Newsletter for students beyond first year

 November/December 2016


Information Sessions

All students are welcome to attend the academic information sessions below. Each session will be an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, program regulations and potential changes to programs.

Nov. 9PhysiotherapySN 40681:00 - 1:50
Nov. 16BusinessSN 40681:00 - 1:50
Nov. 24HKR (Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation)SN 40681:00 - 1:50

Registration for Winter 2017

Fall is coming to an end and winter is fast approaching. Registration times for Winter semester courses have been released and can be found under the Registration tab in Self Service. Course offerings are also available in Self Service. The majority of questions or concerns about registration, can be answered by the Office of the Registrar. Any other questions about course or program requirements can be answered by making an appointment for academic advice.

Academic Advising for Undeclared Students Beyond First Year

Are you an undeclared student beyond first year that is unsure of what degree program to study? Have you applied to a degree program but were not accepted? Do you know what program you want to study but are not sure if you are on track for admission? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Advising Centre has resources to help you develop an academic path.

The Academic Advising Centre has a number of resources to help support students who are beyond their first year of study. If you have any questions about programs, courses or other topics you can set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor. 

Final Examinations

With approximately one month left to classes, final exams are much closer than they appear. The final exam schedule can be found in Self Service under the Academic Information Menu tab. If there is a problem with your exam schedule, for instance 3 examinations in less than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.

Final exams can be a stressful time for everyone, students as well as professors. There are many on-campus resources available to all for study aid or stress management.

  • University Counselling Center – UC5000
  • Math Help Center – HH3026
  • Chemistry Help Center – C2022
  • Computer Science Help Center – EN2031C
  • Economics Help Center – A3095
  • Physics Help Center – C3071
  • Writing Center – SN2053

Important Dates for Fall 2016

The University Diary lists all relevant dates for the academic year. Below is a list of some important dates for this semester.

Nov. 11Remembrance Day holiday. No lectures
Dec. 2Lectures end for fall semester courses
Dec. 7

Examinations begin for fall semester courses

Dec. 16Examinations end for fall semester courses
Dec. 21Final grades released via Memorial Self-Service beginning at 5 p.m.

Academic Standing

At the end of each semester, in order to be eligible for continuance in the University, a student is required either:

  • to obtain a current average of 50% in the courses for which he or she is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice, or
  • to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55%.

Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined above will be given an academic warning.

The regulations can be viewed in the University Calendar.

It is important to note that individual programs may have additional regulations for admission and promotion.

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