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Last updated: March 1, 2017

The transcript legend (below) has the current information that would appear on the back of the University of Waterloo official transcripts. This version may be more current than what is displayed on the back of the official transcript.

Note: Also see the key to grades (prior to Fall 1971).

Grading - effective fall 2001

Averages are reported in all Faculties as percentages. Average calculation values are used for overall averages for students with letter grades on their records. Numeric grades on a scale from 0 – 100 as well as CR and NCR will be used by all Faculties.


Undergraduate  studies

Grades for all courses taken prior to Fall 2001 appear on transcripts either as one of 15 letter grades from A+ to F-, or as numeric grades on a percentage scale.

Undergraduate studies grading - fall 1971 to spring 2001

Letter Grade Range Percentage Range Value
A+ 90-100 95
A 85-89 89
A- 80-84 83
B+ 77-79 78
B 73-76 75
B- 70-72 72
C+ 67-69 68
C 63-66 65
C- 60-62 62
D+ 57-59 58
D 53-56 55
D- 50-52 52
F+ 42-49 46
F 35-41 38
F- 0-34 32

Undergraduate studies non-numeric grades/grade status

Designation Description
AEG Aegrotat, credit granted due to illness or extenuating circumstances
AUD Audit only, no credit granted
CR Credit granted

DNW

Did not write examination, no credit granted (value 32)

FTC 

Failure to complete course requirements in a course with a grade of INC (incomplete), no credit granted (value 32)

INC Incomplete course work, no credit granted
IP Course in progress, no grade assigned at this time and no credit granted
MM Missing Mark
NCR No credit granted, failure recorded
NG In progress grade
NMR No mark reported, no credit granted (value 32)
RPL Supplemental grade confirming a failed course has been replaced by a suitable alternative passed course
UR Grade under review or disciplinary proceedings underway, decision pending, no credit granted
WD Withdrew, no credit granted
WF Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted (value 32)

Undergraduate studies requirement designations

Designation Description
BAFM Accounting and Financial Management area of interest
CERT Certificate 
CLC No credit granted, in average
CLF Fail cleared
CLR No credit granted, not in average
CRSE Course requirement exception 
DRNA Degree requirement, not in average 
DRNC Degree Requirement, not in average, not in fail count
ENGL English proficiency
HCGC Honours credit for general course
IXFR Internal transfer credit
LOP Course taken on letter of permission
MACA Only include in major average and cumulative average
MAJR Include in major average by exception
MDVL Medieval course content
MTEX Removed from average/credit count by Math Faculty
NACC Not accountable – faculty transfer
NRNA Not required, not in average
SDEV Social Development Studies theme
SLED Sustainable Local Economic Development project
SRNA Satisfies requisites, not in average
STV Society, Technology, and Values theme
SUPA Supplementary examination allowed
SUPP Supplementary examination
TRIA Term requirement, in average
XCUM Exclude from cumulative average
XMCA Exclude from major and cumulative average
XMJR Exclude from major average
XTRA Extra to degree

Undergraduate studies notes:

  1. A standing of INC will convert to FTC following a lapse period specified by the student’s faculty.
  2. Grades for courses taken at Wilfrid Laurier University will be reported as letter grades and converted to University of Waterloo numeric values for the purpose of calculating averages.
  3. Courses with (WLU) in the description have been taught at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Graduate studies

Grades for all courses taken prior to Fall 2001 appear on transcripts either as one of 10 letter grades from A+ to F, or as numeric grades on a percentage scale.

Graduate studies grading - fall 1971 to spring 2001

Letter Grade Range Percentage Range Value
A+ 90-100 95
A 85-89 89
A- 80-84 83
B+ 77-79 78
B 73-76 75
B- 70-72 72
C+ 67-69 68
C 63-66 65
C- 60-62 62
F 0-59 0

Graduate studies non-numeric grades/grade status

Designation Description
ACC   Accepted (thesis)
AEG Aegrotat, credit granted due to illness or extenuating circumstances
AUD Audit only, no credit granted
CR Credit granted
DNW Did not write examination, no credit granted (value 0)
FTC  Failure to complete course requirements in a course with a grade of INC (incomplete), no credit granted (value 0)
INC Incomplete course work, no credit granted
NAC Not accepted (thesis)
NCR No credit granted
NMR No mark reported, no credit granted (value 0)
T Transfer credit granted
UR Under review, decision pending, no credit granted
WD Withdrew, no credit granted

Graduate studies requirement designations

Designation Description
XTRA Extra to degree

Graduate studies notes:

  1. Graduate students must obtain an average of at least 70% in the set of courses they present in fulfillment of course requirements for any graduate degree. Some departments may require higher program averages or course grades for graduate degrees.
  2. The grading scheme for the external institution applies to courses taken for Graduate Studies transfer credit.
    A grade status of “T” is applied where the grading system from an external institution differs from that of the University of Waterloo.
  3. A standing of INC will convert to FTC following a lapse period of two academic terms.

Course unit weights are used to calculate weighted averages. Courses are given unit weights which vary from 0.25 to 1.00 credit or more. Most courses have a 0.50 unit weight and are of one-term duration.

This transcript legend may be periodically updated. Please visit uwaterloo.ca/registrar/transcripts/transcript-legend (this page) for the latest transcript legend and link to prior to Fall 1971 grade information.

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