Grade Requirements

These are the grade requirements for moving through the levels of the Commerce program. For details, please see the undergraduate calendar.

Entering Level 2

At the end of level 1, you must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 (63%), on a minimum of 24 units of course work for Business I (on first attempts only), and these must include all required courses of the Business I program.

If you have failed a course you may still be eligible to continue in the program if:

  • You have failed no more than one required course.
  • You have failed no more than 6 units overall.
  • You have a GPA of 5.0 or better, with your failed courses included in the average.

The GPA requirement is strictly upheld. If your average is slightly below 5.0 you will not have the option of continuing on academic probation.

If you don’t meet these requirements, please contact an academic advisor.

Entering Level 3

  • Commerce Program (B. Com.)
    • All level 1 courses must be complete.
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for Commerce II must be completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0.
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.
    • Program probation for one reviewing period may be possible if your GPA is 3.5 – 3.9. You can be on program probation only once. Academic requirements must be met before the next review.
  • Honours Commerce Program (Honours B. Com.)
    • All level 1 courses must be complete.
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for Commerce II must be completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0. (For students entering level 3 in September 2013.)
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.

Entering Level 4

  • B. Com. level 3 to B. Com. level 4
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for level 3 completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0.
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.
    • Program probation for one reviewing period may be possible if your GPA is 3.5 – 3.9. You can be on program probation only once. Academic requirements must be met before the next review.
  • B. Com. level 3 to Honours B. Com. level 4
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for level 3 completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0. (For students entering level 4 in September 2013.)
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.
  • Honours B. Com. level 3 to Honours B. Com. level 4
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for level 3 completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0. (For students entering level 4 in September 2013.)
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.
    • Program probation (allowing you to remain in the honours program) for one reviewing period may be possible if your GPA is 4.5 – 4.9. (For students entering level 4 in September 2013.) You can be on program probation only once.
  • Honours B. Com. level 3 to B. Com. level 4
    • At least 24 units of the courses required for level 3 completed.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0.
    • Program probation for one reviewing period may be possible if your cumulative average is 3.5 – 3.9. You can be on program probation only once.
    • No more than 6 failed units since entering level 2.

Graduating

  • To graduate from the Commerce program (B. Com.) you need a final GPA of 4.0.
  • To graduate from the Honours Commerce program (Honours B. Com.) you need a final GPA of 5.0.
  • To graduate “with distinction” you need a final GPA of 9.5.
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