Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2018/2019)
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

  • who has completed the academic term with a numeric grade of at least 65% in each required course in the Bachelor of Social Work degree program from Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) or Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work (as a Second Degree);

  • who has completed a practicum with a letter grade of PAS (pass); and

  • who has maintained professional behaviour consistent with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Code of Conduct, the current Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Ethical Practice, the Bachelor of Social Work Programs Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures, and the School of Social Work Social Media Policy and Guidelines for Social Work Students.

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 required course in the Bachelor of Social Work degree program from Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) or Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work (as a Second Degree)from 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 has behaved in a manner that breaches the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Code of Conduct, the current Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Ethical Practice, the Bachelor of Social Work Programs Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures, and/or the School of Social Work Social Media Policy and Guidelines for Social Work Students 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:

  • who has not met the conditions of probation.

  • who has received a numeric grade of less than 65% in more than one required course listed in Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) or Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work (as a Second Degree) and that were completed since the commencement of the Bachelor of Social Work program.

  • who has received a numeric grade of less than 65% twice in the same required social work course listed in Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) or Table 3 Bachelor of Social Work (as a Second Degree).and that were completed since the commencement of the Bachelor of Social Work program.

  • who has conducted themselves in such a manner as to cause the field agency and a Field Education Coordinator to terminate the field practicum or who has voluntarily withdrawn from a field practicum without the prior approval of a Field Education Coordinator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

  • who has received a letter grade of FAL (fail) in a field practicum.

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

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.