Academic Standing

Academic Standing

Your academic standing will be assessed every semester after you have attempted a minimum of nine credits (three courses). If your cumulative GPA is a 2.00 or higher, you will remain in Good Standing. If your cumulative GPA drops below 2.00, you will be notified by an email sent to your mtroyal account that your Academic Standing has changed. 

Many students successfully return to Good Standing by working with an academic advisor to determine what went wrong and creating a plan to address the root causes of their obstacle.

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Important terms to know:

Semester GPA:
Grade Point Average calculated on all grades earned in a semester.

cGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average. Grade Point Average from all credit courses at MRU.

Significant Improvement: To demonstrate Significant Improvement you must achieve a semester GPA of 2.20 or higher based on a minimum enrolment in two three-credit courses. Note that your semester GPA will be calculated on all of the courses taken in a semester, not just on your two highest grades in that semester. 

 

Finding out that you are on Academic Warning can be scary, especially if you don't know what it means. Learn more about the Academic Standing process and receive helpful steps to get you back into Good Standing.

This is Gabby’s story of how she got back into Good Standing after being on Academic Warning. Watch this video to learn tips on how Gabby turned things around and what campus services she found helpful. 

 

Good Standing

cGPA is 2.00 or higher. Keep up the good work!

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Academic Warning I

cGPA is below 2.00. If your cGPA is still below 2.00 after your next semester, you will be placed on Academic Warning II. 

There is no appeal process and Academic Warning I will not show on your transcript. 

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Academic Warning II

You were previously on Academic Warning I and your cGPA still remains below 2.00. If your cGPA is still below 2.00 and you have not shown Significant Improvement after your next semester, you will be placed on Academic Probation. 

There is no appeal process and Academic Warning II will not show on your transcript.

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Academic Probation

You were previously on Academic Warning II, your cGPA remains below 2.00 and you did not demonstrate Significant Improvement in your last semester of study. If your cGPA is still below 2.00 and you have not shown Significant Improvement after your next semester, you will be Required to Withdraw.

There is no appeal process and Academic Probation will not show on your transcript.

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Required to Withdraw

You were previously on Academic Probation, your cGPA remains below 2.00 and you did not demonstrate Significant Improvement in your last semester of study.

You are Required to Withdraw from Mount Royal for a period of twelve months.

There is a process to appeal the Requirement to Withdraw. A notation will show on your transcript.

  1. Log into your MyMRU account
  2. Select the My Program tab
  3. Select the Transcript link under the Academic Profile section to view your semester and cumulative GPA on your Unofficial Academic Transcript.
Visit our Resources for Academic Success to find the tools to help you.