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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 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 taken at the University of Calgary (while registered in a program in the Faculty of Science), OR

(b) A minimum of 24 units 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 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 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. Integrity and 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. Academic Review

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 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 at the University of Calgary since their previous review. Students who have not taken 18 units since the previous review and are either in good standing or on regular academic probation will retain their existing status until the next subsequent review. Students admitted to the Academic Turnaround Program (ATP) will be reviewed as described in B.18 in the Academic Regulations section.

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 Dean or delegate.

C. Student Standings

(a) A student will be considered in good standing if they achieve a GPA of at least 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review.

(b) A student will be placed on academic probation if they achieve 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.

(c) A student will be required to withdraw from the faculty if they achieve a GPA less than 2.00 over all courses taken since their previous review and have a probationary period within the last five years.

(d) A student will be required to withdraw from the faculty if they achieve a GPA of less than 1.70 over all courses taken since their previous review.

(e) A student who meets the criteria for (c) or (d) will be invited to participate in the Academic Turnaround Program (ATP) if they have not previously done so. ATP allows students to continue in their program on academic probation with special conditions and enhanced academic support.

D. Academic Turnaround Program (ATP)

For full details about the Academic Turnaround Program students are referred to section B.18 Academic Turnaround Program (ATP) in the Academic Regulations section of this Calendar.

E. Readmission

Students seeking readmission after being required to withdraw 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. For full details on readmission students are referred to section A.6.

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.