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Academic Leave

Important Note: Admission to the Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is suspended.

Academic Leave

The Campus-wide Policy on Academic Leave applies to the Flexible PharmD program.

Students choosing to go on Academic Leave are required to inform the Program Director, the Faculty’s Offices of Student Services and Experiential Education of their intention.

When considering an Academic Leave, students should be mindful that the maximum time allowed for the completion of the program is six (6) years from first admission to the program. Also, program changes and frequency of course availability may occur during the leave.

Academic Leave is not an opportunity to complete credits towards the UBC Flexible PharmD degree at another institution.

All students are responsible for their registration. Registering in courses and neglecting or choosing not to complete them is not considered Academic Leave. Students who cease to attend or otherwise fail to complete exams, assignments, or other course requirements, and who have not received approval for a late withdrawal, will receive a grade reflecting requirements completed in the course.

Return to Studies

Return to Studies after an Academic Leave of Up to One Year

Students planning to return to studies after an Academic Leave of up to one year must inform the Program Director and the Faculty’s Office of Student Services of their intention to return to studies in order to receive registration eligibility.

Readmission after an Academic Leave of Greater than One Year

Students returning to the program after an absence of a year or more may be required to modify their original program of study due to the changes in courses and programs that occur over time.

Students who have taken an academic leave of greater than one year or who have been required to discontinue and wish to return to the program are required to apply for readmission through Enrolment Services. Normal readmission deadlines and fees apply, and readmission is not guaranteed to students who have been required to withdraw. All students considering applying for readmission are encouraged to contact the Faculty’s Offices of Student Services and Experiential Education for advice on the process and a return to studies plan.


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