Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
Academic Standing is based primarily on students' Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), but may also be affected by their Term Grade Point Average (TGPA). For students in the B.Ed. programs, it is also based on their performance in the Field Experience courses, and the English Examination for Teacher Certification (EETC). Academic Standing, which is assessed after the end of term, determines if students will be allowed to continue their studies in the next term and if any conditions will be attached to their registration.
Decisions about Academic Standing in the Fall term are based only on grades that are available in January. Grades for courses in which students have deferred examinations and Fall term grades for courses that span the Fall and Winter terms do not affect Academic Standing for the Fall term, even though they will ultimately affect students’ Fall TGPA. Therefore, Academic Standing for the Fall term is designated as “Interim” and should be interpreted as advisory. Interim Standing decisions are mentioned below only if the rules for them differ from those for regular Standing decisions. Students who do not receive a Pass grade for a Fall term EDFE (Field Experience course), or who do not pass the English Examination for Teacher Certification (EETC) after four attempts prior to their third field experience, are placed in Unsatisfactory Standing.
Students in Interim Satisfactory or Satisfactory Standing:
Students in Interim Probationary Standing at the end of the Fall term:
Students in Probationary Standing at the end of the Winter term:
Students in Interim Unsatisfactory standing at the end of the Fall term:
Students who were previously in Unsatisfactory Standing and who were readmitted to the Faculty by the Executive Director, Student Affairs or the Committee on Student Standing will have their standing changed to Readmitted Unsatisfactory Standing. Their course load is specified in their letter of readmission, as are the conditions they must meet to be allowed to continue in their program. They should see their departmental adviser to discuss their course selection.
Students should apply on Minerva by July 1 for readmission to the Fall term. Appeals for readmission by students in Unsatisfactory Standing should be addressed to the Executive Director, Student Affairs. Readmission will be considered only when proof of extenuating circumstances that affected academic performance can be provided (e.g., medical or other documentation).
Students in Unsatisfactory Standing for the second time must withdraw permanently. Students who were placed in Unsatisfactory Standing due to a failure in student teaching/Field Experience cannot apply for readmission for at least one full year and are advised to apply for readmission by April 15. Please refer to the Student Affairs Office website for further information: www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao/current/transfers.
Students with Incomplete Standings in the Winter or Summer term may register for the Fall term, but their Standing must be resolved by the end of the Course Change period for that term. Students whose Incomplete Standing changes to Satisfactory, Probationary, or Interim Unsatisfactory Standing may continue in the program. Students whose Standing changes to Unsatisfactory may not continue in their program.
Students whose Standing changes to Unsatisfactory and who wish to ask for permission to continue in their program must make a request to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs as soon as they are placed in Unsatisfactory Standing. Readmission will be considered only when proof of extenuating circumstances that affected academic performance can be provided (e.g., medical or other documentation).
Students whose Standing is still Incomplete by the end of the Course Change period should immediately consult with the Student Affairs Office.