During the semester, you have two opportunities to drop a course from your transcript before you have to petition it. They are outlined below:
1) Drop a course without academic penalty by the deadline.
This means that you are able to drop the course on ACORN, and have it removed from your transcript. It is expected that your instructors return a minimum of 20% of your total grade by the drop date deadline; oftentimes, instructors provide more than the minimum. You are expected to make an informed decision, and take action accordingly. There are a variety of reasons for wanting to drop a course that are acceptable before the drop deadlines, such as:
2) Request a late withdrawal on eService during the declaration period. There is no need to submit a petition during the declaration period; your request will be approved within 2 business days.
Requesting a late withdrawal:
If you have compelling reasons for requesting to drop a course after the late withdrawal deadline, or if you have extenuating circumstances outside of your control that is preventing you from completing the course, you may submit a petition. Strong documentation is required to support such petition requests and all options must be carefully considered.
If your petition is granted:
We strongly recommend meeting with an Academic & Learning Strategist at the Academic Advising & Career Centre to help you assess your academic situation and consider your options. If you are registered with AccessAbility Services, contact your Disability Consultant to seek support and advice. For personal health, you may visit the Health & Wellness Centre.