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Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) Information for Winter 2024

March 8, 2024 — 

The Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline for Winter term courses is March 20, 2024.

Making the choice to withdraw from a course can be difficult. Whether you need to take a break or are not resonating with the courses content, it is important that you understand your options and the impacts of Voluntarily Withdrawing from a course.

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How to drop a course in New Aurora

  • Select the “Open Registration dashboard” card. 
  • Select the Add or Drop Classes link. 
  • Select the winter term 2024 using the ‘Select Term’ option.
  • Select ‘Add or Drop Classes’.
  • On your current list of classes, locate the course(s) you want to drop.
    • Next to these courses will be a drop-down box, select ‘Voluntary Withdraw Web’.
  • Click ‘Submit Changes’ at the bottom of the screen.

Before you drop a course…

  • Talk to your Instructor.
    • 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.
    • For advice and tips on course load, study strategies, and possible options for repeating the course in the future.
  • Be aware of course load requirements and implications of a VW.
    • Sponsored students, students on government student loans, Bison athletes, or any other situation that requires a minimum course load.
  • Check the First Year Planning Guide or the Academic Calendar.
    • These documents will help ensure 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.
  • See if the course is being offered again in the upcoming summer term schedule if you plan to try and repeat it.

VWs 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  • Courses cannot be withdrawn from after the VW deadline has passed.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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