A complete list of Academic Policies can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Grades and GPA Requirements
Grading Scales and Procedures
The iBBA program uses the grading scale common to undergraduate programs at York University. It is the letter grade for the course and the index values associated with a letter grade that are used in the grading policies of the School and the University.
- The letter grade of “E” is not used within the Schulich School of Business, although other York faculties do use it. A failing grade of “E” obtained in a Non-SB course will be recorded as such and calculated into the grade point average using an index value of 1.0, except as stated in point (3) below.
- Students who fail a required core course must repeat the course. If there is a failure in an elective course, the student may retake it or may select another elective to replace it. Students are allowed to retake a passed course only once for degree credit.
- Grades are awarded for each course in which a student is enrolled. A course can be credited only once towards satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements. This also holds true when a student completes a pair of courses designated as course credit exclusions (CCE). When a student is allowed to repeat a course, only the second grade will be calculated in the student’s grade point average. The record of both the first and second time the course was taken will appear on the student’s transcript, with the first course designated as ‘No Credit Retained’. An exception arises when the F grade was the penalty for a breach of academic honesty: the first grade will be calculated in the grade point average and the second grade will be designated as ‘No Credit Retained’.
- Courses completed on Letters of Permission (LOP) outside York University are not used in computing grade point averages. However, a credit toward the degree is incorporated.
- In a limited number of courses (i.e. courses completed on academic exchange), students will be awarded a grade of “pass” or “fail”. When the Pass/Fail option is used for grading a course, a “pass” does not affect the calculation of the grade point average, but a “fail” will count as 0 (zero) in the calculation of the grade point average.
- A student who, for acceptable reasons does not complete the requirements of a course in time for a letter grade to be awarded will receive a grade of ‘I’ (Incomplete). This grade is temporary and requirements must be completed by the end of the following academic term. Failure to complete requirements within the specified time will result in a grade change from ‘I’ to ‘F’. Until one of the letter grades is awarded, the ‘I’, which has no index value, will not be used in computing the grade point averages.
Promotion Requirements for Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate students who do not meet the required grade point average (GPA) or do not complete the required courses and/or receive failing grades in more than 6.0 credit-hours of course work will be withdrawn from the program.
- The minimum overall grade point average (GPA) in Schulich (SB) and non-Schulich courses combined for promotion to each subsequent year of the program is 5.00 (calculated after the Fall/Winter and again after the Summer session of each year).
- The cumulative GPA required for graduation is 5.00.
- Completion of the required courses at each year level as stated in the Curriculum Overview Charts.
Dean’s Honour List
A BBA/iBBA student will be placed on the Dean’s Honour List (the designation will appear on the student’s transcript) at the end of each Fall/Winter session if they have:
- not failed any credits during the past Fall/Winter session,
- completed at least 24.00 credit hours during the past Fall/Winter session, and
- achieved a sessional grade point average of 7.50 or better during the past Fall/Winter session.
BBA/iBBA Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements include:
- The successful completion of 120.00 credit-hours of university level study, with a minimum overall grade point average of 5.00.
- The completion of specific courses within the required 120.00 credit-hours referred to in the Curriculum Overview Charts in the Undergraduate Academic Handbook.
- Students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.50 or above will be awarded their degree “with distinction” (this will appear on both the transcript and the degree parchment).
- If a student has taken more than 120.0 credit-hours, the grade point average will be calculated based on the required courses as laid out on the Curriculum Overview Charts in the Undergraduate Academic Handbook. and the elective courses with the highest grade where surplus elective course exist. Additional courses will appear on the transcript but will not be included in the average.