Students are expected to maintain an acceptable scholastic standard. Specifically, students must maintain a minimum term or cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Students who do not, shall be considered to be performing unsatisfactorily in their studies and such performance will be recorded on their transcript as follows:
You are placed on Academic Probation when your term or cumulative GPA first falls below 2.0. Students placed on Academic Probation will have their GPA evaluated at the end of each semester and will either return to Good Academic Standing, Continue on Academic Probation or be Required to Withdraw as follows:
You are in Good Academic Standing when your term GPA and your cumulative GPA are both 2.0 or higher.
You Continue on Academic Probation when you have previously been placed on Academic Probation and either your term or your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. You are Required to Withdraw from the University when you have previously been placed on Academic Probation and both your cumulative and your term GPA fall below 2.0.
Students on Academic Probation will be subject to the following:
- Probationary status permanently recorded on student’s transcript;
- Registration in course overloads not permitted;
- Letter of permission for studies at another institution will not be permitted;
- Mandatory appointment(s) with Academic Advising.
Students who are Required to Withdraw will be subject to the following:
- Required to Withdraw status permanently recorded on student’s transcript;
- All course registrations prohibited. When a student has pre-registered for courses before the Required to Withdraw status was assigned, registration will be cancelled.
Appeals for Re-admission after being Required to Withdraw
Students who are Required to Withdraw normally must remain out of the University for one calendar year before the Senate Appeals Tribunal will review an appeal for re- admission. For an appeal to be considered by the Senate Appeals Tribunal, the applicant must include the following information:
- An explanation of the extenuating circumstances that directly contributed to the student’s poor performance;
- Documentation in support of the claim of extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical certificate in the case of illness; English language assessment in the case of communication and writing problems);
- An explanation of the student’s current situation and readiness to return to studies;
- Documentation in support of the student’s readiness to return to studies (e.g. medical clearance in the case of illness; evidence of having taken English upgrading in the case of communication and writing problems).
It is expected that those students appealing their Required to Withdraw status will have worked cooperatively with Academic Advising during the semester(s) they were on academic probation.
Academic Standing on Re-admission
If re-admitted, students who were previously Required to Withdraw are placed on Academic Probation and shall again be subject to the conditions described above. Students who are readmitted and subsequently are Required to Withdraw for a second time, will normally not be considered for re-admission by the Senate Appeals Tribunal.
For more information on Academic Process, please see the University’s Policies + Procedures section on the website under “Academic + Students“