Academic Standing

Required to Withdraw

You will be Required to Withdraw from Mount Royal if:

  • you were placed on Academic Probation for one semester,
  • your cumulative GPA* remained below 2.00, and
  • you did not demonstrate Significant Improvement in your last semester of study.

*Grade Point Average from all credit courses completed at MRU

You are required to withdraw for 12 months. During that time, you are not permitted to register in any credit courses. However, you are permitted to register in academic upgrading courses or continuing education courses.

Appealing the Requirement to Withdraw is a two-step process if you wish to remain registered in your Winter 2024 courses.

STEP 1: You must indicate your intent to appeal the Requirement to Withdraw by the end of the day on January 10, 2024, to avoid being deregistered from your Winter 2024 courses the following day. To indicate your intent to appeal, please complete the Intent to Appeal online form.

STEP 2: After submitting your Intent to Appeal, you must complete the Requirement to Withdraw Appeal form and include supporting documentation (such as a medical note, a letter from counsellor, or a legal document) before January 16, 2024. Documentation must establish a clear and substantive link to your academic standing over the period of time the credits were earned. If your appeal is successful, you will remain registered in your Winter 2024 courses. 

You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to discuss the appeal process.

The outcome of the appeal will be determined by the Academic Standing Appeals Committee based on the information you provide. Under no circumstances will an appeal be accepted after the deadline.

You will be informed of the outcome of your appeal by January 22, 2024, through your MyMRU email account.

If you submit your intent to appeal and appeal by the specified dates and your appeal is successful, you will be able to remain registered in your Winter 2024 courses. See How can I appeal the Requirement to Withdraw? for more information.

You will be dropped from all courses you are registered in if:

  • you do not indicate your intent to appeal;
  • you do not submit an appeal; or
  • your appeal is denied.
Your funding will be affected and you will be required to start making payments on your student loan six months after you cease being a full-time student. Contact Financial Aid (A101) at 403.440.3303 for additional information.
To register in academic upgrading courses, you must complete the Academic Upgrading Only for Students Required to Withdraw form. This form is available at the Office of the Registrar (A101).

After your required 12-month absence from Mount Royal credit courses, you will need to apply for re-admission in accordance with the application deadlines for new students.

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans for re-admission, which may include completing upgrading courses. It's important that you understand how taking credit courses at another institution during your 12-month absence could affect your re-admission plans at MRU.

Visit our Resources for Academic Success to find the tools to help you.