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Independent undergraduate readmission

Failed standing

For Independent students with the following message on their record:
Assessed — May Not Register Without Special Permission” or “Assessed — May Not Re-Register

If you are in failed standing for the first time, consideration for readmission is normally given once you have suspended your studies at the University for a minimum of one year. If you are in failed standing for the second time, you will be dismissed from the university for a minimum of three years before being eligible to apply for readmission.

Any applications for readmission received from students who have not been away from the University for the required period will only be considered under extenuating circumstances and with appropriate supporting documentation.

Readmission process

  1. Please view the video about failed standing.

  2. Submit the Application for readmission form (available in 2018) along with a letter of explanation and supporting documentation. The letter of explanation should:

    1. Outline the reasons for your past academic difficulties and why you feel you will be successful if readmitted to your studies. If there were extenuating circumstances, attach supporting documentation (e.g. doctors’ notes, etc.).

    2. Describe any constructive activities you undertook while away from the University. Examples of constructive activities could be the successful completion of non-credit courses, part-time or full-time employment or volunteer work. (Submitting evidence of your activities, such as school transcripts and/or letters of reference will strengthen your application for readmission.)

    3. Review and sign the student readmission contract.

    4. Include a copy of your LASSI results as explained in the failed standing video.

Assessment period

The readmission review process normally takes four to six weeks. Decisions usually go out in August, leaving enough time to meet with an advisor before the Fall term begins.

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