BSW Grading

BSW Program Grading Policy

  • All required and complementary courses used to fulfil the BSW program requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Only in an elective course will the grade of D be counted for credit
  • This policy concerns all courses completed while in the BSW program, not those courses taken prior to entering the BSW program and being transferred into the BSW program.

 

Failing a required course:

  • If a student does not complete a required course with a C or better, the grade is considered a failure (“D” or “F”, “J” or “KF”)
  • The student must either pass the supplemental examination in the course if this option is available or repeat the course.
  • Course substitution will be allowed only in special cases; students should consult their academic advisor in this case
  • Normally, a student is permitted to repeat a failed course only once. To attempt a required course for the third time, a student must appeal to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) for permission. If permission is denied by the Associate Dean and/or the appeals committee, the student must withdraw from the program.
  • A failing grade of “D”, “F”, “J” or “KF” does NOT get removed from the student record and CGPA is affected by the grade

 

Failing a complementary course:

  • If a student does not complete a complementary course with a C or better, the grade is considered a failure (“D” or “F”, “J” or “KF”)
  • The student may choose to replace the failed course with another appropriate complementary course or retake the same complementary course
  • If the same course is repeated, credit will be given only once.
  • If the grade for the complementary course from the social sciences, humanities, literature and civilization disciplines was a “D”, this course can be considered an elective in the BSW program
  • A failing grade of “D”, “F”, “J” or “KF” does NOT get removed from the student record and CGPA is affected by the grade

See: https://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/advising/common-issues/failing-0