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Experiencing academic difficulties can be discouraging. It can make you question why you decided to study in a program or why you decided to study at St. Lawrence. Failures can affect your sense of self-esteem, making you feel down on yourself.

No one likes to fail a course. Failed courses remain on a student’s transcript and will affect the R-Score (cote de rendement). Repeating the course successfully will not remove the failure from the bulletin d’études collégiales. Failures are taken into consideration when seeking a change of program or college, and when applying to university.

  • If you are failing a course due to medical reasons, meet with the Academic Advisor (room 234). It may be possible for you to obtain a medical incomplete (IN). Get the facts you need to make an informed decision!
  • If you are failing a course(s) due to personal reasons, it would be a good idea to seek help. Meet with the Academic Advisor for more information or a referral.
  • If you are failing a course for the second time, note that The Policy on the Evaluation of Student Learning states: “students who fail the same course twice may be refused permission to register for that course again.” Please keep this in mind.
  • If you are on academic probation and are failing one or more courses, you should discuss your situation with the Academic Advisor as soon as possible. Continued failures may mean being asked to leave the college.

Understanding why you are failing is the first step in seeking the help you need to succeed. Despite St. Lawrence’s size, we have many support services available to help you! Drop by to see the Academic Advisor, Kiki Papaconstantinou, in room 234 to discuss different measures that we can put in place to help you succeed!

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