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In the interest of ensuring timely program completion and student accountability there are a number of issues you should be aware of relative to their requirements: 

* Students register in a minimum of 1.0 unit in each academic calendar year (September to August) to 
  maintain registration in the program, and to remain in good standing as a graduate student;

* Students are advised to be attentive to their standing as full- or part-time students, as outlined by the
  MSVU guidelines
. Note that students who drop courses will eventually lose their full-time status and any
  funding that comes along with that status;

* Students are expected to register for courses at the appropriate time. Students who register
  retroactively may lose their full-time status and/or have their funding withheld;

* Maintain a 3.0 GPA in the courses required for the degree;
 
 * Have a grade of “C” in no more than 1.0 unit of coursework;

* A student who receives an F or F* in any course will be dismissed from the program.

* Students who are ill or are unable to manage their work in the program as a whole (i.e. in multiple classes
  or their thesis) are expected to discuss taking a Leave of Absence from the program with their academic
  advisor or thesis supervisor. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of the status of all
  paperwork filed and their status in the program, including paperwork required around external courses,
  transfer credits and intent to graduate.