VIII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Withdrawal

Voluntary Withdrawal

There are two methods for voluntary withdrawal: cancelling a semester registration or withdrawing from a semester registration. Prior to the start of the semester, a student may cancel a semester registration by dropping all courses. As of the first day of classes and once the semester has started, a student may withdraw completely from all courses. Cancelling a semester registration or voluntarily withdrawing from a semester does not impact a student’s eligibility to continue in their program or to select courses for a future semester unless:

  • the student is a newly admitted or readmitted student,

  • the student’s fall term standing has been assessed as required to withdraw, or

  • the student has not registered for six consecutive semesters.

Cancelling a semester registration

Prior to the first day of classes a student who subsequently decides not to attend that semester may cancel their registration, by dropping all their courses for that term using WebAdvisor. For the Fall semester the required minimum registration deposit will automatically be forfeited. Please refer to Chapter VI--Schedule of Fees for specific details.

Please note that if the student has been newly admitted or re-admitted as of the semester to which the cancellation applies the cancellation of the courses cancels the offer of admission to that semester and the student must apply for readmission should they wish to attend the University of Guelph at another time.

Withdrawing from a semester registration

Commencing with the first day of classes and until the last day to drop classes, students may withdraw from the semester using WebAdvisor.

A student who wishes to withdraw from a semester after the last day of classes will not be able to drop courses using WebAdvisor and must speak with their program counsellor to discuss their academic options, including requests for Academic Consideration.

A student receiving financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program or any other award/scholarship program is strongly advised also to contact Student Financial Services regarding the status of that award upon withdrawal.

The timing of the semester withdrawal and the reasons for it may have academic and financial implications. Up to the last day of classes, a student may withdraw without academic penalty. Students will be liable for fees payable in accordance with the refund schedule (see Chapter VI--Schedule of Fees regarding Refunds).

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

Students who do not register in a program of study for six or more consecutive semesters are required to apply for readmission if they wish to continue at the University of Guelph. In assessing whether a student is registered in a program of study, a cancelled semester registration does not count as a registered semester whereas a voluntary withdrawal from the semester does. Students who are studying on exchange programs, on a University semester abroad, or on coop work terms are considered to be registered at the University (see Time Limitations in this chapter). Students registered solely at another institution on a Letter of Permission are not considered to be registered at the University of Guelph.

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