Withdrawals, Transfers and Refunds 

Programs and courses cancelled by Sask Polytech will result in a full refund of paid fees.  

Programs

Students who choose to discontinue:

  • prior to starting their program, must notify Enrolment Services.
  • after starting their program, must notify their program head. 

Non-attendance is not considered a notification of intention to withdraw from a course or program. 

Students who notify Enrolment Services may be entitled to a refund of tuition and program fees. For detailed information about refunds, timelines and penalties for programs, see the Tuition and Fees Procedure 1214 (pdf).

Co-operative education work terms

A student who:

  • Withdraws from an academic program before the start of the semester preceding a work term.
    • Refund of the full co-operative education fee.

  • Withdraws from an academic program (or from the co-operative education work term process) during the semester preceding a work term.
    • Refund of the co-operative education fee less a $125 withdrawal fee.

  • Is successful in obtaining a work term placement eligible for credit and who is subsequently required to discontinue for academic reasons will be withdrawn from the work term.
    • Refund of the co-operative education fee less a $125 withdrawal fee.

  • Is enrolled in two or more consecutive work terms and withdraws during the academic semester or work term prior to a work term.
    • Refund of the co-operative education fee less a $125 withdrawal fee assessed on the earliest work term not yet started. 
    • Subsequent work terms will receive a full refund.

No refund is granted for co-operative work term tuition after the work term start date.

In extenuating circumstances the dean or designate, in consultation with the registrar or manager of enrolment services, has the authority to waive the $125 withdrawal fee. The dean or designate has authority to authorize tuition (not including seat deposit) and program fee refunds (Sask Polytech fees only).

Contact Enrolment Services for more information.

Continuing education/Extension courses

Students who discontinue prior to the withdrawal deadline for their continuing education/extension credit or non-credit courses are entitled to a full refund or transfer of their tuition fee. Students who choose to discontinue must notify Enrolment Services. Non-attendance is not considered a notification of intention to withdraw from a course.

Students can initiate a request to withdraw from a continuing education/extension course using this form (pdf) and submitting it in person, by email, fax or mail.

Credit courses of eight weeks or less and all non-credit courses

  • The withdrawal deadline for credit courses of eight weeks or less and for all non-credit courses is seven calendar days prior to course start date. There is no refund or transfer on or after the withdrawal deadline.

Credit courses longer than eight weeks

  • The withdrawal deadline for credit courses longer than eight weeks is 14 calendar days prior to course start date. If notification of withdrawal is received between 14 calendar days prior and 14 calendar days after course start date, students are entitled to a full refund of their tuition fee less the administrative fee (See Fee Schedule (pdf)). Alternatively, students can opt to transfer the full amount to another course. There is no refund or transfer for withdrawals after 14 calendar days from the course start date.

Audit fees are non-refundable after the program/course start date.

Transfers

You can initiate a request to transfer by contacting Enrolment Services.

Transfers must be within the same academic year and are permitted as follows:

  • from one credit offering to another credit offering, belonging to the same school
  • between non-credit courses of the same type (e.g., non-credit computer or cooking courses)
  • between courses defined as equivalent
  • between campuses or televised sites
  • between delivery types (e.g. online to classroom)

Transfer requests made that fall outside these guidelines are subject to dean's approval and are granted in exceptional circumstances only.