Nov 12, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020

Academic Standing [ALES]


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  1. Assessment of Academic Standing
    Academic standing will be assessed on the basis of a grade point average (GPA). Students are expected to maintain a GPA of at least 2.0. See Additional Grades and Remarks  and Academic History (Transcript) Records  for information on calculation of GPAs and the academic record.
    A review of academic performance is conducted for each student at the end of each Fall/Winter. Decisions regarding continuation will be based on courses completed during Fall/Winter only. Any courses completed during Spring/Summer will not be considered as part of the decision on academic standing.
    The assignment and reassignment of academic standing are based on a student's performance in a minimum of ★9. If, at the time of review, the student has attempted fewer than ★9 since the last assignment of academic standing, the review will be deferred and the academic standing assigned at the last review will remain in effect until the next review.

  2. Continuation in the BSc Honors in Food Science and the BSc Honors in Nutrition
    Continuation in the BSc Honors in Food Science and the BSc Honors in Nutrition requires a GPA of at least 3.0
    Students in the BSc Honors in Food Science who do not attain the required GPA will be moved to either the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization or the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, General Program. Students in the BSc Honors in Nutrition who do not attain the required GPA will be moved to the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program (provided they are not Required to Withdraw). The Academic Standing section (4) below will then be applied. Students in good academic standing who wish to transfer to the Nutrition and Food Science General Program (see BSc in Agriculture, BSc in Animal Health, BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, BSc in Forestry, and BSc in Nutrition and Food Science (General Program)   and BSc Nutrition and Food Science, Nutrition Major , the Dietetics Specialization (see BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization  and BSc Honors in Nutrition ), or the Food Science and Technology Specialization (see BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization  and BSc Nutrition and Food Science, General Program  ) must apply for admission.

  3. Continuation in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science Dietetics Specialization and the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization)
    Continuation in the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization and the BSc Nutrition and Food Science, Food Science and Technology Specialization requires a GPA of at least 2.7. Students who do not attain the required GPA will be moved to the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, General Program. The Academic Standing section (4) below will then be applied. Whenever a student receives a grade of NC in a professional practice course, the student's total academic and clinical performance is reviewed and considered in order to determine whether the student should be allowed to continue in the program.

  4. Application of Academic Standing

    1. Satisfactory Standing (GPA 2.0 or higher) Students who maintain a satisfactory standing are permitted to continue their studies in the Faculty subject to meeting the specific requirements of their degree and the general requirements of the University of Alberta.

    2. Marginal Standing (GPA 1.7 to 1.9, inclusive). Students receiving their first marginal standing are permitted to continue their studies in the Faculty under academic warning. At the next assignment of academic standing, such students must present a Fall/Winter GPA of at least 2.0 on a minimum of ★9 to clear academic warning and continue their studies with Satisfactory Standing.
      Students with Marginal Standing twice during their Academic Career in the Faculty will be required to withdraw (see d. Required to Withdraw).

    3. Unsatisfactory Standing (GPA of 1.6 or lower). Students with unsatisfactory standing are required to withdraw (see d. Required to Withdraw).
      Students who are required to withdraw from the Faculty at the end of Fall/Winter may not register for the following Summer or Fall/Winter Terms. Students who register for Summer or Fall/Winter courses prior to the requirement to withdraw will have their registration cancelled without penalty.

    4. Requirement to Withdraw
      Students with Unsatisfactory Standing or who are placed on Marginal Standing twice during their Academic career in the Faculty will normally be required to remain out of the Faculty (required to withdraw).

      1. Students who have completed less than ★60 and who have achieved a GPA of between 1.3 and 1.6 may be permitted to continue at the University of Alberta in the Fresh Start program providing they have not previously been required to withdraw from any postsecondary program. Normally, students who have committed an academic offense under the University of Alberta Code of Student Behavior will not be recommended for the Fresh Start Program.
        The Faculty will determine whether to recommend a student for participation in the Fresh Start program and will notify the student of that option. Successful completion of ★18 with a GPA of at least 2.7 or ★24 with a GPA of at least 2.0 [2.3 for the Business Management programs and 3.0 for the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science (Nutrition Major)] will be required for readmission. Further detailed information can be found in First- and Second-Year Students with GPAs of 1.3 to 1.6-Admission to Fresh Start Program , GPA Withdrawal Review  and Fresh Start Program .
        If successful in the Fresh Start program and all conditions specified by Open Studies and the Faculty have been fulfilled, students may apply for readmission to the Faculty as transfer students as described in Transfer Applicants .

      2. Students may discontinue studies for one year with permission of the Faculty and apply for readmission. Students who are readmitted will return on academic probation as described in Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Required to Withdraw   subject to the terms specified by the Faculty at the time of the requirement to withdraw.
      3. Students who complete ★18 transferable to the University of Alberta with an AGPA of 2.7 or ★24 transferable to the University of Alberta with an AGPA of 2.0 [2.3 for the Business Management programs and 3.0 for the BSc in Nutrition and Food Science (Nutrition Major)] at another postsecondary institution may reapply for admission to the Faculty, unless they have been required to withdraw more than once from any postsecondary programs (see Withdrawal From Postsecondary Institution  and GPA Withdrawal Review ).

      4. Students may petition their Required to Withdraw status and if successful will proceed on Academic Probation. At the next assignment of academic standing, such students must raise their Fall/Winter GPA to at least 2.0. Should their Fall/Winter GPA fall below 2.0 at any time during the rest of their program they will be required to withdraw and will not be readmitted to the Faculty.

      5. Students who have been required to withdraw and who, after being readmitted, again fall below a Fall/Winter GPA of 2.0 will be required to withdraw and will not be readmitted to the Faculty.
        Note: Students with marginal standing or who are on academic probation are only permitted to interrupt their programs with the prior, written approval of the Associate Dean (Academic). Should students in either of these categories interrupt their programs for more than twelve months without prior approval, readmission will not be granted unless the student meets the current readmission criteria.

  5. First-Class Standing: First-Class Standing in a given year is awarded to any undergraduate student who obtains a GPA of not less than 3.5 on a minimum of ★24 taken during Fall/Winter. Students who attend for only one term of Fall/Winter are eligible if they complete at least ★12 with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

  6. Dean's List: This designation is given to students who achieve a GPA of at least 3.7 on a minimum of ★18 in Fall/Winter. Students who attend for only one term of Fall/Winter are eligible if they complete at least ★9 with a minimum GPA of 3.7.