Academic Regulations

All students registered in a Gina Cody School graduate degree program are assessed at the end of each academic term. This assessment is based on:

  1. courses for which a grade point value has been assigned subsequent to their admission to their program, or in the case of reinstated students, subsequent to their reinstatement, and
  2. other degree requirements, for which no grade point value is assigned, such as doctoral seminars, comprehensive examinations, doctoral research proposals and theses which are graded on a pass/fail or equivalent basis.

Standings of students are determined as follows:

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
    Degree Specific Requirements. PhD program: Students must obtain an assessment grade point average (AGPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 8 credits. A maximum of one grade below B is permitted.
  2. Graduation Requirements. To be considered for the award of a graduate degree, students in Certificate, Diploma, and Master programs must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70, and students in the PhD programs must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.


Students must have satisfied all degree requirements of their program of study and obtained the required minimum cumulative grade point average based on all courses credited towards the degree. These courses must be taken at Concordia subsequent to first registration in the program, or credited to Concordia from other universities in accordance with credit transfer regulations in the graduate calendar.
In the case of PhD students, a maximum of one grade below B is permitted.

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