Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2006/2007)
4.10 Continuance and Readmission

These regulations will be applied at the end of each semester to any student who is registered in a course load of at least 9 credit hours 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.

4.10.1 Eligibility for Continuance
4.10.1.1 Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University

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%.

4.10.1.2 Academic Criteria for Continuance in Programs of Study
  • Most academic units have separate promotion or advancement criteria for continuation of students in specific programs of study. Students are advised to check the regulations of the appropriate academic unit for details. The appropriate committee on undergraduate studies may, at any time, require a student to withdraw for academic reasons.

4.10.1.3 Other
  • These regulations notwithstanding, the continuance of any student at this University is subject to all University regulations.

4.10.2 Academic Warning
  1. Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University will be given an academic warning.

  2. Certain conditions may be set for students who have been given an academic warning. Any conditions will be set by the head of the appropriate academic unit and will be administered in conjunction with the Registrar. These conditions may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • restrictions on course load,

    • enrollment in courses designed to improve academic competence,

    • involvement with programs designed to enhance success in university studies, such as those which teach time management, study, or similar skills,

    • regular meetings with a faculty advisor.

4.10.3 Ineligibility for Readmission
  1. Any student who has previously been given an academic warning and who again fails to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for readmission to the following two semesters.

  2. Any student who has previously been given an academic warning and who fails, for the second time, to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for readmission to the following three semesters. To be considered for readmission after this period, the student will need the recommendation of the head of the appropriate academic unit, or, in the case of a student with an undeclared program of study, a senior faculty advisor.

  3. Any student who fails, for the third time, to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will be considered for readmission only on appeal following a period of withdrawal of at least six semesters. This appeal will be considered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies only on the recommendation of the head of the appropriate academic unit, or in the case of a student with an undeclared program of study, a senior faculty advisor.

  4. Certain conditions may be set for students who are readmitted after a period of ineligibility. These conditions are outlined under Academic Warning.

  5. Academic units reserve the right to deny readmission where a student has been determined to have engaged in unprofessional conduct. The code of ethics of the appropriate profession will serve as the guidelines when making this determination. However, should there not be an appropriate code of ethics, the following standard will apply: unprofessional conduct is that conduct which involves a breach of the duties required by professional ethics.

  6. The University reserves the right to deny a student readmission where, in the opinion of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, following appropriate professional consultation, there is a reasonable likelihood that the student's health or behaviour could endanger the lives, health, or safety of other persons on-campus or off-campus where such a location pertains to University studies. If the University denies a student readmission, the student must be advised of the nature of the case, must be provided with an opportunity to answer the case, and must be advised of the right to appeal before the penalty imposed takes effect. For information regarding the appeal procedure refer to Appeal of Regulations.

  7. These regulations notwithstanding, the readmission of any student at this University is subject to all University regulations.