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 one 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. Note: that a failed course attempt remains on the student record even if the course has been repeated successfully.

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.

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