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Course withdrawals (DNE and DISC deadlines): An explainer


Welcome to your FUTURE (with some important deadline information)!

Planning ahead and meeting deadlines is your responsibility as a Concordia student! Concordia University has two academic deadlines that you will encounter every term:


DNE (Did Not Enter – course withdrawal with refund):

  • The last day to drop or make changes to your course selection for the term
  • If you drop your courses by the DNE deadline, you get all your money back (tuition and administrative fees)
  • The deadline falls about two weeks after the fall and winter terms begin (it’s different in summer!)
  • The course(s) you drop by the DNE deadline are erased from your record
  • If you miss the DNE deadline, you remain financially and academically responsible for the course(s) you’re in
  • First year students: if you DNE all your first term courses, your offer of admission becomes invalid
     

How do you DNE a course? Make sure you drop it in MyConcordia by the DNE deadline for the term.


DISC (Discontinue – course withdrawal with no refund):

  • You can stop doing the coursework and participating in the course, with no impact on your GPA
  • You remain financially responsible for the course(s)
  • The deadline is about two-thirds into the term (it’s different in summer!)
  • The course(s) remains on your record with a DISC notation – this does not impact your GPA
  • Miss the DISC deadline and you remain academically responsible for the course(s)
  • First year students: if you DISC all your first term courses, you are still enrolled at Concordia
     

How do you DISC a course? Make sure you withdraw from it in MyConcordia by the DISC deadline for the term.


Should you DISC that course?!

If you are unsure of the academic outcome, a DISC might be the way to go. You may lose the money, but you will protect your GPA. Having trouble deciding? Consult an academic advisor:


Other deadlines to keep on your radar:

  • Tuition and fee payment deadlines
  • DEF (Deferral): Request to defer writing your final exam to a later date, if you missed your final exam due to unforeseen exceptional circumstances
  • INC (Incomplete): Apply to complete course assignments after the deadline
  • MED (Medical notation): For students who missed a final exam due to a long-term medical situation
  • Academic Re-evaluation: Request to have your academic work re-evaluated if you have serious concerns about how your work was graded
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