CapU uses a letter grade system to determine your grade point average (GPA), as in the table below.
To view your final grades, you’ll need to log in to your myCapU account and go to Student Services > Student Records > Final Grades.
You can find more information about the grading system including definitions of GPA, withdrawal, audit, and academic standing in the current Capilano University Calendar (pdf) under Grading System.
|Grade||Numerical Range in % or Definition||Grade Point Equivalent|
|F||49 and below||0.00|
|AD||Audit Denied||Not Calculated|
|CR||Credit Granted||Not Calculated|
|NC||No Credit Granted||Not Calculated|
|CON||In Progress. Continues in next term.||Not Calculated|
|NGR||No Grade Reported||Not Calculated|
|WE||Withdrawn with Extenuating Circumstances||Not Calculated|
|NA||Not Attending. Use of NA was withdrawn as of September 1994||Not Calculated|
The final grade appeal process offers an option of recourse to a student who substantive reason to believe that an inappropriate final grade has been assigned for a credit course. All processes will be guided by the Final Grade Appeal Policy (S. 2018-01) and Final Grade Appeal Procedure (S.2018-01-01).
A grade appeal is not required to correct recording errors (i.e. a course grade that was not recorded properly or a grade resulting from a mathematical error in the calculation). In such cases, the student should bring the error to the attention of the instructor as soon as the error is noticed so that the instructor can make any corrections immediately.
NOTE: An appeal may result in the final grade being lowered, remaining the same, or being raised.
To begin the formal stage, the Capilano University student must deliver a completed Final Grade Appeal application and all required supporting documents to the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost. A student who plans to submit a formal grade appeal is requested to first meet with their course professor/instructor in accordance with the informal stage identified in the Final Grade Appeal procedure.
- Complete the Capilano University Final Grade Appeal application form, a cover letter, and compile supporting documents. The student must submit a well-written cover letter, along with any graded assessments the student has or is asking to have reassessed, no later than ten (10) business days after the end of term (December 31, April 30, or August 31).
- The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost will review the application for completeness and appropriateness. If is review is satisfactory, the appeal application will be forwarded to the appropriate
- Within five (5) business days of receipt of the Final Grade Appeal Cover Letter and the supporting documentation, the dean will review, may conduct a meeting with the student, may require the student to provide additional material evidence, and then deliver results of the preliminary
- If the student wishes to proceed after the dean has determined the final grade appeal process is appropriate, the student must, within five (5) business days, 1) notify the dean by email of their intent to proceed with the final grade appeal, 2) Complete the Final Grade Appeal Form, pay the applicable fee and return this form along with proof of payment from the Cashier’s Office to the dean; and, deliver any additional material required by the dean to the Dean's Office.
- The student may access the Final Grade Appeal Procedure for more details.
- A decision made during the formal grade appeal, including the preliminary review or the final grade appeal, is appealable by the student to the Student Appeals Committee (See Policy B.109 and related Procedure B.109.1)
Supporting documentation may include, but is not limited to graded assignments, related documents distributed or returned to the student and/or retained by the instructor (e.g. final examination or course outline).
Capilano University recognizes the right of a student, to request an appeal of a final grade on the following grounds (as per the policy and procedure):
- A significant error in the assessment, evaluation, and/or determination of individual components of the course;
- Substantiated claims of instructor bias or discrimination;
- Failure by the instructor to follow the evaluation profiles, grade assignment, or operational details as stated in the course's outline.
Inappropriate grounds for appeal include:
- Grade appeal is not required to correct recording errors;
- Dissatisfaction or disagreement with the final grade, without satisfying one of the above (grounds for an appeal).
Complete all sections of the Final Grade Appeal Application (pdf), including Declaration and Consent. Your Cover Letter and supporting documents should be clear and factual. Please refer to the Application Checklist on the first page of the form for criteria and requirements.
Email your application and supporting documentation from your my.capilanou.ca email to email@example.com with the subject line:
[Student name, Student number] – Final Grade Appeal Application
Mail or deliver your application and supporting documentation to:
Vice President Academic and Provost
Arbutus Building Room 120
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
A complete application is typically processed in five (5) business days.
An incomplete application will not be processed.
Submission of an Application is not guarantee it will be approved.
The dean will notify the student of the result of the preliminary review through the student’s Capilano University email. If the student wishes to proceed after the dean has determined that the final grade appeal process is appropriate, the student shall, within five (5) business days.
For more information, please review Section 4.4 (Final Grade Appeal) of the Policy S2018-01.