Grade Scale

Grade Grade Point Value (GPV) Explanation
A+ 4.3 Exceeds Course Expectations
A 4.0 Exceeds Course Expectations
A- 3.7 Exceeds Course Expectations
B+ 3.3 Meets Course Expectations
B 3.0 Meets Course Expectations
B- 2.7 Meets Course Expectations
C+ 2.3 Probation Level
C 2.0 Probation Level
F 0.0 Failure to meet minimum standards


  • To graduate from the EMBA degree program, students must complete 45 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • To graduate from the MBA degree program, students must complete 58 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • All tests, projects, assignments, other deliverables, and group peer evaluations must be completed in order to graduate from the program.
  • A student who receives two “Probation Level” grades will be placed on Academic Probation.
  • A student with more than two “Probation Level” grades will be required to repeat one of the courses in which a “Probation Level” grade was received..
  • A student who receives an “F” grade will be required to repeat the course prior to graduating from the EMBA or MBA program.
  • A student who has received a second “F” grade, even if the first “F” grade has been rectified via course repetition, will be required to leave the program.

Our Grading Philosophy – Not Just Content

At the University of Fredericton, we are focused on professional development whereby each student has an opportunity to evolve as a professional and/or leader. To evolve, one must master new knowledge – but one must also demonstrate an ability to listen, to develop one’s personal credibility to a point where one’s considered and stated opinions are heard and respected, to engage in constructive and positive discourse about contentious issues, to contribute substantively and positively to your current team’s assignment, and to contribute meaningfully to decisions about your organization’s future. For these reasons, the degree earned is not simply about the mastery of content – it is also about full-fledged development as a professional and/or leader.

Thus, a grade for a particular course is much more than a reflection of demonstrated new knowledge – it is also a reflection of our assessment of the candidate’s potential to assume a professional and/or leadership role in an organization. To assist this process of professional evolution, within each course the University exposes students to vClass seminars and debates, the Discussion Forum, group projects, and a peer evaluation system that altogether permit students to evolve, and showcase their evolution. Thus, by incorporating evidence from all of these venues, the grade awarded is a reflection of how the professor and peers have perceived not only the student’s mastery of new knowledge, but also mastery of professional conduct.


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The University of Fredericton is accredited. All Canadian universities are approved under their own province's Degree Grant Act. The University of Fredericton is approved by the Province of New Brunswick under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act.
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