All faculties review a student's performance for continuation in a program. University regulations require that an undergraduate student, at the time of review, be required to withdraw from the University if the student's grade point average is less than 1.70. Most faculties have higher requirements for continuation in a program.
Students will be permitted one probationary period while registered as undergraduate students at the University of Calgary. Students will be required to withdraw rather than be placed on probation for a second time. Probationary periods that have occurred in excess of five years previous will not be counted.
The records affecting promotion and graduation of all students in the Faculty are reviewed by persons designated by the faculty council. A student whose record is then found to be unsatisfactory will be so notified by the Dean (or designate). The student may be required to withdraw (RW) from the faculty or to repeat the year. Students who receive RW letters are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor and/or Counselling Services.
A Faculty reserves the right to review a students' academic standing at any time and, at the discretion of the Dean or designate, a student may be permitted to continue in program under specified conditions or required to withdraw if specified conditions of admission or continuation in the program are not met. These conditions shall be specified in writing by the Dean or designate to the student.
The transcript of record will indicate if a student has been required to withdraw or placed on probation due to unsatisfactory standing. Normally, this notation will not be removed from the transcript of record.
Students who have been required to withdraw from a faculty at the University of Calgary and wish to return must re-apply for admission to the University by the stated deadlines. For details on application requirements and processes, see section A.6 Required to Withdraw and Suspended Students.
For specific faculty promotional policies, please refer to each faculty section of this Calendar.