What You Need to Know About Late Withdrawals

| November 12, 2020 (LIVE)
Submitted by Alexis Maynard for Student Experience - Academic

Important Notice

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The last day to withdraw from Term 1 (Fall) classes was Friday, November 13.

What you need to know about withdrawn courses:

  • Will appear on your transcript with a notation of “W” (Please note: this is not the same as “F” Failure)
  • Excluded from the calculation of a student’s cumulative GPA
  • Are ineligible for any tuition refund (if withdrawn on Nov 13)

Late Withdrawals: 

There is an additional option to withdraw after the November 13 deadline called the Late Withdrawal (LWD). The LWD is available to help students who have fallen behind in a course and are not prepared to write final exams.

  • The LWD deadline is Wednesday, December 9, and must be requested before the last component of the course has been attempted (ie, final examination or assignment).
  • The maximum number of units you may request an LWD for throughout your undergrad degree is 18 units.
  • Students cannot use LWD for courses in which they are under investigation or for which they have been found guilty of academic dishonesty.

A course approved for Late Withdrawal will be:

  • Assigned a non-numeric grade of LWD
  • Excluded from the calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA
  • Ineligible for a tuition refund
  • Final. Requests to be re-enrolled in a withdrawn course will not be considered.

LWD’s cannot be requested in Mosaic. To request an LWD, please email buscom@mcmster.ca or schedule a Zoom appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor before the last component of the course has been attempted.

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