It is strongly recommended that students considering withdrawing from the University seek academic advice. For more information on sources of academic advice, refer to the section on Academic Advising immediately preceding General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate).
NOTES: 1) Students registered in a Work Period in the Faculty of Business Administration or in the School of Physical Education and Athletics, are not governed by the Regulations outlined below - see Regulations for Examination and Advancement, Clause 11, Faculty of Business Administration Section of this Calendar or Regulations for Evaluation and Promotion, Clause 21, School of Physical Education and Athletics Section of this Calendar.
2) Students who withdraw from courses in the first eleven days of lectures in any semester will not be liable for tuition fees for those courses. Tuition fee refunds for withdrawal from courses after that period will be prorated in accordance with Additional Fees and Charges, Clause C.1.e).
3) Specific deadlines for dropping courses in any semester, or session, are stated in the University Diary.
4) In the case of sessions, accelerated courses and courses offered outside the normal time-frame of a semester or session, deadlines for withdrawing from the University without academic prejudice and financial liability will be prorated accordingly.
5) The responsibility for taking all steps necessary for withdrawing from the University is entirely that of the student. Ceasing to attend classes, or informing an instructor of intent to withdraw does not constitute an official course withdrawal.
6) A student withdrawing from the university, except as indicated below, shall receive a "DRF" grade and a zero mark in each such course. A withdrawal is not official until the Registrar is officially notified and has certified the withdrawal. Students who are obliged to withdraw from the University for medical reasons may not be permitted to re-enter unless they can provide medical evidence satisfactory to the Director of the Student Health Service, of fitness to pursue their studies.
7) Every student has the right to appeal decisions resulting from the application of university regulations. Appeals of decisions resulting from the application of Regulation P. should be directed to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Any such appeal should be made in writing, clearly stating the basis for the appeal and should be directed to the Secretary of the Committee, c/o the Office of the Registrar.
1. For seven weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester as stated in the University Diary, a student, may upon formal notice to the Registrar, withdraw from the university without academic prejudice. A grade of "DR" will be assigned to all courses in these circumstances. A withdrawal is not official until the Registrar is officially notified and has certified the course withdrawal.
2. From seven weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester to the last day to add courses in the following semester as stated in the University Diary, a student who is prevented from completing the semester by illness, bereavement, or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may, with the approval of the Dean or Director of his/her Faculty or School or the Senior Faculty Adviser for students who have not declared a major or the Principal of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, as appropriate, and upon formal notification to the Registrar, withdraw from the University without academic prejudice. A grade of "DR" will be assigned to all courses in these circumstances. A course withdrawal is not official until the Registrar is officially notified and has certified the course withdrawal.
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