Scholastic Standing & Petitions

The Scholastic Standing Committee (SSC) monitors and upholds the academic standards of the College of Engineering as defined in the Bulletin . The Committee studies problems related to scholastic performance and recommends criteria for defining scholastic deficiencies. It hears appeals of students whose enrollment has been withheld because of scholastic deficiencies, determines which students shall be reinstated and authorizes their reinstatement. It also decides upon Petitions for Late Adds/Withdrawals and Exceptions to College Rules.

You might initially be contacted by the SSC  if you are no longer in Good Standing. These negative academic standings include: Probation, Enrollment Withheld, Enrollment Withheld Continued, Mandatory Leave or Dismissal. Most of these are followed by the SSC petition process.

IMPORTANT- Scholastic Standing Policy for Fall 2020 term:

Due to the modified grading and course withdrawal policy instituted by the University for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, the Scholastic Standing Committee will implement the following steps to determine the end-of-term academic standing of students who currently have a negative academic standing:
1. A student on Probation I or II will remain in the same probationary status at the end of each term, with the opportunity to Restore to Good Standing (RGS) if they maintain full-time status (12 credits or more) through the end of the term and achieve 2.0 or better Term GPA and Cumulative GPA.
2. Any reinstated student (including those who are EWC) will have their academic standing remain the same throughout Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. However, reinstated students will have the opportunity to Restore to Good Standing (RGS) at the end of either term provided they meet the following criteria:
a.Maintain full-time status through the end of the term
b.Pass all classes (with grades of C-or better)
c.Achieve 2.0 or better Term GPA and Cumulative GPA
If such students do not satisfy criterion (a), they can petition to be restored to good standing provided they meet criteria (b) and (c) and provide a very good reason for falling below 12 credits.

Academic Resources for Students on Scholastic Standing

Resources marked with an * are free for students to utilize! 

Please see the Academic Resources page of our website for more information about each service above.