What is a failing grade at SFU?

At Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada, a failing grade is denoted by the letter F. This grade is given to students who have not met the minimum requirements for passing a course. The specific percentage range for an F grade may vary depending on the department or instructor, but it generally falls within the range of 0 to 49.5%.

Below is a table of the SFU grading scale, including the definition of a failing grade:

Letter GradeSIAT Recommended % GradeDefinitionNumerical Equivalent
A+95-100Excellent performance4.33
A90-94.5Outstanding performance4.0
A-85-89.5Very good performance3.67
B+80-84.5Good performance3.33
B75-79.5Satisfactory performance3.0
B-70-74.5Minimally satisfactory performance2.67
C+65-69.5Satisfactory performance2.33
C60-64.5Minimally satisfactory performance2.0
C-55-59.5Unsatisfactory performance1.67
D50-54.5Unsatisfactory performance1.0
F0-49.5Unsatisfactory performance (fail)0

If you receive a failing grade in a course, it is important to speak to your instructor or academic advisor to discuss your options. They may be able to recommend alternative ways to earn credit for the course or provide guidance on how to improve your performance in future courses.

Note: Credit is granted for: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, P, D,CC, AE, CR.
No credit is granted for: F, N, DE, W, AU.