Drop or withdraw from a MacEwan University course
The deadlines listed in the academic schedule for adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses are strictly adhered to. Non-attendance in a course does not constitute a withdrawal from the course. Notifying your instructor, ceasing to attend classes, or stopping payment on a cheque will not be accepted as a course drop or withdrawal.
Program students who have the ability to register for courses online using myStudentSystem can also drop courses via myStudentSystem up until the add/drop deadline each term as listed in the academic schedule. These changes will not appear on your academic transcript.
- If your course has both a lecture and lab component, please ensure that you withdraw from both sections.
- Verify your final registration selection by viewing your class schedule. You will be charged tuition fees on all selected courses.
Program students who have the ability to register for courses online using myStudentSystem can withdraw from courses via myStudentSystem up until the withdrawal deadline each term as listed in the academic schedule.
You will receive a "W" on the course which does not affect your GPA. If you withdraw from a course that is a prerequisite for another course you are registered in, you must also withdraw from the subsequent course. We strongly recommend you see an advisor to discuss how this will affect your progress in your program.
No changes can be made to your course schedule. You will receive a final grade in your courses based on work completed, and this final grade will be included in your GPA.
Any changes to your course schedule may alter your fee assessment. Refunds if applicable are calculated according to the scheduled refund categories in Policy E2112 (Refunds of Tuition and Student Fees).
Withdraw from a MacEwan University program
If you are withdrawing from your MacEwan University program, you may do so at any time. We would encourage you to first consult with a university advisor, your program chair or your program coordinator.
Program withdrawal process
It is very important that you officially advise the Office of the University Registrar of your intention to withdraw as there may be academic and/or financial implications.
- Complete and sign a program withdrawal notice
- Submit the completed form to the Office of the University Registrar or to the Information Centre at your home campus
The date the form is received in the Office of the University Registrar will be the official date used for processing. Program withdrawals received after the withdrawal deadline listed in the academic schedule will have academic implications. You will receive a final grade in your courses based on work completed, and this final grade will be included in your GPA.