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What You Need to Know: Academic Standing

At the end of each semester, every undergraduate student is assigned an academic standing according to the Continuation of Study requirements.

Eligible to Continue (ETC)

  • Must have met all program requirements for continuation.
  • If a student has attempted less than 5.0 credits, their overall average must be 50% or above.
  • If a student has attempted more than 5.0 credits, their overall average must be 60% or above.

Probationary Status (PRB)

  • A student who has a cumulative average that falls below the requirements.
  • When a student is placed on probation, they must maintain a minimum semester average of 60% or they will be required to withdraw from the university for a minimum of two semesters.
  • Students must maintain a minimum semester average of 60% to continue on probation and achieve a minimum cumulative average of 60% to have probation removed and eligibility to continue reinstated.

Required to Withdraw (RTW)

  • A student who has not satisfied the program requirements to continue on probation.
  • Students who are required to withdraw from the University must do so for a minimum of two semesters (called the period of rustication).
  • After fulfilling their rustication period, students can re‐apply to the University using the Application for Program Transfer or Readmission Form

Strategies to support academic success

  • Contact your instructors if you are having trouble with the material being covered in class.
  • Ask for help with specific concepts or material from lectures which you do not understand.
  • Do the preparatory work before you visit the instructor so that you are able to effectively discuss your difficulties.
  • Visit the Math, Writing or Accounting Centre for focused course assistance.
  • Use the Learning Commons early in the semester and attend the Learning Skills Workshops offered by the Learning Support Peers (LSPs).
  • Sign up for a Peer Tutor by contacting Peer Services at 416-675-6622 ext. 4616.
  • Consider reducing your course load if you are having difficulties.
  • Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and being active.
  • Reduce your shifts or hours of employment.
  • If you are having difficulties that are personal in nature do not hesitate to contact Counselling Services at 416-675-6622 ext.5090.