Grades & performance
If you’re ever unsatisfied with your performance in university, you shouldn’t ignore your feelings. Set a goal for yourself and make a plan to achieve it. Talk to your instructors, manage your time well, and improve your study skills. The methods that worked in high school may not be sufficient for the rigours of academic study. If you’re determined to do well in university, you will learn to work smarter.
Need some help? Book an appointment with an Academic Advisor. They know what it takes to succeed and enjoy helping students develop learning plans and strategies to assist academic pursuits.
UBC uses a percentage scale (100%) and equivalent letter grades for grading purposes. To find the grade point average (GPA) equivalent (whether on a 4.0 or 4.33 scale), you will need to view the evaluating body’s scale to make this conversion.
Note: Admissions offices at different schools may evaluate on different scales. To determine your GPA, take the percentage given at UBC and apply it to that school’s admission policy’s grading scale.
Most faculties have their own undergraduate academic regulations and Dean’s List requirements. To see if you’ve made it onto your faculty’s Dean’s List or Honour Roll login to the SSC. The “Dean’s List” notation will appear on each session where you’ve met the requirement.
Note: Not all faculties have Dean’s List or Honour Roll.
Learn more about the academic regulations that pertain to your faculty.
Students may request academic concession in circumstances that may adversely affect their attendance or performance in a course or program. Such circumstances include:
- A medical condition
- Personal or other problems
- Religious observance
- Military service
Academic concession is different from academic accommodation. Students with disabilities may apply for an academic accommodation. See Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities and University Policy #73: Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities (PDF).
For more information on Academic Concession review the policy in the Academic Calendar.