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  1. Concurrent Education Progression Workshop Understanding Grades and Progression Requirements

  2. Checking your Grades • Instructor - Registrar’s Office – LORIS and Web Advisor • To view Grades on LORIS: Student Services, Student Records • Unofficial Record of Coursework • Official Final Grades • To view Grades on Web Advisor: Students, Academic Profile • Unofficial Transcript • Summary of Grades

  3. A+ 12 (90-100) A 11 (85-89) A- 10 (80-84) B+ 9 (77-79) B 8 (73-76) B- 7 (70-72) C+ 6 (67-69) C 5 (63-66) C- 4 (60-62) D+ 3 (57-59) D 2 (53-56) D- 1 (50-52) F 0 (0-49) XF* 0 (final exam not written – failed course) DR (dropped after academic deadline – failed course) Grading System

  4. Calculating your GPA For purposes of calculation, the grade point (GP) earned in a 0.5 credit will be given half the weight of that earned in 1.0 credit. For example, a student with an A (11.0) in a 1.0 credit course, a C- (2.0) in a 0.5 credit course will receive a GPA of 8.67 (13.0 grade points divided by 1.5 credits)

  5. A in RE212* (1 credit course) = 11 C- in CT121 (0.5 credit course) = 2 1.5 credits total 13 13.0 divided by 1.5 credits = 8.67 Example

  6. You can use this on-line tool to calculate your Laurier GPA http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1402&p=12614 WLU On-line GPA Calculator

  7. Understanding your GPA • WLU and NU GPAs are separate. Grades are not combined (Note: exception: SOCI 2091, SOCI 2092 and PSYC 2020) • The GPA is cumulative.  It is calculated from the beginning of entry into the university and is adjusted with each course and each semester.

  8. Laurier GPA includes all WLU courses, cross-registration, letter of permission, NU2020 and NU2091, NU2092 70% overall (7.0 or B-) to progress Minimum Honours GPA of 5.0 (*7.0 required to graduate) Nipissing GPA includes all Education courses 70% overall with a minimum 60% in each course Successful completion of Practicum Progression Requirements

  9. Minors Need a 4.5 average in courses counting towards the minor Honours Need a 5.0 average in your Honours CT courses to progress, a 7.0 to graduate 7.0 overall Contemporary Studies

  10. Progression Policy • You must maintain an overall GPA of 7.0 each year, in both your Wilfrid Laurier (BA) courses, and Nipissing (BEd) courses. This average is cumulative, so will include all courses taken. • You will also need to pass the “Observation and Practice Teaching” course to continue in the program. • To progress in your Honours program, you require a minimum Honours GPA of 5.0. To graduate, you require a minimum Honours GPA of 7.0.

  11. Nipissing Overall Laurier GPA is between 6.0 and 7.0 (67%-69%). You may progress into the next year “on probation” Probation is for one year (April-April) You may only be on probation once Option to take summer courses Laurier Overall GPA between 2.0 and 4.0 Probation period continues until you have completed 4.0 credits. After taking 4 credits, if you have not reached an overall GPA of 4.0, you will be forced to withdraw from the university. Academic Probation

  12. Timelines • Progression is assessed every 4.0 credits (at the end of each academic year) • January: Caution letter will be e-mailed to students who are below a 7.0 GPA *Note: This does not mean you are on probation • January-April: Appointments with Academic Advisors- how can you raise your GPA? • April/May: Progression will be assessed and probation letters will be e-mailed to students who are below a 7.0 GPA

  13. How can I raise my GPA?

  14. Repeat Courses • Can retake up to a maximum of 2.0 credits in degree • The retake grade will replace the previous grade in your GPA • First attempt stays on your transcript • Can only retake a course once

  15. CT111 A CT121 B+ PS101 D PS102 F EN121 C- CT/CO243 A+ CO244 A- EN120 C+ 5.5 4.5 1.0 0.0 2.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 =28.0 /4.0=6.75 Example

  16. CT111 A CT121 B+ PS101 D PS102 F EN121 C- CT/CO243 A+ CO244 A- EN120 C+ PS102 C+ 5.5 4.5 1.0 Repeated Later 2.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 =30 /4.0=7.5 Example

  17. Be Proactive! • Meet with your Academic Advisor • www.wlu.ca/brantford/advising • Email: kellyh@nipissingu.ca • Access services on campus that are here to help you be successful: • Learning Services • GPA Program • Talk to your Instructor about concerns (make an appointment or visit office hours)

  18. GPA Program • Access services with programs specifically designed for individuals struggling academically • Participating students can receive the individual support they need from a number of services G • oals P • lans A • chievement

  19. Questions? Contact: Jamie-Lee Wheeler: jwheeler@wlu.ca Kelly Hunter: kellyh@nipissingu.ca