OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Monday, December 23

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QUESTION: Is it possible to have one mark removed from your cumulative average? Say you have one really bad mark from one term in a program you are no longer in, can you somehow have it removed from your GPA?

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  1. you need to submit an appeal

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    1. I'm not OP, but can you tell me more about how this would work? I'm in math btw.

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    2. It is extremely unlikely that this will succeed unless you have a very good reason.
      Needing a particular GPA to not fail in life is not a good reason.

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    4. I think a petition would be what you're looking for-- sign form 70A (https://uwaterloo.ca/registrar/sites/ca.registrar/files/uploads/files/petition-exception-to-regulations_0.pdf) and hand it into the registrar.

      (The school policy is written here: https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat/policies-procedures-guidelines/policy-70#ApA)

      I don't know if it'll work, but it's definitely worth a try. Good luck, OP and 1a!

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    5. k I definitely messed something up with my comment, but that was me (Amy) that's talking about the petitions and grievances. I'm actually the Deputy Commissioner for Educational Quality and Integrity with FedS, so this is in my portfolio. If you have any more questions, feel free to comment below!

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    6. Amy, this is 1a.
      Is there a timeline on when I should submit the appeal by? The course I'm looking at happened during Winter 2013 term and I just switched out of that program this term. I probably wouldn't be able to submit an appeal by Spring 2014 since I'll be on co-op next term. Would it be too late then?
      And that course I'm looking to drop from my cGPA is a course that's not a core math faculty course nor an elective; I took it as a 6th course to satisfy the requirement for the program I was in (also in math). Don't know if it's possible to exclude it now that I'm out of that program ... and that course is only reserved for people IN my old program.

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    7. 1a, would you be willing to move off OMGUW? I'll try to help you as best as I can.

      I'm going to put my "casual" email here, for safety's (and spam's) sake: sunnyzhou2005@yahoo.ca

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  2. I have a 60 in MATH 137 (the only math I took when I was in Math program bc I dropped CS 115 and MATH 135 when I decided to switch out of the program) and its bringing down my entire average now that I'm in a different faculty

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  3. S&P does not do anything in the case of illness, etc. affecting performance. They only will consider your appeal if you are marginal, e.g. at risk of failing out, that kind of thing. They also don't do course by course, only entire terms typically. /experience in math

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  4. One course really doesn't have that much effect on your final average - if you have 60% in one course and 100% in every other course when you graduate, your final average should be 99%. It can't bring you down any more than 1%, and lots of grad schools will only look at your last 2 years anyway. Don't worry about it OP!

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  5. Yo either Amy is a saint who works on her off-time (doubtful), or some homie is getting phished HARD right now.

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