Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Academic Regulation 2: Academic Standing and Promotion

Students lacking the prerequisites for a course in which they are registered will be withdrawn from that course by the School of Nursing.

For promotion, students must achieve 1.7 GPA or better in all required courses studied each academic year. All required courses must be successfully completed prior to promotion to the next year.

2.1 - Assessment

Academic standing is assessed three times per year at the end of the Fall, Winter and Summer term. The Requirement to Withdraw will be imposed at the end of either the Winter or Summer Term (whichever comes first).

2.2 - In Good Academic Standing

Students are described as being in good academic standing unless otherwise notified.

2.3 - Academic Probation

Academic Probation is only allowed once while a student is registered in the School of Nursing. Academic probation signifies unsatisfactory performance that, while not poor enough to  require withdrawal from the School of Nursing, places the student's academic future in question. The academic standing “Placed on Academic Probation” shall be placed on the student’s transcript. Students placed on academic probation will not be allowed to transfer units from another post-secondary institution for courses taken while on probation.

2.3.1 - Failed Course

A student may only repeat a failed course once. The student will  be placed on academic probation. The student will not be eligible for promotion and may not  take courses for which the failed course is a prerequisite. To be released from academic  probation, the student must successfully complete the failed course and have no further failures at the time of the next academic assessment. While a  student may be released from Academic probation the student should note they cannot have any further failures throughout the BNSc Program.

2.3.2 - Students in the First Year of the Four Year BNSc Program

A student at the end of the first year of study in the Four Year BNSc Program who has no more than two course failures for the courses studied that year (Fall, Winter and Summer Terms) may remain registered in the School of Nursing. The student will be placed on academic probation. The student will not be eligible for promotion  and may not take courses for which the failed course(s) is/are a prerequisite. To be released  from academic probation, the student must complete the failed course(s) and have no further failures at the time of the next academic assessment. While a  student may be released from Academic probation the student should note they cannot have any further failures throughout the BNSc Program.

2.3.3 - Review of Academic Probation Status

Academic probation status is assessed three times a year at the end of the Fall, Winter and Summer terms. Students will return to good academic standing at the time of assessment provided the requirements of academic probation are met. The academic standing “Released  from Academic Probation” shall be placed on the student’s transcript. If the student has not  met the requirements of academic probation, the student will be required to withdraw from  the School of Nursing for a minimum of one year.

2.4 - Appeal of Decisions on Academic Probation

Because decisions related to this regulation are solely dependent on particular levels of academic performance, the academic standing of Academic Probation may not be appealed.

2.5 - Requirement to Withdraw for One Year (RTW1) for students in the First Year of the Four Year BNSc Program

A student in the first year of the Four Year BNSc Program is required to withdraw from the BNSc  Program for a minimum of one year when the student:

i) Fails more than two courses at the end of the first year of study.

2.6 - Requirement to Withdraw for One Year (RTW1) for all other students in the BNSc Program

i) Fails more than one course during the academic year; or

ii) Fails more than 1 course during their program; or

iii) Fails to meet the conditions of academic probation as outlined in Academic Regulation 2.3.

2.7 - Requirement to Withdraw for Three Years (RTW3)

i) Fails two or more clinical courses OR

ii) Fails the same course twice.

In both 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7, the academic standing “Required to Withdraw for a Minimum of One Year”, or "Requirement to Withdraw for 3 Years" shall be placed on the student’s transcript. Following withdrawal, it is necessary to apply for admission in order to resume study in the School of Nursing. Refer to School of Nursing Calendar, Admission to the School of Nursing on the School of Nursing Website.

Please note: Students who are required to withdraw from the BNSc program for safety reasons cannot re-apply to the School of Nursing.