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Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) information for Fall 2023

November 9, 2023 — 

Fall term VW deadline is Nov. 21, 2023.

The Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline for Fall term courses is November 21, 2023.

Deciding to withdraw from a course can be a challenging decision. Whether you want to alter your current academic direction, or you are facing difficulties with life that effect your studies – it is always a good idea to understand your options and the impact of your decisions.

Before you drop a course…

  • Speak with your course instructor about your concerns and if there are strategies for improvement before the end of term.
  • Talk with your academic advisor about your course load, study strategies, and possible options for repeating the course in the future.
  • Be aware of course load requirements and the implications of a VW – if you have a government student loan, are a sponsored student, a Bison athlete, or are in any other type of situation that requires a minimum course load.
  • Refer to the First Year Planning Guide or the Academic Calendar to make sure you know where that course fits into your intended or current program.
  • Check to see if the course is required as a prerequisite for upper-level courses within your program.
  • Look at the Winter and Summer Term schedules to see if the course is offered again this year.

VW’s and your Student Record:

  • No refund will be issued for a VW’d course.
  • VW’d courses will be recorded on official transcripts and student records with a final grade of VW.
  • Courses cannot be withdrawn from after the VW deadline has passed.

For information visit the important dates and deadlines page.

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