Common Regulations

Subject to the degree requirements of the programs in which they are registered, students may register in courses offered in any of the member colleges of the Saskatoon Theological Union. Students register for all courses at their own colleges and pay for them in accordance with the usual procedures in their college.

Each college has different academic regulations and students are subject to all academic regulations of the college in which the course is being offered.

The STU calendar includes fall, January, and winter terms as well as spring or summer intensive courses. See Academic Dates for more information. Students who are cross- registering should familiarize themselves with the academic procedures and scheduling of the college hosting a course. A visit to the three colleges during the orientation period at the beginning of the academic year is a good time to make some preliminary contacts and inquiries.

It is also possible for students to take courses at institutions other than the member colleges of the Saskatoon Theological Union, such as the College of Arts and Science and St. Thomas More College. Students wishing to do this should discuss the possibility with their academic advisors first.

STU uses the grading system developed by the University of Saskatchewan.

Grade**

Literal Descriptor

Description

90-100%

Exceptional

A superior performance with consistent, strong evidence of:

  • a comprehensive, incisive grasp of the subject matter;
  • an ability to make insightful critical evaluation of the material given,
  • an exceptional capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
  • an excellent ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas and to express thoughts fluently

80-89%

Excellent

An excellent performance with strong evidence of:

  • a comprehensive grasp of the subject matter;
  • an ability to make sound critical evaluation of the material given;
  • a very good capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
  • an excellent ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts fluently.

70-79%

Good

A good performance with evidence of:

  • a substantial knowledge of the subject matter;
  • a good understanding of the relevant issues and a good familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • some capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
  • a good ability to organize, to analyze and to examine the subject material in a critical and constructive manner.

60-69%

Satisfactory

A generally satisfactory and intellectually adequate performance with evidence of:

  • an acceptable basic grasp of the subject material;
  • a fair understanding of the relevant issues;
  • a general familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • an ability to develop solutions to moderately difficult problems related to the subject material;
  • a moderate ability to examine the material in a critical and analytical manner.

50-59%

Minimal

A barely acceptable performance with evidence of:

  • Pass -a familiarity with the subject material;
  • some evidence that analytical skills have been developed;
  • some understanding of the relevant issues;
  • some familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • attempts to solve moderately difficult problems related to the subject material and to examine the material in a critical and analytical manner are only partially successful

50%

Failure

An unacceptable performance.

In addition, the following alternatives are used:

  • P* = Pass
  • W = Withdrawal
  • F* = Fail
  • WF = Withdrawal-Failure
  • ABF = Absent-Failure
  • DE = Deferred Examination
  • Aud = Audit
  • INF = Incomplete-Failure

*Where classes are graded on a Pass/Fail basis, a Pass represents 60% or more.

**Final percentage grades reflect a cumulative evaluation based on the literal descriptors and may differ from scores achieved on the components making up the final percentage grade.