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 This limit is no longer in effect, but you still need to consider your decision to VW carefully.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.
The Learning Assistance Centre offer many services that are aimed at improving your chances for academic success. Students are invited to access the resources available on the LAC web page, drop by the LAC 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.
LAC Office Hours
The LAC is open to students at the location in 201 Tier. Office hours are from to , Monday to Friday. Students can meet with tutors or a learning specialist weekdays from to .