You may experience circumstances beyond your control that impact your ability to continue/ complete your schooling during the semester. Requesting an appeal for an academic exception may be considered when there are medical, psychological, compassionate or civic duty circumstances that are accompanied by verifying documentation, and where an incomplete grade has not been assigned.
It is your responsibility to inform the University in a timely manner of circumstances that are interfering with your capacity to meet course requirements; failure to do so may result in your academic exception being denied. For more information see Policies.
See Academic Progress.
Students are expected to maintain an acceptable scholastic standard. Specifically, students must maintain a minimum term or cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Students who do not, shall be considered to be performing unsatisfactorily in their studies and such performance will be recorded on their transcript as follows:
You are placed on Academic Probation when your term or cumulative GPA first falls below 2.0. Students placed on Academic Probation will have their GPA evaluated at the end of each semester and will either return to Good Academic Standing, Continue on Academic Probation or be Required to Withdraw as follows:
You are in Good Academic Standing when your term GPA and your cumulative GPA are both 2.0 or higher.
You Continue on Academic Probation when you have previously been placed on Academic Probation and either your term or your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. You are Required to Withdraw from the University when you have previously been placed on Academic Probation and both your cumulative and your term GPA fall below 2.0.
Students on Academic Probation will be subject to the following:
Students who are Required to Withdraw will be subject to the following:
Appeals for Re-admission after being Required to Withdraw
Students who are Required to Withdraw normally must remain out of the University for one calendar year before the Senate Appeals Tribunal will review an appeal for re- admission. For an appeal to be considered by the Senate Appeals Tribunal, the applicant must include the following information:
It is expected that those students appealing their Required to Withdraw status will have worked cooperatively with Academic Advising during the semester(s) they were on academic probation.
Academic Standing on Re-admission
If re-admitted, students who were previously Required to Withdraw are placed on Academic Probation and shall again be subject to the conditions described above. Students who are readmitted and subsequently are Required to Withdraw for a second time, will normally not be considered for re-admission by the Senate Appeals Tribunal.
For more information on Academic Process, please see the University’s Policies + Procedures section on the website under “Academic + Students“
Contingent upon availability, students shall have access to equipment, workshops and resources, including audio visual equipment, computer resources, library materials, studio resources and other equipment which is related to the course(s) or program they are enrolled in. Where access is denied, the student may appeal the decision in writing to the manager of the resource area who, in consultation with the appropriate Dean, will review the request. Students taking a limited selection of courses, (such as Academic students taking credit courses for degree completion, Unclassified students taking courses following graduation and Visiting students) may only access equipment, workshops and resources directly related to the specific course(s) they are enrolled in. Continuing Studies students may access specific areas and equipment as outlined for each course. Access cards will be distributed to those students in courses or in studios that are located in secured areas of the University.
Emily Carr University recognizes its ethical and legal duty to accommodate students with disabilities by affirming their rights to have full, fair, and equitable access to all services, programs, and facilities. The University will make every effort to provide an environment free of discrimination in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the B.C. Human Rights Code.
Accommodations are alterations made to the learning environment that help create equitable educational opportunities by mitigating barriers. Accommodations do not dilute the curriculum or credentials, but rather make it possible for instructors to fairly evaluate a student’s understanding of the material without the impact of the disability, and for students with a disability to achieve a grade that is a measure of their ability.
Each student’s accommodations are specific to their needs and are based on documentation of a disability provided by a certified, licensed practitioner whose training is commonly accepted for establishing a specific diagnosis. Documentation is reviewed by the Student Resource Coordinator who, in consultation with the student, determines the accommodations. These accommodations are stated on an Accommodation Notice, current to the semester, for the student to submit to their faculty and technicians.
Students can add courses to their schedule through myEC from their registration release date until the end of the add/drop period.
Students can drop courses from their schedule through myEC from their registration release date until the end of the add/drop period as long as they remain registered in at least one course. After this deadline any request to drop a course is considered a withdrawal.
Dropping all courses is a withdrawal from the University Semester. Withdrawal requests cannot be completed on myEC. Written withdrawal request forms must be submitted to Student Services. See the withdrawal policy for more information and academic schedule for deadlines.
It is important for students to keep their current home address and phone number updated with Student Services for crucial documents that might be mailed such as transcripts and academic status letters. Address changes can be submitted through myEC in the Current Students menu under User Account.
Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on campus during officially sanctioned, licensed events. At all times provincial liquor licensing will be adhered to at these events and no person under the age of 19 will be served alcoholic drinks. During such events alcohol may only be consumed within the area designated for the event. Under no circumstances may alcoholic beverages be consumed in studio or shop areas. Students found consuming alcoholic beverages outside of officially sanctioned events may find themselves facing disciplinary procedures that may result in suspension or dismissal. For further information, see Student Conduct.
The mission of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design Alumni Association is to support lifelong engagement with our graduates and members of the University’s community.
Supporting and connecting with Emily Carr students is one of the Alumni Association’s key objectives. Student outreach includes mentoring, talks and activities, coordinating the Grad Help Desk to support students during the installation of The Show, and welcoming graduating students as new alumni at the Convocation Ceremony.
Upon graduation, you will be invited to join the Alumni Association and learn about the free alumni benefits, and how you can stay connected to the Emily Carr community through social media, communication vehicles, and mentorship opportunities through 10K Coffees.
All first year students completing a minimum of 21.0 Foundation year credit requirements with no more than 3.0 credits of studio and 6.0 credits of critical studies deficiencies by the end of April or by the end of the summer term (August) are eligible to apply to a Major program. For specific dates on when application to Majors or change of Majors are available, please contact Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Selection to Majors will be based on highest to lowest GPA using all courses that have been completed at ECUAD and transferred to ECUAD.
All admission decisions will be communicated by April 15.
Admission policies and procedures are subject to change. Please check the Emily Carr website regularly or with Student Services for current requirements.
The Emily Carr University Archives, housed in the Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons consists of student publications, school calendars and newsletters that trace the University’s history from its beginnings as the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1925 to its current status as Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
The Archives also include posters from Grad Shows and other exhibitions; photographs of students, staff and buildings that visually capture the past; catalogues produced by the Charles H. Scott Gallery; videos and slides of the work of graduating students since the early 1980s; and a newspaper clipping file with historical information dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. For access to the Archives material, please ask staff at the Circulation Desk.
The Artists’ Books collection, housed in the Ron Burnett Library & Learning Commons, encompasses books crafted, published, produced, or altered by an artist or artist collective. In addition to self-published artists’ books, the collection also includes limited editions resulting from collaborations with art organizations, artists’ books from both independent and mainstream press, and a growing collection of artists’ audio works. We also currently collect contemporary, limited edition print publications that exemplify the international collaboration occurring between designers, typographers.
Artswork, Emily Carr’s online career services hub, connects you to opportunities, resources and programming to help you cultivate your career. This platform allows you to research and apply for opportunities in your field of study, access career resources and services, see upcoming programming, and upload your work for industry and the arts community to see.
For more information, contact the Career + Professional Development Office
Tel 604 844 3843
Emily Carr recognizes that some students may experience significant emotional or academic difficulties during the course of their studies and is committed to assisting students in receiving support and other accommodations. The objective of this policy is to ensure that, where an individual student presents significant medical/mental health concerns that indicate potential risk of harm to self and/or others, or is a disruption to the teaching and learning environment or University community, that appropriate assessment and treatment care plans are established on a case-by-case basis to recognize and support individual needs, and to ensure that the safety of the individual and the community is addressed.
For more information go to Assessment and Treatment Care Plan Policy.
Class attendance at Emily Carr is mandatory and unexcused absences may result in failure and/or suspension from the University. Attendance expectations are available on individual course outlines.