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Kicked out of university, what can I do?

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Kicked out of university, what can I do?

I got kicked out of my university program after failing 1 required course. I have 'average' marks for the rest of my courses (Bs and As, mostly). I hold around 19 transferrable 'credits'.

I'm thinking about transferring out to a community college to earn a diploma and to pick up some practical skills while I focus on building my web startup.

Anybody have any ideas?
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What program are you in where you're kicked out of it for failing one course with otherwise decent marks? I know in Waterloo Engineering you can wind up having to repeat a term if you fail, but they don't kick you out.
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Kaylya wrote:
Nov 26th, 2014 9:41 pm
What program are you in where you're kicked out of it for failing one course with otherwise decent marks? I know in Waterloo Engineering you can wind up having to repeat a term if you fail, but they don't kick you out.
I am quite surprised as well. Based on his post history, it appears he goes to Laurier BBA. OP, can you elaborate more on the circumstances?

Have you tried appealing or speaking with an academic advisor over your options as well?
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1 failed class? This can't be the reason why lol. It takes a lot more than one terrible grade to warrant expulsion.
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Medicine1T4 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2014 2:48 am
oh that's just a username............... im in grade 12
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May 26, 2009
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Transfer to other university or college are your options.
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Langley
No way.. Your gpa has to drop to 2.0 or below to get "kicked out" in most universities... Even then they put you on academic probation first.. They love your money afterall
Dont lie here, you failed everything or cheated
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go back and finish it up. 19 credits is a lot (unless you guys use some weird scale)


i got kicked out of university twice. eventually i transferred into an easier major just to get the thing done. if i didn't go back and finish it up and have that piece of paper, i'd never have been able to get the jobs i've gotten. not because of the education, but just because there is a huge tier of professions where you need to have a bachelors degree.
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some would say you're on track to becoming a billionaire, due to zuckerburg and bill gates dropping out of university (same thing really)
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medalgo wrote:
Nov 28th, 2014 5:45 pm
some would say you're on track to becoming a billionaire, due to zuckerburg and bill gates dropping out of university (same thing really)
step 1: check!
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1 failed course and you have A's or B's in everything else. Story doesn't line up here at all. I know what it sounds like to me, but I don't think the OP will be back to further explain.
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Laurier BBA requires at least a 7.0 (B- average) in its core business courses and 5.0 (C-) in non-business electives for each year.

Or unless you failed 10 courses...
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OP failed a course due to academic misconduct..... ?
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boredsilly wrote:
Nov 28th, 2014 12:15 pm
go back and finish it up. 19 credits is a lot (unless you guys use some weird scale)
Schools use different scales. At UofT 20 credits is already your Hons BA/Bsci requirement. So this 19 transferable credits means nothing unless we know what school OP is from.
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Apr 28, 2010
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You're usually allowed to retake the required course unless you failed it the 'x' amount of times the school allows you to take the course then...good luck transferring universities.
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In some graduate programs you get kicked out if you get one F or two Cs.

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