Academic Standing FAQs

What is Academic Standing?
I've received a UFV Notice of Academic Standing email, what does this mean?
How can I return to Good Academic Standing?
How does my Academic Standing affect my academic career at UFV?
How long can I stay on probation?
What can I do if I don't agree with the Academic Standing I've received?
What can I do if I need to take more than 10 credits per semester?

 
What is Academic Standing?

All students are required to maintain a 2.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average ("CGPA") in their academic courses in order to remain in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students cannot graduate from an academic credential at UFV with a CGPA below 2.00.

I've received a UFV Notice of Academic Standing email, what does this mean?
All students have their Academic Standing calculated at the end of every semester after grades have been reported. If you have received a UFV Notice of Academic Standing, your CGPA dropped below 2.00 in the previous semester, you are no longer in Good Academic Standing, and you should plan to return to Good Academic Standing as soon as possible.
Students placed on probation have a 10-credit registration restriction applied to their next semester prior to registration.

How can I return to Good Academic Standing?
You can return to Good Academic Standing from any of the levels of probation by raising your CGPA to a minimum of 2.00.

How does my Academic Standing affect my academic career at UFV?
Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Continued Probation are levels of academic probation. If you have been placed on probation you will have a notation placed on your permanent record and you may not register in more than 10 credits in your next semester.
If you have received a Notice to Withdraw, you will have a hold placed on your account which will prevent you from registering until your grades for your current semester have been entered and your Academic Standing determined. If both your CGPA and your Semester GPA are below 2.00 you may finish your current semester but you will not be allowed to register in your next semester and you will be Required to Withdraw from UFV for two semesters. At the end of two semesters you may re-apply to UFV. If you return and are Required to Withdraw a second time, you will not be allowed to return.

How long can I stay on probation?
If both your CGPA and Semester GPA continue to be below 2.00 you will move to the next level of probation and will eventually be Required to Withdraw. You may remain on probation for as long as you need to bring your CGPA up to 2.00 as long as your Semester GPA is 2.00 or above. Please note, even if you have completed all the requirements of your program, you cannot graduate if you are still on probation or have been Required to Withdraw.

What can I do if I don't agree with the Academic Standing I've received?
You may appeal your Academic Standing by sending an email to AcademicWarning@UFV.ca. Within your email, you must state the reasons why you believe the Academic Standing you received is incorrect.

What can I do if I need to take more than 10 credits per semester?
If you believe you have good reasons to increase your 10 credit registration maximum, you are required to meet with an Advisor to go over your academic plan. You may then request an adjustment to your credit macimum by sending an email to AcademicWarning@UFV.ca and CCing the Advisor with whom you met. In your email you must state the number of credit you are requesting and why an increase tot he credit maximum is academically in your best interes. Requests for a change to the 10 credit registration maximum are only applicable to your next semester and will need to be re-submitted each semester.


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