In this section, “discontinue” shall mean the case where a student is required to cease to be registered in his or her course of study for an indefinite period of time and “withdraw” shall mean the case where a student is required to discontinue and may not normally enter into any course of study at the University.
Advancement practices vary among faculties, colleges, and schools (collectively, "faculties") and are described in individual faculty sections in the Academic Calendar. General regulations applicable to all faculties include the following:
- Except with permission of the dean of the faculty providing the course of study, or where the faculty provides otherwise in its advancement regulations, no student may repeat a course more than once. In the case of a graduate student, such permission may be granted by the dean of the faculty providing the course of study in consultation with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
- Each faculty shall have regulations on advancement. Students who do not meet the required standard in any session will be assigned Failed standing and may be required to discontinue or withdraw and, unless granted permission by the dean of the faculty to continue in his or her course of study, will be required to do so. In the case of a graduate student, such permission may be granted by the dean of the faculty providing the course of study in consultation with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
- A student in a year of study which may normally be taken in the first or second year following secondary school graduation who is assigned Failed standing will be required to either discontinue for at least 12 months or to withdraw.
- Students who are assigned Failed standing in one faculty may only transfer to another faculty if they meet the advancement and admission requirements of the second faculty as specified in the faculty advancement regulations.
- Students who have been required to discontinue or withdraw may be readmitted subject to the regulations of the faculty that they wish to enter.
- A student at any level of university study who is assigned a standing of Failed for a second time (which need not be consecutive or in the same course of study) will be required to withdraw from the University. After a period of at least 12 months, an appeal for permission to re-enrol will be considered. Such an appeal will be granted only after the appeal has been reviewed and approved by the dean of the faculty concerned. A negative decision by the dean may be appealed to the Senate Admissions and Awards Committee.