Explore A Personal Interest Courses (PIC) This Term

| January 7, 2021
Submitted by Alexis Maynard for Student Experience - Academic

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The Personal Interest Course (PIC) option is designed to encourage students to explore interests outside of their program without affecting their Cumulative GPA.

What you need to know about PIC

  • Students must declare a course as PIC on Mosaic by Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for the Winter term (the last day for enrolment and course changes date).
  • The student progresses in the course as per normal and has the option to withdraw from the course as per the normal procedures and deadlines.
  • If the student would rather keep the numeric grade, they must indicate the course is no longer a PIC on Mosaic by Friday, March 19, 2021 (the final date in which a student can withdrawal from a course without failure by default) and the numeric grade will appear on their transcript.

Selecting a PIC on Mosaic:

  • Sign into Mosaic and go to the Student Centre
  • Once you have enrolled in the course, select the ‘edit’ tab and change the grading basis from Graded to PIC.
  • You can do this until the last day for enrollment and changes for each term.

If you have any questions about the PIC option, please email us at buscom@mcmaster.ca.

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