Update on the Alternate Grading Option for the Winter 2022 Term

On January 28, 2022, The University of Winnipeg Senate voted to pass the UWSA Motion on Alternate Grading Options for Winter 2022.

For Fall/Winter (6-credit hours) and Winter 2022 courses, The University of Winnipeg students will be able to make a request to exclude a grade from the calculation of their GPA.

Additionally, students who have received a passing grade for Fall/Winter (6-credit hours) and Winter 2022 courses will also be able to request a grade of ‘S’ (Standing) for their course instead. A ‘Standing’ grade will not be included in their GPA calculation.

Before making a request to exercise either option, interested undergraduate students are recommended to consult an academic advisor and graduate students are required to consult their program/academic advisor. Students who have been found guilty of academic misconduct in 2021-22 will not be eligible to make use of either option.

When to request: Application for the Alternate Grading will open after the final grades for Winter and Fall/Winter (6 credit hour) courses are published in May.

Please note that:

  • Grades excluded in the calculation of their GPA will not be used to calculate GPA for program progression and/or graduation GPA requirements. Students who require a certain grade for program progression must not choose the ‘Standing’ option.
  • Where specific course grades other than ‘Standing’ are required to satisfy UW pre-requisite requirements, for entry into other courses, or admission to other programs, and to satisfy any other program requirements, course grades will continue to be used. A grade of “Standing” cannot be used to satisfy a pre-requisite where a specific letter grade is normally required.
  • What constitutes a passing grade will be determined by the specific faculty.

Academic and Career Services Advisors are there to provide guidance on these alternative grading options. Students can contact them at 204.786.9257 or advising@uwinnipeg.ca.


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