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academic warning
- the next step

what is an academic warning?

When a student, for the first time, fails to obtain an average of 50% in the courses which he/she was registered for (on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice) or when his/her cumulative average falls below 55%, that student is given an academic warning.

what does academic warning mean for you?

Academic warning means that your academic performance is below the minimum standard set by Memorial University. The word “warning” is an appropriate way to describe your situation. It means that you are permitted to return to class in the following semester, however, it indicates that something needs to change if you are to succeed. Academic warning remains on your transcript and can lead to a required withdrawal if certain conditions are not met in subsequent semesters.

what should you do now?

  • Contact an academic advisor in the Registrar’s Office to discuss your options
  • Contact student loans or your funding agency to learn about your obligations/limitations

recommendations for students
on academic warning

Students placed on academic warning may have certain conditions recommended for their return to studies including:

  • Scheduled visits to see an academic advisor
  • Required participation in academic assistance programs
  • Restrictions place on your course load


do you need to make any of these adjustments?

  • Improve your study habits
  • Avail of academic support programs offered by the Learning Centre
  • Limit your outside activities (work, sports, etc.)
  • Reduce your course load
  • Change your degree program

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