What is Probation?
In order to understand probation, you must understand the structure of Academic Standing:
In Good Standing - a student who satisfies the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study will be eligible to continue at Western
On Probation - a student who does not satisfy the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study at Western, but who will be allowed to continue under Probation Conditions.
Required to Withdraw - a student who has not satisfied the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study at Western, and is not eligible for probation or has exceeded the maximum number of failed courses allowed, 6.0 courses, will be Required to Withdraw from University for a minimum of twelve months.
Conditions of Probation
- the student must seek the advice of an Academic Counsellor in their Faculty
- the student will be permitted to take a maximum number of 2.0 courses during the summer, and a maximum of 4.0 during the Fall/Winter sessions, and may be advised to take fewer courses
- Probation begins immediately upon official notification from the Office of the Registrar, and will last until the first adjudication period at which a minimum of 3.0 courses have been attempted. Notification would be in the form of either an email to the student's UWO account, a letter mailed to the student's home address, or a notice posted in the student's comment section below their grades in the Student Centre
- the student on Probation must achieve an average of at least 60% with no failures, on all courses taken during the probation period
- if conditions of probation have been met and the cumulative average remains below 60%, the probation period will be extended automatically until the first adjudication period at which a minimum of 3.0 course have been attempted. Failures during the summer portion of an extension of the probationary period will require the student to withdraw for the fall term
- the student will be allowed only one probation in the time taken to complete a degree; and only one probation extension. A student will be required to withdraw if either the cumulative average or probation conditions are not met during this extended probation period.
- the student who fails to meet the Conditions of Probation will be required to withdraw from the University for twelve months
For information on Progression Requirements, click HERE
For information on Required to Withdraw, click HERE
For information on Appeals and Petition Processes, click HERE
Click here for a full list of student appeal guides available through the Office of the Ombudsperson
Appeals - Information and resources
Click here to download a guide to Undergraduate Student Academic Appeals from the Student Handbook.
Probation in the Academic Calendar ... VISIT SITE
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