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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Werklund School of Education 3. Werklund School of Education Regulations 3.3 Student Standing and Academic Review
3.3 Student Standing and Academic Review

Students in either pathway of the Four-Year BEd degree program will have their academic standing reviewed after each Education Term. Additionally, students will have an Academic Review completed after each Winter Term, within which all courses taken since the previous Winter Term will be used; this includes courses taken at the University of Calgary as well as those taken at other institutions on an approved Letter of Permission. Students in the Four-Year Community-Based BEd pathway must submit transcripts by June 1 each year if they have taken any courses outside of the University of Calgary in the previous year, so that an academic review can be performed. If transcripts are not received by June 1, future Education (EDUC) course enrolment will be impacted, additional Letter of Permission requests may not be approved until transcripts are received, as well as other program exceptions such as Leave of Absence.

Students in the Five-Year BEd (Concurrent) degree program will have their academic standing reviewed using completed courses in their co-degree prior to commencing the Education portion of their degree, to determine if they are eligible to progress to their Education coursework in the subsequent Fall Term. They will also have their academic standing reviewed after each Fall and Winter Term while in their Education coursework. Students in the Five-Year BEd (Concurrent) degree program must have completed all of their co-degree requirements in order to progress into their EDUC 400-level courses.

Academic and Progression Reviews for both Four-Year and Concurrent BEd pathways, require a minimum of 18 units of courses to be conducted. If fewer than 18 units have been completed since the prior review, the new review will be cumulative over the last two academic years.

Students in either pathway of the Two-Year BEd (After-Degree) degree program will have their academic standing reviewed after each Fall and Winter Term. Courses Extra-to-Degree that are taken during the BEd After-Degree program (in non-Education semesters) will be included in Academic Reviews.

A student's academic standing may be reviewed at any time at the discretion of the Associate Dean.

Satisfactory Academic Standing

Students who have successfully completed all courses with a minimum GPA of 2.50, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, are in satisfactory academic standing.

Unsatisfactory Academic Standing

Students are referred to section F.3.2 Unsatisfactory Standing in the Academic Regulations section of this Calendar for more information.

Students who have achieved a GPA of less than 2.50, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, are considered to have an unsatisfactory academic standing in the Werklund School of Education and may be:

  • Placed on academic probation, or
  • Required to withdraw from the program

Academic Probation

  • A student who has achieved a GPA of at least 2.00 but less than 2.50, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, will be placed on academic probation until their next academic review.
  • A student who has failed a 400- or 500-level Education course in the BEd program, will be placed on academic probation for one year.
  • Students may only be on academic probation once during their BEd program.
  • Students placed on academic probation will be advised in writing.

Required Withdrawals

  • A student who has achieved a GPA of less than 2.00, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, will automatically be required to withdraw from the BEd program.
  • A student who is on academic probation and has achieved a GPA of less than 2.50, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, will be required to withdraw from the BEd program.
  • Students will be required to withdraw from the BEd program if they have withdrawn from more than 15 units Education (EDUC) courses in the BEd program, with a maximum of 30 units in all courses taken during their current program.
  • A student who receives two or more failing grades in any Education (EDUC) course, not necessarily the same course, will be required to withdraw from the BEd program.
  • A student who has any combination of two W, RM, and F grades inclusive of all Field Experience courses will be required to withdraw from the BEd program.
  • A student can only be on academic probation once during their BEd program. If a student’s academic standing falls such that they would be on academic probation a second time during their BEd program, they will be required to withdraw from the BEd program.
  • Students required to withdraw will be advised in writing.
  • Five-Year Concurrent students who are required to withdraw in their co-degree will be discontinued from the BEd portion of their degree as they cannot continue in Education without the co-degree.
  • Five-Year Concurrent students who are required to withdraw from Education will be allowed to submit a Change of Program into another degree, but will have a “required to withdraw” indicator placed on their file noting that re-application to any other faculty must meet the standards outlined in Readmission After Unsatisfactory Academic Performance.
Reinstatement to Satisfactory Academic Standing

Students on academic probation who have achieved a GPA of 2.50 or higher, calculated based on all courses taken since the student’s last academic review, will be reinstated to satisfactory academic standing.

Students who have successfully completed the course in which they received a failing grade, will be reinstated to satisfactory academic standing and may proceed to the next term, provided they have a current GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Readmission After Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

Students who have been required to withdraw from the Werklund School of Education, other Faculties at the University of Calgary or other post-secondary institutions may not apply for admission to the BEd program in the twelve month period following their required withdrawal.

Admission to the BEd program after unsatisfactory academic performance is not guaranteed. Applicants must apply by the deadlines stated in the current Calendar, meet the current admission requirements of the BEd program and obtain express permission from the Director, Student Experience or Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs in Education before they can return to the program. In addition to the online admission application, students must write a letter to the Associate Dean requesting re-admission to the BEd program.

Students re-admitted after having been required to withdraw from the Werklund School of Education due to unsatisfactory academic performance are admitted on probation and must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.50 on all courses taken in each semester after re-admission. Failure to do so will result in permanent withdrawal from the Werklund School of Education.

Mitigating Circumstances

Students who would normally be required to withdraw on the basis of their academic performance or excessive withdrawals may instead be placed on academic probation, if they have experienced serious mitigating circumstances and can demonstrate that they have good prospects for future success. Students who believe that they fall into this category should provide written documentation to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs as soon as possible and no later than the end of the term.

Students in the Five-year Concurrent BEd, who are required to withdraw from the Education portion of their degree may be permitted to remain in their non-education degree through a change of program.

Voluntary Withdrawal from Program

Students must notify Undergraduate Programs in Education in writing of their intention to withdraw. After a voluntary withdrawal from the program, students will be required to re-apply for admission.

Readmission

Students who have left the BEd program, for any reason, will need to re-apply for admission. Readmission is not guaranteed. Applicants must apply by the deadlines stated in the current Calendar, meet the current admission requirements of the BEd program and obtain express permission from the Director, Student Experience or Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs in Education before they can return to the program. Students seeking re-admission to the BEd program may need to retake some or all of their previously completed Education coursework, as determined by the Associate Dean, in order to meet program and certification requirements.

Newly admitted students who do not attend the term to which they were admitted must reapply for admission, and will be considered using the admission criteria in effect at the time of re-application.

Grades

The official grading system of the University of Calgary is given in the Academic Regulations section of this Calendar.

Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)

The Werklund School of Education will allow students to pursue the Flexible Grade Option, as is detailed F.1.3, with the following limitations: students may not utilize this option with the courses Education 456, 460, 535, and 571. Students pursuing the Concurrent program should refer to their co-faculties for CG regulations pertaining to their co-degree courses.