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Academic Standing

There are three levels of academic standing:

  1. In Good Standing
  2. On Academic Probation
  3. Failed, Required to Withdraw

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, Required to Withdraw as the result of academic performance evaluations, as described below.

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

A student who receives an academic standing of Failed, Required to Withdraw will be required to withdraw from their studies for 12 months. At the discretion of their home Faculty, the student may be required to withdraw from 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, Required to Withdraw is made after the last date for withdrawal without a "W" being recorded on the transcript.

A student appealing to be permitted to continue their studies immediately, despite having received an academic standing of Failed, Required to Withdraw, may not register for, or attend, courses while awaiting the results of the appeal, except as noted above.

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

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