Additional Information for the Winter 2020 Semester

In addition to information available on the University FAQ website for students, please find additional details below:

Update on the annual assessment of academic standing

Given the unexpected changes to the end of the Winter 2020 term due to Covid-19, the annual assessment of academic standing for all undergraduate students normally performed by the Office of the Registrar each spring will, exceptionally, not take place this year.

This means that students with an AGPA below 1.50 based on courses attempted in Summer and Fall 2019, Fall/Winter 2019-2020 and Winter 2020 will not be placed in failed standing and will not be required to apply for readmission in order to continue their studies. Students with an AGPA between 1.50 and 1.99 will not be placed in conditional standing.

No standing message will be added to the transcript for this past academic year and all students will be permitted to continue their studies no matter their AGPA.

Pass/Fail for students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

All Winter 2020 undergraduate courses offered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering & Computer Science are eligible for the “Pass/Fail” option. A Pass notation will satisfy academic requirements as it relates to each course offered by the School. Students who complete a course with a Pass notation during the Winter 2020 term will be deemed to have satisfied the prerequisite requirement as well as the C- rule, wherever applicable, for the following upper-level course(s). The School will also accept the Pass notation for the profile courses taken in Winter 2020 as having satisfied the deficiency requirement and the C- rule.

C- Rule

For courses taken in Winter 2020, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will accept the Pass notation as having satisfied the C- rule:

  • Students with a Pass notation in a 200-level course will satisfy the C- requirement.
  • Students with a Pass notation for Profile courses that are considered deficiencies during the admission process will satisfy the C- requirement.
  • A Pass notation will be considered to have satisfied the Conditional or Readmitted C- requirement for a course.


The DISC deadline has been extended to April 15. Tuition fees for courses DISCed since March 1, 2020, are 50% reimbursable, and will be refunded before the end of the Winter term.

Students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science wishing to DISC a course before April 15, should DISC the course online through the MyConcordia portal. Students should not use the School’s Late DISC application link until after April 15.

After April 15, a late DISC is allowed through the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Late DISC application link, for courses that have an online final exam scheduled.

For courses that do not have an online exam but have assessment submissions during the exam period, a late DISC request will be allowed after April 15 via an email request to Angie De Benedictis with a note from the instructor regarding the assessment submissions deadline. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Student will be responsible if a late DISC is denied due to incomplete documentation.

Once a grade has been assigned, a student cannot submit a late DISC request, but will have the option of changing the letter grade to a Pass notation as per university procedures. Any Fail grade will be converted to a DISC.


Students must complete successfully all 200‑level courses required for their program before registering for any 400‑level courses.

If a student is supposed to take their last 200 level course(s) in the Summer 2020 term(s) and the course(s) was cancelled due to COVID-19, the student should submit a Student Request for permission to take the 200- and 400-level courses simultaneously.

Internal Transfer Students

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