Frequently Asked Questions
Registration in specific course sections is on a first-come first-serve basis. Students are strongly recommended to register for immediately at the beginning of the registration cycle. For complete registration info as well as exact start dates please consult Course Registration.
Additional rules regarding registration regulations and pre-requisites are outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Full-time students take from 4 to 6 courses per semester. You should adhere to the suggested Course sequences for your program in order to avoid scheduling conflicts or lack of pre-requisites.
If you feel that you need a reduced course load, or have any other concerns, please see your Undergraduate Program Assistant for advice before dropping any of your courses.
An Annual Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA) for each student is calculated at the end of each academic year (including the Summer, Fall and Winter terms), provided that the student has attempted a minimum of 12 credits. If the student has attempted fewer than 12 credits, these credits will be included in the assessment for the following academic year.
When a student transfers from one degree or certificate to another degree or certificate, the WGPA is calculated only for courses recorded in the current degree or certificate. Special regulations for graduating students may be specified in each Faculty's regulations. Grades for supplemental and replacement examinations and for late completion of courses with "INC" or "MED" notations are included in the assessment period in which they are recorded. At the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, prerequisite courses required for admission to a program will not be counted unless they are specifically listed on the student's acceptance letter.
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How to calculate your WGPA
- Multiply the number of credits for each course by the grade points.
- Find the sum of the grade points for all courses
- Divide the sum by the total credits attempted
Cumulative Grade Point Average
This is the running total of the GPA since a student was admitted to the most recent degree (or certificate) program. It includes the same courses as were included in the calculation of the Annual Weighted Grade Point Average, but it does not include the grade point weighting of courses which were completed in an earlier program, for which "transfer credit" has been awarded in the new program.
Final Graduation Grade Point Average
This is a cumulative GPA of all courses applicable to the new degree program being completed to which special rules apply. For example, additional credits in extended programs are not normally included in any calculation, and repeated courses and transferred courses are treated differently than they are in the Annual or Cumulative GPA calculations. In the case of transfer students, all courses taken at Concordia will be included in calculating the Graduation GPA, except at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, where only courses which are part of the degree program are taken into account. This GPA is calculated and recorded on the record only when a student graduates. The Final Graduation GPA is used as the basis to determine eligibility for High Academic Achievement.
- Students' standings are assessed at the end of each academic year providing they have registered for at least 12 credits subsequent to their previous assessment, or in the case of a first assessment, subsequent to their admission to a program of study.
Standings of students who have attempted less than 12 credits since their last assessment are assessed as follows:
- The standings of potential graduates are determined on the basis that these credits constitutean extension of the last assessment period.
- The standings of other students are determined at the end of the academic year in which theyhave attempted a total of at least 12 credits since their last assessment.
- Students' standings are determined according to the following criteria.
A WGPA of at least 2.00 for the assessment period.Students in acceptable standing may proceed subject to the following conditions: any failing grade must be cleared by repeating and passing the failed course or in the case of an elective, by replacing the failed course by an alternative within the same group of electives and passing this course. Any variation must be approved by the Dean's Office.
A WGPA of at least 1.50 but less than 2.00 for the assessment period. Students in conditional standing may proceed subject to the following conditions:
- They must successfully repeat all courses in which failing grades were obtained, or replace them by alternatives approved by the appropriate member of the Dean's Office in consultationwith the student's Department.
- They must repeat or replace by approved alternatives at least one-half of those courses in which they obtained grades in the "D" range. The specific courses to be repeated will be determined by the Dean's Office in consultation with the student's Department.
- Courses to be taken may be specified by the Dean's Office. In no case will the number exceed five per term for full-time students and two per term for part-time students.
- They must obtain acceptable standing at the time of their next assessment.
Failure to meet the criteria for acceptable or conditional standing, or conditional standing over two consecutive assessments. Failed Standing: Failure to meet the criteria for acceptable or conditional standing, or conditional standing over two consecutive assesments. Failed students may apply for readmission through the Dean's Office-Student Affairs. If readmitted, they will be placed on academic probation.
Find out more about applying for readmission following failed standing.
Additional Course Information
To fulfill the requirements of the General Education Elective or General Electives, students may choose from the three approved lists found in section 71.110 of the current Undergraduate Calendar. These include Social Sciences, Humanities and Other Complementary Studies.
Students in the Extended Credit Program (ECP) or the Mature Entry Program (MEP) (see §14.2.3) or any other students who have been assigned credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must select those credits from Social Sciences and Humanities only. Those credits cannot be chosen from the list of Other Complementary Studies.
This is a one-credit project course set up to meet the special needs of certain students lacking one credit or less for graduation. It is a technical elective. Registration into this course requires the written permission from Students Academic Services (SAS) of the ENCS Faculty. Detailed information available here.
Students work on a research project in their area of concentration, selected in consultation with and conducted under the supervision of a faculty member of the Department. The student’s work must culminate in a final report, as well as an oral presentation. This course is part of the Technical Electives. Detailed information available here.
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