Regulation 4: Courses Spanning More Than One Term

4.1 – Nomenclature
Courses than span more than one term (multi-term courses) shall be divided into separate classes for each term in which they are offered.  The class offered in the first term shall be denoted with the suffix “A” and the class offered in the second term shall be denoted with the suffix “B”. 

 4.2 – Prerequisites and Registration
               4.2.1 – Prerequisites
The prerequisite, if any, for the first half of the course shall be that indicated in the Courses of Instruction section of this Calendar. When students enrol in the first half of the course using the online student centre (SOLUS), they will be automatically enrolled in the second half of the course.  Note that some such courses may be offered in more than one lecture, tutorial and/or laboratory section. Students will be enrolled in the same section of each component of the course in both terms.

               4.2.2 – Registration
Students must register separately in both halves of the course to be deemed to have registered in the course.  Students who have failed to register in both halves of the course shall, following the deadline to add classes, have the section in which they have registered removed from their academic record by the Office of the University Registrar and shall be required to appeal to the Associate Dean (Studies) for late registration (see Appeal of Academic Decisions, Section 3). 

4.3 – Dropping Multi-Term Courses

Students who wish to drop a multi-term course must  drop the classes denoted with both the A and the B suffix on or before the Faculty’s published Fall Term Academic Calendar Dates for dropping a course without academic penalty; otherwise a grade of NG (not graded) shall be assigned to the A suffix. If a student wishes to drop a multi-term course after the deadline to drop Fall Term classes without academic penalty, but prior to the deadline to drop Winter Term classes without academic penalty, only the B suffix shall be expunged from the transcript. Student wishing to drop a multi-term course after the deadline to drop Winter Term classes without academic penalty must appeal to the Associate Dean (Studies). If the appeal is granted, a DR designation shall be placed on the transcript for the B suffix, and an NG designation shall remain on the A suffix. If the appeal is denied, the final grade earned shall remain on the transcript. A student may not appeal to remove a DR grade from the transcript. The chart below shows the impact of dropping multi-term courses on the academic transcript.

Timing of Full-Year Course Drop Grade on Transcript
  A suffix B suffix
a) By Fall Term deadline to drop without academic penalty
Expunged Expunged
b) After Fall Term deadline to drop without academic penalty (upon successful appeal initiated before the Winter Term deadline to drop without academic penalty) DR Expunged
c) After Fall Term deadline to drop without academic penalty, but before Winter Term deadline to drop without academic penalty NG Expunged
d) After Winter Term deadline to drop without academic penalty (upon successful appeal) NG DR

4.4 – Credit and Grading
The first half of a multi-term course shall earn 0.0 units and may not be used to meet the degree requirements of any Program or Plan, or any prerequisite, corequisite or exclusion requirement.  The earned units for the multi-term course shall be placed on the second half of the course.  Upon successful completion of a multi-term course, the first half of the course shall be assigned a grade of NG (Not Graded) (see Academic Regulation 10).  The final grade for the course, including any incomplete (IN) or grade deferred (GD) status shall be assigned to the second half of the course.  Note that for the purposes of determining the student’s academic load, half of the units assigned to the full-year course will be applied toward the academic progress units for each term in which the course is offered (see Academic Regulation 3).

Students who drop a multi-term course, even after successfully completing the first half of the course, must enrol in and complete both halves of the course in a subsequent academic period in order to earn credit for the course.

4.5 – Appeals
No part of Academic Regulation 4 may be appealed.