Academic Standing

Academic standing is assessed at the end of the Fall/Winter session and at the end of the Summer session, depending on your registration. 

Your academic standing will not be assessed if you completed only courses without a final numerical mark, for example:

  • Courses designated Credit/No Credit
  • Courses that are designated Extra

Detailed information about academic standing is available in the Academic Calendar. You may also wish to contact your College Registrar’s Office with questions about your academic standing.

Types of academic standing

There are four types of academic standing in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

  1. In good standing: Students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 1.50 or higher at the end of the Fall/Winter session or Summer session.
     
  2. On academic probation: Students whose  cumulative grade point average (GPA) is less than 1.50 at the end of the Fall/Winter session or Summer session.
    • If you are on academic probation and at the end of the next session in which you are registered, you have a cumulative GPA of 1.50 or higher, you will be assessed as being in good standing.
    • If you are on academic probation and at the end of the next session in which you are registered, you have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA (Fall/Winter session) or sessional GPA (Summer session) of 1.70 or higher, you will continue to be on academic probation.
    • If you are on academic probation and at the end of the next session in which you are registered, you have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA (Fall/Winter session) or sessional GPA (Summer session) of less than 1.70, you will be suspended.
    • If you were previously suspended, when you return to your studies you will be on academic probation. 
       
  3. On suspension: Students who are on academic probation and, at the end of the next session in which they are registered, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA (Fall/Winter session) or sessional GPA (Summer session) of less than 1.70 are suspended for one calendar year, unless they have previously been suspended, in which case they are suspended for three calendar years. 
     
  4. Refused further registration: Students who return from a three-year-suspension are on academic probation and will be refused further registration in the Faculty if, at the end of the next session in which they are registered, they have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 1.50 and an annual GPA (Fall/Winter session) or sessional GPA (Summer session) of less than 1.70.