Grades and 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. Don’t be too proud to ask for help. You don’t receive any points for being quiet in class and not asking questions. Talk to your instructors, manage your time well, and improve your study skills. The methods that worked for you in high school are not typically sufficient for the rigours of academic study. If you're determined to do well in university you will learn to work smarter, not necessarily harder.

Your Academic Advisors know what it takes to succeed and would enjoy working with you to develop a learning plan and share strategies to assist you in your academic pursuits. Check out The Academic Success Program and make an appointment to see an Academic Advisor today.

Dean's List

Most faculties have their own undergraduate academic regulations and Dean's List requirements. Please find yours outlined below. Also, kindly note that not all faculties have Dean's List notations presently available.

To see if you've made it onto your faculty's Dean's List or Honour Roll (please note, not all faculty's have a Dean's List or Honour Roll),  login to the Student Service Centre and click on Sessional Grade Report under the Records section on the left-hand side menu. The “Dean’s List” notation will appear on each session where you’ve met the requirement.

If you are on the Dean’s List, congratulations!

HELP! Academic concession

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; and
  • 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.

For more information on Academic Concession be sure to review the policy on Academic Concession in the online Academic Calendar.

UBC GPA/% equivalency

Percentage/grading practices

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 for example), you would need to view the evaluating body's scale to make this conversion.

If you're wondering about admissions requirements to other institutions (e.g., masters program), please note that admissions offices at different schools may evaluate on different scales. When trying to determine your GPA, take the percentage given here and apply it to that school's admission policy's grading scale.

This one example of a possible conversion to a 4.33 scale is not necessarily the scale your admitting school would be using. Nor do all schools weight each mark the same. You must view that school's admission policies.

Percentage/GPA equivalency table

Percentage UBC GPA
90 4.33
89 4.30
88 4.20
87 4.10
86 4.00
85 3.95
84 3.90
83 3.85
82 3.80
81 3.75
80 3.70
79 3.60
78 3.50
77 3.40
76 3.30
75 3.20
74 3.10
73 3.00
72 2.95
71 2.90
70 2.80
69 2.70
68 2.65
67 2.60
66 2.55
65 2.50
64 2.40
63 2.30
62 2.20
61 2.10
60 2.00
59 1.90
58 1.80
57 1.70
56 1.60
55 1.50
54 1.40
53 1.30
52 1.20
51 1.10
50 1.00

Last reviewed shim4/29/2015 9:47:57 AM