Grading practices

In most faculties, individual courses are normally graded as follows. For a complete list of grading practices, please visit the Academic Calendar.

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

Release dates

For the Winter Session, Term 1 grades are available in late December and Term 2 grades are available in late April. Full-year course grades are available in late April.

For Summer Session and Distance Education and Technology courses, grades are available a few weeks after the course ends.

Review of Assigned Standing (RAS)

If you are not satisfied with your assigned standing, we encourage you to first discuss your standing with your course instructor, when possible.

If you still believe that your assigned standing has not been correctly evaluated, you may apply for a Review of Assigned Standing (RAS):

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

In the online application, 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 students' programs of study.
  • Emphasize learning and academic exploration of the new and unfamiliar.
  • Introduce students to a broader-based curriculum.

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

The Credit/D/Fail option 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.