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Cancellation of registration

If you decide not to return to McGill in September or January after you have registered, drop all your courses on Minerva or submit a written request to cancel your registration.

In your letter include your McGill student number and your signature. Enclose your McGill student ID card and forward it to the following address:

Course withdrawals

After the Course Change (Add/Drop) Period, there is a period of time during each term when you may still withdraw from courses on Minerva without academic penalty. You may withdraw from your courses in any given term using Minerva up to the course withdrawal deadlines. Withdrawing from your last course in a given term constitutes a University withdrawal.

Non-attendance at classes does not constitute a withdrawal. It will result in a grade of J (failure due to absence).

Failing a course

If you fail a course, you may wish to consult an adviser in the Student Affairs Office in Dawson Hall to discuss your options. Depending on the type of course (required or elective course), the grade ("D", a conditional pass, or "F"), your performance in your other courses, and the circumstances for the failure, there are three alternatives:

University withdrawals

Withdrawing from all your courses in any one term constitutes a University withdrawal.

It is your responsibility to initiate the withdrawal process; non-attendance at classes does not constitute a University withdrawal. Up until the deadlines for course withdrawals you must withdraw from all of your courses on Minerva or submit a written request to withdraw from the university. In your letter include your signature and your student ID number and forward it to the following address:

Course and University withdrawals

What is a withdrawal?

There are two kinds: Course withdrawal or University withdrawal. A course withdrawal means you have chosen to discontinue one or more courses.