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Grading and withdrawals

Grading and evaluation

Students are responsible to catch up on any missed learning by connecting with classmates, reviewing posted materials or by working with faculty to determine how program requirements can be met. However, this year has had unique challenges and we want to support student success.

Considering the exceptional circumstances, several changes have been implemented to our grading and evaluation system. 


The portfolio milestone requirement will be removed as a requirement for 2020-21 graduates. Portfolio as a milestone requirement will only show on the official transcript if the student has successfully completed it.

Please note, this is not to be confused with some courses which have portfolio-related learning outcomes and/or assignments. This requirement remains and must still be met.


The deadline to withdraw from a course or program for winter/spring 2021 term will be communicated soon. 

Withdrawing from a course

In order to receive a grade of W (withdrawal) for your term, you must complete a Course Revision Form. The deadline to submit this form for winter/spring 2021 will be communicated soon.  

Withdrawing from a program 

If you wish to withdraw from your program, you need to complete a Program Withdrawal Form. The deadline to submit this form for winter/spring 2021 term will be communicated soon. 

Program withdrawals supported with medical documentation may be eligible for a refund. Please discuss your options and potential impacts with your Student Services Advisor.

Returning to your program 

If you choose to withdraw from your program and then decide to return to your studies, you’ll have to submit new paperwork.

If you’ve successfully completed the first term (or more) of your program, you can submit a Return to Studies Form to request re-entry into the same program you previously withdrew from. Those who submit a Return to Studies request are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’ve not completed the first term of your program, a new application is required.