Discovery Credits

The Discovery Course credit option for undergraduate students encourages academic exploration without the fear of decreasing a student’s cumulative or graduating average and supports students in exploring course material outside of their area of study.

Students requesting the Discovery Credit option are expected to fully engage in the requested course of study. Completion of course requirements such as tests, examinations, group work, written submissions, etc. are required in order to be evaluated for a passing grade.

Discovery Credit approvals are done by the registrar’s office and are NOT approved in Academic Counselling. This information is just to let students know about them and how to apply for one. There are conditions for acceptance.

Please visit the Western Registrar website and look under Grades – Discovery Credit for complete details.

Further information: Please see the official policy through the Western Calendar.