Students receiving funding from OSAP are expected to pass their courses and progress through the successive years of their program.
Frequent or multiple program switches, dropping from a full course load to a part-time course load, withdrawing from a program, repeating a program and/or taking multiple programs at the same level of study may be considered lack of progress.
Actions which could impact your satisfactory academic progress:
- Failing a course
- Dropping below the minimum required course load and/or not achieving passing grades in the minimum required course load
- Frequent and/or multiple program changes
- Academic withdrawal from your program, or academic session
- Repetition of program or year standing
If the Ministry places you on Academic Probation, you will be required to submit an “Academic Response Letter” to the Awards & Financial Aid Office in order to be eligible for future funding. Your letter must outline:
- The circumstances if any that affected your academic performance during your most recent academic year
- The steps you will take during your probationary period to improve your academic progress
- A description of your academic goals
For more information about Academic Probation and to access our Academic Response Letter Template, please visit https://carleton.ca/awards/osap/academic-probation/