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Academic Standing

Academic Standing

Academic Standing is based primarily on students' cumulative grade point average (CGPA), but may also be affected by their term grade point average (TGPA). Academic Standing, which is assessed after the end of each 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 Standings for the Fall term are designated as “interim” and should be interpreted as advisory; moreover, interim Standings will not appear on external transcripts. Interim Standing decisions are mentioned below only if the rules for them differ from those for regular Standing decisions.

Satisfactory/Interim Satisfactory Standing

Satisfactory/Interim Satisfactory Standing

Students in Satisfactory Standing may continue in their program.

  • New students are admitted to Satisfactory Standing.
  • Students with a CGPA of 2.00 or greater are in Satisfactory Standing.

Probationary/Interim Probationary Standing

Probationary/Interim Probationary Standing

Students in Probationary Standing may continue in their program, but must carry a reduced load (maximum 14 credits per term) and raise their TGPA and CGPA to return to Satisfactory Standing. They should see their departmental adviser to discuss their course selection.

Students in Interim Probationary Standing may continue in their program, but should evaluate their course load and reduce it as appropriate. They are strongly advised to consult their departmental adviser, before the withdrawal deadlines, about their course selection for the Winter term.

  • Students who were previously in Satisfactory Standing will be placed in Probationary Standing if their CGPA falls between 1.50 and 1.99.
  • Students who were previously in Probationary Standing will remain in Probationary Standing if their CGPA falls between 1.50 and 1.99 and their TGPA is 2.50 or higher, although the TGPA requirement will not apply to the Summer term.
  • Students who were previously in Interim Unsatisfactory Standing will be placed in Probationary Standing if their CGPA falls between 1.50 and 1.99 and their TGPA is 2.50 or higher.
  • Students who were previously in Unsatisfactory Standing and who were readmitted to the Faculty by the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) will be placed in Probationary Standing if their CGPA is less than 2.00, but if they satisfy relevant conditions specified in their letter of readmission.

Readmitted Unsatisfactory Standing

Readmitted Unsatisfactory Standing

Students who were previously in Unsatisfactory Standing and who were readmitted to the Faculty by the Associate Dean 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 the Senior Student Adviser to discuss their course selection.

Unsatisfactory/Interim Unsatisfactory Standing

Unsatisfactory/Interim Unsatisfactory Standing

Students in Interim Unsatisfactory Standing may continue in their program, but should evaluate their course load and reduce it as appropriate. They are strongly advised to consult the Senior Student Adviser, before the withdrawal deadlines, about their course selection for the Winter term.

Students in Unsatisfactory Standing who have failed to meet the minimum standards set by the Faculty may not continue in their program and their registration will be cancelled.

Appeals for readmission by students in Unsatisfactory Standing should be addressed to the Associate Dean no later than July 15 for readmission to the Fall term and November 15 for the Winter term. 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.

Normally, supplemental examinations are not permitted; however, students in Unsatisfactory Standing may appeal to the Senior Student Adviser for permission to write a supplemental examination, clearly stating the reasons for special consideration and providing proof as appropriate.

  • Students will be placed in Unsatisfactory Standing (Winter or Summer term) or Interim Unsatisfactory Standing (Fall term) if their CGPA falls or remains below 1.50.
  • For the Fall and Winter terms, students who were previously in Probationary, Readmitted Unsatisfactory, or Interim Unsatisfactory Standing will be placed in Unsatisfactory Standing if their TGPA falls below 2.50 and their CGPA is below 2.00.
  • Students who were previously in Unsatisfactory Standing and who were readmitted to the Faculty by the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) who have not at least satisfied the conditions to attain Probationary Standing that were specified in the letter of readmission will be placed in Unsatisfactory Standing.

Incomplete Standings

Incomplete Standings

Standing awaits deferred exam.

Must clear K's, L's, or Supplementals.

Standing Incomplete

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 their program. Students whose Standing changes to Unsatisfactory Standing 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 (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 Music Student Affairs Office.

Schulich School of Music—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)