The Last Day to Drop a Fall 2020 Class is Friday, November 13

| November 5, 2020
Submitted by Alexis Maynard for Student Experience - Academic

Important Notice

For the latest information and updates about McMaster's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) please visit the McMaster COVID-19 site.

The last day for withdrawing from courses without failure by default is Friday, November 13, 2020. However, there is another option called the Late Withdrawal that is also accessible to students throughout the term.

What you need to know about a Late Withdrawal

  • A Late Withdrawal option is available to help students who have fallen behind in a course and are not prepared to write final exams.
  • The maximum number of units you may request a Late Withdrawal for throughout your undergrad degree is 18 units.
  • Requests for Late Withdrawal cannot be made in courses for which all course components have been completed.
  • Students cannot use the Late Withdrawal option for courses in which they are under investigation or for which they have been found guilty of academic dishonesty.
  • Approval of a late withdrawal is final, and requests to be re-enrolled in a withdrawn course will not be considered.

A course approved for Late Withdrawal will be:

  • Assigned a non-numeric grade of LWD
  • Excluded from the calculation of the GPA
  • Ineligible for a tuition refund

Book an Academic Advisor via OSCARplus to discuss your situation and the options that are available to you. Late Withdrawal requests must be made by the last day of classes (December 9) via email to buscom@mcmaster.ca.

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