Probation Information

The University's Continuation of Study policy addresses, in detail, the minimum average(s) required to continue to register in courses. Every student is assigned a Schedule of the Continuation of Study policy when they are admitted (or readmitted) to an academic program. And every semester a student registers they are assigned a Term Academic Standing (Eligible to Continue, Continue on Probation or Required to Withdraw) based on their academic record, using the requirements outlined in their assigned Schedule.

The vast majority of students are assigned Schedule 1, based on the criteria in the Continuation of Study policy. (Please refer to your WebAdvisor account to confirm yours to ensure you are following the correct requirements.)

For this Schedule 1 group, in general, the minimum standard to meet is a 60.00% cumulative average.

The Term Academic Standing Continue on Probation is first assigned when a student has over 2.50 credit attempts and their cumulative average falls below 60.00%. The Term Academic Standing Continue on Probation is also assigned to students with 2.50 or fewer credit attempts if their cumulative average is under 50.00%. Averages include grades for all credit attempts (for example, passed, failed and repeated course grades are used to calculate the averages).

When this happens the student is notified by Enrolment Services via their University email account. The Term Academic Standing is also on the student's WebAdvisor account (login and go to Students Menu --> Academic Profile --> Current Academic Standing).

Students CAN register for courses with a Term Academic Standing of Continue on Probation (or Eligible to Continue).

While carrying a Term Academic Standing of Continue on Probation students must achieve a minimum semester average of 60.00% to stay on probation and a minimum cumulative average of 60.00% to get off of probation / earn a Term Academic Standing of Eligible to Continue.

The University of Guelph is committed to supporting students in their learning experiences. To better understand your current personal academic situation you may wish to go to Probation Information, Resources on this website to review a list of resources available to students. A list of services available to support you is also available on this website at Probation Information, Services. (First semester students who obtain a first semester average under 60.00% also receive an email invitation to opt-in for participation in the Bounce Back program during the Winter semester. Please see Student Experience for more information.)

If you are experiencing any difficulties that affect your academic progress or need help understanding your academic situation you can consult with your Program Counsellor. In fact, any student who has a Term Academic Standing of Continue on Probation is advised to seek information and/or assistance from their Program Counsellor.