Academic standing is a way for the University to assess how you are doing in your courses. There are four kinds of academic standing:
- In Good Standing
- On Probation
- On Suspension
- Refused Further Registration
Academic standing is assessed twice a year:
- At the end of the Fall/Winter Session
- At the end of the Summer Session
In Good Standing:
You are assessed as “In Good Standing” if your cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 1.50 or higher.
Probation, Suspension and Refused Further Registration
If you are assessed as “On Probation”, “On Suspension” or “Refused Further Registration”, you will have to take certain actions to be “In Good Standing”.
You will be placed on academic probation when you:
- Have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 or
- Are returning from suspension
If you are currently on probation, and at the end of the next Fall/Winter Session or Summer Session when academic standing is assessed, you:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 1.50 or more, you will be in good standing
- Have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 but an annual GPA of 1.70 or more (Fall/Winter Session)/sessional GPA of 1.70 or more (Summer Session), you will continue on probation
- Have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA of less than 1.70 (Fall/Winter Session)/sessional GPA of less than 1.70 (Summer Session), you will be suspended for one calendar year unless a one-year suspension has previously been imposed, in which case you will be suspended for three years.
If you have been suspended for three years, and when academic standing is next assessed you have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA of less than 1.70 (Fall/Winter Session) or a sessional GPA of less than 1.70 (Summer Session), you will be refused further registration in the Faculty.
You can also read more about Academic Standing in the Arts & Science Calendar.
If you need help with anything related to Academic Standing, talk to your College Registrar.