Students in failed standing
If you are in failed standing, you will be informed
via email by the end of May.
Were you notified? Here's what to do:
If it's your first time:
- Read the email communication that you received entitled "Assessment of Academic Standing 2018-19" closely. This email outlines your options and the necessary steps for each course of action.
- Watch the Readmission requirements video
- Knowing that you always have the option to reapply next year, take the time to think about what the best course of action is for you at this point in time.
If it's your second time:
Students who are on failed standing more than once are obliged to leave the university for a period of three years. If this is your case, please contact your respective Faculty or School in the year in which you are permitted to apply for readmission.
Note that if you are a student who is in failed standing for a second time this year, you must contact your Faculty or School in May of 2022 if you wish to begin your readmission process for the 2022-23 academic year.
We offer individualized training and guidance to help you perform at your very best in the classroom and overcome any personal academic challenges, as well as enhance your strengths and work with them.
An academic advisor is there to assist you with your academic planning. They can help you with questions or issues with courses, registration and your academic standing. This includes advice on program requirements, pre-requisites, course and elective choices, adding or dropping majors or minors, and making changes to your program of study.
If you are a Fine Arts student, you should contact the Fine Arts Student Academic Services located in room EV 2.705 (1515 St. Catherine West), 514-848-2424 ext. 4612. If you are a student from any of the other faculties or are an independent student, click on your faculty in this advising link and follow the instructions to find out which advisor you should talk to.
The Student Success Centre is a team of professional staff and student employees who help you develop the skills and strategies to succeed in the classroom, no matter what your program, and help prepare you for life beyond university. Our team includes Learning Specialists who can work with you on your specific academic challenges, Peer Writing Assistants who support you to improve your written assignments, and Peer Math Assistants to help you develop your problem solving techniques.
Know that after receiving a notice of failed standing you can withdraw from spring and summer courses but cannot add them. If you wish to attend a spring or summer class you enrolled in prior to receiving your notice of failed standing, you can do so. However, keep in mind that the grades you get during summer class are calculated in the AGPA of the next year. For example, a spring or summer class in 2019 counts towards your 2019-2020 AGPA.
Drop-by the Student Success Centre to ask what kind of help we can offer you to study effectively for your summer class and start working right away on anything that has caused you difficulty in the past.
Each student has their own set of criteria to fulfil in order to get in acceptable standing. These criteria depend on your individual situation and how your Faculty sees the best way to get you back on track. Keep in touch with the office of your Faculty (see the right column of this page for their contact information).
Some students may be required to take one or both UNSS classes as part of their readmission probation process. UNSS 200 and 201 are classes that will give you the tools necessary to help you enhance your performance in your studies including help with time management, career planning, dealing with stress, study skills and more, and help you find resources available to you to ensure you thrive at Concordia.
Conditional standing results when a student obtains an AGPA of less than 2.00, but at least 1.50. Two consecutive conditional standing assessments result in a failed standing. Students in conditional standing should contact their faculty or department.
Failed standing results when a student obtains an AGPA of less than 1.50, or conditional standing in two consecutive periods of assessment. Failed students may not write supplemental examinations. Failed students are required to withdraw from their program.
Are you in conditional standing? Learn more