Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2016/2017)
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 course in the program.

  • who has completed a practicum 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 and the Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures of the School of Social Work.

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 are mutually exclusive, meaning one violation 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 in the program. 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 current Code of Ethics 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. A student's eligibility for readmission is governed by conditions detailed below in Other Information. The following violations are mutually exclusive, meaning one violation in a term or across the program is sufficient for a student to receive Promotion Denied. Promotion denied will be given to a student:

7.2.4 Other Information
  1. A student who has been denied promotion and has had to withdraw from the School is eligible for consideration of readmission to the School according to the following three conditions. The student

    • must withdraw from the School for two academic terms before being considered for readmission. A student will normally be readmitted into the term from which promotion was denied. Readmission is contingent upon availability of a seat in the semester for which readmission is sought;

    • must meet readmission deadlines as per Application Forms and Deadlines; and

    • will be permitted only one readmission to the School. Once readmitted, the student must meet all conditions for Clear Promotion until the completion of the program or withdraw from the School.

  2. A student will not be eligible for consideration for readmission to the School if the student has:

    • behaved in a manner that breaches the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association of Social Workers and/or the Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures of the School of Social Work and for which the School considers that withdrawal from the program is/was warranted.

  3. Notwithstanding the above, after three years, a student who was denied promotion and/or withdrew from the School can apply as a new applicant in accordance with Calendar requirements for the year in which admission is being sought. Upon admission, the student will be required to repeat previously completed social work courses and may be required to repeat non-social work courses listed under the Program Regulations for the social work program.