192.5 Academic Standing
Academic standing is used to determine the eligibility of students to continue or graduate from their programs. The academic standing of all students in the Faculty of Science is assessed annually on the basis of the Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated on all coursework attempted in the Fall/Winter. Spring and Summer work is not included. The assessment of students in BSc Specialization and BSc Honors programs also takes into consideration the minimum course load requirements of the particular program, as well as any specific grade or GPA requirements.
For students in the BSc General program, the Faculty may defer the assessment of academic standing for one Fall/Winter for students who attempt less than 9. In such cases, the academic standing assigned at the last assessment remains in effect until the conclusion of the next Fall/Winter.
Academic Standing Assessment
Requirement to Withdraw and Readmission
Students who are required to withdraw cannot continue or register in subsequent terms beyond Spring. If they wish to continue studies in the Faculty of Science, they must choose one of the following mutually exclusive options:
Probation is granted to students who are required to withdraw and successfully appeal or to students who are readmitted after studies were discontinued for academic reasons. Probation is completed in the BSc General program. When placed on probation, a student must fulfill specific conditions specified by the Senior Associate Dean at the time of readmission. To clear probation and return to satisfactory standing, students must normally successfully complete a minimum of 24 during the Fall/Winter, obtain a minimum 2.0 GPA, and successfully fulfill all other conditions of the probation. Students who fail to satisfy any of the conditions fail Probation, and are required to withdraw without the option of appeal. Students who fail a second period on probation are ineligible for readmission to the Faculty of Science
192.5.1 Scholarship, First-Class Standing
The basis for scholarship consideration is passing grades in all courses on load of at least 30.
First-class standing in a given Fall/Winter is awarded to any student who obtains a GPA of not less than 3.5 and successfully completes a minimum of 24 during that Fall/Winter. Students who attend only one term of Fall/Winter as a result of enrolment in ABROD, EXCH or WKEXP are eligible if they successfully complete at least 12 with a minimum GPA of 3.5. This is also referred to as the Dean's Honor Roll.
192.5.2 Graduation Year
Students who have completed 120 or more and who have either not applied to graduate, or who have applied but have not met graduation requirements, are permitted to register only in those courses necessary to complete their current program as quickly as possible. Such students must have the written approval of the Associate Dean of Science for every course beyond 120 in which they register. Students in Honors or Specialization programs must also have the written approval of their Departmental Advisor.
Reexaminations are not normally permitted in the Faculty of Science. Students registered in the Faculty of Science wishing to be considered for a reexamination must, in addition to meeting the requirements set out in §23.5.5, also meet the following conditions:
Students must provide evidence of a medical condition or similarly compelling circumstance existing at the time of the writing of the final examination; and
provide evidence that the student’s performance in the final examination was so affected by circumstances as shown in (a) that there was a substantial difference between the final examination results and the term work; and
excluding the final exam, must have completed at least one-half of the term work.
Note: Registrants in BSc degree programs in the Faculty of Science who fail to meet the graduation requirements may be granted a reexamination in one passed or failed Science course taken in the final Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer (last 30 or less) provided the maximum number of reexaminations (12) has not been previously taken. Such courses must qualify for reexamination, according to §23.5.5.