University Regulations

Y. REGULATIONS CONTINUANCE AND 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) A student who withdraws from this university without academic prejudice in a semester in accordance with Regulation Q. WITHDRAWALS FROM UNIVERSITY, clause 2, will not, in that semester, be subject to clause 1 below.

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

(i) to obtain an overall average of 50% in the courses for which she/he is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice as stated in the University Diary,

or

(ii) to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55% on his/her entire undergraduate university academic career at this university.

NOTE: In calculating semester averages under Clause 1, the grades obtained in the "A" part of linked courses shall be included, while the grades obtained in foundation courses and work terms shall be excluded.

2. Effective September 1997, any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined in Clause 1 above will be given an academic warning. Conditions and restrictions which may pertain to students given an academic warning are outlined in Clause 6 below.

3. Any student who has previously been given an academic warning and who again fails to meet the requirements outlined in Clause 1 above, or who fails to meet the re-admission requirements at another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for re-admission to the following two semesters in any category. Conditions and restrictions which may pertain to students re-admitted following a period of academic withdrawal are outlined in Clause 6 below.

4. Any student who fails, for the second time, to meet re-admission requirements at this or another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for re-admission to the following three semesters in any category. Before being considered for re-admission, such students will require the recommendation of the Principal/Dean/Director of their college/faculty/school, or, in the case of students with undeclared programmes of study, the Senior Faculty Advisor. Conditions and restrictions which may pertain to students re-admitted following a period of academic withdrawal are outlined in Clause 6 below.

5. Any student who fails, for the third time, to meet the re-admission requirements at this or another recognized university or college, will be considered for re-admission only on appeal following a period of withdrawal of at least six semesters. Such appeals will be considered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies only on the recommendation of the Principal/Dean/Director of the student's college/faculty/school, or in the case of students with undeclared programmes of study, the Senior Faculty Advisor. Conditions and restrictions which may pertain to students re-admitted on appeal under Clause 5 are outlined in Clause 6 below.

6. Certain conditions and restrictions may be set for students who have been given an academic warning or students who are returning following a required withdrawal. Such students may also be asked to comply with certain recommendations. These conditions, restrictions and recommendations may include, but are not limited to the following:

Any conditions, restrictions and recommendations will be set by the Principal, Dean, Director, or Senior Faculty Advisor as appropriate and will be administered by the appropriate University Officer in conjunction with the Office of the Registrar.

7. 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 3, 4 and 5 above, through an appeal to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, via the Office of the Registrar. The University may place additional conditions on the re-admission of students who have failed to meet the requirements of any of clauses 3, 4 or 5 above.

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. Most faculties and schools have separate and more stringent promotion or advancement criteria for continuation of students in specific programmes of study. Students are advised to check the appropriate college, faculty or school regulations for details.

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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