If you're a student in a coursework-only program, you may request to temporarily
stop-out and re-register within 12 months, with the approval of
your graduate unit, without re-applying to the program. Unlike a leave of absence, the stop-out period is included in the time
period for completion of your degree.
If you're a full-time student and decide to temporarily stop-out from your program, complete the Program Temporary Stop-Out form and submit
it to your graduate unit for consideration. Part-time students are eligible to
temporarily stop-out, but do not need to complete the Program Temporary Stop-Out form.
If you're planning to withdraw, carefully consider your decision and
discuss it with your Advisor/Supervisor and Graduate Coordinator. If you do
decide to withdraw, complete the Program Withdrawal form and submit it to your
If you withdraw from your program, you may re-apply in the
future by completing a new application. Your graduate unit may allow for some
coursework completed prior to withdrawal to be counted as credit toward the new
Depending upon when you withdraw, you may receive a fees rebate. A refund
schedule is available at Student Accounts. You may be
required to refund all or a portion of your funding and/or awards to the
University. Contact your graduate unit with any funding-related questions and
the Graduate Awards Office at SGS with any awards-related questions.
Failure to Register
Most graduate programs require continuous registration. If your program
does require continuous registration, you must remain registered in all sessions
throughout your program (approved leaves excepted). If you do not register, or
you are not permitted to register because you have reached the time limit for
your degree and a program extension was not approved or appropriate, your
registration will end.
Students who fail to register may not make demands upon the resources of
the University, attend courses, or expect advice from their supervisor.
If you fail to register and wish to return to your studies, you must
request to reinstate in your program. Reinstatement is permitted if you are
still within the maximum allowable time for your degree program.
Reinstated students in programs requiring continuity of registration must
pay fees owing for any session(s) in which they did not register before and
after time limit including program extension session(s).