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Course Withdrawals and Refunds

Course Withdrawals and Refunds

Once registered for a course, you are responsible for the fees. If you decide not to follow the course, you must officially withdraw.

Simply not attending classes or informing the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal.

How to Change (Add/Drop/Withdraw) a Course

How to Change (Add/Drop/Withdraw) a Course

How to Add/Drop a Course

How to Add/Drop a Course

You can add or drop a course in one of two ways:
  • Online using Minerva (Registration Menu)
  • In person by completing a "Course Change Form" available at www.mcgill.ca/conted/studentres/forms and bringing it to the Client Services Office

You can change sections, add, and drop courses only during the add/drop period. You will be charged a $20 administrative fee for each course dropped. Refer to the Important Dates Supplement for specific add/drop dates. Courses dropped before and during the Late Registration and add/drop period will not show on your record.

How to Withdraw From a Course – Grade of "W"

How to Withdraw From a Course – Grade of "W"

You can withdraw from a course in one of two ways:
  • Online using Minerva (Registration Menu)
  • In person by completing a "Request for Course Withdrawal Form" available at www.mcgill.ca/conted/studentres/forms and bringing it to the Client Services Office.

There are two withdrawal periods for the Fall and Winter terms; one with a refund and one without a refund.

It is very important that you take note of the deadlines for obtaining a refund.

If you miss the fee refund deadline, you are responsible for all course fees. During both withdrawal periods, you may withdraw from course(s) using Minerva. You will be given a grade of "W", which does not affect your CGPA. Failure to officially withdraw will result in a grade of "J" (incomplete/failure), which counts as "0" in GPA calculations.

Official registration and withdrawal dates are published before the start of each term. Refer to the Important Dates Supplement for specific dates.

Minerva Registration Schedule 2012–2013

Minerva Registration Schedule 2012–2013

Registration
  Fall Winter
Returning students June 12 to September 4 October 11 to January 7
Newly admitted students June 19 to September 4 October 18 to January 7
Returning Special Students June 19 to September 4 October 18 to January 7

Late Registration and Add/Drop Period
  Fall Winter
All students except for those in Professional Development and non-credit Faculty Partnerships and Summer Studies courses September 5 to September 18 January 8 to January 22
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Apr. 25, 2012) (disclaimer)