Add or Drop a Course, or Withdraw

Add a Course

To add a course, download and print the Add/Drop Form (also available from the Office of the Registrar).  

  • A course may be added up to and including 6% through the course. The add date is specific to each course based on the course dates.
  • Adding a course will result in additional fees.

Drop a Course

To drop a course, download and print the Add/Drop Form (also available from the Office of the Registrar).  

  • The drop date is specific to each course based on the course dates.
  • A course dropped up to and including 12% through the course will not be recorded on the student transcript, will not impact the Grade Point Average (GPA), and will result in a refund.
  • A course dropped 13 to 50% through the course will be recorded on the student transcript with a grade of 'W', will not impact the Grade Point Average (GPA), and will result in no refund.
  • A course dropped after 50% through the course will be recorded on the student transcript with a grade of 'F', will impact the Grade Point Average (GPA), and will result in no refund.
  • Dropping a course may impact the funding of a government student loan or alternate funding.  The Student Advisor, Financial Aid is available to discuss the impacts consequences of this action and any follow up requirements that may be necessary.

Withdraw From College

To withdraw from Olds College complete the online Withdrawal Form.  It is recommended to discuss the decision to withdraw with your Program Chair before submitting the form. If the withdrawal is completed while courses are in progress, the academic and financial impacts are noted above in the Drop a Course section.  

  

Student Loan and Funding Impacts of Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from Olds College

Dropping a course, or withdrawing may impact your funding.  It is important to check in with the Student Advisor, Financial Aid prior to your decision to ensure you understand the consequences of this action and any follow up requirements that may be necessary.

Post-Secondary Student Loans & Grants

  • Full-Time Funded Students: If you drop below the minimum full-time requirements, your funding will be cancelled and you will enter your 6 month grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. If you drop below the minimum full-time requirements but still remain a part-time student, contact the Student Advisor, Financial Aid to discuss part-time funding options and interest-free status. If you withdraw from college, your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.

  • Part-Time Funded Students: If you withdraw from college, your funding will be cancelled and future funding may be impacted. Your withdrawal date will initiate your 6 month interest-building grace period on all current and previous Part-Time Canada Student Loans.  

Apprenticeship Funding

  • Student Aid Alberta Loans & Grants: If you withdraw from your full-time apprenticeship program, your Student Aid Alberta funding will be cancelled and you will enter your grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. Your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.  

Pre-Employment Funding

  • Full-Time Funded Students: If you withdraw from your pre-employment program, your Student Aid Alberta funding will be cancelled and you will enter your 6 month grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. Your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.