Being Successful in Concurrent Education
Progression and Graduation
Students must maintain a GPA of 7.0 in their Laurier courses as well as a 70% average in their Nipissing Education courses, and ‘pass’ their practicum to continue in the Concurrent Education program. Students who receive a GPA of 6.00 to 6.99 in their Laurier courses are placed on probation and are given one year to raise their GPA to 7.00 in order to proceed in the Concurrent Education program. Progression requirements are assessed after the Winter term. The GPA is calculated from the beginning of entry into the university and is adjusted with each course and each semester, i.e. accumulative.
If a student is placed on probation, the student is able to return to the concurrent program, on probation. In order to clear probation, a student must raise the Laurier GPA 7.0. If a student is not successful in clearing probation (receives less that 7.0 GPA in the year of probation), only in extenuating circumstances, that student may appeal to the Director of the Concurrent Program and if denied an appeal, can seek a probation period from Nipissing Brantford’s Appeal Committee providing grounds and written documentation for an appeal. Alternatively, if a student is not granted probation, and is asked to withdraw, a student can also appeal to the Appeals Committee and present documents of extenuating circumstances.
If the student's GPA is below a 6.00, the student will be withdrawn from the BEd portion of their degree.