Academic standing

Dean's Honour List

All full-time undergraduate students registered in a Faculty of study who completed a minimum of 4.0 credits during the previous academic year (May to April) and earned an average of 80% or more with no failed courses will be named to the Dean's Honour List.

Part-time undergraduate students may qualify for the list each time they accumulate a new set of at least 5.0 consecutive credits and earn 80% with no failed courses within that set.

Full-time or part-time graduating undergraduate students who attained Dean's Honour List standing in their last checkpoint and maintained a cumulative average of 80% on any courses taken from then until graduation, with no failed courses, will also be named to the Dean's Honour List upon graduation.

Academic standing

Academic performance is reviewed after every semester or 2.0 credit attempts. The Dean (or designate) may impose conditions on any undergraduate student who earns less than 60% average in any semester.

Academic Standing is determined at the end of the Winter semester for all undergraduate students who attempted 2.0 or more credits in the previous academic year (Summer, Fall and Winter semesters), or since their last assessment.

For the Graduate Students policy on Academic Standing please review policy 6005 which can be found HERE.

Satisfactory academic standing

Undergraduate Students who attempt 2.0 or more credits in an academic year and earn an average of 60% or higher* in those credits are in satisfactory academic standing.

* Some programs may require a higher average for satisfactory academic standing.

Probation

Undergraduate students who attempt 2.0 or more credits in an academic year and earn an average below 60%* will be on probation during their next academic year. This status is recorded on their academic transcripts.

Undergraduate students on probation may register for a maximum of 2.0 credits per semester in their next academic year and may be required to meet with their Dean (or designate) for academic advising before the next registration period. The Dean may impose conditions to be fulfilled.

Probationary undergraduate students with an average of 65% or more in the Summer and Fall semesters may request the approval of their Dean to increase their course load in the Winter semester.

* Some programs may require a higher average for satisfactory academic standing.

Withdrawal

Undergraduate students on probation who attempt 2.0 or more credits in an academic year and earn an average below 60%* are withdrawn from the university. This status is recorded on their academic transcripts.

Undergraduate students withdrawn from OCAD University may not be reinstated for a period of one academic year and may only request reinstatement to the program from which they were withdrawn. If reinstated, these students are placed on probation. Students who are reinstated and fail to attain a 60% average in their second probationary period will be withdrawn from the university and will not be eligible for reinstatement.

Students who are registered for course(s) and have not been notified of withdrawn status five business days before their first class will be permitted to remain registered in those course(s); students will be withdrawn from any credit courses beginning after that date.

* Some programs may require a higher average for satisfactory academic standing.

Note: Under exceptional or extenuating circumstances, withdrawn undergraduate students may request a reduced term of withdrawal. Requests are submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Decisions are made in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty of study.