Your academic standing is an assessment of your performance in the prior term.
To ensure that all students have equal access to calculators, the Texas Instruments (TI) 30X II calculator has been adopted as the standard calculator for the Faculty of Mathematics. This calculator was chosen because it is approved for use in the Society of Actuaries exams.
Choosing a major
Honours Mathematics is not a plan that you can graduate from. As a result, you will have to pick a plan. In late January, a presentation is scheduled which describes the plans that are available in the faculty. You can also speak to the academic advisor for the plan that you are interested in.
Each plan has different course and grade requirements, so find those out from the advisor and make sure you satisfy them.
Once you have chosen a plan, complete a Plan Modification Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
Communication skills requirement must be met prior to enrolling in 2A or enrolment will be blocked.
The final examination timetable is not finalized until late into each term and there is no way of knowing in advance when specific exams will be held. However, university regulations state that final examinations may not be held outside of the official examination periods.
If you encounter a situation beyond your control during the final exam period, you should go to speak to your academic advisor and your current instructors (if possible) to let them know the situation in which you find yourself.
The Mathematics Undergraduate Office (MUO) is a great place for any questions you may have. They are located in Mathematics & Computing Building (MC) room 4022 and can be reached by phone at 519-888-4567, ext. 33905 or via MUO email.
The following website lists many services that can assist you if you are feeling overwhelmed with the academic aspects of university.
Petitions and the Standings & Promotions Committee
Standings & Promotions is a Committee of the Faculty that handles exceptions to academic policies. Generally these exceptions are due to issues beyond your control.
In order to petition, you need to have a petitionable problem, generally an issue (i.e. death of relative) not common to other students. A typical example of a problem that is not petitionable is - acclimatizing to the university. Every student in the Faculty undergoes this transition, so it is considered to be "common". Secondly, you need proof.
Proof is a definite must. It can include such things as death certificates, medical notes, etc. Your academic advisor will help you identify the kind proof that is required.
You need to provide a resume of what you have been doing since you left Waterloo along with an Application for Undergraduate Readmission form. Once you have the documentation together, please submit them to the Registrar's Office.
If you are thinking of switching faculties, you should contact the undergraduate office for the faculty you are thinking of transferring into for their admission requirements.