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Course Drop Information

IMPORTANT: Ceasing to attend classes does not constitute a course drop. Failure to follow correct course drop procedures may result in a failing grade and a loss of tuition fee credit. Students may drop without academic penalty from a course at any time before the published final academic drop date applicable to the course.

Dropping courses BEFORE classes begin

You may drop a class using WebAdvisor, without any fee penalties, prior to the start of classes. See "Instructions" below.


Dropping courses AFTER classes begin 

You may drop a class using WebAdvisor. For the specific deadline dates (including refund/no refund) for each term, please refer to the Withdrawal/Drop Schedule.  To drop courses, see "Instructions" below.


Dropping Courses Using WebAdvisor

  1. Within Student Planning, click on Plan & Schedule.
  2. Click on the arrows to toggle to the term of the class you wish to drop. This will show your “Current Registrations” in green.
  3. To the left of the timetable area, find the course section you wish to drop and click the Drop button.  
  4. Read the University’s Legal Statement and select Accept (or Cancel).
  5. Carefully read the Register and Drop Sections summary to ensure you are dropping the correct class/lab.  Select Update (or Cancel).
  6. A confirmation notification will appear in the top, right-hand corner of the screen. Also, your registration/financial statement in the Student Finance module will immediately update to reflect the course deletion (no fees) or drop status (fees still applicable).

NOTE:  If you have difficulties dropping a class on WebAdvisor, please contact Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.779.8946 or 1.800.956.1824.

For more details:
See pages 16-17 of the WebAdvisor Guide.
Watch Video #7 of the Student Planning Instructional Videos.

Other Methods to Drop Courses

If you are not able to use WebAdvisor (due to a fee or study permit hold, for example), you may request - by walk-in visit, by letter, by fax or via webmail - that Student Central drop a course(s) on your behalf.  See “Key Contact Information” below. Notification by telephone will not be accepted. The same Withdrawal/Drop Schedule applies. Requests to drop a course made by webmail, letter, or fax will be effective on the date received.

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Students who wish to withdraw from all their courses after the start of lectures, but before the final drop date, can drop them online through WebAdvisor. Please be aware of the final academic withdrawal date - see the Withdrawal/Drop Schedule.  If you decide not to return to The University of Winnipeg, please return your student ID/library card to Student Central.


Walk-in Visits:
8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, 1st floor Rice Centre (use 489 Portage Ave entrance)

Fax Number for Student Central:  204.783.4996  
When faxing, please include: first and last name, student number, full course section numbers(s) and titles you wish deleted or dropped, the date and your signature.

Email for Course Drops: registration@uwinnipeg.ca
When emailing, students must use their University webmail account and include: first and last name, student number, full course section numbers(s) and titles they wish to drop. 

Mailing Address: 
The University of Winnipeg,
515 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2E9
Attention: Student Central
When writing, please include your first and last name, your student number, the course(s) you wish deleted, the date, and your signature.



Contact Student Central - Email studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca or phone 204.779.UWIN(8946). 

 If the final academic withdrawal deadline date for any course has passed, students will not be withdrawn from that course. Please refer to the Withdrawal/Drop Schedule