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 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 (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 and find the add/drop and withdrawal dates.

Get more information through the Academic Calendar.

Winter Session 2022/23

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

Course type Deadline to add or drop a course without a W Deadline to drop a course with a W
Term 1

Mon, Sep 19, 2022 (deadline to add a course or change sections)

Tues, Sep 20, 2022 (deadline to drop a course, extended from Sep 19)

Fri, Oct 28, 2022
Term 1 and 2 courses Mon, Sep 26, 2022 Fri, Nov 25, 2022
Term 2 Mon, Jan 23, 2023 Fri, Mar 3, 2023

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 19, 2022
Term 1 and 2 courses Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Term 2 courses Fri, Jan 20, 2022

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