Students seeking to return to their studies after an Academic Leave or being required to discontinue or withdraw should be mindful that the maximum time allowed for completion of the program is eight (8) years from first admission to the program. All such students are encouraged to contact the Faculty’s Office of Student Services for advice on the process and a return to studies plan.
Return to Studies after an Academic Leave of Up to One Year
Students planning to return to their studies after an Academic Leave of up to one year are automatically given an eligibility to register but must inform the Faculty’s Office of Student Services of their intention to return to studies.
Readmission after an Academic Leave of Greater than One Year
Students wishing to extend their Academic Leave beyond one year must consult an Academic Advisor. Students seeking readmission to the program after a leave of greater than one year must apply for readmission through Enrolment Services. Normal readmission deadlines and fees apply.
Readmission after being Required to Discontinue or Withdraw
Students required to discontinue or withdraw after a failed year and who wish to return to the program must sit out for a 12-month period and are required to apply for readmission through Enrolment Services. Normal readmission deadlines and fees apply. These students must also submit an appeal letter to the Faculty’s Admissions Committee, which should include a thoughtful analysis of the reasons for their academic struggles, documentation of action taken to rectify issues that interfered with academic progress, and a viable academic success plan. In considering the appeal, the Admissions Committee will take into account any and all evidence of a student's ability to perform at a satisfactorily level. Readmission to the program is not guaranteed. Students navigating through the readmission process are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor.
In addition, students with Year One standing when required to discontinue or withdraw can apply for readmission by completing at least 21 transferable credits at a recognized post-secondary institution and attaining an overall B average (or 72%), calculated on all transferable credits attempted after they leave UBC.