Grading and Credit

During the first week of lectures, each instructor will provide students with a written course outline/syllabus that should include:

  • A description of the topics to be considered in the course.
  • The instructor's office hours, office location, telephone number for office appointments and secretarial contact information.
  • A list of required or recommended textbooks and reading materials.
  • A grading scheme or description of the means of evaluation to be used in the course, along with due dates for assignments and dates/times of exams.
  • All term work shall be assigned early enough in the term for students to complete the assignment(s) by the last day of class.
  • The due date for term work shall be no later than the last day of classes.
  • Changes in the distributed grading scheme are permitted only with the unanimous consent of all students registered in the course. In practice, therefore, the grading scheme is almost never changed during the term.

Grading Policy

In order to maintain consistency of marking procedures across instructors and areas, the Faculty of Management’s grading policy in the BCom program is to maintain an overall class average and median between 65% (B-) and 77.5% (B+) for all courses (core and non-core). McGill University’s system of calculating grades, grade points and numerical scale of grades apply to all courses offered by the BCom program in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Academic Integrity Statement: McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see for more information).

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