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Required to Withdraw for Academic Reasons

A graduate student may be required to withdraw if academic progress has not been satisfactory. A Graduate Program may establish additional criteria for measuring student progress, but when this is done it is essential that:

  • The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies be informed of these additional requirements.
  • All students, when they enter the program, be informed in writing of these additional requirements.

A student must be informed in writing by the supervisor or program coordinator of unsatisfactory progress and given an opportunity to discuss the matter with the supervisory committee before any recommendation for withdrawal is made to the College of Graduate Studies.

A student in any graduate program who is required to withdraw:

  • Will not be eligible to apply for readmission to the University of British Columbia for at least one year.
  • After one year, may be admitted to a different program in the College of Graduate Studies provided s/he meets all admission requirements in effect for that program at the time of application.  Such applications must be accompanied by a statement from the Graduate Program which recommended withdrawal outlining the reasons for which the student was required to withdraw.
  • May apply to be readmitted to the same program after at least one year has passed from the effective date of withdrawal.
  • Must show compelling evidence that a more successful outcome is likely if the student is to be readmitted.
  • Acknowledges that all cases for readmission must be reviewed and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • More than once is not eligible to be considered for admission to any program in the College of Graduate Studies.
  • Will have an academic record indicating "Required to Withdraw."

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