1. To be promoted to the next year of the DVM program, a student must achieve a satisfactory academic standing and clear any failed or incomplete courses.
2. At the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic), supplemental privileges may be granted to a student who has received a "D+", "D", or "F" grade in a course. The student must make application to write the supplemental examination to the Associate Dean (Academic) within seven days of the notification of the final grade for the semester within which the "D+", "D", or "F" grade was received.
3. Any student granted a supplemental privilege must meet with the Associate Dean, (Academic) who will inform the student of resources available that might help the student with his or her academic difficulties.
4. A student will be deemed to have failed a course if they attain an "F" grade in the course and they are not eligible for a supplemental privilege, or if they attain an "F" grade in the course and they subsequently fail to attain a grade of "C-" on a supplemental exam.
5. Successful completion of a supplemental exam (a "C-" or above) will not result in a grade higher than "C-" being awarded for the course. If a student who originally received a "D+" or "D" on a course receives a grade lower than a "D", the previously achieved “D” will stand.
6. A student may be granted supplemental privileges only once for a course. Any student who fails a course once, then attains an "F" grade after repeating the same course, will be required to withdraw from the DVM program.
7. No more than two supplemental privileges may be granted to a student in one year of the program, and no more than four supplemental privileges will be granted to a student over the whole program. Any student who attains an "F" grade in a fifth course over the program will be required to withdraw from the DVM program.
8. Upon review of the academic performance of a student who fails one course they may be required to repeat the course, repeat all courses in the year, depending upon the nature and size of the course failed, or withdraw from the program. Upon review of the academic performance of a student who fails two courses, they will be required to repeat the year or withdraw from the program.
9. Students must normally repeat a failed course, or year, in the academic year immediately following that in which the failure occurred.
10. Normally, students may carry a maximum of one course with a grade of "D" or "D+" in their program. Students who receive a grade of "D" or "D+" in a second course must raise the mark to "C-" through a supplemental exam before being considered for promotion to the next year of the program.
11. Students required to withdraw from the DVM program will not normally be considered for re-admission.
12. Normally, students must complete the requirements of the DVM Program within 6 years of first enrolment. Failure to complete the program within this time will normally result in the student being required to permanently withdraw from the program.