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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
November 1, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Academic Decisions



Academic decisions are made at the completion of each full year of study in May or upon completion of a minimum of 4.0 credit attempts for Year 1 students.


Academic decisions are based on the progression requirements for each program, which include the overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and the cumulative GPA in your Honours subjects (area of specialization), in most cases. Progression requirements for each program are located in the Undergraduate Calendar.


Students in Honours BA and BSc programs who do not meet the area of specialization GPA progression requirement for their current program, must revise their specialization, or progress in a General degree program (BA or BSc) without designation. If the overall GPA is deficient for an Honours program, the student must revise their program to a General degree program (BA or BSc) without designation.


An undergraduate student (registered in an Honours or General degree program) is placed on academic probation, in a General degree program (BA or BSc) without designation, when they achieve a cumulative GPA between 2.00 (D) and 3.99 (on a minimum of 4.0 credit attempts).


Please make an appointment with the Academic Advisor: Faculty of Science if you have been placed on Academic Probation. For more information on Academic Probation, click HERE.


A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 is required to withdraw from the university.
Students who fail more than 5.0 credits (or equivalent, including repeated courses) will be required to withdraw from the university.

Please make an appointment to seethe Associate Dean: Student Services, Faculty of Science if you are required to withdraw from the University. Contact Pat Belland, Administrative Assistant, at pbelland@wlu.ca.