Use of the Grade T
A graduate student is expected to register for the thesis/dissertation throughout the duration of the program. A grade of "T" is recorded on the transcript for each session until the thesis/dissertation is completed. The "T" grade may also be used for graduating essays (in non-thesis master's programs), directed individual study or project courses in which the course requirements extend beyond the normal deadline for the submission of a final grade.
- If the "T" grade is used in a course, the opportunity for an extended deadline for the completion of the course requirements must be available to all students registered in the course.
- In a course in which a "T" grade is used, it is expected that the requirements will be completed in the following term. That is, in the winter session, a first term course would be completed by April 30 and a second term course would be completed by August 31; a summer session course would be completed by December 31.
- If the course requirement is satisfied within a few weeks of the normal deadline, the Dean may approve changing the record from "T" to the assigned grade. Otherwise, the "T" remains on the record and a post-sessional grade for the course is entered (i.e. the student must register in the course in a subsequent session).
- If the time required goes beyond one term, the student must register for and repeat the course in order to obtain credit for it.
- The "T" grade must not be used in lieu of an "incomplete" standing. If a student has a medical excuse for not completing a course requirement, a "Deferred" grade may be used.
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