Academic Standards (Academic Probation & Required Withdrawal)

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  1. Is there a minimum required GPA I must maintain?
  2. What is good standing?
  3. What is academic probation (AP)?
  4. What is required withdrawal (RW)?
  5. What is the Management Student Success Program?

Please refer to the current Undergraduate Academic Calendar in the following section for the most complete information:

See also Grades and GPA

1. Is there a minimum required GPA I must maintain?

To retain satisfactory academic standing you must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above at all stages in your progress toward a degree or certificate.

2. What is good standing?

To be in good standing, you must maintain the following minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA):

Number of Completed Courses
(includes transfer courses)

GPA (U of L)
1-10 1.70
11-20 1.85
21 or more 2.00

3. What is academic probation (AP)?

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below the levels identified above are placed on academic probation. If you are on academic probation, you must meet with your academic advisor to complete and submit the Study Plan on page 11 of the Management Student Success Program workbook for the upcoming semester.

If you are on academic probation, you may not register in more than four courses in a semester.

In addition, you are encouraged to participate in the Management Student Success Program (MSSP). If you choose to participate in the MSSP, you will need to complete and submit the Participation Agreement on page 9 of the Management Student Success Program workbook when you meet with your academic advisor.

4. What is required withdrawal (RW)?

You will be required to withdraw only following the Spring Semester. Students whose cumulative grade point average, at the end of the Spring Semester, falls below the following for two consecutive semesters are required to withdraw for one full year from the Faculty of Management:

Number of Completed Courses
(includes transfer courses)

GPA (U of L)

6-10

1.50

11-20

1.70

21 or more

2.00

A student who has taken fewer than six courses at the University of Lethbridge will not be required to withdraw.

A student who completes courses in any School, Faculty or institution during the period of required withdrawal from the Faculty of Management is not permitted to count such courses for credit toward the B.Mgt. degree. Should a student take a course or courses which are required for fulfillment of his/her degree, additional courses will be assigned to meet that requirement. A student may repeat courses already completed to raise his/her grade point average.

If you are required to withdraw for academic reasons, you must wait a minimum of 12 months from the date of the required withdrawal to reapply. An appeal for readmission (see Appeal Letter information sheet) must include evidence that the causes of previous unsatisfactory work have been identified and remedied. The Faculty of Management does not guarantee that students who have been Required to Withdraw will be permitted to return to their previous program of studies. A student who is readmitted after a required withdrawal is placed on academic probation for the next semester in which he/she registers.

If you have been required to withdraw and have succesfully appealed to return to the university, you must meet with your academic advisor to complete and submit the study plan on page 11 of the Management Student Success Program workbook for the upcoming semester.

Since you will be readmitted on academic probation, you may not register in more than four courses in a semester.

In addition, you are required to participate in the Management Student Success Program (MSSP). You will need to complete and submit the Required Withdrawal Participation Contract on page 10 of the Management Student Success Program workbook when you meet your academic advisor at the Calgary Campus office.

5. What is the Management Student Success Program?

The Management Student Success program is designed to help you identify and overcome challenges by accessing the services and resources available to you so you can reach your goals. Upon successful completion of the Management Student Success Program, you will be eligible for one of four annual $1,000 Baltyk Investment Student Success Grants.

This program is optional, but highly recommended for students on Academic Probation and mandatory for students who are returning after being required to withdraw.

The Management Student Success Program workbook is available online.