Ontario’s education system may differ considerably from your own country’s. Failing to grasp these differences could have a negative impact on your future success. Here are some important elements to consider:
At York University, students must acquire a prescribed number of course credits to graduate (e.g. a bachelor degree usually requires 90 or 120 credits). Some courses are mandatory while others may be optional, as outlined in your program’s description. Each completed course will earn you a corresponding number of credits (e.g. one course may equal three or six credits). A full-time, regular session usually consists of 9 or 15 credits.
The sum of the work you complete in each course (e.g. written assignments or exams) will be graded out of a total of 100 marks. Your instructor’s assessment methods are usually outlined in the course syllabus, which you will receive on the first day of class. The mark you receive out of 100 will be translated to its equivalent letter-grade (e.g. A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, etc.). Please consultGlendon’s grading schemefor more information. Note that the letter-grade required to pass a course is “D.”
For more information about Ontario’s education system, visit this website.