The Qualifying Program for Readmission (QPR) is a recovery program for First Year Engineering students who are "Required to Withdraw" after their first attempt at 1A or 1B and have no previous failed terms. Students are allowed a maximum of one QPR term in First Year Engineering.
What does a QPR term involve?
The QPR program involves repeating the failed term in the same semester of the following year. Students must retake all core engineering courses from the failed term with grades below 70%. Students excused from engineering courses or having non-engineering 1B electives, must choose a sufficient number of electives to have a full load for the term and plan. Students will earn readmission into their original plan and stream at the next level if they meet the following conditions:
- term average ≥ 70 %
- all course grades ≥ 60 %
Students who fail to meet these conditions will not be readmitted to the Faculty of Engineering nor will they be allowed further enrolment in engineering courses. Students who are readmitted must note that the original failed term will count as part of their record with respect to the number of failed terms and number of terms to complete the plan.
Am I eligible to apply?
A first-year engineering student who received a decision "Required to Withdraw" is eligible to apply for QPR. A maximum of one QPR term is available.
Note: QPR is not available to students for the following reasons:
- students who have previously failed an academic term
- students who have been through the Reduced-Load Program and have taken GENE 101 (199), University 101 or an equivalent course.
Why are the mark conditions so high?
The mark requirement highlights the seriousness of the QPR program.
Applying for the QPR Program
Students may apply for the QPR program by submitting two documents:
- QPR report authored by the student which satisfies the QPR Report Requirements
- QPR agreement signed by the student which serves as an admissions agreement
to the Associate Director of First Year Engineering within 6 weeks after the fully graded date (see Important Dates) for the failed term. Students will be notified if they can enter the QPR program by April 30 for 1A, August 31 for winter 1B, and December 31 for spring 1B.
What are the QPR conditions?
The QPR program conditions are significantly higher than the normal 1A and 1B term requirements, and therefore, students must weigh the academic difficulty and effort required to obtain these conditions. The QPR program was designed for students with typical transitional issues who judge that making appropriate changes to address the issues will result in grades above 70%.
Why do you require a rigorous report?
The purpose of requesting such a report is so that students can demonstrate their interest and commitment to Engineering. It is meant for students to perform an honest and thorough analysis of the factors that led to their failed term and to provide details of their intended plan for future success.
When do QPR students regain access to the co-op process?
Students will regain access to co-op during their next academic term after readmission.
When will I know the results of my QPR term?
Students will be notified of the results of their QPR term after final marks are made available.
Are exceptions to the QPR mark conditions made?
Yes, on some occasions.
Can more conditions be applied to my QPR application?
Although rare, students enrolled in a 1B QPR term could be given an additional condition by the admission officer of their respective department.
Can I appeal or petition a QPR result?
If students have experienced extenuating circumstances throughout their QPR term, an appeal/petition can be submitted to the Associate Director of First Year Engineering for consideration.
Please read this information carefully and contact an advisor in the Engineering First Year Office if you have any questions.