Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2017/2018)
7.2 Promotion Status

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

7.2.1 Clear Promotion

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

7.2.2 Probationary Promotion

Probationary Promotion means that a student has not received a Clear Promotion and must meet certain conditions to obtain Clear Promotion. A student can only receive Probationary Promotion once in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Each of the following violations is sufficient for a student to receive Probationary Promotion. Probationary Promotion will be given to a student

  • who has completed the term with a numeric grade of less than 65% in one course from Program Regulations, Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) or Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work (as a Second Degree). The student must repeat the course 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 one course in the program.

  • who behaves in a manner that breaches the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Code of Conduct, the current Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Practice of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, and/or the Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures of the School of Social Work but for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is not warranted.

7.2.3 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.

Any one of the following violations is sufficient for a student to receive Promotion Denied. Promotion Denied will be given to a student:

7.2.4 Other Information
  1. Following a denial of promotion, a student can apply as a new applicant to the School of Social Work in accordance with Calendar requirements for the year in which admission is being sought as indicated under Admission Regulations for the School of Social Work, Admission Following Promotion Denied.

  2. A student who is denied promotion and required to withdraw from the program a second time will not be eligible for future admission to the program.