Not Allowed to Continue FAQs

Why has my status changed to Not Allowed to Continue?

Once a student has accumulated more than 30 credit hours of “F” failing grades, they are moved to Not Allowed to Continue status as they have exceeded the maximum number of course attempts to get a degree.

Our policy for Not Allowed to Continue can be found in the Academic Calendar’s Regulations & Policies section found here: Regulations & Policies[PDF].

 

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 an Academic Advisor of your decision within one week of receiving your notice of Not Allowed to Continue, and you must drop all classes.

 

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 with this status are required to sit out for three years (9 terms) and can then request a forfeit of credit from the Admissions Office when they wish to return.  

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 to contact a Student Success Advisor.

What does “forfeit of credit” mean?

Students who have not registered at any university or degree-granting college for at least three years may choose whether to retain or forfeit previous credits. When a student forfeits their credit, all previous grades attained at The University of Winnipeg will be removed from their institutional GPA calculation. This means that these grades will still appear on their transcript, but will no longer impact their GPA calculation at UWinnipeg. This may be a good option for students whose previous course attempts make it difficult to reach the minimum 2.0 major and degree GPAs required for graduation. If you are unsure of whether this is the right choice for you, please contact a Student Success Advisor at studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca.

 

A request to forfeit credit must be made in writing to the Admissions Office. The status on admission or re-entry will be determined by pre-university qualifications and current University of Winnipeg admission requirements.

 

How long will my Not Allowed to Continue status last?

Students are required to sit out for three years (9 terms) and request forfeit of credit to Admissions if they wish to return.

 

Do I have to sit out the full three years?

There is an appeal process available for students who wish to return early. However, those appeals are generally only granted if a student has demonstrated academic success since being moved to Not Allowed to Continue status. If you’d like more information on appeals for Readmission when Not Allowed to Continue, please contact a Student Success Advisor, or email studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca.

Do I have to forfeit my credits?

There is an appeal process available for students who wish to keep their credits. A Student Success Advisor can work with you to discuss the potential impact that keeping or forfeiting your credits may have on your degree progress, academic status, and GPA. Once you are ready to return, please contact a Student Success Advisor to initiate this conversation, or email studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca.

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

If you have not sat out the full three years (nine terms) or wish to keep your credits, your first step is to speak with a Student Success Advisor. Your Student Success Advisor will guide you through the appeal process. Please keep in mind that appeals are not guaranteed to be granted, so it is a good idea to talk to an Advisor in advance of making your appeal.

Domestic students who have sat out for the full three years and wish to forfeit their credits will need to submit a Continuance Application and email the Admissions Office at admissions@uwinnipeg.ca to request a forfeit of credit. The Continuance Application form can be found here: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/future-student/requirements/continuing.html. 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.

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 right away.

 

 

To discuss your situation and create a plan for success, make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor today at myvisit.com, or email studentsuccess@uwinnipeg.ca.