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.
The reasons above, among others, are sufficient reasons for you to seriously consider your enrolment in the course. However, they are not sufficient grounds for submitting a petition to withdraw from a course after the deadlines. Consider making an appointment with an Academic & Learning Strategist at the Academic Advising & Career Centre to help you assess your academic situation. If you are registered with AccessAbility Services, contact your Consultant if your disability is impacting your work.
If you have justifiable and 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. Rarely is this type of petition granted. However, if your petition is granted: