Academic Probation

If your cumulative grade average (CGA) falls below 1.50 (C-), you will be put on academic probation.

As we would like students to get back on track as soon as possible, students on academic probation must reduce their credit loads and seek academic counseling from the academic advisors / counselor in the department. If necessary, they should also see a counselor from the Student Affairs Office.

The Department may decide on a student's reduced study load according to the following:
• Students who have failed 0-4 credits in a term must not take more than 17 credits in the following term;
• Students who have failed 5-8 credits in a term must not take more than 15 credits in the following term;
• Students who have failed 9-12 credits in a term must not take more than 12 credits in the following term;

The academic probation will be lifted when these students obtain a CGA of 1.50 or above at the end of the probation term. Otherwise they will continue to be on academic probation in the next term.

Students who are on academic probation for three consecutive regular terms and who cannot lift their probation at the end of the third probation term will be dismissed. the School will consider the following before dismissing a students:

  i. Whether the student can present credible evidence of extenuating circumstances for on-going poor academic performance
 ii. Whether the student has a reasonable chance of successfully completing the requirements for an award
iii. Whether maintaining the student’s registration is consistent with the University’s responsibility for making the best use of its resources

To learn more about academic probations, Please go to the Academic Calendar.