Academic Difficulties

Throughout your university life you may experience academic difficulties that can affect your success.  As students you often have external factors – such as family issues, illness, or work and extra-curricular commitments that can be a stumbling block. Whether you experience exam anxiety, need help with time management, searching for a tutor for a class, or have an unexpected illness or family emergency, we are here to help. There are several services and resources on campus to help you achieve your goals.


Access Resource Centre

The Access Resource Centre ARC is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for academically qualified persons so that, whenever possible, such persons may be included in all aspects of the University experience. Services include assessment of needs, assistive technology, funding and grant information and supporting student accessibility in classrooms.

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre ASC provides students with a variety of student support services to help you succeed. Do you need a tutor for a class? Would you like to attend a free workshop on time management or study skills?


Library Services

The UNBC Library is home not only to academic journals and reference books, but also hosts a wide range of student services. There is even a roving librarian equipped with an iPad that will come to you. If you have a question about researching for a paper, need to request a resource from another library, or want to book a quiet study room, visit the library.

Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness Centre provides students with Counselling Services, Health Services and Wellness Programs. Services include Physician Clinics and Nurse Services, Health Education, Counselling and Exam Buster activities on campus.


On Academic Probation?

Academic Probation occurs when your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 2.00 at the end of a semester.   The chart below reflects the process for when students are placed on Academic Probation:

Wondering how to improve your Cumulative Grade Point Average?  The best way to improve your CGPA is to successfully repeat any UNBC courses you have earned grades lower than ‘C’ or 2.0.  When you successfully repeat a UNBC course the better grade replaces the lower grade in the calculation of your CGPA. 

Note: All course work completed at another institution will not be calculated into your UNBC CGPA; the course will not improve your academic standing.  You will receive the approved transfer credit for the course but it will not change your UNBC CGPA.

If a student continues on Academic Probation for more than 30 credit hours, they may be Required to Withdraw from the university for a period of time. If you are required to withdraw, please see your Student Advisor as soon as possible for information. We are here to help.