Forms and Policies

Refunds, Withdrawals & Transfers

Transfer between courses

Students may transfer between courses provided there is space in the course to which you wish to transfer.

In all cases, a transfer fee will be charged.

  • When: up to 5 days before course starts
    except in the case of 13 week classes where the transfer deadline is before the beginning of the third class.
  • Fee: $75 


The course will not appear on your U of A transcript.

  • When: up to 5 days before course starts
  • Refund: course fee minus a $75 administrative fee.


The course will not appear on your U of A transcript.

  • When: up to 20% into your course
    • 1 or 2 day course: prior to start
    • 3, 4 or 5 day course: end of first class
    • 6 week course: end of week 1 
    • 7 to 10 week course: end of week 2
    • 13 week course: end of week 3
  • Refund: none


The course will appear on your U of A transcript with grade of ‘WP’.

  • When: up until the final class in your course
  • Refund: none


Please note:

  • Students are responsible for their academic record. Changes requested, withdrawal or transfer, must be approved and/or initiated by the student.
  • Students who do not formally withdraw from a course will be assigned a grade based on coursework completed.
  • Students can withdraw from courses in two ways: Drop online via Bear Tracks (Academics > Drop) or submit a completed Course Withdrawal Request Form for processing to
  • Students can transfer courses by submitting a completed Course Transfer Request Form. Please refer to Student Procedures and Processes for more information