Academic Standing - Winter Term

Academic Standing

Winter Term


Satisfactory

-CGPA equal to 2.00 or greater (≥2.00)
Satisfactory Standing permits you to proceed with your studies under the following conditions:

  • All core courses in which D or F grades were obtained must either be repeated successfully (grade C or better) or be replaced by an alternative approved course and successfully completed.
  • All other courses in which F grades were obtained must either be repeated successfully prior to graduation or be replaced by some alternative approved course and successfully completed before graduation.

Probationary

-CGPA less than 2.0 (< 2.0) and equal to or greater than 1.20 (≥ 1.20) or TGPA equal to or greater than 2.50 (≥ 2.50) and a CGPA of less than 2.0 (<2.0)
Probationary Standing permits you to proceed with your studies under the following conditions:

  • must reduce your credit load to a maximum of 13 credits per term and must achieve at the end of the term either a CGPA of 2.00 or better, or a TGPA of 2.50 or better in order to continue.
  • whose TGPA is 2.50 or better, but whose CGPA is less than 2.00 may continue with your studies but will remain on Probationary Standing until such time your CGPA reaches 2.0.
  • failure to achieve either the TGPA or CGPA requirements noted above will result in you being placed in “unsatisfactory Standing”.
  • you must consult a faculty or departmental advisor, before withdrawal deadlines, concerning your course selection.

Unsatisfactory *

-CGPA less than 1.20 (< 1.20) or TGPA falls below 2.50 (< 2.50) and your CGPA is below 2.00 (<2.00)
Unsatisfactory Standing requires you to withdraw from the Faculty of Engineering for a minimum of one term.

*If you were in unsatisfactory standing at anytime during your previous academic studies and were readmitted to the Faculty of Engineering, you may not continue in your program and will be asked to withdraw from the Faculty of Engineering for a minimum of one term or permanently based on the conditions of your last letter of readmission. Courses for which you are currently registered in will be automatically deleted from your record.

Appeal Process:

If there are extenuating circumstances that may have affected your academic performance, you may appeal the decision as follows:

  • prepare a letter of appeal in writing clearly outlining the reasons why you are appealing the standing decision.
  • submit it to the McGill Engineering Student Centre (SAO) in Frank Dawson Adams, Suite 22 in a sealed envelope, marked “Academic Standing Decision” and clearly indicating your name and student ID number.
  • enclose the necessary documentation which supports your appeal. (e.g. medical or other documentation)
  • submit your appeal upon receipt of these instructions within 5 working days.

A decision will be sent to you via your McGill email address within a minimum of five working days.

NOTE

  • Students are strongly urged to contact the McGill Engineering Student Centre (SAO) to discuss their academic performance.
  • An advisor is available to help guide students and provide useful advice to help students achieve their academic potential.
  • Helpful workshops are also provided by Student Services, e.g., study skills, stress management, test anxiety. Please see the following link for more details: Student Services
  • If you require the assistance of an Advisor in the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) to interpret the impact of the standing decision, please contact us by calling 514-398-7257 to arrange an appointment.
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