If you are a Faculty of Arts and Science student in conditional standing after your first year, you are subject to a course registration block.

What the block means:

  • you may not add courses for the current academic year
  • you may still drop courses
  • you are not eligible to write supplemental exams
  • you may still write replacement exams if you received prior permission.

If you already submitted a request to write a supplemental exam, your account will be credited the supplemental fee. 

You can avoid a course registration block now and in the future provided you complete all stages of the Seminars for Success program, run by the Faculty of Arts and Science.

You're strongly encouraged to also meet with your department advisor to discuss any issues related to program requirements, course selection or other circumstances related to their program. Please be aware that meeting with your department advisor will not replace your required participation in the Seminars for Success.

Working to regain acceptable standing in your next annual assessment means you will avoid the consequences of failed standing.


Seminars for Success

The program is designed to improve your experience as a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science by helping you better understand any obstacles to your academic success, learn about resources to support you during your academic career and connect with these resources to work toward acceptable standing in future terms.

To maximize the benefits of Seminars for Success, the faculty has made it mandatory to participate in every stage:

  • at least one Zoom group meeting over the summer, completion of which will remove the registration block
  • a follow-up group meeting in the fall term
  • one-on-one sessions with a faculty-level advisor in winter term

You will also have opportunities to meet with support service staff from across the university throughout the year.

To continue your participation in the Seminars for Success program, please sign up for one of the following fall sessions:

Please keep in mind that if you miss any stage of the program, you will be subject to reactivation of the registration block.


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