Grades

Learn about the CR (completed requirements) option for the winter 2021 term, as well as other information related to grading at UCalgary.

CR option for winter 2021

As part of ongoing efforts to support student mental health and wellness, the university is giving students the option, for any one course completed in the winter 2021 term, to either accept their final grade or opt for a CR (completed requirements). The course can be a 3-unit, 1.5-unit, 1-unit or .75-unit course. For the Faculty of Law, a single course will be defined by the Faculty.

The CR will be unweighted and will not be included in GPA calculation. 

  • Undergraduate students can request a CR for one winter 2021 course for which they receive a final grade of C- or higher.
  • Graduate students can request a CR for one winter 2021 course for which they receive a final grade of B- or higher.

The application to request the option will be available from May 3, in the footer of your Student Centre. 

Your official final grades must be posted in your Student Centre before requesting a CR.

It is important to consider the long-term impacts of requesting a CR grade before you submit a request, as the change will be reflected on your official transcript. For example:

  • CR grades may affect your ability to meet admission requirements for future programs, including graduate schools and professional programs. 
  • CR grades may not be accepted or recognized for transfer credit at other institutions based on their institutional regulations.  
  • CR grades may impact your eligibility for scholarship consideration.
  • CR grades may impact your eligibility for certification or licensing requirements in specific fields.

Students are advised to consult with their Faculty about potential implications of selecting a CR grade. Once you have requested a CR grade, your decision is final and cannot be reversed.  

FAQ

Questions? Check the frequently asked questions below and, if you still have questions, please contact your Enrolment Services team. We'd be happy to help! 

CR stands for "completed requirements." A CR grade indicates that the course has been successfully completed, but since it has no point value, it holds no weight in your GPA calculation. 

No; you can request a CR for only one course complete in the winter 2021 term.  

Undergraduate students can request a CR grade for one course for which they achieved a C- or higher. Graduate students can request a CR grade for a course for which they achieved a grade of B- or higher. 

Once you have received your official final grades in your Student Centre, you can consider if you would like to submit a request for a CR. The application to submit a final grading option will launch May 3, 2021 in your Student Centre. The deadline to request a CR for the winter 2020 term will be May 14, 2021.

We would like you to be aware of potential long-term impacts to requesting a CR grade so that you can make a thoughtful, informed decision. Please note that: 

  • CR grades may affect your ability to meet admission requirements for future programs, including graduate schools and professional programs. 
  • CR grades may not be accepted or recognized for transfer credit at other institutions based on their institutional regulations. 
  • CR grades may impact your eligibility for scholarship consideration. 

If you receive a CR, it will be recognized as completing the course. Connect with your advisor for confirmation of graduation requirements.

No; all D, D+ and F grades will remain unchanged and will be included in term GPA calculations. 

The fastest way to confirm that your request has been processed is to check your Student Centre. Once your request has been processed, it will be reflected there.

Most submissions, provided they meet the criteria, will be processed by May 21. If your final grade was not posted in your Student Centre at the time of your submission, you may experience a processing delay.

No; once you request a CR, your decision is final and cannot be reversed. 

Yes. If you have been approved for a deferred final exam, you can wait to request a CR. Once your deferred final exam has been graded, you will be able to submit your request (provided you meet the application criteria).

Yes. Courses with CR grades can still be used as prerequisites.

Grades in D2L reflect your course progress and results, but they are not considered official. Please refer to your  Student Centre  to verify your official grade.  

If your courses are designated as University of Calgary courses, then this applies to you. Students at Red Deer College, Medicine Hat College and other collaborative sites who are taking  UCalgary  courses at these locations can request a CR.

No; You do not need to take any further action. 

Follow these steps to access the request form:

  1. Log into your Student Centre.
  2. Scroll to the footer of your Student Centre and look for the "My Academics" column.
  3. At the bottom of "My Academics," click on the link that says "Request Flexible Grading." This will take you to the form.

Application form

The application to request a CR will be available in your Student Centre from May 3, 2021.

How to access:

1. Log in to your Student Centre.

2. Scroll to the footer of your Student Centre and look for the "My Academics" column.

3. At the bottom of "My Academics," click on the link that says "Request Flexible Grading." This will take you to the form.

Related links

Students can view their official grades in their Student Centre.


More information about UCalgary grading

Hoping to learn more about how grading works at the University of Calgary? These frequently asked questions are a good place to start.

When do my grades become available?

Fall semester grades will be available by mid-January and winter semester grades will be available in May (typically 15 days after the term end date). For detailed instructions, click here.

What is the University of Calgary grading system?

The university uses a 4.0 grading scale. Details of the grading system can be viewed in the University Calendar.

How can I find out my grades without requesting a transcript?

Your statement of grades (courses and credits) is available in your Student Centre.

How do I appeal a grade?

If you've concerns about how you were graded on any course work you're encouraged to discuss this with your instructor as soon as possible and before initiating a formal reappraisal procedure. If you'd like to initiate a formal reappraisal please fill out the Reappraisal of Final Grade Form.

What is the deadline for requesting a grade reappraisal?

Requests must be received by these dates: 
Fall Session – March 1
Winter Session – June 30
Spring Session – August 15
Summer Session – October 15