Late Withdrawals

All requests for late withdrawal (including medical withdrawal) must be accompanied by a letter from the student explaining:

  • The extenuating circumstances that prevented them from meeting the normal withdrawal deadline, and
  • Why they need to withdraw.

Extenuating circumstances means "compassionate and exceptional circumstances beyond a student's control that significantly affect the student's ability to meet the requirements of a course. Such circumstances may include those related to a student's physical or psychological health that is verifiable and documented by an appropriate listed professional."

The student must submit a letter explaining the circumstances that prevented them from meeting the normal withdrawal deadline, the purpose of the appeal and a clear statement of the desired outcome

Along with this letter, the student must submit official documents confirming that the request is legitimate or the Student Appeal Request Form with section 6 completed by an appropriate professional.

Requests for late withdrawal will not be considered without authentic documentation.

If a student is requesting a partial withdrawal instead of a complete withdrawal, the student must explain how the extenuating circumstances apply directly to the course(s) the student is requesting to drop.

Not all courses are eligible for a late withdrawal. See the procedures for a list of exempt courses. The complete policy is here.

Please use the attached form to submit your request for a late withdrawal. 

You may email appeals@langara.ca if you have questions about the late withdrawal process, or call the main Registrar and Enrolment Services number to be redirected.

Registrar and Enrolment Services

Email: geninfo@langara.ca
Tel: 604.323.5241
Fax: 604.323.5590