Withdrawals & Withdrawal in Extenuating Circumstances

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 withdrawal in extenuating circumstances?

Prior to the last day of the term, students may request to withdraw from courses due to extenuating circumstances. A partial refund of tuition may be considered.

If you need to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances, submit a completed withdrawal in extenuating circumstances form to Enrolment Services.

Withdrawals Policy ED 3-0

Winter 2020 withdrawals relating to COVID-19

TRU recognizes circumstances related to COVID-19 may have impacted students’ ability to focus on and succeed in their academics during the winter 2020 semester. We want to help minimize the impact this may have on your academic progress and success in the future.

As a temporary measure, for the winter 2020 semester, students who feel their final grades have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 situation may elect to withdraw from the course, resulting in a grade of “W” with no impact on their GPA.

This applies to campus-based courses delivered in the winter 2020 semester as well as Open Learning courses that were not completed as of March 15, 2020 and commenced between August 15, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Tuition and fees are non-refundable.

Final grades resulting from Academic Integrity Committee rulings are not eligible for withdrawal.

How to request a COVID-19 related withdrawal

  1. Sign in to myTRU and go to My Academic Record to find the Withdrawal Relating to COVID-19 Form
  2. For campus-based winter 2020 courses, wait for final grades from all your courses and prepare just one form including all courses for which you are requesting a withdrawal
  3. For Open Learning courses, wait for your final grade and prepare one form for each OL course completed for which you are requesting a withdrawal
  4. Submit your Withdrawal Relating to COVID-19 Form no later than two weeks (10 business days) following the release of your final grades

Please note: If you require transcripts at this time, please confirm that the withdrawals you are requesting have been processed by reviewing your final grades at My Academic Record in your myTRU account before submitting your transcript request. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for processing.

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