Admission Regulation 10: Part-Time Admission on Probation (Non-Degree)

Applicants wishing to transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Science from another Faculty or School at Queen's University who do not meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Arts and Science, as specified in Admission Regulation 5, may be considered for Part-Time admission on probation to a Non-degree Program after a minimum of one year has passed. Students of other Queen's Faculties and Schools who have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 0.70 but less than 1.60 are eligible to apply to be considered for Part-Time admission on probation in the Faculty of Arts and Science after one year, while students who have a Cumulative GPA of less than 0.70 are eligible to apply to be considered for Part-Time admission on probation after a minimum of three years.

10.1 – Enrolment Limitations

Students admitted with Part-Time on probation status should note the maximum course load for Part-Time students (see Academic Regulation 3.3).

10.2 – Criteria for Further Registration

In order to be eligible to continue to register for courses, students admitted Part-Time on probation must complete at least 18.0 units of courses offered for degree credit while registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science, excluding repeated courses and courses for which credit standing or aegrotat standing has been assigned, with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 1.60. Students who meet these conditions will be admitted Part-Time to a degree program.

10.3 – Failure to Meet Criteria for Further Registration

Students who fail to obtain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 1.60 on the first 18.0 units of courses have not met the conditions of their admission on probation and may not take further courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Such students will have the ruling “Not Eligible to Proceed – Conditions of Admission Not Met” placed on their transcript. Students may not appeal this ruling because it is the direct result of a particular level of academic performance.

10.4 – Incomplete (IN) or Grade Deferred (GD) Standing

Students assigned Incomplete (IN) or Grade Deferred (GD) standing will not be permitted to register for further courses until the grades are resolved.

10.5 – Rights and Responsibilities of Students Admitted Part-Time on Probation

Students admitted Part-Time on probation must comply with all the regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Science and may access the Faculty’s procedure for appeal of academic decisions with respect to courses completed as a probationary student. 

10.6 – Progression to Full-Time Studies

Students admitted Part-Time on probation may become eligible for Full-Time studies only after first successfully meeting the conditions of their admission on probation, and then by completing additional courses to fulfill the Faculty’s normal requirements for transferring from Part-Time to Full-Time studies on a Degree Program (see Academic Regulation 3.3). 

10.6.1 – Step 1: Progressing to Part-Time Studies on a Degree Program

First, students must meet the following conditions to be admitted to Part-Time studies on a Degree Program:

(i)      Complete a minimum of 18.0 units in the Faculty of Arts and Science, excluding repeated courses and courses for which credit standing or aegrotat standing has been assigned, from the time at which they were admitted, and
(ii)    Achieve a minimum Cumulative GPA of 1.60.

10.6.2 – Step 2: Progressing to Full-Time Studies

Second, students who have been admitted Part-Time to a Degree Program will become eligible for Full-Time studies upon meeting one of the following sets of conditions as per Academic Regulation 3.3:

(i)    They have completed a minimum of 24.0 Queen’s units, excluding repeated courses and courses for which credit standing or aegrotat standing has been assigned, from the time at which they were admitted Part-Time on a Degree Program or at which they were placed on Part-Time status; and
(ii)   Achieved a minimum Cumulative GPA of 1.90;

OR

(i)      They have completed a minimum of 18.0 Queen’s units, excluding repeated courses and courses for which credit standing or aegrotat standing has been assigned, from the time at which they were admitted Part-Time on a Degree Program or at which they were placed on Part-Time status; and
(ii)    Achieved a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.90.

For admission procedures see Admission Regulations 12.4 and 13.2.