University of Guelph 2003-2004 Diploma Program Calendar

VIII--Associate Diploma Regulations and Procedures

Failed Courses

A student who is eligible for continuation of study but has failed to gain pass standing in 1 or more of the courses attempted, shall be informed by the Academic Review Sub-Committee of the steps necessary to make up the deficiency. The Sub-Committee shall also decide upon the number of opportunities a student may be given to obtain pass standing in a failed course.

In general, a student who is eligible for continuation of study in the program but has failed to gain standing in one or more of the courses attempted will be required to repeat the course(s) or take an alternative credit. However, the University recognizes that there may be cases where it is unreasonable for the student to repeat the course to make up for the lost credit.

Therefore, the Academic Review Sub-Committee may, if appropriate and feasible, and only under special circumstances, allow a student the opportunity to gain credit standing in a failed course by granting a supplemental privilege. It is unlikely that any student with a final grade of less than 40% would meet the requirements of the granting of a supplemental privilege. The decision to grant the privilege will normally be made in consultation with the instructor and a review of the student's course performance during the semester.

At the discretion of the Academic Review Sub-Committee, one of the following will be granted to the student:

Credit standing will be awarded to the student who successfully completes a supplemental privilege. The original failing grade will remain on the student's academic record.

Supplemental Privilege Procedures

A student must apply to the Academic Review Sub-Committee for a supplemental privilege no later than the fifth day of classes of the semester following the failure. In considering the request, the Academic Review Sub-Committee will consult with the course instructor to obtain information on the student's performance during the course, the instructor's recommendation concerning the appropriateness and feasibility of a supplemental privilege, and the nature of the supplemental privilege. If the Academic Review Sub-Committee approves the request, the department (instructor) responsible for the course will determine the nature of the privilege, which could be a written exam, an oral exam, an assignment, a laboratory practical, or any other method or combination of methods of evaluation.

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Last revised: 14 May 2003

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