Academic Standing Requirements

Dean's Honour Roll

Students will be evaluated for placement on the Dean's Honour Roll at the end of each semester. To achieve Dean's Honour Roll standing students must be in good standing and:

  • achieve a semester GPA of 3.50
  • complete a minimum of 12 Langara credit hours in the semester being evaluated with at least 9 of those credits having been completed in normally graded courses i.e. “A+” to “F” grades (courses graded on a pass/fail or “S"/"U” basis will not be included in the semester GPA calculation).

Dean’s Honour Roll standing will appear on a student’s academic transcript. The number of students who may achieve the standing is not limited and all students who meet the criteria will be recognized.

This is effective as of Fall Semester 2013.

Good Standing

The status of a student who is not on Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, or other suspension.

Refer to the Academic Standing – Academic Probation and Academic Suspension Policy for additional information.

This is in effect as of Fall 2013.

Minimum Academic Standard

Semester grade point average of 1.50 or higher and no more than one letter grade of “F”, “N”, or “U” for that semester. Students registered in courses/programs at Langara are expected to maintain a minimum academic standard and will be placed on academic probation or academic suspension if they fail to do so.

Academic Probation

Students will be placed on academic probation if they have failed to achieve the minimum academic standard in their most recent semester.

Students on academic probation are permitted to register in the next semester, but they should consult a Langara Counsellor for academic advice. The College will inform students of, and encourage them to use, services available to support their academic studies and goals.

To return to good standing, students on academic probation must achieve the minimum academic standard in the subsequent semester. Students who do not attend Langara immediately following the semester in which they were placed on academic probation will remain on academic probation in the next semester in which they register.

Students in career programs may be governed by additional departmental policies and procedures.

See the Langara College Academic Standing – Academic Probation and Academic Suspension Policy for additional information on academic probation.

Academic Suspension

Students on academic probation who do not achieve the minimum academic standard in their next semester will be placed on academic suspension.

Students on a first academic suspension will not be permitted to register for the following three semesters. Students returning after a first academic suspension can activate their registration time and register in courses following the three-semester stand-out period. Please note that students who were in a career or limited enrolment program will require approval from the Program Coordinator or Department Chair to return to their original program. Students will be restricted to 11 credits and will be on academic probation when they re-register at the College. For students who are approved to return to a career or limited enrolment program, the Program Coordinator or Department Chair will decide on the course load limit.

Students on a first academic suspension may return to their studies before the completion of the normal suspension period after successful completion of academic remediation. Refer to the Langara Return to Learning page for details.

To achieve good standing, students returning after a first academic suspension must achieve the minimum academic standard in their first semester following academic suspension. Students who do not achieve good standing will be placed on a second academic suspension, which will result in a longer stand-out period. Students who would like to return following a second or subsequent suspension are required to appeal in writing to Registrar & Enrolment Services for re-admission to the College. Re-admission is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

See the Langara College Academic Standing – Academic Probation and Academic Suspension Policy for additional information on academic suspensions.