4.2 Scholastic Standards
Graduation and Grade Point Average
To graduate, a student must have passed 120 credit hours and have obtained a minimum of 240 weighted grade points. This is equivalent to a Grade Point Average of 2.0. A pass indicates a grade of "D" or better. A student's Grade Point Average (GPA) will be determined from the number of effective courses which apply at a particular stage. The effective courses consist of all courses passed, in addition to all failures which have not been cleared, or substituted for, in the student's record. A maximum of 150 credit hours (25 courses or the equivalent) may be attempted in order to obtain the 120 credit hours.
The status of each student will be assessed in the spring, following completion of 24 credit hours and in May of each year thereafter in which a student is registered.
Academic Standards: Probationary Standing
Students must achieve or exceed the following standards at the specified stages in their academic careers. Failure to obtain the standard results in probation. Once placed on probation, students who fail to meet the appropriate performance level at the next assessment following the next registration will be academically suspended. A student is not permitted to be on probation for two consecutive years.
Academic Standards: Suspension
Suspended students must remain out of the Faculty of Human Ecology for one academic year from the date of suspension and must apply for reinstatement at the Admissions Office no later than May 1.
Where mathematically possible for a suspended student to complete the degree by repeating failed courses, a suspended student shall be automatically reinstated after remaining out of the faculty for one calendar year, or by achieving a cumulative GPA above the probationary standard.
Academic Standards: Suspension (All Attempts Used)
Where it is mathematically impossible for a student to complete the degree by repeating failed courses, a suspended student, after remaining out of the faculty for one calendar year, may attempt reinstatement. By completing at least 12 credit hours in one term with a minimum "D" grade in all courses and a grade point average of at least 2.0, the student will be reinstated. The student will start the program afresh, with previous grades of "C" or better applicable to the program.