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Arts Academic Regulations and Advice


Academic Standing and Averages

Academic Standing Definition
 

Academic standing is a measure of the student's academic achievement relative to their degree requirements, and determines their eligibility to be admitted to and/or proceed in their academic plan and to qualify for graduation.

A student's academic standing is determined by the averages attained:

  • Cumulative Overall Average (CAV): Average of the grades in all courses taken regardless of Faculty.
  • Faculty (Arts) Average (FAV): Average of the grades in all Faculty of Arts courses.
    • Does not include courses with the following subjects: BASE, EFAS, SWREN, UNIV.
  • Major Average (MAV): Average of the grades in all courses taken within the student's major.
    • All courses taken under the subject code of the student's major and those courses listed under the plan-level requirements, are included in the major average regardless of whether any of these courses is in excess of the minimum required by the major.
    • All courses taken under a subject code which is cross-listed with a course within the student's major are included in the major average, e.g., a Psychology student enrolled in PHIL 256 (cross-listed with PSYCH 256) will have the course grade counted towards the Psychology major average.
  • Term Average: Average of the grades in all courses taken within a particular academic term.
  • Minor Average: Average of the grades in all courses taken within the student's minor.
    • All courses taken under the subject code of the student's minor and those courses listed as optional requirements are included in the minor average regardless of whether any of these courses is in excess of the minimum required by the minor.
    • All courses taken under a subject code which is cross-listed with a course within the student's minor are included in the minor average, e.g., a student taking a minor in Psychology enrolled in PHIL 256 (cross-listed with PSYCH 256) will have the course grade counted towards the Psychology minor average.

Students who meet the academic requirements for their major will be in Excellent, Good, or Satisfactory standing, depending on the major and their term and overall averages. Failure to meet minimum average requirements for the major may result in a Conditional or a Failed standing.

Students will find their academic standing on their unofficial transcripts.

Notes

  1. For Laurier courses, see Wilfrid Laurier University Cross-Registration.
  2. Students who have received transfer credit(s) should refer to Transfer Credit for further details.

 


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