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Academic standing

All students are responsible for checking their academic standing at the end of each term once grades have been released.

Your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) should always be at least a minimum of 1.67.

Learn more about Ryerson's grade calculations.

Clear

What does this mean?

Your CGPA is at least 1.67.

 


 

What do I do now?

You may continue your program studies.

Probation

What does this mean?

Your CGPA is 1.00 to 1.66.

 


 

What do I do now?

  1. First Meeting (before 1st class), share completed Learning Agreement [DOC] on google and meet with an Advisor
  2. Second Meeting (first 2 weeks), meet learning strategist, and/or Get Clear
  3.  Third Meeting (final drop w/ good standing), update agreement and meet with advisor
  4.  
  5. If applicable, crisis or individual appointment with Ryerson Student Care, Centre for Student Development and Counselling and FCS Student Connect
Required to withdraw (RTW)

What does this mean?

  • Your CGPA was less than 1.00,
  • Your TGPA and CGPA were below 1.67 while on probation, or
  • You have violated the terms of your Probationary Contract.

 


 

What do I do now?

Option one: Appeal standing

All of your classes and course intentions/change courses will be de-registered once your standing is RTW.  If you would like to take courses and intend on submitting an appeal:

1. Prepare an appeal package, by the deadline  

2. If you intend on taking subsequent Spring/Summer courses, submit the Standing Appeal Notification Form to have RTW hold lifted, pending the appeal decision. You are responsible for re-enrolling into classes.  

 


FreshStart

Option two: Apply to the Fresh Start program

1. Register for the Fresh Start program:

  • Once you are RTW you may take a term off and apply for the Fresh Start skills-building course in the following term.
  • While you are enrolled in Fresh Start, you can only take two other courses.
  • If you successfully complete Fresh Start, you may proceed to EAP2 (restricted to three courses) and must maintain a 1.67 TGPA.

2. First Meeting (before 1st class), share completed Extended Learning Agreement [DOC] on google and meet with an Advisor

3. Second Meeting (first 2 weeks), meet learning strategist, and/or Get Clear

4. Third Meeting (final drop w/ good standing), update agreement and meet with advisor

5. If applicable, crisis or individual appointment with Ryerson Student Care, Centre for Student Development and Counselling and FCS Student Connect

Permanently withdrawn (PPW)

What does this mean?

  • You were reinstated into your program after being Required to Withdraw and you did not fulfill the conditions under which you were reinstated,
  • You received a second Required to Withdraw standing, or
  • You failed a required course for the third time.

 


 

What do I do now?

  1. Confirm intention to appeal standing with advisor (see academic appeals).
  2. Prepare an appeal package. You must submit the package by the deadline.