Academic Status

Your academic status is based on your academic performance here as a student. The Continuation of Study requirements section of the Diploma Program Calendar outlines these requirements in detail. You can be in one of four categories of status: eligible to continue, academic probation, or required to withdraw. These are based on your semester and cumulative averages. You can find more information on probationary status and required to withdraw by following the links on the right hand menu of this page. Alternatively, to discuss your personal situation, you can contact your Program Counsellor. Be sure to be familiar with the information here when talking to your Program Counsellor.

Continuation of Study

The Continuation of Study for Associate Diploma Programs (Schedule 3) applies to all students who register in Diploma Programs at the University of Guelph and at Ridgetown, and is based on the number of credits attempted.

Schedule 3

Credits granted towards an Associate Diploma for courses completed at other institutions, or in other programs of the University are included in the credit count for Continuation of Study. Students who have attempted fewer than 2.00 credits will not be subject to Continuation of Study requirements.

Students who have attempted between 2.00 and 3.00 credits at the time of review:

Continuation of Study Assessment for Students in Semester 1 following Schedule 3

Cumulative Average (C) Status of Student
C<50% Required to Withdraw
C>=50% but C<60% Probationary Status
C>=60% Eligible to Continue

Students who have attempted more than 3.00 credits:

If the student's standing is on probation at the time of review, the student's standing will depend first on the semester average, then on the cumulative average.

Continuation of Study Assessment for Students in Semester 2 and Higher on Probation following Schedule 3

Semester Average (S) Cumulative Average (C) Status of Student
S<60% Required to Withdraw
S>=60% but C<60% Probationary Status
C>=60% Eligible to Continue

If the student is eligible to continue at the time of review, the standing will depend on the cumulative average:

Continuation of Study Assessment for Students in Semester 2 and Higher following Schedule 3

Cumulative Average (C) Status of Student
C<50% Required to Withdraw
C>=50% but C<60% Probationary Status
C>=60% Eligible to Continue

Appeals

If you feel that your academic performance was negatively affected by medical, psychological and/or compassionate circumstances, you are able to request Academic Consideration following these guidelines. There are a few options of what you may request. Speak to your Program Counsellor about your particular situation to determine what options are appropriate for you. You are not permitted to attend classes unless the appeal has been granted. Approval of the request for academic consideration is not guaranteed.