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Progression Requirements

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Progression requirements establish the minimum level of achievement for students to continue at the university, and eventually, to graduate. There are two levels of progression : Level 1 applies to students who have completed a minimum of 3.0 courses at the first adjudication period and Level 2 applies to students who have completed a minimum of 8.0 courses at the first adjudication period.

In addition to these basic progression requirements, there are specific marks and averages necessary for entrance to modules and specific degree types. Honors degrees have higher entrance and progression requirements than 4 year or 3 year BA degrees.

Progression decisions will result in an Academic Standing Status of:

In Good Standing - a student who satisfies the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study will be eligible to continue at UWO.

On Probation - a student who does not satisfy the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study at Western but who will be allowed to continue at the University under Conditions of Probation:

Required to Withdraw - a student who does not satisfy the minimum Progression Requirements for continuation of study at UWO and is not eligible for probation or who has exceeded the maximum number of failed courses allowed, 6.0 courses, will be Required to Withdraw from the University for a minimum of twelve months.

A student who has been Required to Withdraw from the University and whose academic standing has been jeopardized by serious medical or personal difficulties may, if they have sought academic accomodation in a timely manner, apply for a Dean's Waiver of Progression Requirements (see Appeals). A student granted a Dean's Waiver of Progression Requirements must meet the specific conditions imposed in the Dean's Waiver.

Should an appeal be made to Senate on the ruling of a Dean, such an appeal shall be considered on behalf of Senate by the Senate Review Board Academic (SRBA).

Levels of Progression: 

There are two levels of progression:

Academic Standing Status

Progression Requirement

Required Cumulitive Averages

In Good Standing

Level 1

>or=55%

On Probation

Level 1

50-54%

Required to Withdraw

Level 1

<50%

In Good Standing

Level 2

>or=60%

On Probation

Level 2

55-59%

Required to Withdraw

Level 2

<50%

*Note: Averages required for graduation may differ. Averages required on an overall program or module will not be less than 60%, and will be higher for some three year and four year programs and all honors programs.