Flexible Grading Option (CG Grade)

The University of Calgary has introduced a new grading option for students called credit granted (CG). Students may request a CG grade for a limited number of courses—in most cases just one course—that they complete over the course of a graduate degree. The intention of the CG grade is to support student’s breadth of learning and student wellness. A CG grade may count toward a student’s degree requirements in some programs, but it doesn’t impact their grade point average (GPA). “CG” appears on a transcript in place of the letter grade a student would have received.

CG Eligibility Details for Graduate Students:

  • The CG grade will not be allowed in some graduate programs or courses.
  • A maximum of one regular course (up to three units) may be taken for a CG grade over an entire graduate program. Students enrolled in laddered pathways may only have a grade of CG for a total of one regular course throughout the entire laddered pathway.
  • To opt for the CG grade, graduate students must:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate program that allows CG grades. (Note that courses taken extra-to-program may be eligible for CG grades in some programs.)
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Achieve a minimum final grade of "B-" or above

Each Faculty has specific CG Grade regulations. Refer to Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade) under each program in the Academic Calendar for additional detail.

Learn more

Learn more about the CG grade option, and find out if your program supports CG grades on the Registrar website.