Referrals

  • If a student receives an F grade in a course, they will generally be given an opportunity to retake those elements of the course evaluation they previously failed
  • If a student's final grade in a course is less than 20 percent, they are not eligible for a referral and have to retake the course
  • If a student passes the referral exam, they will be awarded a D grade

Procedure: 

  • A notice email for  referral will be sent to students who have failed a course within 30 days of the start of the subsequent term
  • Payment for the referral is due one month after the email is received by the student. The applicable referral fee of $250 is the cost for a regular course, this payment is done at Cashier’s office in Building 200. There is a $500 fee for rewriting your applied business project and redoing your Internship
  • Once a student has paid for the referral, the GBS Office notifies the instructor about student payment
  • Instructors inform students regarding the component to be retaken along with the due dates for the referral

Deferral

  • Sometime the instructor may allow students to defer one or more components of their assessment, provided they request for it and have a valid reason
  • The deferral will only be granted for valid medical reasons or if there is a death in the immediate family
  • For medical reasons a physician’s letter explaining the impact of illness on the student's ability to perform academically must be provided
  • In the event of the death of an immediate family member, you will be required to provide proof of the death

Re-enrolment

Students are given an opportunity to re-enrol in a course or courses, which they have failed previously

  • Repeated courses are not constrained in terms of the grade which may be awarded
  • Students who repeat a course must pass the course in the second attempt
  • Students who repeat a course will not be offered further referral opportunities 
  • Failure in a second attempt (re-enrolment) in a course will result in dismissal from the program

Advancement to Internship and Applied Business Project (ABP)

  • Students must achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 before moving forward to the Internship/ABP
  • Any student with two or less courses with an ‘F’ must meet with the Graduate Programs Degree Advisor and register in or have a degree completion plan before being allowed to commence their Internship
  • Any student with three or more courses with an ‘F’ or an ‘F’ grade in the Internship course(s) will not be allowed to commence their Internship
  • A student in this situation will have to successfully complete the referrals or retake the course to commence their Internship/ABP
  • When a student has met all the prerequisite to commencing their Internship, their deferred timelines and due dates will be set by the Associate Dean in consultation with the project supervisor and the internship office

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