Academic Standing

It is important that you review your academic history carefully at the end of each term to help you assess how you are progressing, and where you may need to revise your course options. If you have attempted at least 0.5 credit, the university will assess your academic standing as one of the following four statuses: In Good Standing; On Probation; On Suspension; Refused Further Registration.

In Good Standing

  • You have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 1.50

On Academic Probation

  • You have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50
  • You are returning from a suspension
  • You have been admitted on academic probation

Students who are on probation will have their academic progress reassessed at the end of the Fall-Winter session and/or Summer session in which they are enrolled. You will continue on probation if you have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50, but a sessional (Summer) or annual (Fall/Winter) GPA of 1.70 or more; if these requirements are not met, you will be placed on academic suspension.

Academic Suspension

  • Students on academic probation with a cumulative GPA of less than 1.50, and a sessional (Summer) or annual (Fall/Winter) GPA of less than 1.70, will be suspended for one calendar year
  • Students who are returning from a one-year suspension will return on academic probation. If they do not meet the satisfactory GPA requirements above, they will be suspended for three calendar years.

Refused further registration

  • After serving a three-year suspension, and having an unsuccessful academic term, students are refused further registration to the University of Toronto.

Students whose academic performance has resulted in probation, suspension or refusal of further registration will be notified by email. If students who are suspended or refused further registration have already enrolled in the next session before their status was known, the Office of the Registrar will cancel the student's registration in that session and refund their tuition fees.

Frequently Asked Questions about Academic Probation

Yes, you can continue to take courses. ​Think of academic probation as a warning that you must improve your CGPA. It can take one or more academic sessions to get back to Good Standing.​ Think strategically about what courses you take, and how many courses you enrol in - concentrate on doing well each time you register for classes.

No, while we recommend that you reduce your course load, it is not enforced. You can take the standard 3.0 credits per term; however, we don't recommend most summer courses since they are compressed and the pace is quicker than a standard four month course. ​When you are planning your courses, determine the optimal course load for YOU. Consider working with an academic advisor, program advisor, or accessibility advisor to help you plan for a balanced course load that is set up to help you succeed.

No, they are two different things!​ U of T’s academic probation is determined by your CGPA.​ OSAP academic probation happens if you drop too many courses and/or do not complete the minimum number of credits in your study period.​

Consult with a Financial Aid Advisor to ensure that you are aware of OSAP's satisfactory progress requirements that must be met to maintain your eligibility for OSAP. If you are on academic probation at UTM, follow the Academic Calendar policies and consult with an Academic Advisor if you have questions.  ​


To avoid suspension, your final grades must demonstrate that you are improving. It can take one or more sessions to raise your CGPA & get to Good Academic Standing.​

Consider working toward two goals:

  • Short-term goal: annual/sessional GPA of 1.7 and above to continue on probation in the next academic session.
  • Long-term goal: raise your CGPA to 1.5 and above to achieve good academic standing.