Registration and Courses

Withdrawals

Drop/Withdrawals

Undergraduate students can drop or withdraw through Bear Tracks. Whether you delete your courses or withdraw is determined by what time in the term you request the course to be removed. Dropping a class prior to the registration deadline date removes the class and all associated fees from your record. A withdrawal is maintained permanently on your academic record and occurs when the request is made after the registration deadline for the course.

To see the Add/Drop, Withdrawal, Fee Payment, and Fee Refund deadlines for a given term, visit Registration Dates and Deadlines.


Withdraw

Undergraduate Students can now withdraw from courses in Bear Tracks.

Dropping a course after the Registration Deadline is a withdrawal and is maintained on your academic record. Students who are contemplating withdrawal are encouraged to contact their Faculty Advisor and/or Student Counselling Services with questions relating to their withdrawal decision, readmission or future vocational plans.

Students should be aware that when they withdraw from a course at any time after the Registration Deadline, they have effectively occupied a place in the class for the entire term. Since space in classes is limited, the university aims to ensure that as many opportunities as possible are left open for students seeking to register. The university treats all students in an equitable fashion adhering strictly to the deadlines published.

Students who are contemplating withdrawal are encouraged to contact their Faculty Advisor and/or Student Counselling Services with questions relating to their withdrawal decision, readmission or future vocational plans.


How to withdraw

Until the Withdrawal Deadline in a term, students may withdraw from courses using Bear Tracks.

  1. Login to your Bear Tracks account
  2. Select My Academics - Enroll - Add/Drop/Swap from the left-hand navigation
  3. Click on the “Drop” tab
  4. Select the course from which you would like to withdraw. Please note that withdrawal dates apply, and only courses you are eligible to withdraw from will be available to select.
  5. Submit your withdrawal request.
  6. Some withdrawals will be processed immediately, while others may require faculty review. Continue to attend classes until you have confirmation in Bear Tracks that your withdrawal has been processed. 

Financial implications of withdrawals

  • If a student withdraws from a course after the Registration Deadline and up to the Refund Deadline there will be a 50% reduction in the instructional fees assessed. If the course change results in a registration status change, non-instructional fees will also be reassessed.
  • Students who withdraw after the Refund Deadline will not receive any reduction in tuition fees assessed.
  • Fee deadlines are firm and are strictly enforced. Students must ensure that they process and confirm any intended withdrawals by the required deadlines since ignorance of the deadline or its consequences will not be accepted as an excuse. No special financial consideration is given to students who must withdraw after the deadlines.
  • The effective date of the withdrawal is the day the withdrawal is confirmed in Bear Tracks. Students who register and then cease to attend, or never attend, without properly withdrawing will not be eligible for any refund of fees nor will they be exempted from paying assessed fees that are unpaid.
  • The tuition deposit is nonrefundable, except in cases where a student has paid the deposit and is subsequently denied admission or is deemed ineligible to continue prior to the start of the current term.
  • Where students have a credit balance as a result of reassessment, Financial Services will issue a refund. Financial Services normally issues refund cheques by mail up to six weeks after the Refund Deadline.
  • Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations. Students should validate course changes by going to Bear Tracks, under 'Academics' and select the 'My Class Schedule' link.
  • If you have not paid your full fee assessment for the term when you withdraw, you may still owe money to the university. Check your assessment and account balance in Bear Tracks.
  • If you had to abandon your courses for medical reasons and you have Students' Union Health Plan coverage, you may be eligible to submit a claim for Tuition Insurance.