Students currently on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension

Students currently on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension

 

Academic Probation:
Students who do not meet minimum academic performance requirements (60 percent overall average) will be placed on Academic Probation. Notice of Academic Probation will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing but not on a student's transcript. Students will be notified that they have been placed on Academic Probation (i) on their academic record accessed on the student portal, and (ii) by an official Statement of Standing sent to the mailing address on the student's record.

The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation.

Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.

Academic Suspension:
Students who fail to meet the terms of Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension for one full calendar year (see evaluation of Students on Academic Probation).
Students who register in courses (in any session) while on Academic Probation will be evaluated as follows:
  • The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation.

  • Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.

  • Students registered in current session courses prior to notification of Academic Suspension will be permitted to continue in currently registered courses. Successful completion of such courses will not alter the status of Academic Suspension.
Notice of Academic Suspension will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing and on a student's transcript. Students will be notified, in writing to the permanent address on the student's record, that they have been placed on Academic Suspension.
Students who are placed on Academic Suspension will be given an alternative option of participating in the BOOST program. This academic support program allows students to continue their studies in Fall/Winter under specific conditions:
 
1)    Limited to a maximum of 3.0 undergraduate credits in the Fall/Winter session,
      AND
2.) Required to take an academic support (non credit) course for which a $750 fee is charged.
 
To successfully complete the BOOST program, a student must:
 
1)    Attend and successfully complete the academic support (non credit) course; AND
2)   Achieve a 60 per cent average on all courses taken.
 
Both conditions must be met, otherwise a student will be placed on Academic Suspension at the end of the Fall/Winter session.
Appeal of Academic Suspension:
Students who can demonstrate that there were extenuating circumstances which affected their academic performance while on Academic Probation may appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board to permit them to continue their studies without sitting out the required one-year Academic Suspension. Documentation with respect to the grounds for appeal, must be provided by the student in support of any appeal for re-admission. Students granted their request will be readmitted to the University as if they had served the one-year suspension, that is, they will be considered to be on a second Academic Probation.
Students returning from Academic Suspension:
For students intending to return to their studies following their period of Academic Suspension it is imperative that they book an academic advising appointment prior to their return. Students should plan to attend their first academic advising appointment by June 1st to ensure proper registration for the Fall/Winter session. All appointments are booked on line by visiting brocku.ca/registrar/advising/ and following the appropriate links
Evaluation of Students on Academic Probation following Academic Suspension:
Students on a second Academic Probation following Academic Suspension will be evaluated as follows:
  • The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation.

  • Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.

Students who fail to meet the terms of a second Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Debarment for a minimum of two calendar years.
Academic Debarment:
Students who fail to meet the terms of Academic Probation following Academic Suspension will be placed on Academic Debarment (see Evaluation of Students on Academic Probation following Academic Suspension).
Students who register in courses (in any session) while on a second Academic Probation will be evaluated as follows:
  • The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation.

  • Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.

  • Students registered in current session courses prior to notification of Academic Debarment will be permitted to continue in currently registered courses. Successful completion of such courses does not alter the status of Academic Debarment.

Appeal of Academic Debarment:
Students who can demonstrate that there were extenuating circumstances which affected their academic performance while on Academic Probation may request that the Senate Student Appeals Board permit them to continue their studies without sitting out the required two-year Academic Debarment. A $25 fee is charged for an appeal for early re-admission. Students granted their request will be readmitted to the University as if they had served the two-year suspension; that is, they will be placed on a final Academic Probation.
Students on a final Academic Probation following Academic Debarment:
  • The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation.

  • Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.

Students who fail to meet the terms of a final Academic Probation will be placed on permanent Debarment.
Since spring and summer courses are condensed courses, students experiencing academic difficulty are advised to avoid these courses.
NOTE: Spring and Summer are separate sessions.

 

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