Apr 1, 2020

Spring 2020 Grading for Regular Studies Courses & Academic Standing

As a result of the incredible pressure on students enrolled in Spring Semester 2020, the College has approved an alternate grading design for the spring semester.

Many students may be eligible to receive a No Grade (NG) for the Spring 2020 Semester. The NG grade will not be a passing grade, but will have no impact on a student’s grade point average.

A course with an NG grade cannot be used to fulfill a course pre-requisite. Additionally, some students who will be put on Academic Suspension from the Spring 2020 semester will have their academic consequences adjusted.

For band-sponsored students who are concerned about their sponsorship eligibility for future terms, we encourage you to review your individual funding agreement or to reach out to your band’s education coordinator. If you have any questions about the NG Grade, please reach out to one of our Indigenous Education and Services team members at indigenous@langara.ca.

For international students who are concerned about their eligibility for off-campus work and Post Graduate Work Permit, a notation of NG will not impact your full time status and is not the same as a “W” grade.  If you have any questions about the NG Grade, please reach out to one of our International Student Coordinators or email international@langara.ca.

The exceptions to this initiative are as follows:

  • Students who have been sanctioned or are under investigation for academic integrity or non-academic misconduct violations related to Spring 2020 semester (January 1 to April 30, 2020) are not eligible.
  • No Nursing courses will be eligible for an NG grade due to regulatory requirements.
  • Nursing students put on Academic Suspension from the Spring 2020 Semester will be dropped from Summer Semester classes.

The College will apply the NG grade in the following ways:

  1.  Students who have or will be receiving an N (incomplete), F (Fail) or U (Unsuccessful) grade will have the grade will be changed to an NG (No-Grade) grade. When Faculty are grading their courses for the Spring semester, this grade option will be available. If you received an N, F, or U grade in part of term 2 (January – February) your grade will be adjusted. 
  2. Students may be put on Academic Probation or Suspension as a result of earning C- or D grades in Spring 2020 semester courses. If you have received or will receive a C- or D in the Spring 2020 semester, you will be given until noon (12:00 PST) on April 29, 2020 to decide if you would like to change your grade to NG or maintain your grade and credit. If you want your grade changed to NG, you will have to notify the Registrar’s office at registration@langara.ca to request a grade adjustment. The request must come in through your Langara student email address, and include your student name, number, and define the course that you desire a grade adjustment for. Once the grade is adjusted, your academic standing will also be updated. 
  3. Students receiving student loans are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid department at finaid@langara.ca if they are requesting this change. The change to an NG grade could have an impact on future funding eligibility. 

The College will adjust our Academic Suspension consequences in the following way:

  1. If you are put on Academic Suspension from the Spring 2020 semester you will not be dropped from summer classes and you will be permitted to continue for the summer semester on Academic Probation. The process will be as follows:

a. On April 23, 2020, all students on Academic Suspension will be dropped from their courses.

b. On the morning of April 24, 2020 Registrar and Enrolment Services will work to re-enroll students in the courses that they were previously registered in for summer 2020.

c. If students were on waitlists for courses that were also dropped, they will be re-added to the waitlist, but we may not be able retain their spot on the waitlist.

d. As this is a manual process, there will be a time period between April 23 to April 24 when some students may see their courses dropped.

e. Registration period 2 will not open until all re-registrations are complete.

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