Academic Warning and Academic Probation Policy

Academic Warning and Academic Probation Policy

The Royal Alberta College utilizes a grade scheme as outlined and in accordance to table 1.1 Students are deemed to be in a unsatisfactory standing when their Grade Point Value is below 2.0 and/or has an Alpha Grade below a “C” (satisfactory) in a course.

If a student has a grade point average below 2.0 or a “C” then the student will meet with the Program Director, and/or The Office of the Registrar or their designate to discuss the students marks and form a plan for the betterment (academic betterment plan) of the students grades. The plan will have clear and specific goal that will have to be completed within a specified time period.

If the plan for betterment is not reached by the student that student will be placed into a formal Academic warning for one semester. The Academic Warning is a informal notification and no academic restrictions will apply.

Students that consecutively receive a non satisfactory GPA, Alpha Grade or PASS beyond the one semester in accordance to table 1.1 and has not complied with the specified academic betterment plan will be placed into formal Academic Probation.

Academic probation is a temporary, 6-month status. When you are on probation you must achieve an average of at least 60% / B+, with no failures, on all courses taken during the probation period.

If you fail to meet any of the above Conditions of Probation, you will be Required to Withdraw from the college for a minimum of twelve months.

Academic Standings:

Academic standing is assessed according to the frequency and rules given in table 1.1 Students who wish to appeal a ruling affecting their academic standing should direct their appeal to The Office of The Registrar. Any appeals must be received within 15 days of the initial notification of academic standing. Decision of the Office of the Registrar is final.

Honours:

Students earning Honours standing receive written recognition of their academic achievement and are normally eligible to continue their program of study.

Satisfactory:

Students in Satisfactory academic standing are normally eligible to continue their program of study subject to the minimum Grade Point Average requirements of their specific program. Refer to the program’s General Academic Requirements.

Unsatisfactory:

Students who fail to achieve Satisfactory standing are in Unsatisfactory standing. These students may be placed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation or may be required to withdraw from Concordia University of Edmonton

Grade Point Average

Grade points are calculated by multiplying the Grade Point Value for each grade by the number of attempted credits for the course. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of attempted credits. Of the non-numeric Other Final Grades, only the grade of WF is calculated into the Grade Point Average.

Table 1.1 (Approved June 06, 2019)

DescriptorAlpha GradeGrade Point Value

A+4
ExcellentA4

A−3.7

B+3.3
GoodB3

B−2.7

C+2.3
SatisfactoryC2

C−1.7
PoorD+1.3
Minimal PassD1
FailF0
Other Final Grades:

Aegrotat standingAE
AuditAU
Auditor WithdrewAW
Credit (C- or higher)CR
IncompleteI
Course in ProgressIP
No CreditNC
PassPPass (P) is used exclusively for non-credit or 0-credit courses marked as Pass (P)/Fail (F)
No CreditNC
Withdrew with permissionW
Withdrew failingWFA WF is counted as a grade of F [zero] in the calculation of the Grade Point Average

Statement of Grades

At the end of each semester, the Registrar’s Office posts final grades for completed courses and midterm grades for courses in progress through Services for Students. Academic standing is also included. Students are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office immediately with any concerns regarding their grades.

Services for Students is not available if students owe money or other items to The Royal Alberta College. Students who require official documentation, or want a record of their academic performance and standing, must request official transcripts. Official Transcripts will be provided to ALL students after graduation.