Academic Plan A specified combination of courses leading to a degree in a particular subject.
Auditor A student who attends a course with the consent of the instructor; formal registration is required but the student does not receive credit for the course and is not entitled to submit exercises or write examinations. For transcript notation, see grading section.
Co-requisite A requirement that must be fulfilled concurrently with another course.
Core A course that is required, or is selected from an extremely limited list of courses, in a plan.
Elective A course chosen by the student to satisfy part of the requirements for the degree.
Equivalency A pair of courses of equal unit value, one of which is no longer offered, which are considered to be similar enough that one may serve interchangeably for the other in terms of prerequisites, corequisites, exclusions, and plan and program requirements. Credit will only be given for one of the pair.
Exclusion A list of two or more courses that are considered similar enough that credit will only be given for a defined subset of courses from that list. Usually, holding credit for an excluded course(s) will prevent registration of the remaining courses on the list.
Extenuating Circumstances See appeal regulations section.
(GPA) Grade Point Average The unit-weighted average grade in a set of courses, based on a 4.3 grade point scale.
GPA - Cumulative All courses registered under the Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen's are included in the calculation of the Bachelor of Commerce cumulative GPA.
GPA - Year The calculation of the Bachelor of Commerce Year GPA will include all courses registered under the Bachelor of Commerce Program at Queen's in the regular academic session (fall and winter academic terms).
International Letter of Permission (ILOP) A formal document allowing a student to take a course at another institution outside of Canada (international) in lieu of one of the student's regular academic plan.
Letter of Permission (LOP) A formal document allowing a student to take a course at another institution in Canada in lieu of one of the student's regular academic plan.
Level Determined by the number of passed units completed:
  • 0.0-23.9 units (level 1)
  • 24.0-47.9 units (level 2)
  • 48.0-83.9 (level 3)
  • 84.0 units and above (level 4)
Official Documentation See appeal regulations section.
One-way Exclusion A course that will prevent enrolment if taken with or before another course.
Prerequisite A requirement that must be met prior to registration in a course.
Program An approved set of courses leading to a degree.
Regular Academic Session A regular session normally consists of the fall and winter terms of instruction.
Term An academic period during the calendar year. There are three terms: fall (September to December), winter (January to April), summer (May to August)
Unit The academic value of a course.
Upper Year Student Students who are studying in their second, third or fourth year of the Commerce program.
Withdrawal A formal process for discontinuing studies.