A minimum mark of 68% must be obtained in all courses taken as part of a qualifying year for a doctoral program. When repeating a failed required course, a minimum mark of 74% must be obtained. Higher minimum marks may be required by the graduate program or the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
For doctoral students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Fail (F) for individual courses is defined as below 68%. Some graduate programs may require a higher passing grade for specific courses.See Academic Progress
A minimum of 60% must be obtained in any course taken by a student enrolled in a master's program for the student to be granted pass standing. However, only 6 credits of pass standing may be counted towards a master's program. For all other courses, a minimum of 68% must be obtained.
When repeating a failed required course, a minimum mark of 74% must be obtained. Higher minimum grades may be required.
However, only 6 credits of pass standing (60-67%) may be counted toward a master's program. For all other courses, a minimum of 68% must be obtained. Some graduate programs may require a higher passing grade for specific courses.
If a course is repeated, both marks will appear on the transcript. The higher mark will be used to determine promotion in a program and in any decision to admit or withdraw a student from a program. For all other purposes, averages will be calculated using both marks.
Also see Academic Progress.
This policy was approved by UBC Senate on November 16, 2016.
The complete text of the policy is below.
Review of Assigned Standing
To appeal a grade in graduate-level coursework, see the UBC Calendar Review of Assigned Standing.
Senate Appeals on Academic Standing
Students may protest decisions relating to their academic standing. Students should protest a decision first with the faculty member directly involved in the decision, if applicable, and then, if necessary, with the graduate advisor or department head, and finally with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. If the Dean of Graduate Studies denies the appeal, the student can make a final appeal to the Senate.
The Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing is a standing committee of the University Senate, which is the senior academic authority in the University. See the UBC Calendar Senate Appeals on Academic Standing for full information.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is available to graduate programs for consultation and advice at any point in the process.