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Academic Standing and Progression

Official academic standing is assessed and recorded on student transcripts in academic standing statements at the end of each term. These indicate:

  1. Student progression toward completion of program requirements; and
  2. Student status and achievement in that program at a given period of time.

Assessment of academic standing applies to all registered Assiniboine students, except:

  • Part-time students: students taking less than 12 credits in a term;
  • Academic level: students in continuing education programs or courses, and students in adult learning programs, as defined by academic level.

In good standing

A student must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or greater. No registration or progression restrictions.

Academic probation

GPA of less than 2.0 but greater than 1.0. No immediate registration or progression restrictions for one term.

Students assessed in this category will be notified by the registrar’s office that they are at risk of failure and will be placed on academic probation. Students are provided information about college resources and encouraged to voluntarily develop a learning success plan.

Academic restriction

GPA of less than 1.0; or, for a student already on academic probation, a GPA of less than 2.0. Registration and progression restrictions in effect. Students may receive permission to re-register with the completion of a learning success plan.

Students assessed in this category will be notified by the registrar’s office that they have registration restrictions at the college and require permission to continue. Permission may be gained with the completion of a learning success plan by applying to the program chairperson/director. Students with academic restrictions must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or greater in order to avoid academic suspension.

Academic suspension

Students on academic restriction who are unable to recover their GPA will be suspended. Admission and registration restrictions are in effect for eight calendar months from the date of notification. Note: An academic suspension can also result from violations of other academic policies.

Students with academic restrictions who are unable to recover their GPA with their learning success plan will be suspended from the college. Mandatory admission and registration restrictions are in effect for eight calendar months from the date of notification. During this suspension period, suspended students may be eligible to attend Continuing Studies and Adult Learning programs. Suspended students must formally reapply and meet the criteria for admission for reinstatement in a program. If readmitted, students will be placed on academic probation with the applicable terms.

Notes:

  • Some programs may have a higher minimum GPA for progression purposes.
  • Some programs may have other progression restrictions, such as successful completion of key courses. These restrictions will be published in the calendar.
  • Unfinished courses or delayed completion of courses may have an effect on GPA calculations and official academic standing in a given term.
  • Expulsion, unlike suspension, is deemed to be permanent. Expulsion is typically reserved for very serious cases that may also involve criminal prosecution. Criminal prosecution is reserved for criminal acts, such as fraud, forgery, theft and impersonation.

Appeals

Refer to Policy A01 - Academic and Disciplinary Appeals at assiniboine.net/policies.

A student has the right to appeal academic and disciplinary decisions and rulings that they believe are unfair, unreasonable, or arbitrary. This includes disciplinary decisions and consequences, grades, academic suspension and other decisions that impact a student’s continuation in their program of studies.