Appeals to Drop Courses Past the Academic Deadline

Can any exceptions be made to the drop deadlines?

No, an appeal is required.  This is to ensure that the process is followed correctly, consistently and fairly for all students.   

I just missed the drop deadline by one day.  Do I still have to appeal?

Yes, an appeal is required.  This is to ensure that the process is followed correctly, consistently and fairly for all students.   

If my appeal to drop a course late is granted will the course disappear from my transcript?

No.  If your appeal to drop a course past the academic deadline is granted, it will appear on your transcript with a DR notation, meaning dropped.  There is no academic penalty.

Can I have the DR removed from my transcript?

No.  DR notations cannot be removed from transcripts.

Can I have the NG removed from my transcript?

No.  NG notations cannot be removed from transcripts.

Can I appeal to drop a course I passed?

No, students cannot request to drop a course with a passing grade.  You could consider appealing for Credit standing instead.

I appealed to drop a course but I haven’t received a decision yet and the exam is next week.  Should I study for it or not?

It’s your call.  It could take up to 21 days to receive a decision on your appeal so you should keep participating in the course, just in case your appeal is denied.  On the other hand, if you feel that it is not possible to salvage the course at that point, you may choose to stop participating in that course and concentrate your time and effort on your other courses that you want to keep good grades in.  For more advice, you can make an appointment to speak with an academic counsellor.