University Regulations

Attendance and Evaluation


First Nations University of Canada expects all students to attend classes regularly. Missing classes or arriving late can affect your chance for success.

If you are persistently late or absent from class, you may be penalized if it affects other students, either because of disruptions or when you are part of a group project. You may be dropped from the class or prevented from taking the final exam.


The final mark reflects your performance in a class. Performance is evaluated through a combination of term work and final exams.

Term work refers to all the assignments and tests conducted during the semester. Attendance and your level of participation in class discussion may also count as part of the term work.

Final exams are held after the end of the course work. Not every class has a final exam. The class outline should tell you if there is one.

The percentage of the final mark determined by term work and the final exam varies from class to class. Usually, the instructor will include the percentages as part of the class outline.

Check the current Academic Calendar for specific policy information around Attendance and Evaluation, information can be found at:

Grading System

First Nations University uses a percentage grading system. Under this system, a grade less than 50% is a failing grade for undergraduate programs.

In addition to the percentage, the university uses the following descriptive codes:

Code Meaning

AG Aegrotat standing

AU Audit, no credit

AW Audit, withdrawal

C Credit for hours shown

DE Deferred examination

F Failure

In Incomplete

IP In progress

MC Maintenance of candidacy

N No credit for hours shown

NP No paper (course not completed)

NR Not yet reported

P Pass standing

W Withdrew from course

Grade Point Average

First Nations University uses the grade point average (GPA) to determine your academic standing. Your GPA is calculated as follows:

1. Multiply the credit hours by the final grade (for each course).

2. Add together the products of those multiplications (Sum A).

3. Add together the credit hours for each course (Sum B).

4. Divide Sum A by Sum B.

5. Truncate the result by two decimal places (not rounding).

Repeating Courses

With the exception of English 100, students may repeat any course (passed or failed) once; they may repeat English 100 twice. The grade of record is the most recent grade, not the best grade.

In exceptional circumstances, students may request permission from their faculty to repeat a course for a second time. For more information, refer to the Academic Calendar.


The following restrictions apply to registration:

1. You may not register for the same course twice in one year. For example:

If you register for a course in the Winter semester, you may not register for it again in either the Spring/Summer parts of term or the Fall semester. Similarly, you may not be registered for the same course in both the Spring/Summer and Fall semesters. In the event that such a situation does arise, you will be dropped from the list without notice.

Exception: You may register for the same class in the Spring/Summer session or Fall semester after the deletion of the wait lists for that period.

2. If you fail a course, you may not register for the same course within the same year. In subsequent semesters, you may register in the normal manner. For example:

If you fail a 100, 200, or 300-level Winter semester course you may not register for that course again in either the Spring/Summer parts of term or the next Fall semester

Exception: You may register for the same class in the Spring/Summer session or Fall semester after the deletion of the wait lists for that period.

3. You may not register for two lecture sections of the same course in the same semester.

Time Tickets and Registration

Registration dates are dependent on your time ticket. Your time ticket information is available by logging into your UR Self-Serve account. Time tickets are based on the number of completed credit hours you have earned. For more information please visit:

Important Deadlines

Information on important deadlines can be found at:


Students who have registered for a class, but are unable to attend may contact their faculty office to withdraw. No penalties apply if you withdraw before the semester starts.

First Nations University of Canada doesn’t automatically cancel registration for students who don’t attend classes. If you don’t formally withdraw from a class, you forfeit tuition and fees for the class and receive a failing grade.

Students experiencing severe health problems or personal trauma may apply to the Registrar for permission to withdraw from classes after the last day to drop classes. For more information contact the Registrar’s Office or refer to our Academic Calendar.