At an institution in my country, the undergraduate calendar has the following language:
"Any student may be required to withdraw at any time if, in the opinion of the Faculty Council he is unlikely to profit from further study. " (this quote is from a very old version of the calendar, hence the gender-specific language, but the modern version has nearly identical language)
This is in addition to the other withdrawal rules (like failing to maintain a given average). It appears that this rule is basically at the discretion of the faculty. I'm certain there are huge documentation requirements to make it enforceable without appeal, but I was wondering:
- Is this a common clause at other institutions?
- What does it mean to be "...unlikely to profit from further study"? What are some examples?
- Has anyone ever heard of it happening anywhere?