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Advising, registration and withdrawal

Need help? If you have questions, do not hesitate to get some assistance! See your Department Advisor or an Academic Advisor in Student Academic Services!

Who needs advising?

Newly admitted students
Newly admitted students can register after their registration hold is taken off. For more information please go to:

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/students/sas/new-student-advising.html

Returning students
Some returning students must be advised by their department advisor. To see if you need advising, please read the Registration guide.

Other students may wish to meet with someone to discuss their academic situation. Student Academic Services offers advising appointments with academic counsellors to help you find your way.

Conditional or failed standing students
Students whose assessment and academic standing has placed them on Conditional Standing must follow all the instructions explained in the assessment letter. Students assessed as being on Failed Standing must apply for readmission prior to seeking advising and permission to register.

Students complete their registration through the Student Hub. Students are expected to:

Although the registration process is very simple, students must follow all steps carefully. Confirming, when adding and/or dropping a course, is an important step in the registration process that ensures the actual registration into or withdrawal from the course(s). Failure to complete this part of the process will result in no registration or your commitment to the course (fees and academic completion).

Students needing an exception to the posted registration and academic withdrawal deadlines (DNE/DISC) will be required to submit a Student Request form in order to complete the process after the fact. Additional or supporting documentation or information is required.

Students who intended to withdraw, with refund (DNE), but who did not complete the process properly, or in a timely manner, will remain responsible for all fees and tuition. Only in exceptional cases, can a refund (DNE) be issued. Students should visit the Student Hub for further information about official withdrawal procedures.

To ensure that you have successfully withdrawn from your course(s), you must follow all steps indicated in the registration process. Confirming, when adding and/or dropping a course, is an important registration step in order to ensure your actual registration or withdrawal in the course(s). Failure to complete this part of the process will result in the course(s) remaining on your record or your commitment to the course (fees and academic completion).

Students needing an exception to the posted registration and academic withdrawal deadlines (DNE/DISC) will be required to submit a Student Request form in order to complete the process after the fact. Additional or supporting documentation or information is required.

Students who intended to withdraw, with refund (DNE), but who did not complete the process properly, or in a timely manner, will remain responsible for all fees and tuition. Only in exceptional cases, can a refund (DNE) be issued. Students should visit the Student Hub for further information about official withdrawal procedures.

Students who have not studied at Concordia University, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, for nine consecutive terms are "lapsed" (visible designation on your student record). To remove this standing, students must contact Student Academic Services to book an appointment to meet with an advisor).

Students who continued their studies at another post-secondary institution during these nine consecutive terms, and completed more than 12 credits, may be withdrawn from the Concordia degree. Options will be discussed during your meeting with the advisor.

Following your meeting with the SAS advisor, you will then meet with your department advisor.

As a student, you are responsible for:

  • ensuring that you are aware of all the rules and regulations that govern your degree and program. These are given in the Undergraduate Calendar for the year of your admission (archived calendars are available).
  • completing your registration and class schedule.

Knowing how, when, and where to register is one of the first steps you must take to achieve academic success!  

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