Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2012/2013)
6.2 Promotion Status

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

6.2.1 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 (CASW) which is available at www.casw-acts.ca/ and the Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work which is available at www.mun.ca/socwrk/undergraduate/fieldBSW/Appendix_SF-2.pdf.

6.2.2 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 and will subsequently be denied promotion should she/he receive less than 65% in the same social work course twice.

  • 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 and will subsequently be denied promotion should she/he receive less than 65% in the same social work course twice.

  • who has voluntarily withdrawn from an internship before its completion with the prior approval of the Field Administrator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.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 in the program.

  • who behaves in a manner that breaches the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers which is available at www.casw-acts.ca/ and/or the Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work but for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is not warranted. The Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work is available at www.mun.ca/socwrk/undergraduate/fieldBSW/Appendix_SF-2.pdf.

6.2.3 Promotion Denied

Promotion Denied means that a student has not received either a Clear Promotion or a Probationary Promotion and must withdraw from the School. A student's eligibility for readmission is governed by conditions detailed below in Other Information. 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 received a numeric grade of less than 65% in the same social work course twice.

  • who has withdrawn from an internship without the prior approval of the Field Administrator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

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

  • who behaves in a manner that breaches the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers which is available at www.casw-acts.ca/ and/or the Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work and for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is warranted. The Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work is available at www.mun.ca/socwrk/undergraduate/fieldBSW/Appendix_SF-2.pdf.

6.2.4 Other Information
  1. A student will not be eligible for consideration for admission or readmission to the School if he/she has:

    • received a numeric grade of less than 65% in more than two SCWK courses in the entire program, or received a numeric grade of less than 65% in the same SCWK course twice;

    • received a letter grade of FAL (fail) in more than one internship; or

    • behaved in a manner that breaches the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers which is available at www.casw-acts.ca/ and/or the Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work and for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is warranted. The Suitability Policy of the School of Social Work is available at www.mun.ca/socwrk/undergraduate/fieldBSW/Appendix_SF-2.pdf.

  2. A student who has been denied promotion and has had to withdraw from the School but is eligible for consideration of readmission to the School

    • must withdraw from the School for two academic terms before reapplying; and

    • will be permitted only one readmission to the School.