course GPA credits.
Σ (course credit x grade points)
Σ (GPA course credits)
The term grade point average (TGPA) will be the GPA for a given term calculated using all the applicable courses at the same level in that term. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) will be the GPA calculated using the student's entire record of applicable courses at McGill at the same level; if the level is changed, e.g., from undergraduate to graduate, the CGPA starts again. This policy took effect January 2003. Prior to January 2003, if a student's degree program had changed, e.g., from B.Sc. to B.A., the CGPA started again. For students with academic information prior to Fall 2002, who are registered in a different program or in a different level post-Fall 2002, the transcript displays a special message regarding the CGPA restarting. If courses are repeated, all results are included in the GPA calculation. Therefore, grades of C, D or F continue to be used in the CGPA calculation even after the course is repeated or if a supplemental examination is taken. Note that credits are only granted once for a repeated course regardless of the passing grade.
Other Letter Grades
unexcused absence (failed); the student is registered for a course but does not write the final examination or do other required work; calculated as a failure in the TGPA and CGPA.
failed to meet the extended deadline for submission of work in a course; calculated as a failure in TGPA and CGPA.
withdrew; a course dropped, with permission, after the Course Change deadline; not calculated in TGPA or CGPA.
withdrew failing; a course dropped, with special permission in an exceptional case, after faculty deadline for withdrawal from course, the student's performance in the course at that stage being on the level of an F; not calculated in TGPA or CGPA. (Not used by Music.)
faculty permission to withdraw from a deferred examination; not calculated in TGPA or CGPA.

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