VW’s and Repeating courses

Dropping a course is serious business. It means you don’t get credit for the work you’ve done and you’ll lose some money. In fact, if you stay in the course long enough before you drop, you won’t get any money back. That means you’re throwing money away – anywhere from $150 to $700 and more!

Sometimes, you just don’t see how you can complete the course successfully and you find the only solution is to withdraw. The university used to have a limit on your total VWs of the equivalent of one year of study – usually 30 credit hours. This limit is no longer in effect, but you still need to consider your decision to VW carefully.

Before dropping a course, consider the following:

Are you on student aid?

Did you know dropping course could affect your next student loan amount? Check Financial Aid and Awards or the Provincial Student Aid Branch to find out more about the affect of course withdrawals.

Talk to your prof!

Find out where you stand and how you can improve. If you’re behind, talk to your instructor to see if there are ways to catch up or make up for your previous marks.

Get Help!

The University of Manitoba has lots of places to get help when you need it. All help centres work on a drop-in basis during posted hours. Most help centres are staffed by student volunteers who want you to succeed in your university studies. Don't hesitate - ask questions and get the help you need.

  • Chemistry, 216 Parker Building 
  • Mathematics, 318 Machray Hall
  • Physics, 105 Allen Building 
  • Statistics, 311 Machray Hall

The Academic Learning Centre offer many services that are aimed at improving your chances for academic success. Students are invited to access the resources available on the ALC web page, drop by the Academic Learning Centre to meet the learning skills instructors, and/or attend any of the year-round workshops in order to further develop academic strengths and skills in writing, learning and research.

Academic Learning Centre Office Hours

The Academic Learning Centre is open to students at the location in 201 Tier. Office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Students can meet with tutors or a learning specialist weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Academic Learning Centre Services