*closed* 2021/22W Term 2 Extended Withdrawal without a ‘W’ Deadline

This option is for courses currently being taken in Term 2 (January 2022 – April 2022) of the 2021/22W (Winter) session.
KIN students can read the important information below and submit the form for both KIN or non-KIN courses.
Non-KIN students, please consult with your home faculty advising.

 
 
UBC’s Vancouver Senate has approved an extension to the Winter Term 2 drop deadline. You can now drop most courses without a ‘W’ standing by Sunday, February 6th at 11:59 pm (PST). The extended deadline will not appear on the Student Service Centre.
 
The course change deadline of Friday, January 21st remains the same for:

  • Adding courses, changing sections, and all Credit/D/Fail course changes
  • All distance education and two-term courses

Withdrawing from a course until January 21st at 11:59pm PST:

Students can withdraw from a course through their SSC (Student Service Centre) under Registration > Add/Drop Courses. We strongly encourage students to only withdraw from course(s) after reading all information provided on this page (including FAQs) and after careful consideration of your individual situational factors.

Withdrawing from a course between January 22nd – February 6th:

KIN students can fill out the withdrawal form that will be made available at the bottom of this page in order to request a withdrawal without a ‘W’. Again, we strongly encourage students to only withdraw from course(s) after reading all information provided on this page and after careful consideration of your individual situational factors.

Students who fill out a form between January 22nd – February 6th should receive an email confirmation that their form was submitted, and continue to keep an eye on their SSC in the weeks that follow to see that they have been withdrawn without a ‘W’. Note that the withdrawal is not instantaneous.

Past the extended deadline of February 6th, students will no longer be given the option to withdraw from their courses without a ‘W’.
 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Students must request to withdraw from a course through their home faculty, regardless of which faculty may be delivering the course. KIN students can proceed to fill out the form below between January 22nd – February 6th or contact kin.advising@ubc.ca with any questions.
  2. Students with valid grounds may be eligible to apply for another type of academic concession if appropriate. Please refer to the Academic Concession page to see if deferral of coursework or a deferred final exam is appropriate for your extenuating circumstance. This may be a better option for some students and situations. If you are unsure which option is best for your situation, please contact kin.advising@ubc.ca.
  3. Withdrawing from a course by the revised deadline will mean that the course will not be listed on your academic record.
  4. Until 11:59pm PST on January 21st, you can drop your Term 2 only credit-based course without a ‘W’ through the Student Service Centre and receive a 100% refund. However, between January 22nd – February 6th, you must drop the course through your faculty to be eligible for a 100% refund. If you drop a course on or after Monday, Feb 7th, you will not receive a refund. Tuition refunds will be in the form of a tuition credit and remain on your student account. Some student fees are non-refundable.
  5. If the course you intend to drop is a core required course for your degree, you will need to retake it at a future date. If the course you intend to drop is a prerequisite for another course, you will not be eligible to take the next course until you have successfully completed the prerequisite. Since this may affect your progression in the degree significantly, please contact kin.advising@ubc.ca if you intend to drop a core required KIN course.
  6. You cannot reverse your decision at any point after you have withdrawn from a course or submitted your form.

 

FAQs

Withdrawing from a course impacts your total course load, which in turn could impact your eligibility for housing, student loans, scholarships, awards, and prizes, study permits, Post Graduation Work Permits, and other processes or considerations. If you’re unsure if your new course load will suffice to maintain your eligibility in these areas, check the respective websites for those units or consult the Academic Calendar, and if you still have questions, reach out to the relevant office or kin.advising@ubc.ca.

No, the course will no longer show up on your academic record or transcript.

Requesting to withdraw from a core first- or second-year KIN course may result in failing to meet the eligibility requirements to be promoted to the next year standing for the following winter session. While this often does not prevent you from continuing and retaking the course in Term 1 of the 2022W session, it can significantly impact your 2022W registration and overall timeline for your degree.

For this reason, if you are considering dropping a core required KIN course, please contact kin.advising@ubc.ca.

For students in first-year who withdraw from WRDS 150B, a reminder that you will need to re-take this course and have it successfully completed by the end of the winter session of your second-year.

If you are a second-year student who is considering dropping WRDS 150B, please contact kin.advising@ubc.ca before dropping the course or filling out the form.

If the course that you are choosing to withdraw from is part of the requirements for your degree (e.g., the 120 credits required for your program, the 18 upper-level credits required for a Minor), you will likely need to withdraw your graduation application and will not be able to graduate in May 2022. Please reach out to kin.advising@ubc.ca to inquire further.

Yes, you will generally be allowed to retake a course in the future for a percentage-grade. However, for non-KIN courses, we recommend that you consult with the respective department for the course to inquire about what the registration process would be like for those scenarios, as well as with your potential professional/graduate programs to determine how this may be assessed during your future application.

No. This is a one-time exception that only applies to courses taken at this time in Term 2 of the 2021W session only (January 2022 - April 2022). If a student submits a form to withdraw from a course between January 22nd to February 6th, they will not be able to reverse this request at any time later on.

No, the original deadline to choose Credit/D/Fail still stands.

Until 11:59pm PST on January 21st, you can drop your Term 2 only credit-based course without a 'W' through the Student Service Centre and receive a 100% refund. However, between January 22nd - February 6th, you must drop the course through your faculty to be eligible for a 100% refund. If you drop a course on or after Monday, Feb 7th, you will not receive a refund. Tuition refunds will be in the form of a tuition credit and remain on your student account. Some student fees are non-refundable.


** Please direct all additional inquiries to the KIN Advising Office at kin.advising@ubc.ca (include your UBC student number in order for us to assist you).
 


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL KIN STUDENTS:
Please make sure that you should only proceed to fill out the form below after reading all information provided on this page (including FAQs) and after careful consideration of your individual situational factors.
 
You should receive an email copy of the form upon submission. If you do not receive an email copy of your submitted form, you can reach out to us at kin.advising@ubc.ca to inquire further.
Please be sure to type in your email correctly, and check that your email account can receive emails from kin.advising@ubc.ca and does not go to your ‘Junk’ folder.
Note that the withdrawal is not instantaneous. You can keep an eye on your SSC in the following weeks and should eventually be able to see the requested course(s) removed without a ‘W’.

 

Extended Withdrawal without a ‘W’ Request Form – now closed