Your grade point average is the main calculation used to determine your academic performance. Concordia uses letter grades (A-F) on a 4.3 GPA scale. 

Three different kinds of GPA may appear on your student record. Each one has a different meaning:

  • Your term GPA indicates your academic performance for that term. 
  • Your assessment GPA is a calculation of grades for courses you have taken over an academic year (summer, fall and winter terms). Your AGPA determines your academic standing and whether you may continue your studies the following academic year. You need at least a 2.00 to continue your studies with no conditions.
  • Your cumulative GPA is the ongoing GPA for all your attempted courses within your degree.  

Both your most recent AGPA and CGPA must be at least 2.0 to be eligible to graduate.


Academic standing

Concordia assesses your academic standing annually at the end of May. Your standing can be: 

    Acceptable: assessment GPA of 2.0 and above

    Conditional: assessment GPA between 1.50 and 1.99

    Failed: assessment GPA below 1.50 for the first time or below 2.0 for a second consecutive time

Your assessment GPA gets calculated only if you attempted at least 12 credits between the previous summer, fall and winter terms. If you completed fewer than 12 credits over the academic year, no assessment takes place. Instead, grades and credits carry forward to the next assessment period.

If you are in conditional standing: You must achieve an AGPA of 2.0 at your next annual assessment. You cannot have two conditional standing assessments in a row, or you will be in failed standing.

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science in conditional standing after their first year must complete Seminars for Success to avoid being blocked from course registration.

If you are in failed standing: Normally, you must take time off from Concordia for one academic year and then apply for readmission. If there were extenuating circumstances that contributed to your failed standing, you may apply for readmission. You may be readmitted as of the fall following your failed standing assessment.


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Take steps to maintain acceptable standing

If you have concerns about your academic performance, reach out to an academic advisor.

Advisors can help you:

  • Understand and protect your GPA
  • Get back on track after conditional or failed standing
  • Provide information on readmission

From there, you can build your action plan.

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