ULETH Academic Calendar
(The university's "rule book")
Important Term Dates
(See the "Dates and Deadlines (Academic Schedule)" drop down tab in either calendar)
Institutional Policies & Procedures
(Filter by the "Student Affairs" category)
The Bridge, The Timetable, & The Course Registration Process
The Bridge is the University of Lethbridge's secure, web-based student information system where all active students can view their own proprietary information as an admitted learner. The Bridge is accessible from any computing device so long as it has a functioning WiFi (internet) connection. Log into the site often and watch for New Features when they become available. The kinds of student information which can be accessed through one's own Bridge account can include (non-exhaustive list):
- Registering into or de-registering/dropping/withdrawing from courses ("Student" tab > Registration > Add, Drop, or Withdraw from Courses)
- Viewing one's individual registration window/time ticket ("Student" tab > Registration > Registration Status)
- Viewing any present account holds ("Student" tab > Student Account > View Holds)
- Requesting a change to one's major, entire degree credential, add/drop a minor etc. ("Student" tab > Request to Apply to Faculty/School or Change Program > complete online form as instructed; for UNDERGRADUATE students only)
- Viewing final course grades ("Student" tab > Student Records > Final Grades; will only be viewable after the Registrar's Office's roll-out date for the term has passed)
- Viewing one's current or historic tuition fee balances ("Student" tab > Student Account > Account Summary by Term report; will only be viewable on a student's account starting on first day of classes for a given semester, no sooner)
- Requesting Official Transcripts ("Student" tab > Student Records)
- Viewing/Downloading/Printing Unofficial Transcripts ("Student" tab > Student Records)
- Viewing/Printing annual T2202 tuition tax slips ("Student" tab > Student Account > Canadian Tax Forms; normally viewable by around the last-day-of-February)
- Applying to graduate ("Student" tab > Student Records > Apply to Graduate)
- Applying for (undergraduate) scholarships ("Student" tab > Apply for uLethbridge Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries; will direct student to a different system)
- Opting-out of the ULSU Student Health & Dental Plan for the remainder of the benefit year ("Student" tab > Health and Dental Opt-Out Form)
- Generating verification of enrollment letters ("Student" tab > Verification of Enrollment Letters; cannot be used for student loan purposes)
Bridge Account Set-up Assistant for New Students (one-time) - All newly admitted students must set-up their Bridge accounts first before any other subsequent ULETH systems (e.g. Moodle, Webmail, IT Service Now, Campus WiFi, Library Databases, etc.) can be activated
Log-in Issues? Contact the uLethbridge IT Solutions Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-403-329-2490 (City of Lethbridge number) for assistance
The Timetable/Dynamic Schedule (updated in real-time with every new academic term) is uLethbridge's primary, publicly-accessible, online repository of course rosters.
The timetable will essentially confirm which academic courses have been slated for offering for both approaching and historic semesters, complete with other pertinent scheduling information such as: designated instructor, delivery mode (i.e. online, face-to-face, blended), date and time slots for synchronous lectures, campus/classroom location for face-to-face courses, etc. Catalogue information for individual courses can always be subject to change at any point prior to the start of classes.
*TIPS: After selecting the appropriate term/semester of viewing and subsequently highlighting all subject areas, additionally filter your search results by “campus” and/or “instructional method”.
- All Calgary Campus students should only register thesmelves into either "Calgary Campus" and/or "Online Campus" based courses.
- Please ensure that you do not register yourself into any Lethbridge Campus courses
- Course delivery modalities (e.g. face-to-face/in-person, online, blended, off-campus etc.) will vary by individual course
If needed, please see:
- The university's Registration Videos
- The Calgary Campus' "How to Decipher a ULETH Timetable Entry" handout: how_to_decipher_a_uleth_timetable_entry.pdf
**All students are responsible for registering themselves into their own courses, every semester**
Log-in to your Bridge Account > “Student” tab > Registration > Add, Drop, or Withdraw from Classes > Select term [from drop down box] > Submit > “Class Search” Button (under Add Classes Worksheet section) > “Advanced Search” Button.
- Tip: Highlight all all possible subject areas within the "Subject" box and subsequently filter your search by the appropriate campus and/or instructional method
- The Bridge's course search tool interface will be visually and functionally identical to the Timetable
- Course sections that are marked with a "C" under the "Select" column are full/at capacity.
- Online How To Register Guide
- The Registrar's Office's Registration Videos
- List of common Registration Error Messages and their reasons
Course registration privileges for an approaching semester will only be active during the individual student's unique "registration time ticket/window" (Bridge > "Student" tab > Registration > Registration Status).
Registration window dates for all newly admitted and continuing (non-graduated) students will normally be rolled-out onto individual Bridge accounts by the following time frames:
- Summer (May-Aug) & Fall (Sept-Dec) Registration Dates (open at the same time): ~mid/late-March
- Spring (Jan-Apr) Registration Dates: ~mid/late October
Exact term-specific registration window dates are determined by the ULETH Student Enrollment & Registrar Services (SEARS) Office and will normally be communicated to all students via their @uleth.ca emails well in advance of the formal roll-out schedule.
Just like registering for courses, de-registering for them is also accomplished on the student's end via their own Bridge Account
- “Student” tab > Registration > Add, Drop, or Withdraw from Classes
- Select the appropriate term from the drop down box > submit
- Select either the "DROP" or "Withdrawal Web - Indiv. Course" drop down options (depending on which one is displayed) under the "Action" column next to the course(s) that you wish to de-register from (default actions will be designated as "None")
- Submit changes
DROPS: Student receives a 100% tuition fee refund/reversal on their university account and the dropped course(s) are completely stricken from their permanent university transcript.
- The course drop period will close by the end of term's designated "extended drop deadline" (sometime between the 2nd and 3rd sets of lecture sessions/classes for the semester).
WITHDRAWALS: Student receives NO tuition fee refund/reversal on their university account and the withdrawn course(s) will entail a "W" on their permanent university transcript. W's are not weighted final grades so they will not impact one's cumulative institutional GPA in any capacity.
- The course withdrawal period will always run between the first day after the extended drop deadline and end on the last day of lectures/classes (before final exams).
***Students are responsible for consulting the uLethbridge Academic Schedule in order to determine the exact term-specific dates for course drops and withdrawals. Regardless of the date, such deadlines will always close after 11:59pm (MST).
At the University of Lethbridge (any campus), all successfully admitted and active credential program students (any academic-level) will be personally responsible for registering themselves into courses during each passing Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-Apr) semester via their Bridge accounts, from their first term of admission to their intended final term of study.
The specific number of courses/credit hours pursued that students can register themselves in, will be contingent on how heavy or how light they wish to make their individual term-by-term courseloads with respect to any other obligations that they may be balancing in concurrence with their university studies (e.g. work, family, volunteer initiatives etc.):
- Full-Time (FT) Enrollment = Registered in between 9.0-15.0 credit hours (or 3-5 courses), in a given major semester
- FT course enrollment is non-negotiable for international students. Required in order to maintain compliance with the terms and conditions of one's IRCC-issued Canadian study permit
- Part-Time (PT) Enrollment = Registered in no greater than 6.0 credit hours (1 or 2 courses), in a given major semester
- Only permissible to domestic students
- Major Semester = FALL (Sept-Dec) or SPRING (Jan-Apr)
The large majority of uLethbridge's academic term courses courses will be worth 3.0 credit hours, each - however, some may be worth greater or fewer credits than this. Please consult the university's online Course Catalogues (select appropriate academic-level and calendar year) to determine the exact credit weightings for an individual course (examples below).
The MAXIMUM number of credit hours that an individual student can normally pursue within any given Fall or Spring term in order to main their continuing student status on an ongoing basis - course section and seating availability permitting - is 15.0 (or 5 courses).
The MINIMUM number of credit hours that an individual student can pursue within any given Fall or Spring term will be dependent on their individual Canadian residency status:
- Domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents): 3.0 (or 1 course)
- International students: 9.0 (or 3 courses)
*Note: Summer course registration is 100% optional for undergraduate students, meaning that there will be no negative administrative or financial consequences should a given undergrad decide to register in no courses across all of May - August (i.e. this time frame is a designated scheduled break for undergrads).
Graduate students on the other hand, may require mandatory course registration during the summer, which will be contingent on the individual graduate program sought.
FT and PT enrollment during uLethbridge’s SUMMER TERMS (May-Aug) , will be significantly different when compared to the major Fall or Spring terms, as there are 5 distinct, aggregate sub-sessions in total (see the below table):
|Summer Session||Term-specific Timeframe||Max. Courseload per Individual Summer Session|
|Summer I||May-Jun (2 months)||3 (9.0 credit hours)|
|Summer Full-Term||May-Aug (4 months)||5 (15.0 credit hours)|
|Summer II||July, only (1 month)||1 (3.0 credit hours)|
|Summer II/III||Jul-Aug (2 months)||3 (9.0 credit hours)|
|Summer III||August, only (1 month)||1 (3.0 credit hours)|
Summer PT status = Registered in a maximum of 6.0 credit hours (2 courses) across all of May-Aug (i.e. you are attending classes for all four months).
Summer FT status = 1-of-2 possible registration scenarios:
- Registered in a minimum of 3.0 credit hours (1+ course) within a single 2-month and/or 1-month summer term and nothing else; OR
- Registered in a minimum of 9.0 credit hours (3+ courses) across all of May-Aug
If you have one or more account holds which are currently blocking your ability to register for courses on the Bridge (Login > "Student" tab > Student Account > View Holds), then you will need to connect with the appropriate uLethbridge administrative office for resolution and to eventually have the hold lifted.
A few commonly encountered holds include, but are not limited to:
|Hold Type||Common Reason for Hold||ULETH Office|
|Cash Hold||Student has not yet paid their owing fee balance(s) for the current/past semester(s), in full||Cash Officeemail@example.com|
|Study Permit Hold||The ULETH International Centre has not yet received a copy of the (international) student's IRCC-issued Canadian study permit||International Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Admission Hold||The ULETH Admissions & Transfer Office has not yet received a copy of the student's official transcripts from at least one of the latter's past post-secondary institutions||Admissionsemail@example.com|
|Health Hold||The ULETH Health Centre does not yet have a record of the student's confirmed Alberta Personal Health Number||Health Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Some Bridge accounts may indicate a "You Have No Registration Time Ticket" prompt. This message is typically presented to:
- Any non-graduated program student who forfeited their registration for even just one major Fall or Spring term (i.e. an “inactive” student) - Continuous registration privileges will only be granted to those who are actively taking classes during each passing Fall and Spring semester as the university never “holds” a student’s registration should the latter end up taking a planned or an unexpected break/leave of absence from their studies
- The minimum term courseload needed to retain one's continuing student status on an ongoing basis is: 1 for domestic students and 3 for international students.
- In order for inactive program students to have their course registration privileges reactivated on the Bridge once again, then their very first step will be to submit a returning student application via Apply Alberta - will entail a non-refundable processing fee of $140.00 CAD - during the next subsequent Fall/Spring term of intake.
- From there, the student will then need to wait until they are formally readmitted by Admissions.
- If successful, the student will then be required to both accept the university’s offer letter of admission as well as pay a second non-refundable tuition deposit ($300.00 CAD for domestic students; $500.00 CAD for international students) before the Registrar’s Office can grant them with a new registration time ticket.
- Unclassified/Open Studies (OS) students - OS status is only valid for one academic term/4-months at-a-time (i.e. it is non-continuing), which means that a brand new OS application + another $140.00 CAD payment will need to be submitted to the Registrar's Office with every new intended term of study
Academic Program Advising-specific Information
New Calgary Campus-admitted undergraduate students are normally provided with an individually-customized Program Planning Guide (PPG) which will usually be distributed via email from the Calgary Advising team prior to starting their first semester.
Your PPG will detail the precise number and types courses that you will personally need to complete for your individual program (including any approved transfer credit, waivers, duplicates, or substitutions, where merited) and will essentially serve as your “graduation checklist”.
It is strongly recommended for all students to always consult their original PPG + regularly connect with an advisor about their program courses, ideally once-a-semester before the start of every new registration period, as to ensure that they are on an optimal path to graduation.
- Contact email@example.com should you need to have your original PPG re-sent to you (e.g. your previous copy has either been lost or misplaced)
- Downloadable digital copies of blank PPGs can be found here (organized by calendar year - left-hand pane)
IMPORTANT NOTE: While PPGs can be subject to annual updates/revision, all admitted students will only be expected to follow the course and program requirements as displayed on their advisor-audited PPG from their original calendar year, so long as they are continuously registered in classes during every passing Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-Apr) semester between admission-to-graduation (i.e. no breaks or leaves of absences in between).
Any undergraduate student who ends up taking a break from their studies for at least 1 full year (or greater), will subsequently have their program requirements updated to reflect the curriculum of the current calendar year, upon their reapplication and successful re-admittance back to the university. Taking a break from courses during the summertime (May-Aug) will not result in any administrative consequences.
Any courses which may be present on newer PPGs that were not previously displayed on one's original PPG will not need to be completed by the student, unless they want to take these courses for their own personal interest and are aware that they might end up being extra to their program.
According to the uLethbridge Undergraduate Academic Calendar, program students whose cumulative GPAs end up falling within the below ranges (with respect to the total number of completed and transfer courses combined, to-date) are considered to be on Academic Probation (AP).
This means that the student's academic performance is now below the minimum GPA threshold required to be considered in "Good Academic Standing" with the university, thereby placing them on the cusp of being Required to Withdraw (RW) should their GPA not be improved within a given timeframe.
|# of Completed + Transferred courses, to-date||GPA Range for AP (ULETH's 4.0 Scale)|
|0-5||0.00 - 1.69|
|6-10||1.50 - 1.69|
|11-20||1.70 - 1.84|
*The most efficient and effective way to significantly improve an AP student's GPA, and eventually bring them back up to Good Academic Standing in their program, would be to repeat any previously completed couses with low final grades - especially those with D+, D, and/or F grades
- While all repeated course attempts will be displayed on the student's permanent university transcript, only the final grade earned for the latest repeated attempt will be calculated into the student's cumulative GPA
*Students on AP status may not register for more than 4 courses (12.0 credit hours) in a single term. The sole purpose of limiting AP students from registering into any greater than 4 courses a semester, is to have them focus on improving their GPA (via repeating courses) above all else
*For the purposes of these regulations:
- Post-diploma degree students will be considered to have "20 courses (60.0 credit hours) completed" at the beginning of their program (i.e. automatic 3rd Year standing at first semester)
- Second Degree, Management Certificate, or Post-Bachelor Accounting Certificate program students will be considered to have "40 courses (120.0 credit hours) completed" at the beginning of their program (i.e. automatic 4th Year standing at first semester)
*First or Second Degree program students who have attained 93.0+ credit hours of completed and transferrable course credits, must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 at all times, until graduation.
- The pentalty for such students falling below the 2.00 threshold will be a Required Withdrawal (RW).
Questions about AP? Please contact an Academic Advisor for guidance
To be considered in Good Academic Standing, all admitted undergraduate students MUST maintain the following minimum cumulative GPA values as they progress through their respective credential programs:
GPA (ULETH's 4.0 scale)
# of Completed + Transferred Courses
(Dhillon School of Business)
# of Completed + Transferred Courses
(Faculty of Health Sciences)
*For the purposes of these regulations:
- Students admitted in post-diploma degree programs will be considered to have 20 courses (60.0 credit hours) completed at the beginning of their program (i.e. automatic 3rd Year standing at first semester)
- Students admitted into Second Degree, Management Certificate, or Post-Bachelor Accounting Certificate programs will be considered to have 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) "completed" at the beginning of their program (i.e. automatic 4th Year standing at first semester)
Undergraduate students whose cumulative GPAs by the end of a given Spring semester (Jan-Apr) are determined to fall below the following thresholds for two (2) consecutive semesters, will be Required to Withdraw (RW) from both their programs and the university:
Number of Completed + Transferred Courses
GPA (ULETH's 4.0 scale)
* Students who have taken fewer than 6 courses at the University of Lethbridge cannot be required to withdraw.
* Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons for the first time, may apply for readmission via ApplyAlberta by the appropriate undergraduate application deadline (Spring or Fall intakes, only) after a lapse of one full year has passed
- Note: Readmission for RW'd students is not guaranteed.
*Students who are RW'd for a second time will no longer be permitted to reapply back to the university
*All RW'd students are strongly advised to contact an Academic Advisor as early as possible in order to discuss the possibility of readmission
Applied Studies courses offer students with the opportunity to earn course credit through either employment or volunteer experiences that offer significant learning at a level suitable for the awarding of university credit (at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level) while concurrently relating academic theory into practice within the student's field of study.
- General Information: Visit the Career Bridge website
- Eligibility for Participation: A minimum CGPA of 2.00 (on a 4.0 scale) + second year standing (between 30.0-59.0 credit hours both earned with and transferred to uLethbridge)
- Planning Appointment: Book an appointment with an Applied Studies Instructor via the MyExperience Platform to plan for your Applied Studies venture
- Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package (which will detail the appropriate application deadlines, policies, and procedures)
- Earning Credit:
- Credit is earned via the APST 2000 or 2001 course placeholder codes on one's transcript for the successful completion of 120 placement hours, an employer evaluation, and written assignments
- Disciplinary Credit (denoted by the course code series numbers: APST 2980-85, 3980-85, and 4980-85) is earned for the successful completion of 120 placement hours, an employer evaluation, the submission of a Learning Plan that outlines learning objectives, and an academic project of paper to be graded by a supervising faculty member from within the selected discipline
Students may audit a course, IF AND ONLY IF, they have have been granted with prior permission by the respective primary course instructor to attend lectures with the understanding that they may NOT:
- Participate in class discussions (except by instructor invitation)
- Submit assignments
- Sit for examinations
- Receive any sort of letter grade or university credit by the end of the course
Auditing a course is a great way to take a class for one’s own personal interest while protecting their GPA (similar to the “Credit/Non-Credit” provision). Auditing students will not participate in the course like a regular student, but they will be given the opportunity to follow along in the course via textbook readings, as well as form their own opinions about the lectured topics. General details about the course auditing provision and process can be viewed on the Registrar's Office's Forms site here
Note: Some courses may not be available for audit.
To audit a course, you must complete and email the university's Request to Audit a Course e-form (saving it onto a laptop or PC works best, as to activate the form's fillable features) to the Registrar's Office's Student Records unit (email@example.com) by the deadline indicated on the Academic Schedule (usually just the first two business days (i.e. only a 48-hour window) immediately following the semester's designated add/drop deadline).
- Cost = Half of the total normal cost (I.e. base tuition + other compulsory fees) of the specific course that you are auditing (see the ULETH Online Fees Schedules)
- English Language Proficiency (ELP) is not a requirement to audit a course
- Non-admitted students who have been approved to audit a uLethbridge course will be granted with the same access privileges to University services as official ULETH program students/community users
- All audited courses will be denoted with an 'AU' placeholder code on the student's uLethbridge transcript, which is not a weighted final grade.
Beyond geographic location and face-to-face course delivery times, both of uLethbridge's Calgary and Lethbridge campuses essentially operate as two parts of one big school. That is, course registration for either Calgary-based or Lethbridge-based students will still all be accomplished through the exact same process: the Bridge.
However, it is considered to be the student’s personal responsibility to be mindful of how and where courses are being delivered, by way of consulting the Timetable/Dynamic Schedule during every new course registration period.
- Pay close attention to the “campus” and “instructional method” fields for every single catalogued course.
In the grand scheme of things, there is no real difference in either the merit or the quality of learning received with respect to a given course's instructional or methodological delivery. As long as the student has both the capacity and the resources required to fully participate in all of their registered courses with uLethbridge from start-to-finish (e.g. a working computing device and reliable internet connection for online classes or the funds/vehicle needed to afford a consistent mode of transportation to-and-from campus to attend face-to-face or blended classes), then they will still receive proper final grades for them on their permanent university transcript all the same, irrespective of if whether they are delivered in Calgary, in Lethbridge, face-to-face, online/virtual, or blended.
Active undergraduate program students (i.e. Bachelors degree or undergraduate certificate pursuers, only) who are seeking to change/modify any aspect of their primary programs at the same academic-level:
- Different Major, Same Credential
- e.g.) ACCT to MKTG within the BMgt degree; ADCS to PUBH within the BHSc degree; KNES to PSYC within the BA degree, etc.
- Arts & Science or Dhillon School of Business-based single degree students, wanting to add a second permissible major to the same credential
- e.g.) BMgt-ACCT to BMgt-ACCT/FINC; BA-PSYC to BA-PSYC/SOCI; BSc-BIOL to BSC-BIOL/CHEM
- Different Credential, Same Faculty
- e.g.) Mgt Certificate to BMgt; BHSc to BN; BA to BSc, etc.
- Different Credential, Different Faculty
- e.g.) BMgt to BHSc; BHSc to BSc; BMgt to BA etc.
- Single degree students wanting to pursue a combined degree
- e.g.) BA single degree to the BA/BEd combined degree.
- Important Note: All combined degree credential and major combinations are Lethbridge Campus-exclusive; they cannot be fully guaranteed in Calgary at this time
- Combined degree students dropping one of the credentials down to just a single degree
- e.g.) BA/BMgt to just the BMgt
- Adding/dropping an Undergraduate Minor
- Some combination of all of the above
Are able to do so via online application through their own Bridge accounts (login > "Student" tab > Request to Apply to a Faculty/School or Change Program > select appropriate option > complete form as instructed).
Upon the successful submission of a program change request, the student will then be "re-evaluated" for admissibility into their new desired program by Admissions - further details will be provided directly by an Admissions Specialist by email, where applicable.
All program change requests can be initiated by the student at any time during their studies so long as it is accomplished BEFORE applying to graduate from the university.
- The corresponding deadlines to apply to have program changes take effect on one's permanent university transcript will always mirror that of uLethbridge's annual (new/returning student) application deadlines for undergraduate applicants as displayed here
- i.e.) June 30 for a Fall term update or November 1 for a Spring term update
- These deadlines will normally remain unchanged every year, unless extended otherwise by the Registrar's Office
- There is no cost associated with changing one's program within the undergraduate-level
|ULETH Faculty||Portfolio of Undergrad Credentials|
|Dhillon School of Business||BMgt, Mgt Certificate, Post-Bach Cert in ACCT|
|Faculty of Health Sciences||BHSc, BN/BNAD, NPP, BTR|
|Faculty of Arts & Science||BA, BSc, BASc, PPTP|
|Faculty of Education||BEd|
|Faculty of Fine Arts||BFA, BMus|
Students seeking to change their programs to a different academic-level on the other hand, must instead submit a formal application for admission via the appropriate online system AND pay the mandatory non-refundable application fee, as this action cannot be accomplished through the Bridge in any capacity (i.e. you are essentially applying to be a new student in a new program).
- Undergraduate to Graduate (e.g. Bachelors to Masters): CollegeNet/ApplyWeb
- Graduate to Undergraduate (e.g. Masters to Bachelors): Apply Alberta
An undergraduate program student may elect to designate some courses as Credit/Non-Credit (CR/NC). This alternative is designed to encourage students to expand their academic interests by taking courses outside of their chosen field or major of interest while protecting their term-based and cumulative GPA.
*Initiating the CR/NC process is all accomplished via this fillable Registrar e-form as the first step (downloading the form on either a laptop or PC works best)
- For completed courses with a final grade of a 'C' or higher, the earned letter grade in-question will be denoted on the student's permanent transcript (i.e. neither the CR or nor the NC placeholders will be granted)
- If a final course grade of between a 'C-' to a 'D' (inclusive) is earned, then a 'CR' (Credit) grade will serve as the official substituted grade placeholder
- There may be instances where choosing to leave the original letter grade that you earned in a given term course would be better (e.g. for future graduate studies or membership admittance into an external professional licensing organization)
- Caution: Many other institutions view the "CR" grade as a "minimal pass" and thus do not consider it to be an acceptable indicator of one's academic performance, when compared to a formal letter grade
- If a final course grade of an 'F' is earned, then an 'NC' (No Credit) grade will serve as the substituted grade placeholder
Please refer to the current Undergraduate Academic Calendar ("Academic Regulations" section) for the most complete and up-to-date information on CR/NC designations.
DECLARATION TIME WINDOW: Under normal circumstances, there is a specific timeframe during every semester in which one can designate an academic term course as CR/NC. This will typically START on week 2 of classes and END on the respective term tuition deadline (i.e. Oct 1, Feb 1, or Jun 1).
- Always check the Academic Schedule for semester-specific CR/NC declaration/application periods
- Not permissible to Open Studies students, in any circumstance
- Cannot be used for core, major-specific, or even minor courses within one's program (e.g. only open electives)
- Please refer to your original PPG to determine what these are within your individual program
- Cannot be used for Pass/Fail graded courses (e.g. Co-op work terms, Practicums etc.)
- A max of 2 courses may be designated as CR/NC per Fall or Spring semester
- Max of 1 per Summer session term
- Other post-secondary institutions may not recognize courses where grades other than the standard "A+ to F" lettering scheme are assigned
- Students who are planning to apply into graduate or professional schools beyond uLethbridge for their future educational goals, are strongly advised to contact the receiving institution for clarification on their stance regarding the use of CR/NC designated courses for admission purposes, if any
How many courses am I allowed to designate as Cr/NC?
The number of Cr/NC courses that an admitted undergraduate program student will be permitted to declare, will vary on a number of overlapping factors (e.g. credential of enrollment, admission route, number of credit hours earned to-date, etc.)
All single and combined degree programs:
No transfer credit
1.5–30.0 transfer credit hour equivalents
31.5–60.0 transfer credit hour equivalents
All post-diploma programs, with or without transfer credit 2 All post-diploma combined degree programs, with or without transfer credit 3 All certificate programs, including the Post-Bachelor Certificates in Accounting, with or without transfer credit 1 All second degree programs, with or without transfer credit 2
For the majority of faculties, achieving the Dean’s Honour List designation is met through one of the following two conditions:
- Students who are registered in 4 or more courses (12.0+ credit hours) for the current term, must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher on these courses alone by the end of the semester
- Students who are registered in 3 or fewer courses (no greater than 9.0 credit hours) for the current term, must achieve:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher on these courses by the end of the semester; AND
- Have achieved cumulative institutional GPA of 3.75 or higher across all uLethbridge-taught courses completed to-date; AND
- Have already completed a minimum of 4 graded courses with the University of Lethbridge (i.e. does not include transfer courses), since their original term of admission
These lists are compiled and finalized by the appropriate faculties only twice a year (see below) and will normally entail a mailed congratulatory letter from the student's faculty Dean:
- After February 7 for Fall (Sept-Dec) term honourees
- After June 7 for Spring (Jan-Apr) term honourees
- Dean's Lists are unfortunately not generated for summer-based (May-Aug) courses
*Note: Due to their condensed curriculum structures, Management Certificate, Accounting Certificate, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma program students (i.e. micro-credential pursuers) are unfortunately exempt from Dean's List consideration. Open Studies students are also exempted from the Dean's List as they are considered to be "unclassified". Only active Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degree pursuers may qualify to receive Dean's List recognition.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Dhillon School of Business (DSB) courses are those which fall under one of the faculty's 7 established subject areas, as written in the Undergraduate Course Catalogue.
- Accounting (ACCT)
- Finance (FINC)
- Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (HRLR)
- Indigenous Governance & Business Management (IGBM)
- International Management (IMGT)
- Management (MGT)
- Marketing (MKTG)
The overarching aims of Liberal Education (Lib-Ed) at uLethbridge are to: encourage breadth of knowledge, facilitate interdisciplinary connections, develop critical thinking skills, and foster engaged global citizenship. Lib-Ed electives are normally required for many Bachelors' degree programs at uLethbridge and were previously known as GLERs ("General Liberal Education Requirements") prior to the 2016/2017 academic year.
"Lib-Ed" electives are simply those academic undergraduate-level course which have been pre-determined by the University's School of Liberal Education to fall under 1 of the following 3 atrribute categories of:
- Fine Arts & Humanities
- Social Sciences
Below are some example subject areas (non-exhaustive list) which commonly contain Lib-Ed attributed courses - may vary between individual courses. Specific course offering availabilities across all university campuses however, will vary between individual semesters.
|Fine Arts & Humanities (FA+Hum)||Social Sciences (SoSci)||Science (Sci)|
|Art History (ARHI)||Anthropology (ANTH)||Archaeology (ARKY)|
|Art (ART)||Archaeology (ARKY)||Economics (ECON)|
|Drama (DRAM)||Economics (ECON)||Geography (GEOG)|
|English (ENGL)||Geography (GEOG)||Geology (GEOL)|
|Health Sciences (HLSC)||Health Sciences (HLSC)||Health Sciences (HLSC)|
|Indigenous Studies (INDG)||Political Science (POLI)||Logic (LOGI)|
|Music (MUSI)||Psychology (PSYC)||Mathematics (MATH)|
|New Media (NMED)||Public Health (PUBH)||Philosophy (PHIL)|
|Philosophy (PHIL)||Sociology (SOCI)||Psychology (PSYC)|
|Spanish (SPAN)||Statistics (STAT)|
HOW CAN I TELL IF A COURSE HAS A LIB-ED ATTRIBUTE?
- Consult the university's online undergraduate Course Catalogue to confirm the Lib-Ed attribute of a specific undergrad course, if applicable
- Consult the university's online Timetable/Dynamic Schedule > select appropriate "Term" > highlight all items within the "Subject" box > select appropriate "Attribute Type" > class search
- You can further refine your search query via selecting the appropriate options under the "Campus" and/or "Instructional Method" fields, if need be
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE LIB-ED COURSES TO TAKE?
Review your original advisor-audited Program Planning Guide (PPG) for the specific Lib-Ed requirements of your individual program, if any (will vary between students). Email email@example.com if you have either lost or misplaced your original PPG and need to have it sent back to you.
*IMPORTANT: Core and major-specific courses which are already required for your individual program CANNOT be "double-dipped" into another available Lib-Ed credit slot. All Lib-Ed elective courses must be distinctly different from your non-negotiable program courses.
Final Course Grades for all academic term courses at uLethbridge are determined by the primary course instructor and will follow an "A+ to F" letter grading scheme upon the conclusion of a given semester
All final grades will normally be rolled-out onto a student's own Bridge account ("Student" tab > Student Records > Final Grades) - and by extension their permanent uLethbridge transcript - by the Registrar's Office WITHIN 1 WEEK AFTER the last day of the Registrar-scheduled final exam period (for the given semester) has passed, as framed within the Academic Schedule, and no sooner.
- NOTE: While some course instructors may elect to enter and keep record of all of their students' cumulative interim grades via the gradebook tool on Moodle, it should be noted that Moodle is not directly linked to any students' uLethbridge transcripts in any capacity, at this time. As a result, the grade that you see in Moodle by the end of the semester, might not necessarily be reflective of the true grade that you end up earning in the overall course as not all instructors are obligated to use Moodle to the same extent as others.
Specific percentage range-to-letter grade schemes may vary between individual faculties, and sometimes even by individual instructor.
Effective May 1, 2022, the University of Lethbridge and other Alberta universities adopted a common 4-point grading system. The quantitative academic performance of a student will be expressed as a Grade Point Average (GPA), which is determined by multiplying the respective grade points assigned to each letter grade by the weighing factor of the course. The total of all course grade points thus calculated is then divided by the total of the weighting factors for all courses.
The corresponding grade points assigned to each designated letter grade marker on the other hand, will follow uLethbridge's standardized grading system - measured between a 4.00 to 0.00 scoring scale - as detailed within both the Academic Calendar and below:
|Qualitative Performance Descriptor|
***uLethbridge's GPA Estimator Tool for current/active/non-graduated students can be found here: www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/gpa-estimator
The following grade placeholder codes are NOT weighted final grades:
- AI = Administrative Incomplete
- AU = Audited course
- CR = Credited course (See the "Credit/Non-Credit (CR/NC) Course Designations" tab above)
- I = Incomplete ("I-grade") designation
- P = Pass (commonly reserved for experiential learning-based courses such as co-op work terms, practicums, internships etc.)
- NC = Non-Credited course (See the "Credit/Non-Credit (CR/NC) Course Designations" tab above)
- W = Withdrawn course
- WC = Withdrawal with Cause
- X = Continuing (exclusively reserved for either Thesis-based or the first half of any dual-term (Sept-Apr or Jan-Dec) courses)
- XP = Exchange Placeholder (exclusively reserved for pre-approved visiting student transfer credit)
Before initiating a final grade appeal:
- A final "A+ to F" final letter grade must be denoted on your university transcript; AND
- How the grade was determined must have also been discussed with the appropriate course instructor(s) beforehand
If and only if the above two conditions have been met and you still have reason to believe, with documented and justifiable proof, that you have been unfairly graded when compared to the rest of your classmates, can you then proceed with submitting a Final Grade Appeal form (downloading this form onto a laptop or a PC works best, in order to activate its fillable features). Both the completed form, plus any and all appropriate supporting documentation (e.g. emails, the course outline, other written notes/statements taken by the student etc.) must then be received and signed by the appropriate Faculty Dean of the course (Dean's Office inboxes displayed on the form) by no later than the following dates:
- Fall term (Sept-Dec) courses: February 7
- Spring term (Jan-Apr) courses: June 7
- Summer term (May-Aug) courses: October 7
You must appropriately justify why you believe both the final grade and the instructor's rationale for it was improperly determined.
Note I: To determine which faculty a given course falls under, which might not be the same as your overarching degree/certificate program, please consult the university's Undergraduate Course Catalogue. The faculty is for the individual course that you are seeking a final grade appeal for, not your primary credential program of enrollment.
Note II: Appealing a grade for individual course assessments (e.g. an assignment, a paper, a quiz/exam etc.) - especially before an official final grade has been determined - is NOT the same as an appealable final grade. Instead, such inquiries must be brought to the exclusive attention of the instructor only for clarification and resolution (since they are the ones who determined the assessment grade in the first place).
Final Program Checks are completed by an Academic Advisor to ensure that all established program requirements for a given undergraduate student for have been met for graduation purposes.
Students should ideally submit a Final Program Check request as soon as you have registered themselves into their final semester of courses:
- BMgt, Mgt Cert, PBC-ACCT students: Online Form
- BHSc-PUBH students: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Preferred Deadlines
- April 1 - August and December completers
- December 1 - April completers
IMPORTANT: Final Program Checks are NOT THE SAME as an Application to Graduate.
- Applying to graduate from the university is all accomplished online via one's own Bridge account (log-in > "Student" tab > Student Records > Apply to Graduate) either on or before the corresponding term-specific grad app deadline as displayed on uLethbridge's Convocation site here
Institutional Honours: 1-of-2 possible designations
- Distinction: Graduating GPA falls between 3.50 - 3.74
- Denoted on graduand's parchment and permanent university transcript, and will also entail the awarding of a blue cord of distinction during convocation
- Great Distinction: Graduating GPA falls between 3.75 - 4.00 (max threshold)
- Denoted on graduand's parchment and permanent university transcript, and will also entail the awarding of a yellow cord of distinction during convocation
Graduating GPA calculations will vary by academic-level:
- Undergraduate = Last 20 weighted university-level term courses (60.0 credits)
- Graduate = All courses taken for credit towards credential (excluding any applicable final thesis or final capstone project milestones)
Academic Medals: Each year, all faculties award one University of Lethbridge Gold Medal - presented during Spring Convocation (May/June) - to their most distinguished graduand (I.e. highest graduation GPA). The Faculty of Arts & Science in particular will award two Gold Medals, each year.
Additional medal-based accolades, beyond uLethbridge's own faculty-specific Gold Medals, include:
- The Silver Medal of the Governor General of Canada - awarded to the graduate with the highest academic standing in an undergraduate-level program
- The Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada - awarded to the graduate with the highest academic standing in a graduate-level program
- The School of Graduate Studies Silver Medals of Merit - awarded to a graduating student from each degree program for excellence in graduate studies
- The William Aberhart Medal in Education - awarded to the graduating student who has shown the highest general proficiency in the final two years of the BEd program
The designation of an "Incomplete" ('I' grade) is awarded only case of severe illness or other extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control which make it impossible for them to complete the required remaining work within a given course by the end if the semester.
The 'I' designation:
- Is awarded only on application to and approval of both the primary course instructor(s) and the appropriate faculty Dean, to which said application will not be reviewed until the last two weeks of class lectures. When the 'I' grade is approved, an appropriate deadline is determined for completion of the outstanding work. A student who does not completed the outstanding work by the assigned deadline will normally receive a final grade of 'F' in the course.
- May be converted by the instructor to a formal A+ - F letter grade designation within a maximum time period of one year. If the conversion is not officated within this time frame, then the grade is automatically becomes an 'F' except where circumstances continue to prevent the completion of the remaining coursework, in which case, the 'I' designation remains on the student's academic transcript.
- Is NOT permissible for experiential learning courses which have a "Pass-Fail" grading scheme (e.g. Practicums and Co-op Work terms). That is, the I grade can only be used for conventional credit courses where an A+ - F grade can be assigned.
If you have reason to believe that your individual circumstances may qualify you for an Incomplete for either one or some of your courses for a currently active semester, please proceed with filling out the appropriate Incomplete Form and submit both it as well as all applicable supporting documentation to the appropriate Academic Advising unit for review (as displayed below).
Each faculty will have their own unique I-grade application processes. To determine which faculty a given course falls under, which might not be the same as your overarching degree/certificate program, please consult the university's Undergraduate Course Catalogue.
|Faculty||Application for an Incomplete Form/Process||Advising Unit Inbox|
|Dhillon School of Business||Link|
|Faculty of Health Sciences||Link|
|Faculty of Arts & Science||Link|
|Faculty of Fine Arts||Link|
*All Calgary Campus-based students are strongly encouraged to additionally copy the Calgary Advising inbox (email@example.com) in their "Incomplete" request emails to the appropriate faculty.
LOAs for UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
|**All international students who are considering entering a LOA at any point in their academic studies, MUST contact the uLethbridge International Student Advising Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) first for counsel on potential study permit/visa/Canadian residency status implications.|
According to university Registrar protocol, all admitted (non-graduated) undergraduate students who willingly forfeit their registration for even just one major semester (i.e. Spring or Fall) will be subsequently classified as "inactive" or “non-continuing” within the university’s systems by the end of the semester's respective registration period and onwards.
As a rule-of-thumb, in order for admitted undergrads to retain their “active/continuing student status” on an ongoing basis with uLethbridge, they must ensure that they are always registered in the minimum courseload required for every passing Fall (Sept-Dec) or Spring (Jan-Apr) semester between their first term of admission and right up until graduation.
- Domestic Students = minimum of 3.0 credit hours (or 1 course)
- International Students = minimum of 9.0 credit hours (or 3 courses)
- Summer registration (May-Aug) is entirely optional for all undergraduate students in that there are no negative administrative consequences should one decide to not register in any courses during the Summer months
While all admitted undergraduate program students are within their right to take a planned or an unplanned break from their studies for any length of time, for any reason, and at any point during their academic career with uLethbridge (prior to graduation) by simply not registering into any classes during the next subsequent major Fall or Spring semester, it will however be their personal responsibility to comply with the university’s processes in regards to “returning from an absence” whenever they decide to come back. This is accomplished by simply re-applying back to the university as a returning undergrad via Apply Alberta – no exceptions – for their intended Fall or Spring term of reinstatement.
- See the university's Undergraduate Application & Document Deadlines page for the most accurate and up-to-date application deadlines
- The non-refundable reapplication fee is currently designated at $140.00 CAD
- All returning students will be required to enter their original 9-digit uLethbridge Student ID number on their application as this will serve as a visual identifier to Admissions that the former were admitted to the university once before in the past (i.e. not brand new)
Upon one's re-admittance, which will be provided to the returning student in the form of an offer letter from Admissions, they then be required to pay a second non-refundable tuition deposit (currently $300.00 CAD for domestic admits and $500.00 for international admits), in order both accept the offer as well as for the uLethbridge Registrar’s Office to reinstate their course registration privileges on the Bridge once again.
A returning student’s readmissibility assessment normally takes Admissions between 1-2 weeks to complete, on average.
LOAs for GRADUATE STUDENTS
|**All international students who are considering entering a LOA at any point in their academic studies, MUST contact the uLethbridge International Student Advising Office (email@example.com) first for counsel on potential study permit/visa/Canadian residency status implications.|
As program enrollment for active course-based or Thesis-based graduate students is pre-determined by their respective program faculty, those students who need to enter a temporary leave of absence (LOA) from their studies due to an extenuating circumstance beyond their personal control - including but not limited to: maternity/paternity leave, severe or debilitating medical illness or injury, immediate family emergency, bereavement, extended care giving responsibilities, military service etc. - are advised to email their respective grad program office as the first step (link to SGS program advisory office directory).
Each graduate credential program has their own unique policies (i.e. qualifying conditions and allowable time taken off) regarding LOAs, so special permission will need to be requested to the appropriate graduate program office to determine both one's leave eligibility as well as the corresponding, faculty-specific application process (see the Graduate Academic Calendar, "Academic Regulations" section, "Academic Standings" sub-section, point E "Leave of Absence" clause).
An approved LOA will commence at the beginning of a designated Fall (September start), Spring (January start), or Summer (May start) term, only. During an approved LOA, the following conditions will apply:
- Graduate students are not required to register for courses in their program
- No fees are assessed
- Graduate students must submit a deferral request for their awards, scholarships, and bursaries to the Graduate Funding Facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Deferral requests for Internal Awards must be submitted by the dates outlined in the uLethbridge Graduate Academic Calendar (see "Awards and Scholarships" section, "Application for Awards" sub-section, point b "Eligibility", sub-point 4 "Interruption of Program with Approved Leave of Absences" clause)
- Deferral requests for Admissions Awards may be held in abeyance, if approved
- Deferral requests for External Awards are considered in accordance with the funding agency's award holder agreement
- Time off granted for the LOA is not counted towards the respective residence requirement of the individual program sought
- Residence Requirement is defined as "the minimum number of academic terms and/or proprietary uLethbridge courses/course equivalents/credit hours required and, if applicable, when they must be completed within the program"
- See the Graduate Academic Calendar, "Academic Regulations" section, "Academic Standings" sub-section, point D "Residence Requirements and Time Limits" clause).
- Residence requirements must still be met
- Graduate students do not have access to uLethbridge resources and services (e.g. Library privileges)
- Graduate students are not actively engaged in either coursework or the research requirements needed for their credential program
- Graduate students who return after an approved LOA shall be considered for uLethbridge awards, subject to the rules and regulations guiding graduate awards, as outlined in the Graduate Academic Calendar (see "Awards and Scholarships" section, "Application for Awards" sub-section, point B "Eligibility", sub-point 5 "Returning After an Approved Leave of Absence" clause)
Successfully admitted BHSc-PUBH students (any campus or admission route) are provided with the opportunity to pursue the Faculty of Health Science's Practicum in Public Health (PUBH 4550) course - worth 15.0 credit hours and is to be completed in addition to the student's base coursework - during their final year of study (but BEFORE applying to graduate from the university) as a means of gaining direct, hands-on work experience within the public health field while they are actively pursuing their degree.
At this time, PUBH 4550 is 100% OPTIONAL, meaning that any BHSc-PUBH student (any admission route and campus) can still fully graduate from their degree without pursuing the practicum.
In order to be considered for PUBH 4550, all interested students are responsible for ensuring that the following conditions are met prior to submitting a practicum application to the Faculty of Health Sciences:
- All calendar-mandated pre-requisites have been sufficiently achieved (i.e. minimum cumulative GPA + specific courses)
- The Internship Specialist is emailed by no later than 6-months in advance of the desired semester of placement for intake consideration:
- March 1 or earlier, for a Fall (Sept-Dec) term placement
- June 1 or earlier, for a Spring (Jan-Apr) term placement
- November 1 or earlier, for a Summer (May-Aug) term placement
- *Students desiring an international practicum are to email the Internship Specialist by no later than 12-months in advance
If successfully approved to enroll in PUBH 4550 for a given semester, such students will in-turn NOT be permitted to concurrently register themselves into other courses during their practicum term, as the total academic weighting of the experiential learning placeholder (15.0 credits) will max out the student's allotted credit limit for that term.
Further detailed information about PUBH 4550 (e.g. candidate shortlisting, pre-placement requirements, roles & responsibilities, student testimonies etc.) can be viewed in the below weblinks:
Students may elect to declare up to a maximum of two (optional) minors within a single undergraduate-level certificate or Bachelors degree program, either at the time of application or added at any point during one's studies prior to graduation.
Minors are defined as a set of 6 distinct courses (18.0 credits), per minor, which are to be completed on-top of the student's base coursework in their primary program and ultimately aim to provide learners with a fundamental depth of knowledge in a particular sub-discipline (which do not necessarily have to be related to one's major or program faculty). Upon the successful completion of all calendar-mandated course requirements, the student's chosen minor(s) will be denoted on their official uLethbridge transcript.
While there are 47 possible undergraduate minors to select from with uLethbridge, the Calgary Campus however can only guarantee completion for the following 6 at this time, due to our small size:
|Calgary Minor||Special Notes|
|(1) Accounting||Cannot be declared by BMgt-ACCT or PBC-ACCT students.|
|(2) Health Leadership||Cannot be declared by Calgary-based BHSc-PUBH students due to the significant proportion of curricula duplication/overlap between minor and degree major.|
|(3) International Management||Cannot be declared by BMgt-IMGT or Mgt Cert-IMGT students. Will entail the completion of at least one full-term/4-month outbound international exchange.|
|(4) Marketing||Cannot be declared by BMgt-MKTG or Mgt Cert-MKTG students.|
|(5) Mental Health||Cannot be declared by Calgary-based BHSc-PUBH students due to a significant proportion of the minor's courses being normally delivered in-person at the Lethbridge Campus.|
|(6) Population Health||Cannot be declared by Calgary-based BHSc-PUBH students due to the significant proportion of curricula duplication/overlap between minor and degree major.|
Consult the current undergraduate Academic Calendar ("Minors" section) to determine which exact courses are to be completed in order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for specific minors. Minor course requirements can be subject to change with every new calendar year. uLethbridge's 41 other declarable undergraduate minors, as listed in the Calendar, are exclusive to the Lethbridge Campus, at this time
*IMPORTANT: No undergraduate minor can be fully completed in one single semester as not all associated courses are offered every term. In addition, many minors will entail courses which have specific pre-requisite conditions, which means that said courses will need to be completed in a certain/sequential order due to their progressive knowledge-building/laddering structures.
- PRE-REQUISITES are specified registration conditions which must be satisfied in advance of registering for a given uLethbridge course.
- COREQUISITIES are specified registration conditions that can be satisfied either in advance or during the same semester as a given uLethbridge course.
Pre/co-requisite conditions, if applicable, can include:
- Specific lower-level ULETH courses OR their pre-approved transferable equivalents completed once already in a past semester
- Minimum final grades achieved (e.g. C- or higher)
- Year standing
- Credential program of enrollment (e.g. BMgt, Mgt Certificate, Accounting Certificate, BHSc, MHSM, GCHSM etc.)
- Faculty (E.g. Dhillon School of Business for BMgt, Mgt Certificate, or Accounting Certificate students; Faculty of Health Sciences for BHSc students etc.)
- Some combination of all of the above
- None of the above (course has no established pre-reqs or coreqs)
The Bridge’s automated requisite checking system will prevent students from registering into courses where they do not sufficiently meet its established calendar-mandated requisite conditions, if any.
***All students are responsible for consulting the university’s online Course Catalogues for the most up-to-date course requisite information as individual conditions can be subject to change with every new calendar year.
Under normal circumstances, students may not register themselves into a course without successfully satisfying its Calendar-mandated pre/co-requisite conditions.
However, only under very special and extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control, can an Academic Advisor be engaged for a Prerequisite Waiver request (not guaranteed and eligibility conditions will vary between individual students).
Students in Good Academic Standing MAY register themselves into a 6th course (totaling their current pursued credit hours for the term to 18.0) during a major Fall or Spring semester via their Bridge account, but only during the first week of classes for a given semester, and no sooner or later - as defined within the university's Academic Schedule.
However, it should be stressed that intentionally heavy course loads without adequate preparation and time management skills are a common cause of poor academic performance.
Students may elect to repeat a course that they have previously completed once already in a past semester (e.g. you achieved a 'D' or an 'F' grade but now wish to complete the same course again in order to obtain a better grade). This is most commonly pursued by students as a means of improving their cumulative GPAs (e.g. to transition out of academic probation and into good academic standing, to graduate with distinction, for future graduate/professional studies, for personal betterment etc.)
- Repeated course re-calculations will automatically take place behind the scenes within the university's systems, where applicable, once final grades are rolled-out
- The earned final grade for all attempts will appear on the student's permanent uLethbridge transcript however, only the most recent grade will be calculated into one's cumulative GPA.
- Withdrawn (W) or Withdrawn with Cause (WC) designations are not weighted final grades and are therefore not considered to be repeated courses if registered in again. The student must have achieved a formal "A+ to F" letter grade once already in a given course in order to repeat it.
Note: GPA recalculations via repeated course attempts can only be conducted for ACTIVE/NON-GRADUATED program students (i.e. one's program is still in-progress). Once a student formally graduates from the university, any courses that they end up retaking after the fact will never change their original graduating GPA as the latter will be rendered permanent upon conferral.
Some reasons for rescheduling a Registrar-scheduled final exam are unacceptable, but there are some cases when accommodation could be made.
ACCEPTABLE reasons for requesting a rescheduled final exam can include:
- You have two final exams which have the exact same start time and date as each another
- You have 3 final exams which all start AND end (stacked) within 24 a hour timeframe; the instructor associated with the second exam will typically be the one to accommodate the need for a rescheduled exam
- You have 4 final exams which all start AND end (stacked) within a 48 hour timeframe; the instructor associated with the third exam will typically be the one to accommodate the rescheduled exam.
- Significant illness or injury. Need appropriate documentation from licensed medical professional.
- Family or personal emergencies. Need appropriate documentation from associated professional.
- Death of an immediate family member (bereavement)
- Competing and non-reschedulable work-related obligations. Need appropriate documentation from immediate supervisor, on company letterhead, and must clearly detail the negative impacts on position/workplace if said student was to miss work.
- Religious reasons. Need appropriate documentation from authorized religious leader.
- You have a family or personal emergency. A Supporting Documentation form is required.
- For religious reasons. A Supporting Documentation form is required.
UNACCEPTABLE reasons include:
- Social functions (e.g. weddings, showers, parties, events etc.)
- Any travel plans intended for personal holidays or leisure (including the advanced purchasing of any tickets)
You will need to complete and submit a Special Final Examination form to an Academic Advisor.
The minimum number of courses which must be completed directly with the University of Lethbridge in order to meet a given credential's graduation requirements.
Please refer to your original, advisor-provided Program Planning Guide (PPG) for clarification as specific residence requirements will vary by both program/credential sought as well as the individual student's original calendar year of admission.
Active undergraduate students who are seeking to take courses elsewhere at another institution as a "visiting student" for transfer credit back to their respective uLethbridge program MUST obtain prior approval from an Academic Advisor first - no exceptions. If a student takes a course at another institution without the appropriate Advisor-endorsed clearance beforehand, then transfer credit for that course will not be granted.
If you feel you have extenuating circumstances beyond your control that make you eligible for VSA, you should always connect with an Academic Advisor for guidance sooner, rather than later
- See Appeal Letter information sheet
In the case of a serious illness, accident, or other circumstance beyond your control, you may obtain a “Withdrawal with Cause” (WC) on or before the last day of classes. A ‘WC’ will be denoted on your transcript and will have no impact on your GPA.
Please submit your completed Supporting Documentation form + a Spring/Fall Complete Withdrawal Form to an Academic Advisor.
Year Standing - A given undergraduate student's year standing is based on the number of completed/earned credit hours at the time of course registration. The university's undergraduate Course Catalogue may denote Second, Third, or Fourth Year Standing as a mandatory pre-requisite condition for specific courses.
Use the following chart (includes transfer courses) to determine year standing for prerequisite purposes:
*Successfully admitted post-diploma students automatically begin with Third Year standing
*Successfully admitted certificate and second degree students automatically begin with Fourth Year standing