Academic Standing FAQs
What is Academic Standing?
All students are required to maintain a 2.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in their academic courses in order to remain in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students cannot graduate from an academic credential at UFV with a CGPA below 2.00.
I've received a UFV Notice of Academic Standing email, what does this mean?
All students have their Academic Standing calculated at the end of every semester after grades have been reported. If you have received a UFV Notice of Academic Standing, your CGPA dropped below 2.00 in the previous semester, you are no longer in Good Academic Standing, and you should plan to return to Good Academic Standing as soon as possible. Students placed on probation have a 10-credit registration restriction applied to their next semester prior to registration.
How can I return to Good Academic Standing?
You can return to Good Academic Standing from any of the levels of probation by raising your CGPA to a minimum of 2.00.
How does my Academic Standing affect my academic career at UFV?
Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Continued Academic Probation are levels of academic probation. If you have been placed on probation you will have a notation placed on your permanent record and you may not register in more than 10 credits in your next semester.
If you have been notified that you have been Required to Withdraw, your standing will change to Required to Withdraw, if you are registered in academic classes in your next semester you will be withdrawn and your fees will be refunded.
After two semesters you may reapply to any program at the University of the Fraser Valley. If you are readmitted you will have two semesters in which to raise your CGPA to 2.00 or above or be Required to Withdraw a second time.
If you are Required to Withdraw for the second time, after four semesters you may reapply to any program at the University of the Fraser Valley. Your admission application must include an Educational Plan.
How long can I stay on probation?
If both your CGPA and Semester GPA continue to be below 2.00 you will move to the next level of probation and will eventually be Required to Withdraw. You may remain on probation for as long as you need to bring your CGPA up to 2.00 as long as your Semester GPA is 2.00 or above. Please note: students admitted to programs as of 201709 cannot graduate with a CGPA below 2.00.
What can I do if I don't agree with the Academic Standing I've received?
You may appeal your Academic Standing by sending an email to AcademicWarning@ufv.ca. Within your email, you must state the reasons why you believe the Academic Standing you received is incorrect.
Students who appeal on being Required to Withdraw must include supporting documentation with their appeal.
What can I do if I need to take more than 10 credits per semester?
If you believe you have good reasons to increase your 10 credit registration maximum, you are required to meet with an Advisor to go over your academic plan. You may then request an adjustment to your credit maximum by sending an email to AcademicWarning@ufv.ca and the Advisor with whom you met. In your email you must state the number of credits you are requesting and why an increase to the credit maximum is academically in your best interest. Requests for a change to the 10 credit registration maximum are only applicable to your next semester and will need to be re-submitted each semester.
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