Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Withdrawals & Medical Withdrawals

When and why should a student withdraw?

If you believe you are not going to complete a course successfully, you may be able to formally withdraw to avoid a failing grade.

You can withdraw from a course after the add/drop deadline up to the withdrawal deadline without a refund. A grade will not be issued, but a "W" will appear on your transcript. This will not affect your Grade Point Average (GPA).

What is a medical withdrawal?

Prior to the last day of the term, enrolled domestic students who completely withdraw from all of their courses for medical reasons will be refunded 80 percent of tuition fees on receipt of official medical documentation from their doctor. For those programs assessed on a monthly basis, students will be refunded a portion of any full months not attended.

If you need to withdraw for a medical reason, you should do the following:

  1. Semester based programs:
    Students who completely withdraw from all courses for medical reasons before the last day of class may be eligible for a medical withdrawal. A medical certificate or other documentation from their doctor must be received at the time of withdrawal to be considered. A medical withdrawal provides an 80 percent refund of tuition fees only. Students who complete all course requirements are not eligible for a medical withdrawal.
  2. Trade foundation and apprenticeship programs:
    For those programs assessed on a monthly basis, students will be refunded the portion of tuition paid but not used.

International students

As outlined in the international student refund policy, there is no provision for a medical refund. We encourage international students who wish to withdraw for medical reasons to visit their academic advisor to complete a program withdrawal form, which allows the student to withdraw without obtaining a "DNC" on their academic record.