i’ve been avoiding asking until now but you literally just answered a question that is so similar to mine. this one http://askastudent.utoronto.ca/?p=7033 the probation equation (and summer consideration). i’m in almost the exact same situation except i’m only taking 3 courses and in that person’s ask you said that they won’t get kicked out but i checked that probation link and it says
Students who have a Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of less than 1.50 at the end of an academic session after which they have attempted 4.0 credits, will be placed on academic probation. Students returning from suspension will have a status of on probation.
is it different for me because i’m only taking 3 courses like if i fail all 3 will it be different for me because i didn’t attempt 4?
i’m so sorry to make you sorta repeat yourself but i literally went on the blog like 10 minutes before writing this and saw that question it’s gotta be fate or something.
will i be suspended for a year automatically or do i get put on probation, if i fail all 3?
thankyou thankyou thankyou you’re an angel for answering.
EDIT: hi again. i just realized that i gave you a very shitty description of my situation and i wanted to give a bit of a better one.
(sorry if i’m crowding up your inbox, i know it can take up to two weeks for you to respond when there’s a lot of questions, so i just wanted to make my situation clearer.)
okay, i was taking a total of 4 credits at the beginning of the school year, but i dropped one of my 0.5 credits (so late i didn’t get a refund) and i did an LWD for the other 0.5 credit. which left me with 3 credits.
i don’t think i’m going to fail all 3 courses but i’m a pessimistic person and i want to know what will happen if i bomb the exams and do end up failing all 3, like what’s the worst case scenario.
does the dropped course and LWD course count as attempting 4.0 credits?
i’m an ANGEL? no one’s ever told me i’m an angel before! you hear that, mom?! someone on the internet thinks i’m special. HA.
in all seriousness, thank you for being so thoughtful and clear in your question. it’s a breath of fresh air from the key-smashers who ask, “wot r mah chances of gettin’ in to engineerin’. btw u suk aska xoxo.”
also, you should never avoid asking me a question! i love your problems. even if your question is mind-numbingly stupid, what’s the worse that could happen? i’ll make fun of you, you’ll call me names in your head and vow never to visit this STUPID WEBSITE AGAIN – and life goes on. or maybe i’ll even be able to help you out. so please never feel too timid or whatever to ask a question, no matter what it is. and don’t worry about being repetitive. i’m used to repetitive questions.
just a note before i answer your question: the person in the post you quoted is a utm student. always be careful when you’re reading a post to take note of the campuses before applying them to your own situation, because not all the rules are the same between campuses. because you haven’t specified your school, i’m just gonna assume you’re from utsg.
k, so if we go here and take a look at academic standing, we’ll see that you can go on probation if you’ve “attempted” 4.0 credits. you’re right to ask what “attempted” means; it’s kind of unclear. but, if you go to the asterisked footnote, you’ll see that LWDs and WDRs don’t count as attemped credits. so we’ve got one credit down: your LWD. now go check your other one that you dropped on ROSI. is it marked WDR? if so, then that also doesn’t count as an attempted credit. either way, you’ve either “attempted” 3.0 or 3.5 credits, according to uoft.
which all goes to say that since you haven’t “attempted” 4.0 credits, you will have a final standing of “not assessed”, regardless of what you pass or fail, which, as far as i can tell, doesn’t have any practical or consequential meaning whatsoever.
of course i’d encourage you not to fail, just for like your own sake or whatever, but you know, that’s all just by the by.
i hope everything goes well for you this year, my friend.