Fall/Winter 2013-14 Voluntary Withdrawal Dates:
Fall Term - November 13, 2013
Winter Term and Fall/Winter (spanned courses) - March 19, 2014
NOTE: Some faculties have courses with irregular withdrawal dates; see your faculty's general office for more information.
A Voluntarily Withdrawal (VW) is when a student decides to officially discontinue their studies in a class after the official start date of the academic term. By voluntarily withdrawing from a course you are no longer registered for the course and will not be assigned a grade or awarded credit hours for this course.
You may decide to VW for a variety of reasons but it should never be your first option to resolving concerns about your performance or completion of a course. Common situations that students may consider as a need to VW from a course include:
In each of these situations as well as in others, there are resources and assistance available to help you before you need to withdraw from a course.
Before you make a decision to VW, you should do the following:
Perhaps there is some additional information or advice to help you understand the course material differently. Your professors devote time weekly to offering office hours for the purpose of spending time with their students outside of the classroom. Office hours are a great opportunity to ask questions one-to-one with your professors.
The ALC offers handouts, workshops and individual appointments to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.
Check to see if the course is required as a prerequisite for upper-level courses within your program and look at the next term's schedule to see if the course is offered again.
YOU MUST OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS USING AURORA STUDENT!
NOT ATTENDING CLASS DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN!
Withdrawals made within the Registration Revision Period will not be recorded on official transcripts and a 100% tuition refund will be credited to your student account.
Voluntary Withdrawals after the Revision Period are recorded as a "VW" on your transcript.
If you are On Hold for outstanding tuition, library books, parking fines, etc. you will not be able to access the Registration function in Aurora to VW a course.
If you are On Hold and plan to VW, you must either first clear your Hold so that you can access the Registration functions in Aurora, or you must contact the University 1 First Year Centre for assistance in dropping the course.