821 Sainte-Croix, Montréal, Québec Canada H4L 3X9 | Tel: 514.744.7500 | Toll-Free: 1.855.744.7500 | Fax: 514.744.7505
Academic Advising

R Score FAQ

 How can I find out my R score?  

You can find out your R score average and your individual R scores by going to Vanier’s website, logging into Omnivox and clicking on Results – Final Grades.

To know your science or mathematics pre-requisite R score, add your individual science and/or mathematics R scores and divide by the number of R scores.

What R score do I need to get into university?

It depends on the program, it depends on the university.

How can I improve my R score?

 You can improve your R score by improving your grades. However, the more credits you complete, the less impact your new R score results will have.

For example, if you have completed 10 credits and add 10 credits, your new R score will be based on 20 credits, of which the new 10 credits constitute 50% of your new R score (10 / 20). In this case, adding these 10 credits can have significant impact on your R score.

On the other hand, if you have completed 40 credits and add 10 credits, your new R score will now be based on 50 credits, of which the new 10 credits constitute 20% of your new R score (10 / 50). Adding these 10 credits will not have the same impact on your R score as in the former example.

How much can I improve my R score if I get 80 in all my current courses?

We cannot predict this in advance. Aside from the fact that Vanier does not do the calculation, R scores can only be calculated after all final grades have been reported and the Z score and ISG have been calculated. We can say this, though: the higher your grades, the higher your R score will be.

How do universities access my R score?

 When you apply to a Québec university, you must provide your Permanent Code, found on your Vanier transcript. With this code, the universities access your R score directly from the Ministry.

What can I do if I don’t get an R score high enough to get into my program of choice at university?

 You can apply for another program for which you are eligible, do well, and try to transfer into your program of choice. We recommend that you choose something you can live with, in case you do not succeed in getting your transfer.

For more information:



August 2017