Academic Regulations

In addition to the general policies and regulations set out in Policies and Regulations, the following academic regulations listed apply to undergraduate students in this Faculty.

Academic Standing

Supplementary to the University's policy on Academic Standing, the regulations below are applicable to B.H.K. students in this Faculty who began their B.H.K. studies the same year as this Calendar. Students in Year 2 and beyond should refer to the archived Academic Calendars for the applicable Academic Standing regulations based on their B.H.K. Year 1 academic year.

Academic performance is evaluated based on coursework over a session. Sessional evaluations occur in April and will evaluate academic performance for the entire Winter Session (September to April).

Four standings can result from the sessional evaluation: Good Standing, Dean’s Honour Roll, On Academic Probation, and Failed. Sessional evaluation standings are recorded on the academic record and are the student’s official standing with the university. A student’s sessional evaluation outcome is the standing under which the student will return to or continue studies under.

On Academic Probation

On Academic Probation standing will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that Winter Session (September – April). The evaluation will consider all courses taken in the session.

On Academic Probation will be assigned to a student who has:

  • earned a sessional average of less than 65% in Human Kinetic coursework only; or
  • earned an overall sessional average of less than 60%

A student placed On Academic Probation standing in the sessional evaluation will normally be allowed to register in a maximum of 9 credits in their first term of the following Winter Session. This restriction may be waived at the discretion of the Faculty.

A student with any previous sessional standing in the program of On Academic Probation and who earns another On Academic Probation will be automatically changed to Failed standing and required to withdraw or discontinue.

Failed Standing

Failed standing will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that Winter Session (September – April). The evaluation will consider all courses taken in the session.

Failed standing will be assigned to a student who has:

  • a sessional average of less than 65% in Human Kinetic coursework; and
  • an overall sessional average less than 60%; or
  • a previous sessional standing of Academic Probation or Failed standing and receives another sessional evaluation of Academic Probation

A student placed on Failed standing for the first time will normally be required to discontinue his or her studies for a period of one academic year (12 months) prior to resuming his or her program of study. A student who already has a Failed standing on his or her academic record (from any UBC program) will be required to withdraw from the University and may only be readmitted under the Advancement Regulations.

Failed standing will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that session. The evaluation will consider all courses taken in the session.

Courses taken in the Summer Session are not taken into consideration for assigning Failed standing.

Dean's Honour Roll

Students in any Winter Session with a sessional average of at least 80% while taking 27 or more credits will receive the notation "Dean's Honour Roll" on their official transcript of academic record.

Examples: Sessional Evaluation standings impact on progression

The below table is provided to assist in applying the sessional evaluation rules and standings in a visual format. These are examples only and not inclusive of every scenario.

Standing Entering Session Sessional Evaluation Outcome Standing Entering Next Eligible Session
N/A (new student) <60% sessional average or ,<65% in HMKN courses = Academic Probation Academic Probation (reduced credit load requirement)
Academic Probation Failed standing (previous Academic Probation standing with another sessional evaluation of Academic Probation) Failed standing (reduced credit load requirement 12 months later)
Failed standing (in any year of study or program) Failed standing (previous failed session with another Sessional Evaluation of Academic Probation) Failed standing (Required to Withdraw)
Good Standing (no previous session of Academic Probation or Failed standing) Academic Probation Academic Probation (reduced credit load requirement)
Good Standing (with previous session of Academic Probation or Failed standing) Failed standing - Required to withdraw Failed standing (reviewed for future eligibility to continue)

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