Office of the Registrar
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (2009/2010)
6.2 Promotion Status
  • A student's promotion status at the end of each term will be in one of the following four categories:

6.2.1 Clear Promotion

Clear Promotion means a student can proceed to the next term without restrictions.

  • Students completing an academic term will receive a Clear Promotion by obtaining an overall average of at least 60%, with a numeric grade of at least 60% in each HKR course, and a numeric grade of at least 50% in each non-HKR course.

  • Students completing a work term will receive a Clear Promotion by obtaining a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work term.

  • Students completing courses in addition to a work term must obtain a PAS (pass) or a PWD (pass with distinction) in the work term and an overall average of at least 60%, with a numeric grade of at least 60% in each HKR course, and at least 50% in each non-HKR course

6.2.2 Probationary Promotion

Probationary Promotion designates less than a Clear Promotion but requires an overall average of at least 60%, with a numeric grade of at least 50% in each course, and not more than one HKR course with a numeric grade below 60%.

  • A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of Academic Term 1 may be permitted to enter Academic Term 2 but must have Clear Promotion by the end of Academic Term 2.

  • A student with Probationary Promotion from any academic term may continue to the subsequent work term under the condition that entry into the next academic term is not allowed until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

  • A student with Probationary Promotion at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

  • To change Probationary Promotion to Clear Promotion the student must satisfy the School that he or she is competent in the subject of the HKR course in which the student has failed to achieve 60%. This will normally entail re-examination, after which the student will be declared to have passed or failed a test of competency in the subject concerned. No numerical grade will be assigned in the re-examination, and the original grade submitted for the course will not be changed.

  • Re-examination may be written, oral, practical or a combination of formats and will be at a time determined by the School.

  • Only one re-examination is permitted per course. Failure to submit to the re-examination or failure in the re-examination will result in denial of promotion. If the student is subsequently readmitted to the School, he or she must repeat or replace the course in which re-examination was unsuccessful.

  • A maximum of two re-examinations is permitted in a student’s degree program. If a student is awarded a grade of less than 60% in a third HKR course, the student will be required to repeat or replace the course.

  • It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for re-examination before the end of the first week of the student’s next academic term. If re-examination is not arranged in accordance with this time frame, the student will be required to repeat or replace the course.

  • The School may recommend that the student complete remedial studies before re-examination.

6.2.3 Probationary (A) Promotion

Probationary (A) Promotion designates failure to successfully complete the required components of HKR 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210 and 4220 in a given term.

  • Probationary (A) Promotion will be given upon the recommendation of the course instructor/Co-ordinator and/or the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and only for extreme circumstances, duly authenticated.

  • A student with Probationary (A) Promotion in any term will be permitted to enter subsequent terms and will receive a letter grade of INC (incomplete) in the course. A final numeric grade will not be received until the required components of each course have been successfully completed. Academic Council will grant this status, taking into account the specific factors involved in each case. This status is not automatic, as failure to successfully complete all required components of each course would normally result in a failing grade.

  • To change Probationary (A) Promotion to Clear Promotion, a student must successfully complete the activity course(s), with a minimum grade of 60%, within one academic year of the date on which the original grade(s) of Incomplete was (were) recorded.

  • A student with Probationary (A) Promotion at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student has successfully completed all required components of all courses, and the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.

6.2.4 Promotion Denied

Promotion Denied indicates Clear Promotion is not achieved each term or following probation.

  • A student with Promotion Denied status will be required to withdraw from the School. Students with Promotion Denied status may apply for readmission to the program after two semesters. A student will normally be readmitted into the term from which promotion was denied.

  • A student who is denied promotion for failing a work term may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time the student will be required to complete a further work term with satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further academic term in the School. A work term may be repeated only once, and not more than two work terms may be repeated in the entire program.

  • A student who has been denied promotion as a result of having failed a work term and who, in the opinion of the School, can benefit from a remedial program, may be permitted an extension of time not to exceed the end of the registration period of the subsequent semester to complete the requirements of the work term.

  • A student who is denied promotion as a result of grades received in HKR and non-HKR courses will be required to repeat all HKR courses in which they obtained a numeric grade of less than 60% in that term. A non-HKR course may be replaced by a course acceptable in the student's program.

  • A student with Promotion Denied status at the end of the final academic term will not be recommended for graduation until the student's status is changed to Clear Promotion.