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.
| Revisions approved Section 5.4
by CGPS Council October 12, 2023
October 16, 2023
5.4. AUDITING COURSES
With permission from both their own academic unit and the unit offering the course, graduate students may audit undergraduate or graduate courses. Students intending to audit a course are required to register for the course. If the audited class is part of a thesis-based student's program of study, they will not be required to pay additional tuition for the audited course. When the course is not part of the student’s program of study, the student will be required to pay tuition. Registration is required for auditing courses and these courses will be recorded on the transcript.
Students who wish to have the course included as part of their program of study, will need to approach their committee or graduate chair for permission.
Graduate students wishing to audit a class must complete and submit the appropriate documentation through Student Central.
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 four-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:
|Very Good to Excellent
A very good to excellent performance with strong evidence of:
|Satisfactory to Good
A satisfactory to good performance with evidence of:
A generally weak performance, but with some evidence of:
| Revisions approved Section 5.8
by CGPS Council January 19, 2024
January 19, 2024
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 CGPS.
|Cumulative overall average needed
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%.