Undergraduate Student Resources and Services

Voluntary Withdrawal from the Faculty of Nursing

If you are thinking of withdrawing from the nursing program please make an appointment with the Student Advisor. The Student Advisor will be able to guide you through the process and discuss any issues that may arise with you. It is your responsibility to take note of any advice given to you during discussions about withdrawing.

If your reason for withdrawal is financial difficulty, you may be eligible to apply for financial support to enable you to continue your studies. The Student Advisor can provide you with financial support options.

You should consider the following items when withdrawing from your program:

  • The date of withdrawal must be your last day of attendance as agreed with the Student Advisor. Tuition and fees are assessed on Registration Dates and Deadlines (Add, Drop, 50% refund and no refund dates).
  • If you have already received a decision letter stating you are required to withdraw, you are unable to voluntarily withdraw from the Faculty of Nursing.

Request to Remain Enrolled in Faculty of Nursing for an Additional Term

As per the University of Alberta Calendar Faculty of Nursing Academic Standing and Graduation: Maintaining Registration 11b: “Students must follow the required course sequence unless pre approval is given for an alternate sequence. Student may not continue in their Nursing program if an alternative course sequence is not approved. Students must see the Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor to discuss an alternative program sequence and approval”.

Students may be allowed to remain in the Faculty of Nursing for one additional term in the current academic year in order to complete non nursing courses for transfer to another faculty or institution. This must be discussed with the Student Advisor. If the request is approved the student will receive a decision letter outlining the details.

If You Choose to Withdraw

Having made the decision to withdraw from your program and having fully understood the possible implications, you should then complete the Voluntary Withdrawal google form.

Please Note: You need to ensure you are signed into your University of Alberta google account when attempting to complete the form. If you have trouble accessing the form please sign out of your U of A google account/email, close your browser, and resign in to your U of A google/email in order to complete the form.

Once you submit the withdrawal form, your registration will be blocked. You will not be able to register for any courses unless you have been approved to remain enrolled in the Faculty of Nursing for an additional term to take non-nursing courses. If you encounter any difficulty with registering for courses with another Faculty at a later date, please contact the Faculty of Nursing by email: nursing.ugoffice@ualberta.ca

The Faculty of Nursing will contact you using your University of Alberta email address. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly for correspondence relating to your withdrawal request.

Other Options for Enrollment at the University of Alberta

Open Studies 

You may be eligible to enroll in Open Studies at the University of Alberta to study part-time. Typically the application deadline to apply for Open Studies is two weeks before the start of the term.

Transfer to Another Faculty

Students who wish to change degree programs must apply to transfer into the new program of choice, meet all the transfer requirements for the program, and apply by the readmission deadline. Please refer to the Faculty website for information on requirements.

Please see the alternative program guide regarding transferability of courses to other programs. For more information please contact the Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor (nursing.studentadvisor@ualberta.ca) to discuss transferability of courses to other programs and the wide range of student resources available to help you.

Readmission

Students who have withdrawn from their Faculty of Nursing program may be considered for readmission and would be required to re-apply to their program of study. For more information please see Application for Readmission.

If you have received a decision letter with specific information about readmission, please refer to the information in the letter before submitting an application.

Please note: Meeting the readmission requirements does not guarantee you will be readmitted to the program.