Classification of Students
- Academic probation: a student who has been permitted to proceed conditionally in a general degree program. (Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations chapter.)
Probation may be approved by the department under certain circumstances only in a Music or upper year BBA program.
- Adult student: one who does not hold the
Ontario Secondary School Diploma/OAC, and has been admitted to the
university conditionally (refer to the Undergraduate Admissions chapter).
- Audit student: one who
has been admitted to the university and attends a course without credit
toward a degree or program, and who is not entered or registered on the
official university records or lists for the purpose of academic or
degree credit. Such a student will not be allowed to write final
examinations and will not receive a course grade. The abbreviated term "AUD" replaces the grade on an official transcript. The classroom and
laboratory privileges and responsibilities of such a student will be at
the discretion of the department and the instructor. The tuition fee is
usually one-half of the regular course fee. (Consult the Financial Services chapter.)
- Full-time student: is registered in 2.0 or more credits per term (four or more 0.5-credit courses).
- Junior student: obtained fewer than 5.0 credits.
- Part-time student: is registered in 1.75 or less credits per term (or three or less 0.5-credit courses).
- Registered student: has registered in courses either via LORIS or submitted the appropriate forms to the Office of the Registrar and is subsequently duly approved and processed. A registered student is responsible for fees that arise from registration, and may be deregistered if appropriate fee arrangements are not made.
- Regular student: has been admitted to the university without condition and is proceeding toward a degree or diploma.
- Senior citizen: is any person 60 years of age or older (Canadian citizen or international status) before the first day of classes of a term. Seniors are exempt from tuition fees for all undergraduate courses, but are required to pay other fees where applicable. The exception to this is the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary; courses are charged 50% tuition.
- Senior student: has obtained 5.0 credits or more.
- Unclassified student: is registered in one or more degree courses, and is either not proceeding toward a degree, or is not eligible or does not have a declared specialization or major.
- Undergraduate student: a student admitted to the university and registered in one or more undergraduate courses, placements or other educational activities recognized by the Senate of the university as requirements.
- Visitor: one who registers in a course to count it towards a credential at another institution.
Academic & Related Dates 2014/2015