Academic Standing Definition
Your Academic Standing at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is calculated at the end of each academic term when you are enrolled in courses (for undergraduate and graduate students) and at the end of each academic year when you are enrolled in courses (for law students). It is an indication of your overall academic performance in your program of study, by term, in your program of study.
Your Academic Standing determines whether you can continue in your studies, and reflects grade point averages, course grades and any Academic Standing Variations approved for your program.
Your eligibility to register in courses may be impacted by your Academic Standing.
Academic Standings in Your Transcript
Understanding Academic Standings
|Academic Standing||What does this mean?||Consequences||What do I do now?|
||You may continue with your studies.||You may continue your program studies.|
|Required to Withdraw (RTW)||
|Standing Variation Withdrawal (SVW)||
|Permanent Program Withdrawal (PPW)||
|Disciplinary Suspension (DS)||
||After you have served your period of Disciplinary Suspension you must contact your Department/School to make arrangements to return to studies.|
|Disciplinary Withdrawal (DW)||
||After you have served your period of Disciplinary Withdrawal from the University, prepare to apply for admission into another program or enrol in Chang School classes.|
In addition to meeting TMU’s general criteria on Academic Standings, students in specific undergraduate programs must meet extra conditions set out in their Academic Standing Variations, which could include:
- Minimum grades in specific courses
- Minimum CGPA across a series of courses
- Maximum number of attempts allowed for specific courses
- Standards of professional conduct on field/clinical placements
A full list of programs with Academic Standing Variations can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar: Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing, and the details of each Department/School Standing Variation is described on the program page in the calendar.
Additional Details and Policies
For full details and policies related to undergraduate grades and standings, please visit Undergraduate Calendar: Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing and see (PDF file) Policy 170(a): Undergraduate Course Grading, Academic Program Standing and Eligibility to Graduate.
Graduate Academic Calendar
For full details related to graduate grades and standings, please visit Graduate Calendar: Policies and Procedures.
Law Academic Standing Policy
For full details related to law grades and standings, please see (PDF file) Policy 170(c): Lincoln Alexander School of Law Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing Policy.