2007-2008 University of Guelph-Humber Calendar

VII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures


Required to Withdraw

Students may be required to withdraw for reasons of academic performance or academic misconduct.

a. Academic Performance (please refer also to the section on Continuation of Study for detailed requirements)

Students who do not meet the continuation of study requirements for at least probationary status at the end of the winter or summer semesters will be required to withdraw and the two-semester rustication period will begin effective the subsequent semester.

At the end of the fall semester a student with cumulative or semester average below the level for probationary status has two options:

  1. The student may choose to accept "Required to Withdraw" status effective with the beginning of the subsequent winter semester. This means that the two-semester rustication period will begin immediately; or

  2. The student may register and continue in his/her program on probationary status for the winter semester. Failure to achieve the required semester average for probationary status at the end of the winter semester will result in the student being required to withdraw. In this case, the two-semester rustication period will begin effective the summer semester. (Note: If a student registers and subsequently withdraws from the winter semester, the required to withdraw status will apply immediately.)

Students who are granted a deferred privilege (examination or condition) will have their Continuation of Study Status assessed once the deferred privilege is complete. At that time an assessment of required to withdraw could have an impact on the student's current registration.

b. Academic Misconduct (refer also to the full Academic Misconduct Policy in this chapter)

One of the penalties that may be assessed against a student found guilty of academic misconduct is suspension from the University for a period of between two and six consecutive semesters. The effective date of such a suspension is determined by the Vice-Provost.

c. Appeals (refer also to the sections on Academic Consideration and Academic Misconduct for full details of appeals processes)

Students who do not satisfy the program requirements for continuation of study and are required to withdraw may appeal for probationary status to the Academic Review Sub-Committee, on medical, psychological, or compassionate grounds. Students are not permitted to attend classes until such time that the appeal is granted.

Students who are suspended from the university as a result of academic misconduct, may appeal to the Appeal Panel with respect to either the appropriateness of the penalty or the finding of guilt.