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Academic Regulations

In addition to the general policies and regulations set out in Policies and Regulations, the following academic regulations listed apply to undergraduate students in this Faculty.

Academic Standing

Supplementary to the University's policy on Academic Standing, the regulations below are applicable to all B.H.K. students.

Academic performance is evaluated based on coursework over a session. Sessional evaluations occur in April and will evaluate academic performance for the entire Winter Session (September to April).

Three standings can result from the sessional evaluation: Good Standing (Pass), On Academic Probation (ACPR), and Failed (Fail). Sessional evaluation standings are recorded on the academic record and are the student’s official standing with the university. A student’s sessional evaluation outcome is the standing under which the student will return to or continue studies under.

On Academic Probation

On Academic Probation standing will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that Winter Session (September – April). The evaluation will consider all courses taken in the session.


Winter Session AverageSessional AverageContinuation Status
60% or morePassEligible to continue
50% to 59.9%ACPREligible to continue
less than 50%FailRequired to withdraw

A student placed On Academic Probation standing in the sessional evaluation will normally be allowed to register in a maximum of 9 credits in their first term of the following Winter Session. This restriction may be waived at the discretion of the Faculty.

A student with any previous sessional standing in the program of On Academic Probation and who earns another On Academic Probation will be automatically changed to Failed standing and required to withdraw or discontinue.

A student placed on Failed standing for the first time will normally be required to discontinue his or her studies for a period of one academic year (12 months) prior to resuming his or her program of study. A student who already has a Failed standing on his or her academic record (from any UBC program) will be required to withdraw from the University and may only be readmitted under the Advancement Regulations.

Courses taken in the Summer Session are not taken into consideration for assigning Failed standing.

Dean's Honour Roll

Students in any Winter Session with a sessional average of at least 80% while taking 27 or more credits will receive the notation "Dean's Honour Roll" on their official transcript of academic record.


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