Mature Not Allowed to Continue FAQs

Why has my status changed to Not Allowed to Continue as a Mature status student?

Students on Mature status are admitted on probation, and their academic status is assessed upon completion of 24 credit hours. They are not allowed to continue their studies at the University if they do not meet the 1.4 GPA Minimum Performance Standard upon completion of 24 credit hours.

The Minimum Performance Table and our policy for Not Allowed to Continue for Mature status students can be found in the Academic Calendar’s Regulations & Policies section here:  Regulations & Policies

 

Can I still take classes while my status is Not Allowed to Continue?

You cannot register for any additional classes after your status has changed to Not Allowed to Continue. However, if you are registered in classes which have already begun when notified of your status change, you do have the option of continuing in those classes, or withdrawing with a full refund. Please note that in order to receive a full refund, you must notify Stephanie Rozzi, the Academic Advisor for Adult Learners and RPL, of your decision within one week of receiving your notice of Not Allowed to Continue, and you must drop all classes. You can contact Stephanie at s.rozzi@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.786.9972.

Does this mean I can’t get a degree?

Having a Not Allowed to Continue status does not mean that you cannot get your degree. Students can resume their studies by upgrading their High School credits to meet Regular status admission requirements and reapplying to the University, or after a Readmission when Not Allowed to Continue appeal has been granted.

However, being Not Allowed to Continue does signal that your current progress is not heading in the right direction for a degree. It is important that you take some time to re-evaluate your strategies and make adjustments so that when you return, you have a plan to pass your courses and get your degree. We highly recommend contacting a Student Success Advisor to create an Academic Success Plan prior to your return to classes. Email studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca
How long will my Not Allowed to Continue status last?

Students are required to sit out until they meet Regular status admissions requirements and re-apply for admission, or until a Readmission when Not Allowed to Continue appeal has been granted.

 

Do I have to upgrade my admission category to Regular prior to returning?

There is an appeal process available for students who believe they have sufficient grounds to return without meeting Regular status admission requirements. However, those appeals are only granted in extraordinary circumstances. If you’d like more information on appeals for Readmission when Not Allowed to Continue for Mature status students, please contact Stephanie Rozzi at s.rozzi@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.786.9972.

 

What happens to the credit hours I completed prior to being Not Allowed to Continue?

Degree credit is granted for courses previously completed at the University.

I am ready to return. What do I need to do?

Once you have received notification of your status change to Not Allowed to Continue, your first step is to consult with Stephanie Rozzi. She can answer questions and evaluate whether the appeal process is relevant to your circumstances.

Regular status admission requirements can be viewed here: Regular Status   For additional clarification, please contact the Admissions Office by emailing admissions@uwinnipeg.ca.

Once you have met Regular status admission requirements, you will need to submit a Continuance Application form, found here: Continuing Students  

Meeting with a Student Success Advisor is optional but always recommended. Your Advisor will work with you to develop a plan for success and connect you with helpful resources. To book an appointment, visit myvisit.com.

Will my Not Allowed to Continue status show up on my transcript?

Yes, Not Allowed to Continue status is permanently noted on your transcript. While we understand that this is distressing, the most important thing is to make sure that your future terms are as successful as possible. We recommend contacting a Student Success Advisor to create an Academic Success Plan, and to make sure that you are aware of all the resources you have available to you. Email studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca to contact a Student Success Advisor.

 

Mature status students are encouraged to make an appointment with Stephanie Rozzi – Academic Advisor for Adult Learners and RPL to discuss their situation.  Please email her at s.rozzi.uwinnipeg.ca.

To create an academic success plan and review resources, make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor at myvisit.com.