Dropping/Withdrawing Courses

Please Note: Withdraw (W) standings are not included in your overall GPA calculation and will not affect your academic standing in the program. As graduate students pay tuition on an instalment basis and not per course, there is also no financial penalty for withdrawing from a course.

Winter 2021/2022 Term 2 Dates

Last day to drop a course with no penalty (course completely removed from record): January 21, 2022

  • To have a course removed completely from your record after this date, students must:
    • Complete a course registration form for a Course Drop and obtain the instructor’s approval (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/registration-change-registration-form)
    • Contact your ECE Graduate Advisor directly and obtain a written supporting rationale in addition to a signature on the course registration form
      • For MEng students: Leo Stocco, leos@ece.ubc.ca
      • For MASc/PhD Students: Lutz Lampe, lampe@ece.ubc.ca

Last day to drop a course in SSC with a W standing (no approvals/department involvement required): March 4, 2022

  • To drop a course with a W standing after this date, students must:
    • Complete a course registration form for a Course Drop and obtain the instructor’s approval (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/registration-change-registration-form)
    • Contact your ECE Graduate Advisor directly and obtain a written supporting rationale in addition to a signature on the course registration form
      • For MEng students: Leo Stocco, leos@ece.ubc.ca
      • For MASc/PhD Students: Lutz Lampe, lampe@ece.ubc.ca
    • Submit completed registration form and rationale to help@ece.ubc.ca for further processing by ESS (MEng) or G+PS (MASc and PhD)
    • Note: After March 4th, a W standing will only be granted if the request is approved, and the course will not be removed completely from a student’s record unless under extraordinary circumstances.

Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As there is no guarantee of approval depending on the circumstance, we encourage students to familiarize themselves with all dates and deadlines to avoid unexpected issues throughout the term. https://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?page=deadlines