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Short-Term Withdrawals

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) undergraduate students may wish to temporarily withdraw from their program of studies for either the current academic term or for future academic terms due to financial, health, personal, academic or other reasons. 

Students are academically and financially responsible for all course enrolments and charges until such time as the university has received notification of a Short-Term Withdrawal (prior to the appropriate deadline date for the academic term).

The final deadline date to submit a Short-Term Withdrawal Request is the last day to drop and/or withdraw from a program (no refund). These deadline dates are confirmed on the Drop a Course page.

Undergraduate students who do not have any completed courses for six (6) or more consecutive terms will be discontinued from their program of study.  For example, six terms counted as fall 2022, winter 2023, spring/summer 2023, fall 2023, winter 2024 and spring/summer 2024. These students will no longer be active in their program. Students who have been discontinued from their program must apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Readmission is not guaranteed.

If you do not enrol in and/or complete courses for a period of time, you will lose access to enrol in classes and you will eventually be discontinued from your program. Please refer to the Non-Enrolment and Program Discontinuation tab below for details.

If you are an undergraduate student who wishes to temporarily withdraw from your program for the current academic term or for future academic terms, please complete the following steps.

  1. Confirm the program withdrawal deadline dates in the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar to ensure that your Short-Term Withdrawal Request will be accepted.

  2. Log in to the (opens in new window)  portal and from the Student Homepage select the Student Center tile in MyServiceHub.

    Student Center tile in top left corner of Student Homepage of MyServiceHub.
  3. Select My Academics from the Academics section within your Student Center.

    My Academics link within MyServiceHub.
  4. Select Short Term Withdrawal from the options within My Academics.

    My Academics section of MyServiceHub with list of links, including Short Term Withdrawal.
  5. Complete your Short-Term Withdrawal Request:

    1. Review your Program and Plan to ensure that it is correct
    2. Select the terms you are requesting for your Short-Term Withdrawal
    3. Indicate your Reason for Withdrawal
    4. Read, review the statements and check the boxes to confirm you understand the conditions of your Short Term Withdrawal
    Short Term Withdrawal Form includes sections to specify Academic Program, Plan/Major, semester for withdrawal, reason for withdrawal, acknowledgements and submit button.
  6. Submit your Short-Term Withdrawal Request for processing by selecting the Submit button.

You will be notified through your university email once your withdrawal request has been processed. Requests may require up to two business days for processing.

You may submit a Self-Service Refund Request for a refund of any applicable fees once your withdrawal request has been processed. Detailed instructions can be found on MyServiceHub Support: How to Request a Refund.

If you do not enrol in and/or complete courses for a period of time, you will lose access to enrol in classes and you will eventually be discontinued from your program. 

Undergraduate Program Discontinuation


Number of Terms 

Impacts and Resolution

Inactive Enrolment Status

Three (3) consecutive terms with no course enrolments

Discontinued from your program of study

Six (6) consecutive terms with no completed courses

  • Discontinued from program
  • To return to studies, you must apply for readmission into the program using the TMU Application (Note that readmission is not guaranteed)  
  • Contact ServiceHub for assistance

As an example, three (3) consecutive terms would be winter 2023, spring/summer 2023 and fall 2023.

For complete details for undergraduate students, visit the Enrolment, Records and Academic Information in the Undergraduate Calendar.