Probationary Status

You will be placed on academic probation if you do not satisfy the University Requirements for Eligible to Continue in the Continuation of Study Regulations. The Office of Registrarial Services will send an email to your @uoguelph.ca email account if your academic status changes to or is Probationary. It is important to read all the information in this email as it outlines the conditions of your status. It is also recommended that you speak with your Program Counsellor about your specific circumstances.

Probationary Status

Academic Probation is based on three pieces of information: cumulative average, semester average, and the number of credits you have attempted. The Undergraduate Calendar outlines the criteria for Schedule 1 and 2, but generally, it is Schedule 1 you will follow as this includes students entering from high school. Schedule 2 is for transfer students. The tables in the Undergraduate Calendar outline the semester and cumulative average requirements for Eligible to Continue; Probation; and Required to Withdraw: Schedule 1 or Schedule 2. Cumulative average includes all grades of all course credits regardless of whether you have re-taken a course. (Both grades will be used in the cumulative average calculation.) If you are having difficulty understanding how to read the tables, speak with your Program Counsellor.

Probation 2 Status

If you are on academic probation in the Fall Semester and you do not achieve the required 60% semester average in your Fall courses, you will not be ‘Required to Withdraw', but you will be placed on Probation 2 (please see the second paragraph when you follow this link) for the Winter Semester. This means that you need to make a decision: you can either accept the withdrawal starting immediately for two semesters (Winter and Summer) and apply for readmission for the following Fall Semester, or you can continue in the Winter Semester. If you continue, you must achieve a minimum of 60% semester average in your Winter courses to then continue on academic probation. If the required 60% semester average is not achieved, you will be ‘Required to Withdraw’ as of the Summer Semester. In this case, you may apply for readmission for the following winter semester, but you need to remember that readmission is not automatic. Probation 2 is granted only if you fail to meet the continuation of study requirements after a fall semester.