Continuation of Study

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Can I use WebAdvisor to select or change course sections while I am on probation?

Yes you may. However, you are strongly encouraged to consult an academic advisor prior to selecting and/or changing course sections in order to ensure that your courses and your courseload are appropriate for both your academic program and your academic situation.

How will I know if I am on probation?

A student can determine their own academic standing by comparing their academic achievements to requirements in the appropriate Continuation of Study model in Section VIII of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

All students with a term academic standing of Continue on Probation are sent an email from Registrarial Services. This email informs the student of the term academic standing and provides them with information about what is required of them while on probation. The email also provides information about resources that are available to address issues that may be negatively affecting academic achievements. The term academic standing is also part of the header on the Program/Academic Evaluation on WebAdvisor.

What does required to withdraw mean?

Required to Withdraw is the Academic Standing a student is assessed when s/he does not satisfy the program requirements for continuation of study. Students who are required to withdraw may appeal to the Academic Review Sub-Committee for probationary status to be granted based on medical, psychological or compassionate grounds.

What happens if I am on probation and do not achieve the minimum semester average required?

If a student whose last term academic standing is continue on probation does not achieve a minimum semester average of 60.00% and/or establish a minimum cumulative average of 60.00% s/he will be required to withdraw from the University for a minimum of two semesters. Students who are required to withdraw may make a Request for Academic Consideration (asking for probationary status) to the Academic Review Sub-Committee. Such a request requires supporting medical, psychological or compassionate grounds.

What is Continuation of Study?

Continuation of Study is the University's policy that defines what level of achievement a student in an undergraduate program must meet in order to continue in their academic program. Each student is assigned a "Schedule" of the Continuation of Study policy when they are admitted to the University and this information is identified in their Offer of Admission.

What is probation?

Probation is the Academic Standing assigned to students who do not satisfy the program requirements for continuation of study but that are given the opportunity to continue. The opportunity to continue is for a defined period of time and requires students to achieve a minimum semester average of 60.00%. Students who do not achieve a minimum semester average of 60.00% while on probation will be assigned the Academic Standing "required to withdraw".

When will I be removed from probation?

Once a student has achieved a minimum cumulative average of 60.00% they will be removed from probation and will be assigned the Academic Standing of Eligible to Continue.

When you are on probation does Summer Semester and/or part-time registration count?

Both summer semester and/or part-time registration count. If you register for the summer semester and you are on probation you must achieve a minimum average of 60.00% to be allowed to continue. Therefore if you take one course you need to obtain a minimum grade of 60.00% and if you take 2 or more courses you need to obtain a minimum average of 60.00%.

Where can I find information about Continuation of Study?

Requirements for all schedules of the Continuation of Study policy are outlined in Section VIII of the current Undergraduate Calendar. If you need help understanding the policy you should speak to your Program Counsellor.

While on probation what average do I need to achieve?

To continue in an academic program a student whose last term academic standing is continue on probation must achieve:

- a minimum semester average of 60.00% to continue on probation

- establish a minimum cumulative average of 60.00% to be eligible to continue