Due to the unprecedented challenge posed by COVID-19, the Carleton University Senate approved the use of Satisfactory (SAT) and Unsatisfactory (UNS) grades for the winter 2020 term. Students now have the choice, at their discretion, to convert any or all of their passing winter 2020 term and fall/winter 2019-20 term grades to the alternative notation SAT.

The deadline to request any winter 2020 term and fall/winter 2019-20 term passing grade as SAT was May 29, 2020.

Students who have written a deferred exam will have until June 30, 2020 to request any passing winter 2020 term and fall/winter 2019-20 term grades as SAT. These students will receive an email with more information on how to submit a SAT Request form in June. If you did not receive an email and have written a deferral exam, please contact registrar@carleton.ca.

Use the 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 instead of a letter grade will impact your progress in your program, your CGPAs, your graduation eligibility and so on.

Questions?

If you have any additional questions regarding SAT/UNS and how your decisions may affect your program, or if you are in need of academic advising, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated May 30, 2020.

Answers to frequently asked questions are listed below in the following categories:

SAT/UNS versus letter grades

Converting letter grades to SAT/UNS

Implication of SAT on current academic progress

Long-term implications of selecting SAT instead of a letter grade

More information for graduate students