Required to Withdraw

A student who does not satisfy the minimum Progression Requirements for continuation of study at Western and is not eligible for probation or who has exceeded the maximum number of failed courses allowed (6.0 courses), will be required to withdraw from the University for a minimum of twelve months.

Not sure if you were Required to Withdraw?

  • You may receive a grade report that states you are required to withdraw
  • When you view your grades or academic record online, there is a "Required to Withdraw" message on it
  • You know the grades you required to proceed and know you failed to obtain them
  • If in doubt, visit your Academic Counsellor

Students are expected to use the twelve month period to better prepare themselves for return, and in cases of medical illness, heal.

Nearing the conclusion of the twelve month period, the student may apply for readmission to Western. Readmission is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

If a student has been required to withdraw and has experienced serious medical or personal difficulties, for which documentation can be provided, may apply for a Dean's Waiver of Progression Requirements.

The deadline is July 2. If granted, the student must adhere to the specific conditions imposed in the Dean's Waiver - instructions can be found here

You should also read through the  Office of the Ombudsperson's Guide to Readmission after Being Required to Withdraw

Click here for a full list of student appeal guides available through the Office of the Ombudsperson