​Nipissing University is an accredited university with full membership in the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

In December of 1992, Nipissing University was established under the Statutes of the Province of Ontario as a self-governing degree-granting institution, Nipissing University College was an affiliate of Laurentian University from 1967 to 1992.

NOTE: All courses completed prior to May 1993 will also appear on a Laurentian transcript.

GRADING SCHEME

A. GRADING SCALE
80% - 100% A (Exceptional Performance)
70% - 79% B (Good Performance)
60% - 69% C (Satisfactory Performance)
**50% - 59% D (Minimal Performance)
0% - 49% F (Failure)
**Does not meet the minimum grade requirement in some instances. Please consult the Academic Calendar for further details.

B. SYMBOLS
AD Failure – Academic Dishonesty
AUD Auditor
INC Incomplete course work, no credit granted
​INP ​Course in progress
NC No credit
SAT
Satisfactory: assigned where a percentage grade is inappropriate
U Unsatisfactory: assigned where a percentage grade is inappropriate
​WDR ​​Honorable Withdrawal
AEG Aegrotat Standing on basis of term work and medical evidence

C. COURSE CREDITS
One Credit represents a minimum of 12 contact hours
Full Course – 6 credits
Half Course – 3 credits

 
SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

President's Scholarships

President's Scholarships are awarded to incoming full-time students with a minimum 90% admittance average. Yearly renewal requires a minimum sessional average of 85%.

Chancellor’s Awards

Chancellor’s Awards are presented to incoming full-time students. Recipients must have a minimum 85% admittance average and show a high involvement in personal leadership activities. Yearly renewal requires a minimum sessional average of 85%.

Carl Sanders Scholarships

Carl Sanders Scholarships are awarded to incoming full-time students with an admission average of at least 80% and continuing full-time students who have attained a sessional average of 80% or higher.

President's Gold Medals

President's Gold Medals are honour awards presented to the graduating students who attain the highest academic average in all courses in each degree program.

Governor General Academic Medals

Governor General Academic Medals are awarded for academic excellence to the student graduating with the highest academic standing.  Gold is awarded at the graduate level and silver at the undergraduate level.

J.W. Trusler Proficiency Awards

J.W. Trusler Proficiency Awards are presented to a graduating student in each major. Recipients are chosen by the respective faculty in each major, primarily on the basis of academic achievement. Students must have a minimum 80% overall average to qualify.