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Academic Standing

In undergraduate degree and diploma programs, each student's academic standing will be established from the student's formal course grades at the end of each academic term.

What does this mean?

  • Your CGPA is 1.67 or above.
  • And/or; you have met all other applicable conditions such as the terms of your Probationary Contract.

What are the consequences?

You may continue with your studies.

What are the next steps?

No further action is required on your part.

What does this mean?

  • Your CGPA is between 1.00 and 1.66; or
  • You are a first year student with a CGPA of less than 1.00 after your first semester of study; or
  • You have been reinstated after a Required to Withdraw (RTW) period.

What are the consequences?

  • You will be required to have a developmental Probationary Contract outlining a specific plan for studies and academic support.
  • You will not be able to register in more than the maximum number of courses written in the Probationary Contract.
  • You must achieve a term grade point average (TGPA) of 1.67 or higher
  • Achieve a CGPA above 1.00

Failure to meet the terms of the Probationary Contract, TGPA and CGPA requirements may result in being Required to Withdraw from the program.

What are the next steps?

  • You must attend a mandatory probationary session where you will meet with an Academic Advisor and sign a Probation Contract.
  • Missing the probationary session and failing to sign your Probationary Contract may result in all of your classes being dropped for the semester.
  • If you are experiencing any personal or academic problems during the semester, you must contact us and/or your professor.
    • Failure to inform us or your professor may jeopardize your academic status and successful outcome of an appeal.

 Full Time Degree - Mandatory Probationary Session

  • Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: TBC
  • Location: TBC

Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter. Failure to attend and sign a probationary contract will result in de-registration of all your Fall 2018 courses.

 Part Time Degree - Mandatory Probationary Session

  • Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: TRS 2-004

Probationary Session Slides

Full-Time Degree

PDF fileRegular Probation

What does this mean?

  • Your cumulative grade point average (CGPA) was less than 1.00, or;
  • Your term grade point average (TGPA) was below 1.67 while on probation, or;
  • You have violated the terms of your Probationary Contract, or;
  • You failed to negotiate a Probationary Contract within the established timelines.

What are the consequences?

  • You may not formally return to the program (or transfer to another Ryerson undergraduate program) until 12 months have elapsed.
  • Or, you may choose to participate in the Fresh Start program for reinstatement to their current program, or transfer to another program (where permitted) by submitting an application by the PDF filedeadline.  

What are the next steps?

 For more information on the Fresh Start Program, Program Reinstatement and Transfers; please read Required to Withdraw (RTW) page via the Registrar (RO) website.

 If you have questions or concerns about your academic standing, you are strongly encouraged to attend a free seminar (previously known as "University 201 Seminars") organized by the Ryerson Students' Union. For seminar dates, please visit RSU Workshops and Seminars., external link

What does this mean?

The Fresh Start program is available to students who are Required to Withdraw and have a CGPA of between 1.00 and 1.66. Please read the previous tab "Required to Withdraw" for more information.

What are the Fresh Start Probationary Contract Requirements?

Fresh Start (EAP1) Probationary Contract

  • You will be enrolled in 2 credit courses based on previous academic performance.
  • If you have any outstanding failures, you will be required to repeat these courses.
  • You will be automatically enrolled into one (non-credit) Fresh Start Strategies course (CIFS 100) and must pass.
  • You must achieve a TGPA of 1.67 or higher.
  • You must achieve a CGPA of 1.0 or higher.

Fresh Start (EAP2) Probationary Contract

  • If you are successful with EAP1, you may continue the following semester with an EAP2 contract.
  • You will be enrolled in 4 credit courses, as determined on contract.
  • It is up to you to adjust your schedule accordingly to comply with your EAP2 contract.

Fresh Start Program Notes

  • You cannot drop any courses; otherwise you will revert to RTW status and be withdrawn from the Fresh Start Program.
  • You are responsible for all fees and Chang School drop deadline dates.
  • Please note that courses taken during EAP1 and EAP2 will count towards credit and your CGPA. 
  • You may not qualify for OSAP during the Fresh Start Program and are required to have appropriate funding.
  • You must clear all outstanding account holds in order to be registered to your classes.
  • Academic Standing Appeals at the end of the term will not be accepted.

What are the next steps?

  • Attend a Fresh Start Session.
  • The school will review your contract with you and it will be your responsibility to add/readjust your timetable using RAMSS.
  • You are academically and financially responsible for any course registration during the semester.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your program advisors and instructors if you are experiencing academic and personal problems during the term.

 Attend the Fresh Start Program Session (EAP1)

  • Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 or Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: TRS 2-004

 Attend the Fresh Start Program Session (EAP2)

  • Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018 or Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: TRS 2-004

 For more information on the Fresh Start Program, Program Reinstatement and Transfers; please read Required to Withdraw (RTW) page via the Registrar (RO) website.

 If you have questions or concerns about your academic standing, you are strongly encouraged to attend a free seminar (previously known as "University 201 Seminars") organized by the Ryerson Students' Union. For seminar dates, please visit RSU Workshops and Seminars., external link

Probationary Session Slides

What does this mean?

  • You are continuing from previous probation (working on raising CGPA, but have no previous suspension), or;
  • You are a part time degree student who is failing a course for the first time (grace period), or;
  • You are admitted to the part time degree on probation (RTW from another program), or;
  • You are coming back after RTW and are Qualifying Probation

What are the consequences?

  • You will be required to have a Probationary Contract outlining a specific plan for studies and academic support.
  • You will not be able to register in more than the maximum number of courses written in the Probationary Contract.
    • Maximum of 1 - 4 courses, depending on the your CGPA.
    • Qualifying Probation students can register for 1 or 2 courses as specified by the school.
  • You must achieve a TGPA and CGPA of 1.67 or higher to achieve a Clear standing for the next semester.
    • If your TGPA is below a 1.67 (even if your CGPA is above 1.67), you will be RTW or PPW.
    • If your TGPA is 1.67 or higher, but your CGPA is still below 1.67, you will remain on Probation for the next semester.
  • You must repeat failed courses before attempting any new courses.

Failure to meet the terms of the Probationary Contract, TGPA and CGPA requirements may result in being Required to Withdraw or Permanent Program Withrawal (PPW) from the program.

Note for Qualifying Probation Students

Achieving a CLEAR standing does not mean you will automatically return to full time studies; you must apply within the appropriate deadline for consideration.

What are the next steps?

  • You must attend a mandatory probationary session where you will meet with an Academic Advisor and sign a Probation Contract.
  • Missing the probationary session and failing to sign your Probationary Contract may result in all of your classes being dropped for the semester.
  • If you are experiencing any personal or academic problems during the semester, you must contact us and/or your professor.
    • Failure to inform us or your professor may jeopardize your academic status and successful outcome of an appeal.

 Part Time Degree - Qualifying Probationary Session

  • Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: TRS 2-004

What does this mean?

  • Your academic performance has resulted in a ‘Required to Withdraw’ Standing for a second time; or
  • You have failed a required course for your program a the third time; or
  • You have not met the terms of your Probationary Contract; or
  • You have been denied reinstatement to your program for a second time.

What are the consequences?

  • You are withdrawn from your program and you may not apply for reinstatement into that Faculty.
  • You may apply to a different program for the Fall semester of the following calendar year through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

What are my next steps?

  • Check your email and mailbox for information about your PPW Standing.
  • If you wish to apply to a different program, application deadlines and other admissions information can be found online.
  • To speak to a trained counsellor on the phone at any time, please call the Good2Talk line which is dedicated to post-secondary students at 1 (866) 925 - 5454.
  • Attend a Career-related Group or Workshop offered by the Centre for Student Development and Counselling.