What you need know before you withdraw from a class
UFV recognizes that students may need or choose to withdraw from courses for a variety of reasons. To avoid academic or financial penalties, it's important to understand how withdrawals work.
Impact on your grades
- If you withdraw before 30% of the course has passed, the withdrawal will not appear on your transcript at all.
- If you withdraw after 30% of a course has passed, you will receive a "W" on your transcript. A "W" is not an academic penalty and doesn't count towards your GPA.
- In most cases, you are not able to withdraw from a course when 60% of the course has passed, calculated from the Monday of the week the course starts.
For full details, see the Course Withdrawal Policy 81 on the Secretariat website.
Impact on the tuition you pay
Each semester, the Office of the Registrar establishes a clear timeline for course withdrawals. For example, there is a "last day to drop courses to get a 100% refund," and there a certain time-frame when you can withdraw from a course and still receive a 90% tuition refund. It is your responsibility to be aware of the dates each semester.
*Trades and Technology programs, please contact the Trades department for information and instruction regarding withdrawals.
*International students should see international tuition refunds and policies for withdrawal deadlines and refund information.
*Continuing Education students should see Continuing Education refund policy for withdrawal deadlines and refund information.
How to withdraw from a course
To withdraw from a course, use myUFV. Go to Student Information > Registration > Withdraw from Classes, and choose the withdrawal option from the drop-down menu.