The Grading System

The College uses a percentage grading system of 1 to 100%, and the course passing grade for most courses is 50%. Promotion to the next semester requires a weighted grade point average of 60% subject to the rules outlined in the Program Promotion and Graduation Requirements Policy (opens PDF, 96kb).

Below are other transcript designations used by Mohawk College. Details and the uses of each are fully defined in the Grading and Transcript Policy (opens PDF, 93kb). This policy also establishes the criteria for award of Dean's Honours and Honours Graduate designations.

Percentage Grading System

100 to 50% Passing grade (in most programs)
Less than 50% Failing grade

Other Transcript Designations

AC Attendance Complete
AN Attendance Not Met
AU Audit
E Exemption Granted
I Incomplete
UW Unofficial Withdrawal
CR Credit Granted
R Requirements Met
FL Requirements Not Met

 

Exceptions to the Grading System

All programs must meet a Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA) of 60% or more, however, approved exceptions to the course passing grade and promotion WGPA can be found below.

Program of Study

Program Code 

Exception to Policy

All Apprenticeship Programs                                  
  • 60% minimum passing grade per course
Quality Engineering Technician (NDE) 436, 439
  • 70% minimum passing grade per core course including Math

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structure 

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance 

289

269

  • 70% minimum passing grade per core course including Math
  • 70% minimum GPA per semester
CE Disability Management - Return to Work Coordinator  038
  • 60% minimum passing grade per core course
Practical Nursing  715, 758
  • 60% minimum passing grade per core course
  • 2 year currency
Pharmacy Technician  407
  • 60% minimum passing grade per core course

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography 

Cardiovascular Technology 

717

728

  • 60% minimum passing grade per core course
  • 70% minimum GPA per semester
  • 70% minimum GPA for graduation
  • 2 year currency
General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes  278, 478
  • 70% minimum passing grade per course, excluding general education/elective
  • 70% minimum GPA for graduation
Condominium Management  912
  • 60% minimum passing grade per course for 4 core courses

Current and Previous Grading System

Reflected on transcripts with grades posted prior to Fall 2009.

Please note that courses taken prior to Fall 2009 required 60% for a passing grade. Any course below 60%, therefore, is a non-passing grade and the course needs to be retaken.

Current and Previous Numeric/Alpha Grades

Effective Fall 2004 Fall 1991 – Spring 2004 1978 – Spring 1991
% Range: Alpha Grades: Numeric Grades:
100 – 95 A+ 4 (Range of Excellent)
94 – 90 A
89 – 85 A-
84 – 80 B+ 3 (Range of Good)
79 – 75 B
74 – 70 B-
69 – 65 C+ 2 (Range of Acceptable – Pass)
64 – 60 C
59 – 0 F Range of Unacceptable

 

Current and Previous Other Designations

Effective Fall 2004 Fall 1991 – Spring 2004 Description
AC AC Attendance Complete
AN AN Attendance Not Met
AU AU Audit
E E Exemption Granted
I I Incomplete
UW UW Unofficial Withdrawal
CR CR Credit Granted
R R Requirements Met
FL F Requirements Not Met

 


Promotion Policy:

Summary of Promotion Policy 

Refer to the Program Promotion and Graduation Requirements Policy (opens PDF, 96kb) for more information and details about your academic promotion status. 

Weighted GPA 0 Failures 1 Failure More Than One Failure
< 50%   Compulsory Withdrawal Compulsory Withdrawal
> = 50% and
< 60%
Promote with Advice Promote with Advice Probation
> = 60% Promote with Good Standing Promote with Advice Probation