Academic Standing @ Sheridan

About Academic Standing at Sheridan

Academic Standing is the standard used to determine or measure a student’s eligibility to remain and/or progress in a program. Designations include Good Standing, Academic Probation, Graduation Warning, and Academic Suspension.

  • Standing Status & Actions
  • Program Academic Standings
  • Viewing your Standing
  • Support

Academic Standing Status & Actions

Click the headings below to learning more about each academic standing type and their applicable actions.

Good Standing

Good Standing

Students are deemed to be Good Academic Standing if they have met the Program Term GPA requirement(s) and Program Cumulative GPA requirement(s) for their program.  

Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate & Graduate Certificates

To achievement Good Standing in a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or graduate certificate program, you must have a minimum Program Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum Term GPA of 2.0.

Degree Programs

To achievement Good Standing in a degree program, you must have a:

  • Term GPA equal to or greater than 2.4; and
  • Program Core Term GPA equal to or greater than 2.5

AND

  • Program Cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.4; and
  • Program Core Cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.5; and
  • Program Non-Core/Breadth Cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.0

Graduation Warning

Graduation Warning

A student who has met the minimum Program Term GPA requirement(s) but not met the minimum Program Cumulative GPA requirement(s) will receive a Graduation Warning. Once the minimum Program Cumulative GPA requirement(s) have been met the student will return to Good Standing.

Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate & Graduate Certificates

If you are in a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or graduate certificate program, you must have a minimum program cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

Degree Programs

If you are in a degree program, you must have the following minimum program cumulative GPAs in order to graduate:

  • Program Core Cumulative and Term GPA: 2.5
  • Program Non-Core/Breadth Cumulative and Term GPA: 2.0
  • Program Cumulative and Term GPA: 2.4

Support for students on with a Graduation Warning

A student with a Graduation Warning can discuss possible supports, services and/or options with a Student Advisor in Student Advisement by day five of the term. Any student who is unsure of where to start may connect with Student Advisement.

Academic Probation

Academic Probation

Students who do not achieve the minimum GPA requirements for their program of study but are above the academic suspension threshold will be placed on academic probation.

Students who are continuing in their program while on Academic Probation must meet specific GPA requirements. Those students who do not meet the GPA requirements of Academic Probation at the end of the term will be placed on academic suspension for two consecutive terms.

GPA requirements for Academic Probation depend on your credential.

Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate programs

A student will be placed on Academic Probation if their

  • Program Term GPA falls below 2.0 but is equal to or greater than 1.2; or
  • Program Term GPA is less than 1.2 but the Cumulative GPA is greater than 1.2.

Further, the following also applies:

  • Students completing their first semester will be placed on Academic Probation, rather than Academic suspension, if their Term and Cumulative GPAs fall below 1.2.

  • A student who is continuing in their program while on Academic Probation must earn a minimum Program Term GPA of 2.0.

  • If a student’s Program Term GPA is less than 2.0 or the Program Cumulative GPA is less than 1.2, the student will be placed on Academic Suspension for two terms.

  • If a student’s Program Term GPA is at or above 2.0 but the Program Cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 but at or above 1.2, the student will receive a Graduation Warning (GW).

  • A student will return to Good Standing (00) once they have achieved the required minimum 2.0 Program Term GPA and 2.0 Program Cumulative GPA.

Degree Programs

A degree student will be placed on Academic Probation the first time their:

  • Program Term GPA falls below 2.4, but is equal to or greater than 2.0; or
  • Program Core Term GPA falls below 2.5 but is equal to or greater than 2.0; or
  • Program Core Term GPA is less than 2.0 and the Program Cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.0

A student who is continuing in their program while on Academic Probation must earn a minimum Program Core Term GPA of 2.5 and a Program Term GPA of 2.4.

A student on Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension for two terms if their:

  • Program Core Term GPA is less than 2.5; or
  • Program Term GPA is less than 2.4; or
  • Program Cumulative GPA is less than 2.0

A student on Academic Probation will receive a Graduation Warning if their:

  • Program Core Term GPA is equal to or greater than 2.5 and the Program Term GPA is equal to or greater than 2.4

BUT

  • The Program Cumulative GPA is less than 2.4 and/or the Program Cumulative Core GPA is less than 2.5 and/or the Program Cumulative Non-Core/Breadth GPA is less than 2.0.

 A student will return to Good Standing (00) once they have attained:

  • A minimum 2.4 Program Cumulative GPA; and
  • A minimum 2.5 Program Core Cumulative GPA; and
  • A minimum 2.0 Program Non-Core/Breadth Cumulative GPA.

Support for students on Academic Probation

A student placed on Academic Probation is encouraged to discuss possible supports, services and/or options with their Program Coordinator, Academic Advisor or a Student Advisor in Student Advisement by day five of the term. Any student who is unsure of where to start may connect with Student Advisement.

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension

An Academic Standing of Academic Suspension (SP) will be assigned to:

  • Students who are on Academic Probation (AP) and who do not meet the minimum academic probation requirements in their following term.
  • Students in a Degree Program whose Program Core Term GPA and Program Cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.
  • Students in a Diploma or Certificate program whose Program Core Term GPA and Program Cumulative GPA falls below 1.2.

Academic Suspension will not be issued to students in their first semester.

A student who has been placed on Academic Suspension will be administratively withdrawn from their program and if a schedule has been provided, it will be removed.

The student will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar to their Sheridan email account informing them of the Academic Standing and pertinent information, within 5 business days of official grades and Academic Standing being posted.

Students may appeal the decision. Visit the Academic Appeals Policy - click here for more information.

A student on Academic Suspension remains on Academic Suspension for two consecutive terms.

A student may discuss their options and next steps with a Student Advisor in Student Advisement.

Return after Academic Suspension

A student, who has remained on Academic Suspension (SP) for two consecutive terms, is required to meet with their Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor to complete the “Return After Suspension” form by day five of the term.

Readmission is subject to program and course availability and current admission requirements. Program Coordinators or Academic Advisors may also discuss possible support, services, and/or options.

The student must bring the completed form to the Office of the Registrar and meet with their Record Specialist.

The Record Specialist will adjust the student record, re-admitting the student to the program on Academic Probation (AP).

Should a student fail to meet Academic Probation requirements at the end of the term, they will again be placed on Academic Suspension (SP) for two consecutive terms.

Readmission to First Term

Students wishing to be re-admitted to the first term of their program must apply through ontariocolleges.ca.

International students wishing to be re-admitted to the first term of their program must submit their application to the Sheridan International Centre.

Students must meet the admission requirements for the program that is currently in effect at the time of application.

Prerequisites

Students will be de-registered from any courses for which prerequisites have not been satisfied. At the discretion of the Associate Dean or designate, a prerequisite may be overridden if there are grounds to do so.

Co-requisites

A student will be registered in all courses associated to the corequisite.

A student who wishes to drop or withdraw from a course that has a co-requisite must drop or withdraw from all courses connected to the co-requisite group. Students who have already earned a passing grade in any one of the courses within the co-requisite group may seek approval from the Associate Dean or designate to withdraw from the passed course.

Maximum Course Attempts

A student who repeats a failed course will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar to their Sheridan email account referring the student to the maximum course attempt statement within the Academic Standing policy and information about available supports and services.

Appeal Process

Students wanting to appeal an academic decision made by Sheridan may refer to the Academic Appeals and Consideration Policy and Procedure. Examples of academic decisions that may be appealed include Academic Suspension or Maximum Course Attempts.

Support for students on Academic Suspension

A student placed on Academic Probation is encouraged to discuss possible supports, services and/or options with their Program Coordinator, Academic Advisor or a Student Advisor in Student Advisement by day five of the term. Any student who is unsure of where to start may connect with Student Advisement.

Program Academic Standing

Diploma & Certificate Programs

Description

Status

Term GPA

 

Cumulative GPA

Good Standing

00

Greater than or equal to 2.0

and

Equal or less than 2.0

Graduation Warning

GW

Greater than or equal to 2.0

and

Less than 2.0

Academic Probation

AP

Greater than or equal to 1.2 but less than 2.0

 

 

OR

 

 

Less than 1.2

and

Greater than or equal to 1.2

Academic Suspension*

SP*

Less than 1.2

and

Less than 1.2

Degree Programs

Status

Description

 

Program Term GPA

 

Program
Core
Term GPA

 

 

Program
Cumulative GPA

 

Program
Core
Cumulative GPA

 

Program
Non-Core/ Breadth Cumulative GPA

00

Good Standing

Greater than or equal to 2.4

and

Greater than or equal to 2.5

 

and (

Greater than or equal to 2.4

&

Greater than or equal to 2.5

&

Greater than or equal to 2.0 )

GW

Graduation Warning

Greater than or equal to 2.4

and

Greater than or equal to 2.5

 

and  (

Less than 2.4

or

Less than 2.5

or

Less than 2.0 )

AP

Academic Probation

Greater than or equal to 2.0 but less than  2.4

or

 

Greater than or equal to 2.0 but less than 2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

Less than 2.0

 

and

Greater than or equal to2.0

 

 

 

 

SP*

Academic Suspension*

 

 

Less than 2.0

 

and

Less than 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

How to View Your Academic Standing

Follow the steps below to view your Academic Standing.

  1. Go to myStudent Centre.


  2. Under the Academics heading click on the "other academics" drop down; select "Grades" to bring up the Grades page.
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  3. Select a term
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  4. View your Academic Standing
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Academic Standing Support

Connecting with Your Academic Advisor/Program Coordinator and/or Student Advisement

Student Advisement staff are available to clarify the Academic Standing policy and procedures and can assist you to connect with your Academic Advisor/Program Coordinator and other student support services.

Sheridan Student Advisement Centre Locations

Davis Campus
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room B230
p: 905-459-7533 ext. 5400

Hazel McCallion Campus
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Welcome Desk
p: 905-845-9430 or 905-459-7533 ext. 2528

Trafalgar Road Campus
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room B104
p: 905-845-9430 ext. 2557

email:  askanadvisor@sheridancollege.ca