Your academic standing is assessed once a year at the end of the winter academic term.  

Your standing will be assessed for the first time after you have attempted 18 or more credits at Mount Allison. Your standing is based on your session grade point average (SGPA) and cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Please refer to  academic calendar section 10.9  for more information on student performance evaluations.  

How do I know if I am in good academic standing?   

You are in good academic standing if you have a SGPA and CGPA of at least 1.5. 

Why is academic standing important?   

You must be in good academic standing to be considered for study abroad and exchange programs, to apply for a letter of permission (LOP) to take a course at another university, to apply to overload, and to register for correspondence courses through Mount Allison.

Students who are not in good academic standing also risk being placed on academic probation, suspension, or dismissal.

How will I be informed if I am not in good academic standing?    

At the end of each term, an academic performance indicator is recorded in Connect as either “satisfactory”  or “unsatisfactory” (TGPA of 1.5 or less). This is not recorded on your transcript but allows you to track your performance and seek academic advising if needed.

Academic standing is assessed each year. At the end of winter term, students placed on academic suspension or dismissal will be notified in a letter from the chair of the admissions and re-admissions committee. This letter will include information on how to appeal the academic standing. 

What happens if I am placed on academic probation?   

Students on academic probation cannot register for more than the normal course load (15 credits in each of the fall and winter terms; 12 credits in the spring/summer term.) Students on probation cannot take courses on letter of permission or via correspondence. They will return to good academic standing if their SGPA at the end of the probationary period is at least 1.5 and their CGPA is at least 1.5.

What happens if I am placed on academic suspension or dismissal?   

Students will be placed on academic suspension if in any academic year their CGPA is less than 1.0. If a student is already on probation, they will be placed on suspension if their SGPA is less than 1.5.  The period of suspension is one year. Students cannot take courses at Mount Allison or receive credit at Mount Allison for courses taken somewhere else while suspended. At the end of the year, the student can apply for re-admission. 

Students who are placed on academic suspension for a second time will be dismissed from the University for a period of three years. Students cannot take courses at Mount Allison or receive credit at Mount Allison for courses taken somewhere else while dismissed. At the end of the dismissal, the student can apply for re-admission.

Academic appeal

Students who have been notified that they are on academic suspension or dismissal can appeal their academic standing. They should submit the academic standing appeal form outlining clearly and thoroughly the reasons for their poor academic performance and why they are ready to return to their studies. The  form must be submitted to the registrar’s office by the deadline indicated on their letter of notification. Academic Standing Appeal Forms will be reviewed by the admissions and re-admissions committee. If the committee turns down his/her appeal, the student will be informed how they can further appeal the decision to the re-admissions appeal committee whose decision is final.

Application for Re-admission following suspension or dismissal

Students who have been suspended or dismissed can apply for re-admission after the appropriate period of time has passed. They must submit a re-admission application form and supplementary questionnaire to the registrar’s office at least two months in advance of the first day of classes. 

Students who are re-admitted will be re-admitted on academic probation and must achieve a SGPA of at least 1.5 to continue their studies at Mount Allison.