Exams & Grades

Timetables

Depending on the courses in which you are enroled, they may have midterm exams and/or final exams. As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware if you have an exam, the location, date and time of the exam as well as the rules that govern the exam process. For most programs, final exams are normally conducted twice during the Fall/Winter term during a December exam period and an April exam period. You must remain available for your exams and ensure any travel plans do not conflict with the exam dates and periods including the exam contingency dates.  


All About Exams

Depending on the courses in which you are enroled, they may have midterm exams and/or final exams. As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware if you have an exam, the location, date and time of the exam as well as the rules that govern the exam process. For most programs, final exams are normally conducted twice during the Fall/Winter term during a December exam period and an April exam period. You must remain available for your exams and ensure any travel plans do not conflict with the exam dates and periods including the exam contingency dates.  


Special Exams Overview

Special exams may provide you with the opportunity to "retake" an exam for a particular course, should you meet the specific criteria. You must be approved to write a special exam based on the criteria set out in the Special Exam regulation. 


Understanding Your Grades

For each of your courses, you will be assigned a grade. The type of grade you may receive can vary. For some courses, you may receive a numeric grade, while in others you may receive a Pass/Fail or other type of grade. Normally, you can verify the type of grading scheme for each course by referring to your course syllabus. Throughout your course, your instructor may provide you with your in-progress grades. Checking on your progress is a good idea to ensure you continue to stay on track.

Upon completion of your course, you will be issued a final grade which will appear on your Academic Transcript. 


Transcript

A transcript is an official document of your academic record at Lakehead University and contains courses taken, grades achieved and credentials awarded including: degrees, diplomas, certificates, minors and specializations with the date they were awarded. Your Lakehead University transcript shows your complete academic history from your initial point of contact until the date it is printed. On the reverse of the official transcript, you will find a legend which explains credit weight, abbreviations and Lakehead University's grading system.  

Only a hard copy transcript issued from Enrolment Services is an official document of your academic record.