Dropping courses

Dropping courses during the Drop/Add period

Students may drop courses during the advertised Drop period as published in the Important Dates (çadd link). However, students must ensure they maintain a load determined in accordance with the terms of the Student Academic Load Policy (ACK. PL.VPAC.27).  Courses dropped during this period are not noted on student transcripts.

Can I drop a course if I have a scholarship?

Dropping a course may affect a student’s scholarship status and inquiries should be directed to the Scholarship Unit.

Students wishing to take a reduced academic load should check the associated conditions (çadd link to Reduced Academic Load).


Withdrawal from individual courses after the Drop/Add period

Students may apply to withdraw from individual courses without academic penalty until the end of Week 12 as published in the Important Dates (çadd link).  However, students must ensure they maintain a load determined in accordance with the terms of the Student Academic Load Policy (ACK. PL.VPAC.27).  Students are responsible to meet with their Academic Advisors in a timely manner to discuss the implications and complete the necessary Course Withdrawal Form (çadd link).


Will a grade appear on my transcript?

A GPA neutral grade of “W” is noted on student transcripts for courses dropped during this period.  Withdrawal from a course after Week 12 will result in a fail grade.


Can I withdraw from a course if I have a scholarship?

Withdrawal from a course may affect a student’s scholarship status and inquiries should be directed to the Scholarship Unit.


Do I still have to pay fees for the withdrawn course?

For details regarding the financial obligations associated with withdrawing from a course, students should refer to the Withdrawal Policy (ç add link) (ACK.PL.AR.212).