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Academic Performance Evaluation

All BCom and BIB students who have attempted at least 4.0 credits of coursework in the previous year (summer-fall-winter included) will be subject to the academic performance evaluation.

The APE is run EVERY year at the end of MAY and results are posted in JUNE – which means that summer coursework completed after the APE will not impact your academic performance evaluation outcome. 

If you have questions about the APE requirements or are concerned about your progress in your degree, please see your Sprott academic advisor ASAP!

Here is where you’ll find explanatory slides regarding Academic Performance Evaluation (APE) for BCom and BIB students.

BCom Academic Performance Evaluation (APE) Requirements

The first evaluation is made, at the end of the winter term, for all students who have completed at least 4.0 credits at Carleton University or on the University of Ottawa Exchange once all final grades are available. Subsequent evaluations occur at the end of the winter term following the completion of a minimum of 4.0 additional credits.

BCom students are in Good Standing (GS) if they meet the minimum requirements:

Program credits completed Honours
0.0 to 5.0 Overall 4.00
5.5 to 10.0 Overall 4.50 Major 5.50
10.5 to 15.0 Overall 5.00 Major 6.00
15.5 or more Overall 5.00 Major 6.50
For graduation Overall 5.00 Major 6.50

A BCom student not in Good Standing (GS) due to a deficiency of 1.0 grade point or less in one or both, Overall and Major CGPA requirements, is on Academic Warning (AW).

A BCom student is required to leave the program with the status Continue in Alternate (CA) or the status Dismissed from Program (DP) if:

  1. they are not in Good Standing due to a deficiency of more than 1.0 grade point in both of Overall and Major CGPA requirements, at any Academic Performance Evaluation, or
  2. the student was on Academic Warning and does not achieve Good Standing at the next Academic Performance Evaluation.
  3. the student earns more than 5.0 discredits (F, FND, ABS) at any point in their degree studies.

BIB Academic Performance Evaluation (APE) Requirements

The first evaluation is made, at the end of the winter term, for all students who have completed at least 4.0 credits at Carleton University or on the University of Ottawa Exchange once all final grades are available. Subsequent evaluations occur at the end of the winter term following the completion of a minimum of 4.0 additional credits.

BIB Students are in Good Standing (GS) if they meet the minimum requirements:

Program credits completed BIB Honours
0.0 to 5.0 Overall 4.50 Major 6.00 Language Core 6.00
5.5 to 10.0 Overall 5.00 Major 6.50 Language Core 6.50
10.5 to 15.0 Overall 5.00 Major 6.50 Language Core 6.50
15.5 or more Overall 5.00 Major 6.50 Language Core 6.50
For graduation Overall 5.00 Major 6.50 Language Core 6.50

A BIB student who is not in Good Standing (GS) due to a deficiency of 1.0 grade point or less in any of the Overall, Major, or Language Core CGPA requirements, is on Academic Warning (AW).

A BIB student is required to leave the program with either the status Continue in Alternate (CA) or the status Dismissed from Program (DP) if:

  1. they are not in Good Standing (GS ) due to a deficiency of more than one grade point in any of the Overall, Major or Language Core CGPA requirements at any Academic Performance Evaluation, or
  2. the student is on Academic Warning and does not achieve Good Standing at the next Academic Performance Evaluation.
  3. the student earns more than 5.0 discredits (F, FND, ABS) at any point in their degree studies.

Grade Point Scale

Letter Grade Percentage Equivalent Grade Points Earned for 1.0 credit Grade Points Earned for 0.5 credit
A+ 90-100 12 6
A 85-89 11 5.5
A- 80-84 10 5
B+ 77-79 9 4.5
B 73-76 8 4
B- 70-72 7 3.5
C+ 67-69 6 3
C 63-66 5 2.5
C- 60-62 4 2
D+ 57-59 3 1.5
D 53-56 2 1
D- 50-52 1 0.5
F/ABS/FND 0-49.9 0 0