Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculations

 


 


 

MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE

The University's minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement is 3.0 however, the ECE Department's recommended minimum GPA requirement is 3.5. 
Neither the University nor the Department rounds up in their calculation of Admissions GPAs.

  1. Canadian students or students who graduated from a Canadian or U.S. university:
    We use only the last 60-credit hours of university course work to calculate your GPA.
     
  2. International students or students who graduated from an International university:
    1. We use only the grades in the last two (2) years or equivalent (as determined by the Faculty) of university work to calculate your GPA.
      Students applying to the Ph.D. program or students applying to a graduate program and who hold multiple degrees:
      1. Your entire Master's program et.al. counts as 1-year
      2. The final year of your Bachelor's program usually counts as the second year

 

 

GPA CALCULATIONS & ASSESSMENT

  • CANADIAN / U.S. GRADUATES (students who have graduated from Canadian or U.S. colleges or universities)
    • Master Program -- we count only the last 60 credit hours in a degree program (unless otherwise stated http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html).
    • Ph.D. Program -- we count only the last 60 credit hours in a degree program (unless otherwise stated http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html).  
  • INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES -- Entering either the Master or Ph.D. program and who are first time students at the UofM or Canadian students who attended colleges or universities outside of Canada or the U.S., we will calculate your GPA using information on this site:   http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html as well as information sent to us from your university's Records Office.
  • ENGINEERING COURSES & RELATED COURSES (ALL STUDENTS)
    Minimum GPAs are required in Engineering Courses or Engineering Related Courses:  Engineering OR Engineering Related Courses (e.g. Math, Statistics, etc.) espcially those related to the student's research/study area must also show a minimum GPA of 3.0 to 3.5 depending on the course, student's research/study area, and research group environment.  Decisions regarding the evaluation of courses is determined by the in-taking professor (Academic Advisor).

 

 

CONVERTING GRADES TO A 4.5 GRADING SYSTEM

In most cases the International Equivalency Charts already convert grades to our 4.5 GPA rating system.  In cases where it does not, there will be a mention at the bottom of that country's Equivalency Chart to convert the resulting GPA using the method described. 

In most cases, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from various universities and countries arrive with GRADE SHEETS.  These Grade Sheets tell us how your university calculates GPA and we adjust according to those Grade Sheets or Grade References.

ADMISSIONS CALCULATION:
The University of Manitoba's grading system is based on a 4.5 grading scale. We realize other universities you are applying to calculate GPA using a variety of methods however, for the purposes of admissions to the University of Manitoba we calculate GPA in the manner listed on Grade Sheets or as calculated using the INTERNATIONAL DEGREE EQUIVALENCY CHARTS.
This practice is held university-wide and is a practice of our Faculty and Department.

 

AWARDS CALCULATION:

  • Award Calculation differs and are in acordance to the award's standard as mentioned in the award requirements.
  • Depending on the type of award we will convert your GPA to a 4.5 scale. Most notable conversion is done for the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES) AND International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS).
  • Some awards allow us to round up to the nearest 1/10 of a percent however, some do not
  • We do not use the 4.5 conversion system to covert transcript GPAs if  transcripts already shows "+" or "-" grades of any sort.
    This practice is held university-wide and is a practice of our Faculty and Department.

 

 

VALUE OF GRADES

  • In order to calculate your GPA we use the grades listed in your transcripts. The values are listed here:

A+  4.5
A  4
A-  4
B+  3.5
B  3
B-  3
C+  2.5
C  2
C-  2
D+  1.5
D  1
D-  1
F  0

 

 

DISCLAIMER -- GPA CALCULATIONS

Unfortunately, we are not able to calculate the GPA for students unless the student has formally applied to the BME Graduate Program and a professor has requested the student's GPA Calculation.  If you wish to know your GPA you may calculate that yourself using the calculation methods used for our university's graduate program for most programs and international universities.  Information and methods may be found at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html

Initial GPA calculations are made by the Department for recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies however, if the transcripts are accompanied by grades values from the student's university or if those grade evaluations are already on-file at the Faculty the final GPA calculation may differ from that standard Canadian tables offered on the FGS site.  We cannot accept GPA calculations which a student may have recieved by other universities, institutions, or organizations.  The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Graduate Studies is the final word in Admissions Standards and we adhere to their decision and methods.

 

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