University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Hiatus (formerly "Withdrawal")

Students who complete the procedure for registration by mail and who subsequently decide not to attend that semester may cancel their registration by notifying Student Financial Services up to but not including the first class day. Student Financial Services will arrange for the appropriate refund of fees paid. Commencing with the first day of regular classes the formal withdrawal procedure from the University is required and outlined below.

A student intending to begin a Hiatus from the University must notify Undergraduate Program Services, Office of Registrarial Services in writing and complete the Hiatus procedure. A student receiving financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program is strongly advised to contact Student Financial Services, regarding the status of that award on Hiatus.

A student who begins a Hiatus from the University after the fortieth class day of the semester, other than for illness or compassionate reasons will be considered to have failed the courses for which the student is registered at the time of Hiatus. Documented evidence relating to illness or compassionate reasons must be supplied to Undergraduate Program Services, Office of Registrarial Services, within thirty days of the Hiatus. (See Section VI-- Schedule of Fees regarding Refunds.)

Students who begin a Hiatus period without academic penalty after the termination of the official drop period for medical or psychological reasons must clear their re-entry in a subsequent semester through the dean of the college concerned. Students who withdraw on more than two occasions may be required to meet with the dean in order to clear their re-entry into a subsequent semester. At the discretion of the dean, the condition of re-entry may be a recommendation of either Student Health Services or the Counselling Unit of the Counselling and Student Resource Centre that re-entry is advisable.

Students who wish to appeal the decision of the dean have recourse to the Senate Committee on Student Petitions.

Do not put a stop payment on any cheque that has been presented to Student Financial Services as settlement for tuition fees. This does not constitute notification of your intention to cancel/withdraw from the semester and results in the assessment of a cheque refusal fee (Refer to Section VI--Schedule of Fees).

A student who begins a period of Hiatus from the University must return all outstanding loans from the Library immediately upon Hiatus regardless of the original due date. Any items not returned will be declared "lost" and charged to the student's account.

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

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