He hiahia nō Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia eke panuku, eke tangaroa koe – kai konei mātou hai taituarā mōhou. At the University of Canterbury we want you to succeed and we are here to help.
All students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress in each enrolment period.
At the end of each semester, the records of students who have failed to make satisfactory academic progress will be reviewed by their Faculty. During this process, the students’ academic transcripts are assessed to determine whether they are making sufficient academic progress, whether they are able to complete their qualification within the maximum timeframe, and whether they are able to meet the professional requirements for their chosen degree.
During this Arotakenga Akoranga | Review of Academic Progress, the University communicates with all students whose grades are of concern to direct them toward the help and support they need, or towards other avenues in which they may be more successful. Students are encouraged to utilise the resources on offer to improve their academic performance.
Students found to have made unsatisfactory academic progress will be offered academic and wellbeing support, but may have restrictions placed on their enrolment, or be excluded from their award/UC.
Criteria for review
Grades are analysed twice yearly, after mid-year and end-of-year course results are released. Criteria to trigger a review include:
- Not passing half or more of the points a student is enrolled in.
- GPA for the current year of less than 1.0.
- Failure to demonstrate competence in the professional requirements.
- Withdrawal from more than half of enrolled courses in the preceding two years.
- Failure to demonstrate any likelihood of success.
See Academic Progress Regulations in the UC Calendar
The GPA is based on an average calculated by multiplying each grade's value by the course's points to achieve a Grade Point Total, which is then divided by the total number of points taken.
- A+ = 9
- A = 8
- A- = 7
- B+ = 6
- B = 5
- B- = 4
- C+ = 3
- C = 2
- C- = 1
- D = 0
- E = -1
- X = -3
See the example below.