Withdrawal Procedure

Withdrawal Procedure
Creation DateNovember 8, 2010
Approval DateJune 15, 2012
Effective DateSeptember 6, 2016


A student may request to:

  • withdraw their application to Michener prior to fees being paid and prior to being enrolled into any classes
  • withdraw from Michener after they have paid fees and enrolled in classes
  • withdraw from Michener at any point in their program

Each of these requests has specific financial and academic implications for the student.  A student initiated withdrawal is considered a permanent withdrawal.  Students who wish to withdraw with the intention of returning must submit a Leave of Absence request.  A Leave of Absence is subject to the Withdrawal Policy timeline described below.


Within the first 10 days of the first year/first semester of classes no action is required other than to complete the withdrawal form.

After day 10, a student who wishes to withdraw from the program must contact the Academic Chair prior to formalizing the decision, to ensure that all alternatives are considered.

An official withdrawal form, available from The Office of the Registrar must be completed, signed by the student, and submitted to The Office of the Registrar for processing.

An exit interview will be arranged by the Registrar.

The withdrawal form initiates a refund, where applicable (please see Withdrawal Policy for refund schedule). For students in receipt of OSAP funding, refunds will be issued to the student’s lending institution.

Students who wish to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances should refer to the Leave of Absence policy.


Requests to withdraw from Michener must be made in writing using the approved withdrawal form; this provides all departments with the necessary information to make an appropriate and correct assessment with each and every request. It is recognized that every request is unique and require individual consideration.


Failure, by the student, to provide their request as per the refund schedule and withdrawal form may result in no refund and a failing grade being assigned.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
February 16, 2011 Bill Pitman Document revised
March 21, 2011 Academic Approval Council Approved
July 5, 2012 Academic Approval Council Approved
June 15, 2016 Roni Srdic Minor changes to align procedure with policy with specific regard to dates
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