Grading System


The University of Alberta uses a letter grading system for most courses. For students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research the minimum passing course grade is C+. In addition, some courses are offered on a credit/fail basis. The grade distribution according to the four-point system is as follows:

Course Grades Obtained by Graduate Students:

Description Alpha Grade Point Notes
A+ 4.0
Excellent A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
Good B 3.0 Minimum admission GPA
B- 2.7 Min. Academic Standing GPA
Satisfactory C+ 2.3 Minimum Course Pass Mark
Failure C 2.0
Failure C- 1.7
Failure D+ 1.3
Failure D 1.0
Failure F 0.0