University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Continuation of Study

For continuation of study within a degree program, Open Learning or General Studies, a student must satisfy the conditions as set down under Schedule 1 or Schedule 2. The appropriate schedule will be determined by the criteria outlined below.

Schedule 3 is outlined in the Diploma Program Calendar and is only applicable to students registered in a Diploma program.

Schedule 4 is outlined in the Degree Programs section of this calendar (Section X--Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and is only applicable to students registered in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Schedule 1

Schedule 2

Schedule 1

Students will follow Schedule 1 if:

Schedule 1 Regulations

All degree programs, Open Learning and General Studies have established conditions which must be met for continuation of study. Continuation of study within a program is permitted provided the standards of academic performance listed below are met. In some instances, students not meeting the requirements may be allowed to proceed on probation (see Academic Standing-Probationary). If these conditions are not met, the student will be required to withdraw from the program for a minimum of two semesters and may apply for readmission after that period of time.

The continuation of study regulations at the University of Guelph are based on the principle that students must maintain a minimum average of 60%. To allow for transition issues, some leniency has been built into the minimum average requirement during the first 5.00 credit attempts. The student's cumulative average will be reviewed first. If the student's cumulative average does not meet the minimum required, the student will either be required to withdraw or placed on probation. When a student is placed on probation he/she will be required to obtain a minimum semester average. In subsequent semesters the student will either be required to withdraw, allowed to continue on probation, or be placed back on regular status. Students will be taken off probation once their cumulative average is greater than, or equal to 60%.

Conditions for continuation of study are applied using the following tables:

Number of Credit Attempts: between 0.25 and 2.50

Students who have attempted between 0.25 and 2.50 credits will be allowed to continue regardless of the cumulative average. Students will be placed on probation if their cumulative average falls below 50%.

Number of Credit Attempts: between 2.75 and 5.00

If Eligible to Continue

Cumulative Average (C)

Status of Student

C < 50%

Required to Withdraw

C > 50% and C < 60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

If on Probation

Cumulative Average (C)

Semester Average (S)

Status of Student

S < 50% or C < 50%

Required to Withdraw

S > 50% but C < 60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

Number of Credit Attempts: more than 5.00

If Eligible to Continue

Cumulative Average (C)

Status of Student

C < 50%

Required to Withdraw

C > 50% and C < 60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

If on Probation

Cumulative Average (C)

Semester Average (S

Status of Student

S < 60%

Required to Withdraw

S > 60% but C < 60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

Schedule 2

Normally students who transfer from another university or college will be required to follow Schedule 2. Students who are readmitted to this University but whose prior record renders them ineligible to proceed under Schedule 1 will be required to follow Schedule 2.

Schedule 2 Regulations

Continuation of study is permitted provided the student meets the conditions outlined below. In some instances, students not meeting the requirements may be allowed to proceed on probation (see Student Type - Probationary). If these conditions are not met, the student will be required to withdraw from the program for a minimum of two semesters and may apply for readmission after that time.

The continuation of study regulations are based on the principle that students must be maintaining a 60% average. The details of the continuation of study model follow. The student's cumulative average will first be reviewed. If it does not meet the required level, the student will either be required to withdraw or placed on probation. Students who are placed on probation will be required to obtain a given semester average in subsequent semesters. As a result of this review, the student will either be required to withdraw, remain on probation, or placed back on regular status. Students will be taken off probation once their cumulative average rises above 60%.

Continuation of Study is assessed each semester. Students whose cumulative average falls below 60% will be placed on probation for one semester, and then assessed based on their semester average.

If Eligible to Continue

Cumulative Average (C)

Status of Student

C < 50%

Required to Withdraw

C > 50% and C <60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

If on Probation

Cumulative Average (C)

Semester Average (S)

Status of Student

S < 60%

Required to Withdraw

S > 60% but C <60%

Probationary Status

C > 60%

Eligible to Continue

Note: Alternative course evaluations will not be included in the Continuation of Study calculations [Pass (P), Outstanding Pass (OP), Fail (F), Credit Standing (CRD) or Withdrawal with Failure (WF)]. Courses taken on a letter of permission will also not be included in the calculations. Students negatively affected by the omission of these courses in the Continuation of Study calculations may appeal a continuation decision to the Academic Review Committee.


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