5.1. COURSE SELECTION
5.2. ETHICS COURSE
5.3. NON-CREDIT GPS COURSES
Students may elect to complete non-credit courses offered by the CGPS. Non-credit GPS courses will appear on students’ official transcripts.
5.4. AUDITING COURSES
5.5. TRANSFER COURSE CREDIT
Academic work of high quality done in a recognized graduate school elsewhere and coming within the student’s program time limit may be accepted for credit. These credits must be included in the student’s Program of Studies as ‘Transfer Credit’.
Full documentation on the course(s) must be provided to the academic unit and the CGPS in advance of the term of intended enrolment, to ensure transfer credit is approved. The student must maintain registration at the U of S during the term of absence. The CGPS will forward a request to the Registrar to record the transfer credits on the student’s U of S transcript.
Work already applied toward another degree will not be accepted for credit.
5.5.1. MASTER'S STUDENTS
For Master’s students, transfer credits will be approved only:
- After the student has established a satisfactory record in residence at the U of S for at least one-half of a regular academic session
- On recommendation from the academic unit to the Dean of the CGPS
- When the transfer of such credits coordinates with the student's chosen field of study
- Within the five-year time limit
- When at least 60% of the program requirements are completed at the University of Saskatchewan
5.5.2. PH.D. STUDENTS
For Ph.D. students, transfer credits will be approved only:
- After the student has established a satisfactory record in residence here for at least one academic session
- Within the six-year time limit
- When at least 6 credit units at the graduate level are completed at the University of Saskatchewan, unless otherwise specified by the Program of Studies
5.6. REGULATIONS FOR FINAL GRADES
The University Council Regulations on Examinations are applicable with respect to the submission of final grades for graduate courses and student absences from final examinations.
Marks of IP (In Progress) may be submitted only with advanced permission the CGPS.
5.7. ADHERENCE TO ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Faculty are required to follow the descriptors in the procedural table Relationship between Literal Descriptor and Percentage Score below for appropriate interpretation of performance in graduate course work. Unsatisfactory performance must be reviewed immediately by the Graduate Chair and Advisory Committee.
Relationship between Literal Descriptor and Percentage Score
A superior performance with consistent strong evidence of:
|80-89||Very Good to Excellent||
A very good to excellent performance with strong evidence of:
|70-79||Satisfactory to Good||
A satisfactory to good performance with evidence of:
A generally weak performance, but with some evidence of:
5.8. GRADES REQUIRED TO PASS
The standards below are the minimum acceptable grades for passing a course. Individual academic units may establish a higher standard through a formal application process to the CGPS.
|Undergraduate Class||60%||70%||None allowed|
|Cumulative overall average needed||65%||70%||70%|
Percentage Scores of at least 70% are required for a minimal pass performance in undergraduate courses taken by graduate students.
Percentage Scores of at least 70% are required for a minimal pass performance for each course which is included in a Ph.D. program.
Graduate courses for which students receive grades of 60-69% are minimally acceptable in a Master's program, provided the GPA is at least 70%.
Graduate courses for which students receive grades of 60-64% are minimally acceptable in a Postgraduate Diploma program, provided the GPA is at least 65%.
Academic units wishing to apply higher than the minimum acceptable grades for passing a course should submit a course modification form (GSR 400.2) to the CGPS. Forms can be found on the CGPS website.
The review/approval channel for such changes is: Academic Programs Committee; CGPS Executive Committee; Academic Programs Committee of Council.