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Academic Standing

There are three levels of academic standing:

  1. In Good Standing
  2. On Academic Probation
  3. Failed

All students on initial entry to the University are In Good Standing. The academic standing of a student may change to On Academic Probation or Failed as the result of academic performance evaluations, as described below.

A student On Academic Probation may have restrictions placed on his or her registration as described in each Faculty's section on "Academic Standing". A student who had been required to discontinue his or her studies, and later successfully appealed for readmission, will be placed On Academic Probation.

A student who receives an academic standing of Failed will be required to discontinue his or her studies for 12 months. Normally, the student will be required to discontinue studies at the University starting immediately. However, a student registered in and attending one or more courses will be permitted to complete those courses if the determination of an academic standing of Failed is only made after the last date for withdrawal without a "W" being recorded on the transcript.

A student appealing to be permitted to continue his or her studies immediately despite having received an academic standing of Failed may not register for, or attend, courses while awaiting the results of the appeal, except as noted above. Therefore, a student On Academic Probation should maintain contact with his or her faculty advisor in case any circumstances arise that might adversely affect academic performance.

Graduate students: Please see Academic Progress for doctoral and master’s students.

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