University Regulations

Y. REGULATIONS FOR RE-ADMISSION

These regulations will be applied at the end of each semester to any student who is registered for at least nine credit hours, or equivalent, on the last day for adding courses in a semester or session, including a student who later drops courses and changes status to that of a part-time student.

NOTES: 1) These regulations notwithstanding, the re-admission of any student to this university is subject to overall university regulations.

2) Students who withdraw from this university without academic prejudice in a semester in accordance with Regulation R. WITHDRAWALS FROM UNIVERSITY, clause 2, will not, in that semester, be subject to clauses 1.a), 1.b), 2.a) or 2.b) below.

1. At the end of his/her first semester at this University, a student (except a student who has received at least fifteen transfer credit hours) must:

a) to be eligible for re-admission in clear standing (i) pass one-half or more of the credit hours for which she or he was registered at the end of the period for dropping courses without academic prejudice, and (ii) obtain an average of 50% or more.

b) to be eligible for conditional re-admission (i) pass one-half or more of the credit hours for which she or he was registered at the end of the period for dropping courses without academic prejudice, and (ii) obtain an average between 45% and 50%.

Any student not fulfilling conditions 1.(a) or 1.(b) will not be eligible for re-admission to the following two semesters in any category. A student re-admitted after the expiry of this period, will be re-admitted conditionally.

2. Any student in a semester subsequent to his/her first semester or any student in his/her first semester who has received at least fifteen transfer credit hours, must:

a) to be eligible for re-admission in clear standing (i) pass one-half or more of the credit hours for which she or he was registered at the end of the period for dropping courses without academic prejudice, and (ii) obtain an average of 55% or more.

b) to be eligible for conditional re-admission (i) pass one-half or more of the credit hours for which she or he was registered at the end of the period for dropping courses without academic prejudice, and (ii) obtain an average between 50% and 55%.

Any student not fulfilling conditions 2.(a) or 2.(b) will not be eligible for re-admission in any category for a minimum of two semesters. A student re-admitted after the expiry of the prescribed period, will be re-admitted conditionally.

NOTES: 1) In calculating averages under Clauses 1 and 2, the grades obtained in foundation courses and the "A" part of linked courses shall be included.

2) Engineering students not promoted to Term 3 after the April evaluations, who are required to repeat Term 1 of the Engineering programme under faculty regulations and who do not satisfy Clause 2.(a), may be re-admitted conditionally to Term 1 of the programme in the immediately following Fall Semester.

3) Conditions for re-admission of Medical students are covered by the Faculty of Medicine regulations on evaluations and promotions.

4) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the regulations for re-admission shall not be applied to students registered in work-terms.

3. Any student re-admitted conditionally, will be permitted to register for a maximum of fifteen credit hours, during that semester, and will be required to meet the conditions of Clause 2.(a) above. Any such student who fails to meet the conditions of Clause 2.(a) will not be eligible for re-admission in any category for a period of at least two semesters. A student re-admitted after the expiry of the prescribed period, will be re-admitted conditionally.

NOTES: 1) Notwithstanding Clause 3 above, students who have been re-admitted conditionally will be permitted to register for the number of credit hours required by their programmes.

2) Any student who has been placed on conditional re-admission status, will not be re-admitted in clear standing until she or he meets the conditions of Clause 2.(a) above.

3) The University may place additional conditions on the re-admission of students who have failed to meet the requirements of any of clauses 1.a), 1.b), 2.a) or 2.b) above.

4. Only in the case of illness, bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated, will students be considered for an exemption from the provisions of Clauses 1, 2, and 3 above, through an appeal to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, via the Office of the Registrar.

5. A student who has failed on one occasion to meet the re-admission requirements at this or another recognized university or college will not be eligible for re-admission to the following two semesters in any category.

6. A student who has failed on two occasions to meet the re-admission requirements at this or another recognized university or college or both, will not be eligible for re- admission to the following six semesters in any category.

7. A student who has failed on three occasions to meet the re-admission requirements at this or another recognized university or college or both, will not be permitted further registration at this University in any category.

8. The foregoing notwithstanding, the appropriate Faculty or School Committee on Undergraduate Studies may, at any time, require a student to withdraw for academic reasons.

9. The foregoing notwithstanding, the University reserves the right to require students to discontinue their studies in a semester or to deny them re-admission to a subsequent semester where, in the opinion of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, following appropriate professional consultation, there is a reasonable likelihood that a student's health or behaviour could result in endangering the lives, health or safety of other persons on-campus or off-campus where such a location pertains to university studies.

10. The foregoing notwithstanding, Schools and Faculties reserve the right to require students to discontinue their studies, or to deny re-admission, where a student has been determined to have engaged in unprofessional conduct. The code of ethics of each profession will serve as the guideline as to what constitutes unprofessional conduct. However, should there not be any statements of what constitutes unprofessional conduct, the following standard will apply:

Unprofessional Conduct. That conduct which involves a breach of duty which professional ethics enjoin.

NOTES: 1) If the University or a School or Faculty requires a student to discontinue his/her studies or denies a student re-admission that student must be advised of the nature of the case against him/her, must be provided with an opportunity to answer the case against him/her and must be advised of the right to appeal before the penalty imposed takes effect.

2) Appeals against actions taken under Clause 9 should be directed to the Senate of the University. Any such appeal should be made in writing clearly stating the basis for the appeal, and should be directed to the Registrar of the University.

3) Appeals against actions taken under Clause 10 should be directed in the first instance to the appropriate School/Faculty Council. Appeals from the decisions of these Councils may be made to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies and should be directed to the Secretary of the Committee, c/o the Office of the Registrar.


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