The progress of students registered in the Faculty is monitored at least once per year after Winter Term. Students will be required to withdraw if they have accumulated a total of more than 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) withdrawals while in attendance at the University of Calgary.
The academic standing of students registered in the Faculty will be reviewed after each Winter Term provided that they have completed at least 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) at the University of Calgary since their previous review. (Students who have not completed 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) since the previous review will retain their existing status until the next subsequent review). All University of Calgary credit courses, which have been completed since the previous review, are used for the purpose of academic review. Students placed on academic probation or required to withdraw as a result of the academic performance review will be so advised in writing.
Notwithstanding the specific regulations pertaining to Student Standing, students’ academic standing may be reviewed at any time and those with generally poor academic records may be placed or continued on academic probation or required to withdraw at the discretion of the Dean’s delegate.
Academic Turnaround Program (ATP)
The Academic Turnaround Program (ATP) provides eligible students facing their first Required to Withdraw (RTW) ruling for academic reasons the opportunity to continue in their current science program or to seek admission to the Faculty of Science following a RTW ruling from their current faculty. Students in the Faculty of Science will receive a written invitation to participate in the Academic Turnaround Program from the dean or designate. Students accepted to the ATP may continue their studies under Special Academic Probation provided that they fulfill all requirements and are compliant with the conditions of the program. All ATP requirements will be provided to students in writing by the faculty dean or designate. Students who do not fulfill all requirements or who fail to meet the GPA criteria outlined below will be required to withdraw from the university and will be notified by the dean.
At the end of the following Winter Term, students’ progress will be reviewed by the Faculty regardless of the number of courses completed. In order to continue on Special Academic Probation, students must receive a cumulative GPA of 2.00 across all courses taken in the previous Summer (including Spring Intersession), Fall and Winter Terms. Students who have completed 18 units (6 half courses) and received a cumulative GPA of 2.00 across all courses taken will have completed Special Academic Probation and are considered in good academic standing.
Students who are non-compliant with any of the ATP conditions will be required to withdraw. Students may only participate once in the ATP.