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Academic Information

At Western, academic terms run from September to December and January to April including exam periods.  Students are evaluated on a continuous assessment model which can include exams, essays, presentations, group projects, and/or participation. Attendance and/or participation may be a required component of the course. All methods of evaluation will be clearly stated in the course syllabus, which is adhered to by the instructor. 

Grading Scheme

At Western, most courses are graded on a percentage scale of 100%. Selected professional faculties or special programs may have a different grading scheme. Please check with specific programs for details.

A+      

90-100%

A

80 -89%

B

70 - 79%

C

60 - 69%

D

50 - 59%

F

below 50% or assigned  when course is dropped with academic penalty

      Source:   http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/2013/pg104.html

Course Load

Student’s Length of Study

Maximum Course Load

Minimum Course Load

One term

5 half courses  (2.5 UWO credits)

4 half courses (2.0 UWO credits)

Full Year

5  UWO credits  (combination of full and half courses)

3.5 UWO credits (combination of full and half courses)

Terminology in the Academic Timetable

Suffixes

Description/Duration of Course

no suffix

Full course not designated as an essay course (September – April)

A

Half course offered in first term (Sept. – Dec.)

B

Half course offered in second term (Jan. – Apr.)

A/B

Half course offered in first and/or second term (Sept. – Dec./Jan.-Apr.)

E

Full essay course (September – April)

F

Half essay course offered in first term (Sept.– Dec.)

G

Half essay course offered in second term (Jan. – Apr.)

F/G

Half essay course offered in first and/or second term (Sept. – Dec./Jan.-Apr.)

Abreviations

*Please note: If a course does not appear in the timetable, it is not offered next year.