R Score

R score at Cégep à distance

For admission to limited enrolment programs, most Québec universities use the R score as the method for ranking academic results. R scores are calculated four times a year by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur (MES) and may change with each calculation. Students can find out their R score by asking an academic advisor or academic information technician.

Calculating the R score

To determine a student’s R score, the MES uses the results of students in the same evaluation group, as submitted by Cégep à distance. This “evaluation group” includes all students who took the course in that year and session and who were evaluated in the same way. This procedure, which was established by the MES, has been in effect ever since the Collège de Rosemont first took responsibility for distance education through Cégep à distance, in 1991.

The MES does its own calculations to set an average – different from the one that appears on your Cégep à distance transcript – and calculate the R score. It is important not to confuse the “evaluation group” sent to the MES to calculate the R score and the “group average” indicated on your student transcript.

The MES does not use the average shown on your transcript to calculate the R score.

For the purposes of R score calculation, Cégep à distance uses the definition for “evaluation group” shown on the CRÉPUQ website. For further details on R scores, please go to the BCI website, especially the document called “Questions and Answers about the College R Score.”