Taking a course for Credit/D/Fail grading will impact your eligibility for UBC scholarships and awards when you have not taken the minimum 27 percentage-graded credits required for awards calculations.
Scholarships, prizes, and other academic awards are normally awarded to undergraduate students who have achieved all of the following:
Registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits
Attained a standing in the top 10% of his/her year and faculty, or an average of 75% or higher
Received a passing grade in all courses
Completed all courses (e.g., no missing grades or standing deferred courses)
Scholarships and awards given out at the start of or during the Winter Session are based on registration and grades from the previous Winter Session.
Year-end prizes and awards given out at the end of the Winter Session (usually in May/June), are based on your registration and grades from the Winter Session that just ended.
Undergraduate scholarships and academic awards
Eligibility for undergraduate scholarships and academic awards for the upcoming Winter Session is determined by the student’s highest 27 percentage graded credits in the previous Winter Session.
Awards granted at the end of the academic year
Eligibility for awards and prizes awarded at the end of the academic year are determined from the student’s highest 27 percentage graded credits completed during that Winter Session.
Calculating academic averages for scholarships and awards
Courses taken for Credit/D/Fail grading will be counted toward the 24-credit minimum requirement to maintain a scholarship or academic award, but not to determine eligibility for new or renewable UBC scholarships and awards, which are based on the credit-weighted average of percentage-graded courses only.