3.6 Attendance and Withdrawal
3.6.1 Attendance at Class and Debarment
Regular attendance is expected of all students in all courses.
An instructor may initiate procedures to debar a student from attending classes and from final examinations and/or from receiving credit where unexcused absences exceed those permitted by the faculty or school regulations.
A student may be debarred from class, laboratories, and examinations by action of the dean/director for persistent non-attendance, failure to produce assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor, and/or unsafe clinical or parachuting practice. Students so debarred will have failed that course.
3.6.2 Withdrawal from Courses and Programs
3.6.2.a Voluntary Withdrawal
Graduate students are not allowed to withdraw from courses without permission from their department head on recommendation from their advisor/advisory committee giving approval to the program change.
3.6.2.b Authorized Withdrawal
Subject to the provision of satisfactory documentation to the faculty of registration, Authorized Withdrawals (AWs) may be permitted on medical or compassionate grounds. AWs will not be counted toward the numerical limit on VWs established by a faculty or school.
3.6.2.c Required Withdrawal from Professional Programs
Senate, at the request of some faculties and schools, has approved bylaws granting them the authority to require a student to withdraw on the basis of unsuitability for the practice of the profession to which the program of study leads.
This right may be exercised at any time throughout the academic year or following the results of examinations at the end of every year.
This right to require a student to withdraw prevails notwithstanding any other provisions in the academic regulations of the particular faculty or school regarding eligibility to proceed or repeat.
Where Senate has approved such a bylaw, that fact is indicated in the Calendar section for that faculty or school. A copy of the professional unsuitability bylaw may be obtained from the general office of the faculty or school.