Your awards will be affected if you haven’t taken the minimum 24 credits that are graded on a percentage scale, also known as percentage-graded credits. If you take a course for Credit/D/Fail grading, your eligibility for UBC scholarships and awards will also be impacted.
Scholarships, prizes, and other academic awards are normally awarded to undergraduate students who have achieved all of the following:
- Registered in at least 24 percentage-graded credits, although there are some exceptions to the 24 credits rule
- Obtained a standing in the top 10% of their 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)
Undergraduate scholarships and academic awards
These awards are given out at the beginning of or during the Winter Session. Your highest 24 percentage-graded credits in the previous Winter Session determine your eligibility for these awards for the upcoming Winter Session.
Awards granted at the end of the academic year
The highest 24 percentage-graded credits you completed during the Winter Session that just ended determines your eligibility for awards and prizes awarded at the end of the academic year, usually in May or June.
Calculating academic averages for scholarships and awards
Courses taken for Credit/D/Fail grading will be counted towards the 24-credit minimum requirement to maintain a scholarship or academic award. They will not be used to determine your eligibility for new or renewable UBC scholarships and awards—these are based on the weighted average of the 24 percentage-graded courses only.
Taking courses for Credit/D/Fail grading does not affect your eligibility for student loans and bursaries.