An academic reset, as described in , gives students the opportunity to exclude marks from 9 to 30 units (3 to 10 courses), among the first 30 units they have completed at uOttawa, from the calculation of their grade point average. The courses selected for academic reset will still appear on the student’s transcript, but a note indicating academic reset will be added.
The student may have failed or passed the courses chosen for academic reset. If the courses excluded from the calculation of the grade point average are mandatory for the student’s program, they must be retaken. However, students can choose to retake or replace elective or optional courses. Moreover, any course excluded from the academic average because of an academic reset cannot be used to meet program requirements, even if the student has passed the course.
Hence, students who opt for academic reset can increase their average and pursue their studies free from the burden of a difficult start to their university studies.