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Grade Scale +

Undergraduate Grade Scale

Graduate Grade Scale

Grade Meanings Refined Letter Grade Scale Numerical Scale of Marks Grade Point Value Truncated Letter Grade Scale Numerical Scale of Marks
Excellent A + 

A

A –

90-100% 

85-89%

80-84%

4.0 

4.0

3.7

A + 

A

A –

90-100% 

85-89%

80-84%

Good B+ 

B

B-

77-79% 

73-76%

70-72%

3.3 

3.0

2.7

B+ 

B

B-

77-79% 

73-76%

70-72%

Adequate C+ 

C

C-

67-69% 

63-66%

60-62%

2.3 

2.0

1.7

Marginal D+ 

D

D-

57-59% 

53-56%

50-52%

1.3 

1.0

0.7

Inadequate F 0-49% 0.0 FZ 0-69%

Approved grade scales that are outside the standard system +

A passing mark in the Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Nursing is 60%.


HH (High Honours)


H (Honours)


P (Pass)

 LP (Low Pass)
 F (Fail)


The Faculty of Law J.D. program used the following grade scale between Fall-1998 and Fall-2012:

A: 80-100 (Excellent); B+: 75-79 (Good); B: 70-74 (Good); C+: 65-69 (Adequate);

C: 60-64 (Adequate); D: 50-59 (Marginal); F: below 50 (Inadequate).

 In cases where the FL grade is used in calculating grade point averages, the symbol “FL %” is used and a grade point value of 0.0 is assigned.


CR (Credit)

 NCR (No Credit) – In cases where the NCR grade is used in calculating grade point averages, the symbol “NC %” is used and a grade point value of 0.0 is assigned.

Other Symbols and Notations +

Included in grade point averages:

 ADD Additional course, taken for credit

Not used in calculating grade point averages:

 AEG Aegrotat standing granted on the basis of term work and medical or similar evidence. Course credit granted.
 DNW Did not write/did not attend/did little work
 EXT Extra course, not for credit
 GWR Grade withheld pending review
 INC Incomplete
 IPR In progress. IPR will also appear if the course has not yet started or the course has finished but an approved grade is not yet available
 LWD Late withdrawal without academic penalty
 NGA No grade available
 SDF Standing deferred on the basis of incomplete course work or because of medical or similar reasons
 WDR Withdrawn without academic penalty
 XMP Exemption granted on the basis of credit for work done elsewhere. Course credit granted
 Candidacy Achieved A student who has completed all program requirements for the PhD degree exclusive of thesis research will be considered a candidate in the School of Graduate Studies

Averages Information +

The following types of averages may appear:

 GPA  Grade Point Average
 ACCA GPA on the Academic Activity Component of the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education
 CICA GPA on the Curriculum and Instruction Component of the Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Technical Education
 FNCA GPA on Foundations Component of the Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Technical Education
 PACA GPA on the Physical Activity Component of the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education
 PERS Percentage Average
 ACCUM. AVG Accumulated Average

Awards Information +

Academic awards information is not listed on University of Toronto transcripts.

Academic Sessions +

 Fall Session September to December
 Winter Session January to April
 Summer Session May to August

Course Credits +

Course Weight:  Semester Hours Equivalent:
 1.00  6 hours
 0.5  3 hours

Course Average +

Course average is shown for undergraduate courses with a size of 12 or more and is expressed as a letter grade corresponding to the refined letter grade scale. The symbol “*” is used to indicate an undergraduate course with fewer than 12 students. A “blank” is used to indicate that a course average has not been calculated.

Credit/Non Credit Grading and the 2015 Labour Disruption +

Credit/Non-Credit (CR/NCR) is an approved grading scale at the University of Toronto.  Generally, CR/NCR grades are not factored into the GPA calculation. Where NCR is used in the GPA calculation, the symbol “NC%” is used on the transcript and a grade point value of 0.0 is assigned.

In a few cases, all students in a course will be graded in this manner. More often, this grading scale is an option that may be selected by students in some University divisions: the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; the University of Toronto Scarborough; and the University of Toronto Mississauga. Normally, students in these divisions may choose up to 2.0 full course equivalents in the course of their degree to be graded in this manner.

In March, 2015, the University was affected by a labour disruption. In some courses the syllabus was changed to re-weight course work and exams.  As an accommodation in that academic year, some students were graded on the CR/NCR grading scale instead of receiving a letter or numeric grade. As a consequence, some students may have received more than the normal maximum of 2.0 FCE’s graded on the CR/NCR basis during the 2014/2015 academic year. There may also be students in other academic divisions who received this grade because they were taking an affected course in one of the named divisions.

Division-Specific Information+

 Faculty of Law The Faculty of Law reports only letter grades for each subject and for the overall standing. The overall standing may be: A (Honours), B or C. The Faculty of Law J.D. program used the following grade scale between Fall-1998 and Fall-2012: A: 80-100 (Excellent); B+: 75-79 (Good); B: 70-74 (Good); C+: 65-69 (Adequate); C: 60-64 (Adequate); D: 50-59 (Marginal); F: below 50 (Inadequate).
 Faculty of Medicine Credits earned are not applicable for the Doctor of Medicine program. A passing mark is 60%.
 Faculty of Music Cumulative GPA includes courses completed since September 1998 only; for previous results, refer to additional transcript information attached.
 Faculty of Medicine, Occupational Therapy The passing grade is D for physiology only and 60% in all other courses.
 Faculty of Medicine, Physical Therapy The passing grade is 60%.
 Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Cumulative averages include courses completed since September 1998 only; for previous results, refer to additional transcript information attached.
 The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto On July 1, 1996, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, including the Institute of Child Study Laboratory School and the University of Toronto Schools, were integrated to form a new University of Toronto Faculty of Education called the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).

Mapping and Coding Exceptions for OUAC Requests

To review the Mapping and Coding Exceptions for OUAC Requests, please review the TS130 Mapping Summary.

New:  We are pleased to announce the launch of the GPA Calculator. This new application is readily available to all U of T students and calculates their sessional, cumulative and annual GPAs. The application also recommends resources, including academic advising, writing centres, workshops and career advising.