Course change dates

Making changes to your courses

Before the add/drop deadline

Before the add/drop deadline of each term, you may add, drop, change, or request Credit/D/Fail for your courses 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 (pdf).
  • You will not be able to switch between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading. 
  • You will 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.

Summer Session

Course change dates vary in the Summer Session depending on the start and end date and length of the course. Search the individual course in the Course Schedule for Summer Session 2024 to find the add/drop and withdrawal dates.

Get more information through the Academic Calendar.

Winter Session 2024/25

For course-specific add/drop deadlines, search your course information in Workday.

Course type Deadline to add or drop a course without a W (listed as “Drop” in Workday) Deadline to drop a course with a W (listed as “Withdrawal” in Workday)

Term 1

Mon, Sep 16, 2024

Fri, Oct 25, 2024

Term 1 and 2 courses

Mon, Sep 23, 2024

Fri, Nov 22, 2024

Term 2

Fri, Jan 17, 2025

Fri, Mar 7, 2025

Auditing courses

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

Course type Deadline for changing auditing status

Term 1 courses

Mon, Sep 16, 2024

Term 1 and 2 courses

Mon, Sep 23, 2024

Term 2 courses

Fri, Jan 17, 2025

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