<University Policies and Regulations
The grading scheme for each course (that is, the kinds and weights of assignments, essays, exams etc.) shall be announced, and be available in writing, within the first two weeks of class. Under normal circumstances, graded feedback worth at least 15 per cent of the final grade for fall, winter or summer term, and 30 per cent for 'full year' courses offered in the fall/winter session be received by students in all courses prior to the final withdrawal date from a course without receiving a grade, with the following exceptions
graduate or senior undergraduate courses where course work typically, or at the instructor's discretion, consists of a single piece of work (for example, honours theses or graduate research papers not due by the drop date etc.)
courses in Faculties where the drop date occurs within the first three weeks of classes
courses which run on a compressed schedule (a course which accomplishes its academic credits of work at a rate of one credit hour per two calendar weeks or faster).
Note: Under unusual and/or unforeseeable circumstances which disrupt the academic norm, instructors are expected to provide grading schemes and academic feedback in the spirit of these regulations, as soon as possible. Information on other policies related to grades is available form Faculties, departments and schools, and the University Secretariat (http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/).