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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 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 pathways of the Four-Year BEd degree program will have their academic standing reviewed after each Fall and Winter Term. All courses taken since the previous academic review will be used and 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 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 before the final year of the Concurrent program (the second Education year).

Students in either pathways of the Two-Year BEd (After-Degree) degree program will have their academic standing reviewed after each Fall and Winter Term.

All students’ academic standing will be reviewed using courses which have been completed since the previous review.

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 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 (2.5 full-course equivalents) Education (EDUC) courses in the BEd program, with a maximum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in all courses taken during their current program.
  • A student on probation who receives a second failing grade in any Education (EDUC) course, not necessarily the same course that they previously received a failing grade in, 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.
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.

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.  Re-admission 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.