A graduate student may be required to withdraw if academic progress has not been satisfactory. A graduate program may establish additional criteria for measuring student progress, but when this is done it is essential that:
- the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies be informed of these additional requirements
- all students, when they enter the program, be informed in writing of these additional requirements
A student must be informed in writing by the graduate advisor of unsatisfactory progress and given an opportunity to discuss the matter with the supervisory committee before any recommendation for withdrawal is made to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
A student in any graduate program who is required to withdraw will not be eligible to apply for readmission to the University of British Columbia for at least one year. After one year, students who have been required to withdraw from a graduate program may be admitted to a different program in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provided they meet all admission requirements in effect for that program at the time they apply. Such applications must be accompanied by a statement from the graduate program which recommended withdrawal outlining the reasons for which the student was required to withdraw. Students who have been required to withdraw from a graduate program may also apply to be readmitted to the same program after at least one year has passed from the effective date of withdrawal. Compelling evidence must be presented that a more successful outcome is likely if the student is to be readmitted. All cases for readmission must be reviewed and approved by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Students required to withdrawal from a graduate program more than once are not eligible to be considered for admission to any program in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The academic record will indicate "Required to Withdraw".