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A student who has been placed on Academic Suspension will be administratively withdrawn from their program and if a schedule has been provided, it will be removed.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


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
e: askanadvisor@sheridanc.on.ca

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
e: askanadvisor@sheridanc.on.ca

Trafalgar Road Campus
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room B104
p: 905-845-9430 ext. 2557
e: askanadvisor@sheridanc.on.ca

You can find more information regarding your options and available support at: manageyouracademics.sheridancollege.ca