Academic Standards

For graduation, students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a minimum of 20 courses taken at the University of Lethbridge for credit toward the degree.

Students who fall within the cumulative GPA ranges below will be in good standing, on academic probation, or required to withdraw respectively.

Number of Completed Courses (includes transfer courses)

Good Standing

Academic Probation

Required Withdrawal

0-5

1.70 or higher

0.00-1.69

-

6-10

1.70 or higher

1.50-1.69

Below 1.50

11-20

1.85 or higher

1.70-1.84

Below 1.70

21-30

2.00 or higher

1.85-1.99

Below 1.85

31-40 (or more)

2.00 or higher

-

Below 2.00

The number of completed courses is based on a standard 3.0 credit hour course. For the purposes of these regulations, students in post-diploma degree programs will be considered to have 20 courses completed at the beginning of the program. Students in a second degree program must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 at all times.

a.Probation

Students whose cumulative GPA falls within the levels identified above are considered to be on academic probation. Students on academic probation may not register in more than four courses in a term.

b.Required Withdrawal - Academic Indices

Students whose cumulative GPA, at the end of the spring term, falls within the levels identified above are required to withdraw from the University. Students who have taken fewer than six courses (18.0 credit hours) at the University of Lethbridge will not be required to withdraw.

c.Required Withdrawal - Terms on Probation

Students who, at the end of the spring term, have remained on academic probation for two or more consecutive terms are required to withdraw from the University.

Students who have taken fewer than six courses (18.0 credit hours) at the University of Lethbridge will not be required to withdraw.

Note: The required withdrawal legislation, as indicated in b. and c., applies both to students registered in the fall term who did not continue in the spring term and to students registered in the spring term. All students’ records are reviewed once per year, at the end of the spring term.