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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 3. Faculty Regulations 3.7 Student Standing
3.7 Student Standing
A. Dean's List

The Dean's List recognizes the outstanding achievement of students in the Faculty. It is compiled annually at the end of the Winter Term. A statement of inclusion on the Dean's List will be recorded on the student's transcript.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.60 or higher over all University of Calgary courses taken in the preceding Summer (including Spring Intersession), Fall and Winter Terms on:

(a) A minimum of 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) taken at the University of Calgary (while registered in a program in the Faculty of Science), OR

(b) A minimum of 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) taken at the University of Calgary plus successful completion of one four-month Co-operative Education work placement (while registered in a program in the Faculty of Science), OR

(c) A minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) taken at the University of Calgary (while registered in a program in the Faculty of Science), plus two Co-op work placements.

(d) A minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) taken at the University of Calgary (while registered in a program in the Faculty of Science), plus successful completion of one or more approved full-time terms abroad, OR

(e) A program of study assessed by the Student Accessibility Services to be equivalent to (a), (b), (c) or (d) for a particular student.

Notes:

  • Where it is appropriate for a student to be assessed under provisions (d) or (e), the student must arrange for all necessary documentation to be received by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate), or designate, no later than May 15.
  • Only University of Calgary grades for regular academic courses are used for the Dean’s List; grades earned for Co-operative Education work placements or study-abroad terms do not enter into the grade point average calculations for (b), (c) or (d).
  • Students on academic sanctions as outlined in section K (Statement on Principles of Conduct) of this Calendar are not eligible for the Dean’s List.
  • Students with deferred examinations and/or term work after Winter Term may not be eligible to be included on the Dean’s List.
B. Performance Review, Probationary Status and Dismissal

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.

C. Students in Satisfactory Standing

(a) Will retain that standing if they have achieved a GPA of at least 2.00 over all courses taken since the previous review;

(b) Will be required to withdraw if they have achieved a GPA less than 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review and they have a probationary period within the last five years. (Probationary periods that have occurred in excess of five years previous will not be counted);

(c) Will be placed on academic probation if they have achieved a GPA of at least 1.70 but less than 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review and have not been on academic probation within the preceding five years;

(d) Will be required to withdraw from the Faculty if they have achieved a GPA of less than 1.70 over all courses taken since their previous review.

D. Students on Academic Probation

(a) Will be reinstated in satisfactory standing if they have achieved a GPA of at least 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review;

(b) Will be required to withdraw from the Faculty if they have achieved a GPA of less than 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review.

E. Readmission
  • Students who have been required to withdraw for unsatisfactory academic performance may be considered for readmission after 12 or more months have elapsed since the date of dismissal.
  • Applicants must apply by the deadlines stated in the current Calendar and meet the current admission requirements of the program to which they are seeking admission.
  • Readmission is not guaranteed.
  • Students should note that it is not normally possible to be readmitted without taking courses to meet the admission average.

Students so readmitted must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 on all courses taken in each academic review period after readmission. Failure to do so will result in permanent dismissal from the Faculty of Science. Students who have twice been required to withdraw from one or more Faculties at this or any other institution will not normally be considered for admission at any time.