School of Social Work Grading Policy

BSW Program Grading Policy

Students are required to obtain a grade of C (2.0 CPGA) or better in all of their social work and social sciences courses. If students receive a D, they must take additional courses to satisfy the program requirement. Only in an elective course will the grade of D be counted for credit.

Students can find more information on McGill grading on the Grading and Grade Point Averages website. 

QY Grading Policy 

Candidates must maintain a B+ average and successfully pass their field placement courses in both terms to be recommended for admission to the MSW (Non-Thesis) Program.

Graduate level students (QY, MScA, MSW, & PhD) are required to obtain a grade of 65% (B-) or better in all of their courses.

Graduate students who receive a failing grade in one required course (a course required by the program or a course designated by the department for an individual student’s program of study) may automatically write one supplemental examination if the departmental policy permits, retake that course, or substitute an equivalent course. A student who receives any other failing grades, including in the supplemental, will be required to withdraw from the program.

This policy does not pertain to comprehensive examinations, doctoral oral defenses, or thesis failures. See Comprehensive Exam for more information. MSW students in the thesis option can also be required to withdraw from the program of study for documented lack of performance in research.

Students can find more information on McGill grading on the Grading and Grade Point Averages website.

Graduate Programs Grading Policy

Graduate level students (MScA, MSW, & PhD) are required to obtain a grade of 65% (B-) or better in all of their courses.

Graduate students who receive a failing grade in one required course (a course required by the program or a course designated by the department for an individual student’s program of study) may automatically write one supplemental examination if the departmental policy permits, retake that course, or substitute an equivalent course. A student who receives any other failing grades, including in the supplemental, will be required to withdraw from the program.

This policy does not pertain to comprehensive examinations, doctoral oral defenses, or thesis failures. See Comprehensive Exam for more information. MSW students in the thesis option can also be required to withdraw from the program of study for documented lack of performance in research.

Students can find more information on McGill grading on the Grading and Grade Point Averages website.

For the reread policy, click here.