Withdrawing from your Program
Before considering withdrawing from a program, it is important to understand the financial and immigration implications. For more information, please refer to Withdrawal and Refunds and Academic Status for International Students. If you have questions about immigration implications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dropping Individual Course(s)
As most programs at VCC are offered in a cohort model, it is not recommended to drop individual courses for the following reasons:
If you still plan to drop individual courses, please discuss this with your program department and an immigration advisor in IE.
Students requesting to withdraw from a program must submit a written request by email to email@example.com with the following information. Refund eligibility varies depending on the date a formal refund and withdrawal request is received. Review the refund policy for details.
Students wishing to change programs will be required to withdraw from the initial application and re-apply to the new program.
Applicants will only be considered for one program per application. Applications for more than one program in the same intake are not accepted. Application fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
After submitting your application and before accepting your offer, if you wish to change to a different program, you must officially withdraw your initial application and re-apply to a new program by submitting a new application form and paying another application fee.
Tuition deposits are program-specific and non-transferrable.
After you accept your offer by paying the tuition deposit, changing programs may result in losing the non-refundable portion of the tuition deposit as outlined in the Refund Policy. If you wish to change to a different program, you must officially withdraw your initial application and re-apply to a new program by submitting a new application form and paying another application fee.
are program-specific and non-transferrable.
If your program has already started, changing programs may result in losing the non-refundable portion of the tuition deposit as outlined in the Refund Policy. If you wish to change to another program, you will be required to withdraw from your current program by submitting a Program Withdrawal Form to firstname.lastname@example.org and to a new program.
There may be a study gap between your current program and the new program. To learn more about the implication on your status in Canada, email email@example.com or book a 15-minute meeting with VCC's Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor.
A new application does not guarantee acceptance into your new program. Your request will be reviewed, and you will be notified in writing of the status of your request.
Refer to the refund policy page for eligible refund amounts, notification deadlines, and other details.
Appeals are for extenuating circumstances, and appeal decisions are not guaranteed. Before submitting an appeal request to firstname.lastname@example.org, review the following important instructions.
The refund processing time is approximate, and estimated based on the date a complete refund request is received by the International Education Office and the date that VCC processes the refund.
Statutory holidays and VCC campus closures may increase the refund processing time.
Wire transfer refunds may take longer as it can take up to two weeks of additional time for funds sent from VCC via wire transfer to be received at some international banks.
Processing time for refund requests that accompany refund appeal requests does not follow the standard refund processing times listed on this page. Students will be notified of the refund appeal decision via email within six weeks of submitting the Student Appeal Form. Refund processing time starts at the time of the appeal decision.
If it has been longer than the processing time listed here, students may contact email@example.com with a copy of the original complete refund request email indicating the submission date. Please note that due to privacy reasons, and the time required to look into each refund request, only email requests are accepted.