Grading practices

In most faculties, individual courses are normally graded as follows:

Percentage (%) Letter Grade
90-100 A+
85-89 A
80-84 A-
76-79 B+
72-75 B
68-71 B-
64-67 C+
60-63 C
55-59 C-
50-54 D
0-49 F (Fail)

For a complete list of grading practices please visit the Academic Calendar.

Release dates

Winter Session

  • Term 1 grades are available in late December.

  • Term 2 grades are available in late April.

  • Full-year course grades are available in late April.

Summer Session

Grades are available a few weeks after course completion.

Distance Education & Technology (DE&T) courses

Grades are available a few weeks after course completion.

Review of Assigned Standing (RAS)

If you are not satisfied with your assigned standing, we encourage you to first discuss your standing with the instructor(s) of the course, when possible. Should you still believe that your assigned standing has not been correctly evaluated, you may apply for a Review of Assigned Standing (RAS).

In order to apply for a review, you must:

  1. Complete the online application form, and 
  2. Pay the RAS fee (fee payment is part of the online application process and is a requirement for submission). 

Within the online application form, you will also be required to include all course materials related to your current Assigned Standing. Some course materials such as live performances, live presentations, graduate-level theses, doctoral dissertations, or class participation are not eligible for review.

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Credit/D/Fail grading

The Credit/D/Fail (Cr/D/F) grading policy was created to:

  • Encourage exploration of other subjects outside their program of study,
  • Emphasize learning and academic exploration of the new and unfamiliar, and
  • Expose students to a broader-based curriculum.

The policy was supported by the AMS Council and approved by UBC Vancouver Senate in March of 2009.

Credit/D/Fail is available to students in some direct-entry undergraduate programs of study. They can take eligible elective courses and receive Credit, D, or Fail standing instead of percentage grades.

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