We recognize that the end of an academic term can be challenging in many ways, and this year has been particularly difficult with the labour disruption. We have many resources in place that can support you through the end of term, from exam preparation to wellness.
The Carleton University Senate approved the use of Satisfactory (SAT) and Unsatisfactory (UNS) grades for winter 2023 term and full-year fall/winter 2022-2023 term courses. This measure, in addition to other supports already in place, ensures that changes in performance due to the recent labour disruption does not affect students’ permanent record as SAT/UNS grades have no impact in the calculation of CGPA. You can request at your discretion, to convert any or all of your passing winter 2023 term and full-year fall/winter 2022-2023 term grades to the alternative notation SAT.
You will not need to request a UNS grade. With the exception of failing grades assigned as a result of an academic integrity violation, Fail (F) grades will automatically be converted to UNS by the Registrar’s Office.
The deadline to request grades be converted to SAT was June 30, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at Registrar@carleton.ca.
Once the change is made it cannot be reversed.
For students who have applied to graduate in Spring 2023, requests for SAT must be submitted by May 19, 2023 in order to be considered.
For all other undergraduate or special students, requests must be submitted by May 29, 2023 in order to be considered.
If you have any additional questions regarding SAT/UNS and how your decisions may affect your program, or if you need academic advising, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions are listed below in the following categories:
- SAT/UNS versus letter grades
- Converting letter grades to SAT/UNS
- The implications of SAT on current academic progress
- Long-term implications of selecting SAT instead of a letter grade
- More information for graduate students
SAT/UNS versus letter grades
Converting letter grades to SAT/UNS
The implication of SAT on current academic progress
Long-term implications of selecting SAT instead of a letter grade
More information for Graduate students