Withdrawals under Extenuating Circumstances (WE)
Extenuating circumstances are defined as "unexpected and uncontrollable events that seriously threaten [the student's] academic obligations; [and] make it difficult to complete an academic program."
Such events do not include:
- the class was too hard
- adverse weather conditions
- exams or assignments that could have been rescheduled or deferred
Nor can your application be made:
- before week six, you can withdraw on goSFU – see Academic Deadlines
- if your course was more than five years ago (eg, withdrawal under extenuating circumstances for a class in Spring 2017 must be requested before the end of Spring term in 2022).
- if you've applied to graduate and your degree was officially granted/was approved by Senate (it will show as granted in goSFU), or generally if you've already passed the affected course(s).
Grounds for the request are:
- Medical grounds (sample)
- Employment grounds (sample)
- Compassionate grounds (sample)
- Other grounds (sample)
All requests require supporting documentation.