Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2007/2008)
5.2 Promotion Status

A student's promotion status at the end of each term will be in one of the following three categories:

5.2.1 Clear Promotion

Clear Promotion means that a student can proceed to the next term without restrictions. Clear Promotion will be given to a student

  • who has completed the academic term with an overall average of at least 65% and with a numeric grade of at least 65% in each SCWK course.

  • who has completed an internship with a letter grade of PAS (pass).

  • who has maintained professional behaviour consistent with the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

5.2.2 Probationary Promotion

Probationary Promotion means that a student has not received a Clear Promotion and must meet certain conditions to obtain Clear Promotion. Probationary Promotion will be given to a student

  • who has not obtained an overall term average of at least 65%. The student will be issued a letter of warning and must obtain an overall average of at least 65% in the subsequent academic term.

  • who has not obtained a numeric grade of at least 65% in each required SCWK course. The student must repeat the course(s) within three academic terms from the unsuccessful completion and obtain a numeric grade of at least 65%. The student will not be permitted to repeat more than two SCWK courses in the program.

  • who has not obtained a numeric grade of at least 65% in each elective SCWK course. The student must successfully complete this course or another appropriate SCWK elective with a numeric grade of at least 65% before completion of the program. The student will not be permitted to repeat more than two SCWK courses in the program.

  • who has voluntarily withdrawn from an internship before its completion with the prior approval of the Field Administrator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. In addition to the designation Probationary Promotion, the student will also receive a letter grade of DR (drop) for that internship. The student will be required to successfully complete another internship before continuing the program in the course load and sequence as outlined in Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work.

  • whose behaviour has breached the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers in a manner for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is not warranted.

5.2.3 Promotion Denied

Promotion Denied means that a student has not received a Clear Promotion and must withdraw from the School. Promotion denied will be given to a student

  • who has not met the conditions of his/her probation.

  • who has received a numeric grade of less than 65% in more than two SCWK courses.

  • who has withdrawn from an internship without the prior approval of the Field Administrator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies or who has conducted him or herself in such manner as to cause the agency and the Field Administrator to terminate the internship. The student will receive a letter grade of FAL (fail) in that internship.

  • who has received a letter grade of FAL (fail) in an internship.

  • whose behaviour has breached the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers in a manner for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is warranted.