Alternative Grading Options: Winter Term 2020
Information to assist Students in making Informed Decisions
Until May 10, students are able to choose one of four options around final grades for courses that end in Winter 2020. This includes Fall 2019 – Winter 2020 spanned courses.
Decisions about which grading option is best for you can be confusing. It is important for students to rely on the information provided by your home faculty/school/college when making decisions around grading options. All students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor for your program before making a choice, unless you are satisfied with your earned grades. A number of faculties have created quick reference information (below) to help you understand your options. It is also important to consider how choices about Winter 2020 grades may impact your admission to various University of Manitoba programs. Discuss any questions you have with an academic advisor or the admissions officer for your target program.
The new grading policies allow students to make 1 of 4 choices about Winter 2020 grades.
If you are satisfied with your grades, you do not need to do anything and your grades will remain as you see them in Aurora Student. Please see the options below, specific to your program of study, if you are not satisfied with your grades. If you experience any difficulties, or make an error when declaring your final grade selection, please be sure to email an Academic Advisor in your home faculty from your myumanitoba.ca email account.
Be sure to include:
- Student Number
- Student Name
- Course Info – Course title, section, CRN (eg, ECON 1010 A04 56432)
Select one of these choices:
- I want to keep my original grade and include it in my CGPA
- I want to keep my original grade, but exclude it from my CGPA
- I want to VW from the course
- I want to change my grade to P*
Please do not send the same request to more than one UM staff member, or contact the Registrar’s Office directly. This may result in a delay to the processing of the change that you have requested.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for all graduate programs. As such, graduate students should access grading option information via the Faculty of Graduate Studies link. Any questions should be addressed to your Advisor(s) or the Chairs of your graduate program.
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