Wednesday, April 29, 2020

SAT Grade Designation Information

As you are aware from our earlier message, the Carleton University Senate approved the use of Satisfactory (SAT) and Unsatisfactory (UNS) grades for winter 2020 term and full-year fall/winter 2019-20 term courses. You now have the choice, at your discretion, to convert any or all of your passing winter 2020 term and full-year fall/winter 2019-20 term grades to the alternative notation SAT.

We have set up a SAT/UNS FAQ webpage that covers a variety of questions and information relating to SAT/UNS. We encourage you to review this webpage in full prior to making your decision to designate any of your winter 2020 term and full-year fall/winter 2019-20 term grades as SAT.

Requesting SAT/UNS
Once your final winter 2020 term or full-year fall/winter 2019-20 term grade appears in Carleton Central, you will be able to request (on a course-by-course basis) to designate any of these passing grades as SAT through the Registrar’s Office SAT Request Form until May 29, 2020. We strongly encourage you to wait until all of your winter term grades have been posted before making this request. Once the change is made it cannot be reversed.

Any failing grade will automatically be converted to an UNS grade by the Registrar’s Office after May 29, 2020. The UNS grade will not be used in the calculation of your CGPA. Please note that a failing grade will not be converted to an UNS grade if it is a result of an academic integrity violation.

Hypothetical Course(s) and Grade(s) Option
You can use the Hypothetical Course(s) and Grade(s) option in your Academic Audit to determine how opting for SAT in any of your courses instead of a letter grade will impact the progress in your program, your CGPA and your graduation eligibility.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Deans’ Honour List Awards
Information about how SAT/UNS will affect the renewal of entrance scholarships, general in-course scholarships and the Deans’ Honour Lists is available on the Awards Office website. 

Meet with an Academic Advisor
If you have additional questions regarding the SAT/UNS designation and how it may affect your program, or if you are in need of academic advising, please contact to meet with an academic advisor virtually.

We recognize these are challenging times and I encourage you to reach out to our many support services which will continue to operate over the summer.


Suzanne Blanchard
Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) and University Registrar

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