Grading Scale/GPA Conversion

Western currently uses a numeric grading scale on transcripts and academic records, and as a result does not issue a grade point average for students. Details on this system can be found in the Academic Calendar.

The following is the grading scale for students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information & Media Studies, Medicine & Dentistry (BMSc program only), Music, Science, Social Science, and in the Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, Huron & King's).

Grading Scale
GradePercentage
A+ 90-100%
A 80-89%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
D 50-59%
F Below 50% or assigned when course is dropped with academic penalty.

Note: Grades assigned for courses taken on a letter of permission at another institution follow the grading scale of The University of Western Ontario. Effective May 01, 2010, grades for undergraduate courses taken on exchange will be recorded as PAS+ (pass with distinction), PAS or FAI.

To convert your Western average into a GPA using the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) scale, please visit the OMSAS Website for the most up to date Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table and calculate your overall average for courses taken in a particular year or degree or use your course final averages for individual courses as needed. 

If you require your Western course grades and/or degree qualifications verified for another educational institution, please visit The World Education Service (WES) for more information.