Fall 2014 – Summer 2015
After the Course Change deadline in the Fall and Winter terms, there is a period of a few days during which you may withdraw, with a grade of W, and receive a full refund of course fees.
After the Withdrawal (with refund) deadline, there is a period during which withdrawal from a course will also result in a grade of W but no course fees will be refunded.
Deadline for withdrawal (grade of W) with refund:
Deadline for withdrawal (grade of W) without refund:
* Note that if you are in multi-term courses with course numbers ending in N1 and N2 (course begins in the Winter term, skips the Summer term, and is completed in the subsequent Fall term) you may withdraw after May 15 and until the end of the Fall term Course Change period by contacting your Faculty Student Affairs Office.
After the withdrawal (without refund) deadline but before the end of term, and only under exceptional circumstances, you may be granted permission to withdraw from a course. Permission will not be granted merely because you are doing unsatisfactory work. A grade of W or WF, as appropriate, will appear on your transcript but will not be calculated in your GPA. For further information, consult your Faculty Student Affairs Office.
To add/drop/withdraw a course after the deadline has passed, students must submit a Course Change Request form available at Student Records Forms to their department. If the department supports the request, the department will forward the request to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services, along with the recommendation from the department Graduate Program Director (GPD).
Graduate students who wish to withdraw from McGill should consult University Withdrawal, and submit a Request for University Withdrawal form available at Student Records Forms. Please note that this form is sent to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services.