Transcript Grading Scales and Notations - University Registrar's Office (2024)

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The transcript grading scales and notations are included with the official University of Toronto transcript.

The following guide is effective as of September 1998.

Grade MeaningsRefined Letter Grade ScaleNumerical Scale of MarksGrade Point Value

Excellent


A +
A
A –

90 – 100%
85 – 89%
80 – 84%

4.0
4.0
3.7

Good


B +
B
B –

77 – 79%
73 – 76%
70 – 72%

3.3
3.0
2.7

Adequate


C +
C
C –

67 – 69%
63 – 66%
60 – 62%

2.3
2.0
1.7

Marginal


D +
D
D –

57 – 59%
53 – 56%
50 – 52%

1.3
1.0
0.7

Inadequate

F

0 – 49%

0.0
Grade MeaningsGrade Point ValueTruncated Letter Grade ScaleNumerical Scale of Marks

Excellent


4.0
4.0
3.7

A +
A
A –

90 – 100%
85 – 89%
80 – 84%

Good


3.3
3.0
2.7

B +
B
B –

77 – 79%
73 – 76%
70 – 72%

Adequate


2.3
2.0
1.7

Marginal


1.3
1.0
0.7

Inadequate

0.0

FZ

0 – 69%

A passing mark in the Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Nursing is 60%.


Refined Letter Grade Scale
Grade Meaning
HHHigh Honours
HHonours
PPass
LPLow Pass
FFail

The Faculty of Law J.D. program used the following grade scale between Fall-1998 and Fall-2012:

Refined Letter Grade ScaleNumerical Scale of MarksGrade Meaning
A80-100Excellent
B+75-79Good
B70-74Good
C+65-69Adequate
C60-64Adequate
D50-59Marginal
Fbelow 50Inadequate
AbbreviationDescription
ADDAdditional course, taken for credit
AEGAegrotat standing granted on the basis of term work and medical or similar evidence. Course credit granted.
DNWDid not write/did not attend/did little work
EXTExtra course, not for credit
GWRGrade withheld pending review
INCIncomplete
IPRIn progress. IPR will also appear if the course has not yet started or the course has finished but an approved grade is not yet available
LWDLate withdrawal without academic penalty
NGANo grade available
SDFStanding deferred on the basis of incomplete course work or because of medical or similar reasons
WDRWithdrawn without academic penalty
XMPExemption granted on the basis of credit for work done elsewhere. Course credit granted
Candidacy AchievedA student who has completed all program requirements for the PhD degree exclusive of thesis research will be considered a candidate in the School of Graduate Studies

The following types of averages may appear:

AbbreviationDescription
GPAGrade Point Average
ACCAGPA on the Academic Activity Component of the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education
CICAGPA on the Curriculum and Instruction Component of the Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Technical Education
FNCAGPA on Foundations Component of the Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Technical Education
PACAGPA on the Physical Activity Component of the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education
PERSPercentage Average
 ACCUM. AVGAccumulated Average

Academic awards information is not listed on University of Toronto transcripts.

Fall Session: September to December
Winter Session: January to April
Summer Session: May to August

Course Weight Semester Hours Equivalent
1.006 hours
0.53 hours

Course average is shown for undergraduate courses with a size of 12 or more and is expressed as a letter grade corresponding to the refined letter grade scale. The symbol “*” is used to indicate an undergraduate course with fewer than 12 students. A “blank” is used to indicate that a course average has not been calculated.

Credit/Non-Credit (CR/NCR) is an approved grading scale at the University of Toronto.  Generally, CR/NCR grades are not factored into the GPA calculation. Where NCR is used in the GPA calculation, the symbol “NC%” is used on the transcript and a grade point value of 0.0 is assigned.

In a few cases, all students in a course will be graded in this manner. More often, this grading scale is an option that may be selected by students in some University divisions: the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; the University of Toronto Scarborough; and the University of Toronto Mississauga. Normally, students in these divisions may choose up to 2.0 full course equivalents in the course of their degree to be graded in this manner.

In March, 2015, the University was affected by a labour disruption. In some courses the syllabus was changed to re-weight course work and exams.  As an accommodation in that academic year, some students were graded on the CR/NCR grading scale instead of receiving a letter or numeric grade. As a consequence, some students may have received more than the normal maximum of 2.0 FCE’s graded on the CR/NCR basis during the 2014/2015 academic year. There may also be students in other academic divisions who received this grade because they were taking an affected course in one of the named divisions.

DivisionNotes
Faculty of LawHH stands for High Honours; H stands for Honours; P stands for Pass with Merit, and LP stands for Low Pass.
Faculty of MedicineCredits earned are not applicable for the Doctor of Medicine program. A passing mark is 60%.
Faculty of MusicCumulative GPA includes courses completed since September 1998 only; for previous results, refer to additional transcript information attached.
Faculty of Medicine, Occupational TherapyThe passing grade is D for physiology only and 60% in all other courses.
Faculty of Medicine, Physical TherapyThe passing grade is 60%.
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical EducationCumulative averages include courses completed since September 1998 only; for previous results, refer to additional transcript information attached.
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of TorontoOn July 1, 1996, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, including the Institute of Child Study Laboratory School and the University of Toronto Schools, were integrated to form a new University of Toronto Faculty of Education called the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).

Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) is an approved grading scale at the University of Toronto.  Generally, CR/NCR grades are not factored into the GPA calculation.  Where NCR is used in the GPA calculation, the symbol “NC%” is used on the transcript and a grade point value of 0.0 is assigned.

In 2020, the University of Toronto was affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  In-person courses were partially replaced with alternative delivery methods and some students received grades based on the CR/NCR grading scale instead of receiving a letter or numeric grade.

The GPA Calculator is readily available to U of T students and can be used to estimate sessional, cumulative and annual GPAs. The application also recommends resources, including academic advising, writing centres, workshops and career advising.

GPA Calculator

Grade MeaningsUndergraduate Grade ScaleUndergraduate Grade ScaleGrade Point ValueGraduate Grade Scale Graduate Grade Scale

Refined Letter Grade Scale

Numerical Scale of Marks

Truncated Letter Grade Scale

Numerical Scale of Marks

Excellent


A +
A
A –

90 – 100%
85 – 89%
80 – 84%

4.0
4.0
3.7

A +
A
A –

90 – 100%
85 – 89%
80 – 84%

Good


B +
B
B –

77 – 79%
73 – 76%
70 – 72%

3.3
3.0
2.7

B +
B
B –

77 – 79%
73 – 76%
70 – 72%

Adequate


C +
C
C –

67 – 69%
63 – 66%
60 – 62%

2.3
2.0
1.7

Marginal


D +
D
D –

57 – 59%
53 – 56%
50 – 52%

1.3
1.0
0.7

Inadequate

F

0 – 49%

0.0

FZ

0 – 69%
Transcript Grading Scales and Notations - University Registrar's Office (2024)

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