Evaluation & Policies


Grade Reports

Three grade reports will be issued during the 12-week program.

  1. Progress Report – in the last week of June
  2. Midterm Report – in the 3rd week of July 
  3. Final Report – in mid-August

The Final Report consists of the following components:

Course Work

  • 25% reading and writing
  • 20% communication strategies and seminar
  • 10% research paper
  • 5% portfolio
  • 5% current-events tests

Final Examinations

  • 20% reading and writing
  • 10% speaking
  • 5% listening

All grades (in-class work, assignments, tests) will be reported as letter grades.

Minimum Required FINAL GRADE

A grade of ‘B’ in course work and a grade of ‘B’ in all final exams meet the language-facility requirement for the Green Path Program. Students who do not receive a final grade of ‘B’ or above will experience the following consequences:

Those with a grade of ‘B-’ or ‘C+’ will take a reduced course load of undergraduate studies in the Fall. Specifically, they may enroll in a maximum of three courses (1.5 credits) during each of the Fall and Winter Sessions and must enroll in an additional English language training course at additional expense. This course will run from September to April, four hours per week on Saturdays, for a total of 24 weeks. 

In cases of academic failure (a grade of ‘C’ or less), the University reserves the right to cancel admission and registration to undergraduate studies.


Attendance & Participation

Since students will be actively involved in both individual and group activities, regular attendance and full participation are important. Student initiative and independent study are required for success in this program.

Students must attend 90% of all classes in order to receive an Academic Preparation program certificate and grade report at the end of the session. Active participation is required in all of your classes. Up to one full letter grade (10% of your mark) in reading and writing, communication strategies, research paper, and portfolio course work) may be deducted for inadequate participation in each or any of these classes.


Students must report an absence from the class prior to the commencement of class by emailing or phoning the instructor or the administrative staff. Failure to do so will result in the student being contacted by administrative staff to determine the cause of their absence.

English-Only Policy

Students are required to speak English in class at all times. Failure to do so will result in penalties as indicated in individual course outlines.