Explanation for Grading Symbols

Consult the appropriate section below for information about the grading symbols found on official University of Guelph transcripts.

Undergraduate Programs

Commencing with Spring Semester 1992

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official undergraduate transcripts commencing with Spring Semester 1992.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A+ 90 - 100%
A 85 - 89%
A- 80 - 84%
B+ 77 - 79%
B 73 - 76%
B- 70 - 72%
C+ 67 - 69%
C 63 - 66%
C- 60 - 62%
D+ 57 - 59%
D 53 - 56%
D- 50 - 52%
F 0 - 49%

Alternate Course Evaluation

  • Outstanding Pass: OP
  • Pass: P
  • Fail: F

From Spring Semester 1972 to Winter Semester 1992

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official undergraduate transcripts from Spring Semester 1972 to Winter Semester 1992.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 80 - 100%
B 70 - 79%
C 60 - 69%
D 50 - 59%
F Below 50%

Prior to Spring Semester 1972

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official undergraduate transcripts prior to Spring Semester 1972.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 75 - 100%
B 66 - 74%
C 50 - 65%
F Below 50%

NOTE: 60% of total marks were required for Pass Standing in a Semester.

Credit Value for Undergraduate Courses

Prior to Fall 1998: Semester credits may be calculated by using one lecture hour or two laboratory hours per week as 1 semester credit.

Effective Fall 1998, the University moved to a credit system. The credit weight for each course appears after the course title (i.e. [0.50]). All courses taken prior to the Fall 1998 semester have been assigned a credit weight of [0.50].

Graduate Programs

Commencing with Fall Semester 2012

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official graduate transcripts commencing with Fall Semester 2012.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A+ 90 - 100%
A 85 - 89%
A- 80 - 84%
B+ 77 - 79%
B 73 - 76%
B- 70 - 72%
C+ 67 - 69%
C 65 - 66%
F Below 65% failure

Commencing with Spring Semester 1992

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official graduate transcripts commencing with Spring Semester 1992.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A+ 90 - 100%
A 85 - 89%
A- 80 - 84%
B+ 77 - 79%
B 73 - 76%
B- 70 - 72%
C+ 67 - 69%
C 63 - 66%
C- 60 - 62%
F Below 60% failure

Commencing with Fall Semester 1972

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official graduate transcripts commencing with Fall Semester 1972.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 80 - 100%
B 70 - 79%
C 60 - 69%
F Below 60% failure

Prior to Fall Semester 1972

Associations between letter grade and percentage grade range for official graduate transcripts prior to Fall Semester 1972.
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 75 - 100%
B 66 - 74%
C 60 - 65%
F Below 60% failure

An “R” designation attached to a numeric grade (e.g. 40R) signifies that this failed course was either repeated or replaced in a subsequent semester.

An “S” designation attached to a numerical grade (e.g. 70S) signifies that this grade is the result of a supplemental privilege, following an original failing grade.

Credit Value for Graduate Courses

A two semester course is 1.00 credits; a one semester full course is 0.50 credits.

Co-operative Education Evaluations

Work Performance Evaluation - Commencing with Spring Semester 2014

  • Outstanding
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Marginal
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Required to Withdraw from Co-op

Work Performance Evaluation - Commencing with Spring Semester 2008

  • Outstanding
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Marginal
  • Unsatisfactory

Work Performance Evaluation - Prior to Spring Semester 2008

  • Outstanding
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Satisfactory
  • Marginal
  • Unsatisfactory

Work Report Evaluation - Commencing with Spring Semester 2014

  • Outstanding
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Required to Withdraw from Co-op

Work Report Evaluation - Commencing with Spring Semester 1986

  • Outstanding
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory

Work Report Evaluation - Prior to Spring Semester 1986

  • Outstanding
  • Satisfactory
  • Unacceptable

Effective Summer 2019, Co-op work terms were assigned a 0.5 academic credit weight and a pass/fail grade.

Additional Symbols

A numerical grade is usually awarded for each course attempt, but one of the following symbols may appear:

Descriptions of additional symbols found on official transcripts.
Symbol Description
INP Course in progress
AUD Audit - requires no examination
SUP Supplemental Privilege
MNR Mark not reported
CRD Credit - pass standing granted
UNS Unsatisfactory
NCR No credit received
DEF Deferred Privilege
WF, WDF Withdrawn with Failure
SAT Satisfactory
DIS Distinguished (thesis/defence only)
WNP Withdrawn no Penalty
INC Incomplete
< > Mark not included in average
XXF Original grade, supplemental privilege failed
XXP Original grade, supplemental privilege passed
INF Incomplete: failure
< Mark not included in average