Students may voluntarily withdraw from their program, or they may be required to withdraw by their program. In both cases, students must read and be familiar with all relevant policies found in the Academic Calendar.

Voluntary withdrawal

To withdraw from your graduate program, you must submit a Voluntary Withdrawal service request through your Student Centre. 

Normally, a voluntary withdrawal request does not require supporting documentation, however you are encouraged to submit documentation that will support your situation. 

A voluntary withdrawal will be recorded on your transcript as voluntary withdrawal.

Involuntary withdrawal

You may be required to withdraw from your program for the following reasons:

  • poor academic standing
  • lack of satisfactory progress in either course work or research
  • failure to register

In all cases, your transcript will indicate an involuntary withdrawal.

What you can do

Poor academic standing / lack of satisfactory progress

You may launch an appeal against the decision within ten (10) business days of receiving the notice.

Before you start, please read the Student Progress or the Student Standing section in the Academic Calendar to understand the policies governing the decision and to know if an appeal is right for you.

Campus pathway

Failure to register

If you were withdrawn for failure to register by the registration deadline, please read the following policies to learn more about your options:

If you have any questions, please speak with your GPO.