University of calgary and Withdrawal

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Subject: University of calgary and Withdrawal
This is my real observation from University of Calgary in my first semester PhD program. At the end of the first semester, I obtained a grade ´F´ at the University of Calgary. I was not allowed to continue at the University because of this mark. However, the way I stopped my education is not in the way it should be. The University said you have to withdraw. For me this is strange. I am from Ethiopia. A student who scored ´F´ is categorized as a dismissed student. He or she is not allowed to come back to the university. There is only one program called readmission program if a student has to come back. This is mainly for students who obtained a mark above from the dismissal mark. A student scored a grade ´F´ can not rejoin university. Withdrawal is for a student who did not sit for examination. A student withdrawing from a program can come back to the university. Withdrawal could be due to health conditions. In my case I obtained a dismissal grade and they asked me to appeal. Withdrawal could be appropriate if I officially clear from the University before the exam. I got ´F´ in the examination which means I dismissed. I should immediately leave the university without any question. In University of Calgary after a student get ´F´ the student is classified as a student to withdraw. This student after getting ´F´ can still appeal. This is very exceptional. ´F´ is the least mark given in a university according to American grading system. My expectation was after I got ´F´ I should directly clear from the University. My category should be dismissal. Instead of saying you got ´F´ and should leave the University they call it as a withdrawal opening a room for appeal. For me they misused the term withdrawal. This is a comment of me about University of Calgary as I found it improper.
[29-07-2006,21:18]
Ethio guy
(in reply to: University of calgary and Withdrawal)
"F" means failed or did not complete. Universities put time limits on how late a student can withdraw from a course. If you try to withdraw too late, or don´t do the paperwork, the program assumes you´re still enrolled and gives you zero on any tests or assignments you miss. That´s the way it works in undergrad, not sure about postgrad. Since you didn´t turn in coursework that achieved a failing grade you should still have room to appeal and get the F removed from your record. It is better not to argue with the administration about whether or not it is fair, say it was a misunderstanding about UofC´s procedures.
[29-07-2006,21:35]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of calgary and Withdrawal)
OP needs to learn how to communicate better in writing
[29-07-2006,21:49]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of calgary and Withdrawal)

What do you mean better to learn for communication?. It is a fact. A person who got ´F´ is failed. That´s all. I explained to you by taking two university as an example. You shouldn´t over act on me by commenting on my writing skill. That is not a concern here. The point is the message. I am not a journalist

[30-07-2006,09:55]
Ethio guy
(in reply to: University of calgary and Withdrawal)

Thank you the one who wrote me first. That is good of you.
I know what you mean. But I never change my stand unless I get another proof.

[30-07-2006,09:58]
Ethio guy



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