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Academic Regulations

Students are subject to the academic regulations of the Faculty of Arts with the exception of the continuation requirements below.

Continuation Requirements

In years 1 and 2, students who achieve (i) a sessional average of at least 60% and (ii) an average of at least 65% in their core courses (core courses are required ECON, COEC, mathematics and WRDS courses) and (iii) a passing grade in their core required ECON, COEC and MATH courses will be assigned Pass standing and be permitted to continue in the B.I.E. program.

Students in year 1 or year 2 who fail to achieve either (i), (ii), or (iii) but achieve a sessional average of at least 55% will receive Pass standing and will be permitted to register in the B.A. Program in the Faculty of Arts but will be required to discontinue the B.I.E. program. Students with a sessional average of between 45% and 54.9% will be permitted to remain enrolled in the Faculty of Arts on academic probation (ACPR), but will be required to discontinue the B.I.E. Program. Students with a sessional average of less than 45% will be given Fail standing and will be required to withdraw from the University.

In years 3 and 4, students must achieve a sessional average of 60% to continue in the B.I.E. program. If students achieve an average between 55% and 59.9%, they will receive Pass standing and will be permitted to enrol in the B.A. Program in the Faculty of Arts, but will be required to discontinue the B.I.E. program. If students receive an average between 45% and 54.9%, they will be permitted to enrol in the B.A. Program in the Faculty of Arts on academic probation (ACPR), but will be required to discontinue the B.I.E. Program. Students who achieve an average below 45% will be given Fail standing and be required to withdraw from the University.

Summary of Continuation Requirements*

Year   Winter Session Average Core Average+ Sessional Standing Continuation Status in B.I.E.
1 & 2  60% or more 65% or more Pass Eligible to continue
1 & 2 60% or more Less than 65% Pass Required to discontinue
1 & 2 55% - 59.9% Pass Required to discontinue
1 & 2 45% - 54.9% ACPR Required to discontinue
1 & 2 Less than 45% Fail Required to withdraw
3 & 4 60% or more Pass Eligible to continue
3 & 4 55% - 59.9% Pass Required to discontinue
3 & 4 45% - 54.9% ACPR Required to discontinue
3 & 4 Less than 45% Fail Required to withdraw
* Students required to discontinue from the B.I.E. may transfer into the B.A. Program in the Faculty of Arts. Students required to withdraw are not eligible for the B.A. and must withdraw from the University
+ Core average is computed over required MATH, ECON, COEC, and WRDS courses.

Note that students must achieve a passing grade in all Core required MATH, ECON and COEC courses in addition to maintaining their Core Average.

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