Being Successful in Concurrent Education
Progression and Graduation
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 7.0 in their Laurier courses as well as a 70% average in their Nipissing Education courses, and ‘pass’ their practicum to continue in the Concurrent Education program. Students who receive an overall GPA of 6.00 to 6.99 in their Laurier courses are placed on probation and are given one year to raise their overall GPA to 7.00 in order to proceed in the Concurrent Education program. Progression requirements are assessed after the Winter term. The GPA is 'cumulative' and is calculated from the beginning of entry into university and is adjusted with each course and each semester.
If a student is placed on probation, the student is able to return to the Concurrent Program, on probation for a period of one calendar year. In order to clear probation, the student must raise his/her overall Laurier GPA to a 7.0 or higher. If a student is not successful in clearing probation (receives less than an overall 7.0 GPA in the year of probation),he/she will be required to withdraw from the Concurrent Education program.
If the student's overall GPA is below a 6.00, the student will be withdrawn from the BEd portion of their degree. Only in extenuating circumstances can a student appeal this decision to the Appeals Committee providing grounds and written documentation for the appeal.