Course change dates

Find add and drop deadlines for your courses

Making changes to your courses

Before the add/drop deadline of each term, you may add, drop, change, or request Credit/D/Fail for your courses on the Course Schedule without having the record of registration shown on your academic record. Depending on when you withdraw from your courses, you may be eligible for a tuition refund.

After the add/drop deadline

  • To add a course, you'll need permission from your faculty. You’ll also be required to submit the Change of Registration (Add/Drop) Form.
  • You won't be able to switch between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading. 
  • You will also receive a “W” standing on your academic record if you choose to drop a course after the deadline—talk to your academic advising office if you are facing extenuating circumstances that require you to do so.

What is a W standing? 

A W standing is noted on a student’s transcript when they withdraw from a course after the add/drop deadline. While it is not used for computing averages, it may impact applications for future studies.

Winter Session 2020/21

For course-specific add/drop deadlines, look up your course information in the Course Schedule.

Courses Deadline to add or drop a course without a W Deadline to drop a course with a W
Term 1, or Distance Education Term A September 21, 2020

December 4, 2020

(Previously October 30, 2020)

Term 1 & 2 courses, or Distance Education Term B September 28, 2020 November 27, 2020
Term 2, or Distance Education Term C starting the week of Jan 4 January 15, 2021 April 14, 2021, or the last day of your classes, whichever comes first
Term 2, or Distance Education Term C starting the week of Jan 11 January 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
Distance Education Term D January 29, 2021 April 9, 2021

Auditing courses

If you choose to audit a course, you will be taking the course without seeking a grade or credit for the course.

Courses Deadline for changing auditing status
Term 1 courses September 20, 2020
Term 2 courses January 22, 2021

Summer Session

Course change dates vary in the Summer Session depending on start and end date and  the length of the course. See individual course information within the Course Schedule.

For further information, consult the Academic Calendar.

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