About Dropping courses

The Online Course deadline for the Fall Term is Monday, September 18

There are a number of factors students must take into consideration before they drop a course:

  • Do you know when the course will be available again? Some courses at Sheridan are only offered during one term of the academic year. It may be necessary to wait a year before you can retake the course.
  • What are your options for retaking the course (ie Continuing Education vs Day School).
  • How will dropping a course (particularly pre-requisites) affect you for future courses?
  • How will dropping a course affect your graduation prospects?
  • Students looking to drop a co-requisite course must drop all components of that co-requisite
  • Students applying for Advanced Standing or a Fee Waiver are advised not to drop courses until approval has been granted by the College
  • International students cannot drop from a full time to part time course load

If you are unsure of the financial or academic consequences of dropping a course you should contact a Academic Advisor, the Office of the Registrar or the Student Advisement Centre.

Course Fees

Please note: that students will not receive a refund for a dropped course. Students that wish to take a previously dropped course will incur additional costs for doing so.

Fees to retake a course are considerably higher for international students. It is recommended that you contact the International Centre to determine the cost of adding the course in a future term before dropping the course.

Dropping a prerequisite

Students can drop prerequisite courses from their timetable. However, this is not recommended as it may have serious implications for a student's academic progression. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are enrolled in all their required courses for each term. Students will also have to cover the costs of taking a course at a later date.

Exemptions (subject to change)

  • Students cannot drop field placements with the exception of Social Service Worker & Social Service Worker - Gerontology programs.
  • International students may not drop from a full-time to part-time course load.
  • Exempt Programs and Courses

    Students are not able to drop courses online in the courses/ programs listed below. Any course drops in these courses/ programs must be done in person in the Office of the Registrar


    Exempt Programs

    Faculty Program Code Program Title
    Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
    FAAD PBAAA Honours Bachelor of Animation
    FAAD PBGDS Honours Bachelor of Game Design - First year
    FAAD PARTF Art Fundamentals - all
    FAAD PATAF Advanced TV and Film
    FAAD PBAAI Honours Bachelor of Illustration
    FAAD PMEDA Media Arts-First Year, first semester
    FAAD PCVAD Visual & Creative ( 3 Years)-First Year
    FAAD PCVAT Visual & Creative Arts (2 Years)-First Year
    FAAD PJRNL Journalism
    FAAD PJRNM Journalism - New Media
    Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
    FAHCS PPNSG Practical Nursing
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Due to the specialized nature of FAST programs, online add, drop or swap will not be available to FAST students in their first semester.

    This option will be available for future terms.

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    FHASS PBCWP Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing
    Pilon School of Business
    PSB PBPRI Project Management
    PSB PHRMC Human Resources Management

    Exempt Courses

    Enter a course number or name to see if a course is excluded from online swaps

    Course Number Course name
    HEAL58559 Occupational Health & Safety
    ENGI57539 Water and Wastewater Treatment
    ENGI50855 Environmental Laboratory 1
    ENGI15064 Industrial Practices
    HIST18653GD Art  - Social/Cultural Context
    QUAL50656 Fundls & Principles Qual Assur
    TELE16048 Intro to Communication Networks
    INFO25436 Electronic Media 2
    TECH16214 Building Materials 1
    PROG10082 Object Oriented Prog 1 - JAVA
    ENGI12195 Practical Circuits
    ENGI19723 Mech Drafting Fundamentals
    CHEM55600 Sampling and Analysis
    QUAL53273 Statistical Quality Control
    CSRV24143 Professional Practice Issues 2
    INFO33672 Electronic Media 3
    COSM11254 Fundamentals of Makeup Appl.
    PMTC91003 Trade Theory
    MWIM92008 Machine Technology 2
    MWIM93006 Workshop Practice 3
    MWIM93009 Machine Technology 3
    ARCH12356 Architectural Studio 1
    MATH15910 Math Applications 1
    QUAL51210 Quality Planning
    LIFE12913 College Success 2
    LIFE15291 College Success 1
    JOUR27545 Broadcast Mag Show Prep.
    ENGL17889GD Composition & Rhetoric
    TECH59599 Mnfg &Process Control Concepts
    HEAL27485 Health, Work and Safety
    DSGN53871 Web Design 1
    DESN21044 Graphic Design 1
    CHEM14438 Introd. to Pharmaceutical Comp
    ENGI10102 Gas Metal Arc Welding
    ENGI13431 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
    PMTC91001 Trade Calculations 1
    PMTC91002 Trade Blueprint Reading 1
    JOUR23314 Broadcast Magazine Production
    MATH13431 Mathematics for the Trades
    MATH50027 Engineering Statistics
    MWIM92011 Power Transmission
    MWIM93005 Electrical &Electronic Ctrls 3
    ADVG39402 Advanced Creative Development
    ADVG38263 Integrated Marketing Comm Mgnt
    ENGI12578 Electricity 1
    ENGI14998 Precision Machining 1b
    HIST12797G Architectural History
    PMTC91004 Trade Practice
    GMCH92001 Trade Calculations
    GMCH92002 Trade Blue Print Reading
    GMCH92003 Trade Theory
    GMCH92004 Trade Practice
    GMCH92005 Computer Numerical Control
    GMCH93001 Trade Calculations 3
    GMCH93002 Trade Blue Print Reading
    GMCH93003 Trade Theory
    GMCH93004 Trade Practice
    TLDI92001 Trade Calculations
    TLDI92002 Trade Blueprint Reading
    TLDI92003 Trade Theory
    TLDI92004 Trade Practice
    TLDI92005 Computer Numerical Control
    TLDI93001 Trade Calculations
    TLDI93002 Trade Blueprint Reading
    TLDI93003 Trade Theory
    TLDI93004 Trade Practice
    TLDI93005 Computer Numerical Control
    MWIM91002 Drawings and Schematics 1
    MWIM91005 Electrical & Electronic Cntrls
    MWIM92002 Drawing and Schematics 2
    MWIM92005 Electrical & Electronic Ctrls
    APPL50229 Interactive Coding 1
    TECH50199 Plant Layout
    INFO10111 Systems Loss Prevention Method
    MWIM91009 Workshop Technology 1
    MWIM91010 Rigging and Hoisting
    CSRV20691 Professional Practice Issues 1
    MEDA53431 Audio Video
    JOUR20000 Broadcast Beats
    APPL57198 Web Application Development
    COMM20918 Convergent Media Writing
    MWIM91006 Welding and Fabrication 1
    COMM15586 Workplace Preparation
    INFO40065 Electronic Media 4
    ANIM45436 Senior Animation Project
    FLPL20493 Professional Practice 1: GER
    ENGI14310 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1
    JOUR10036 Multi Platform Reporting
    CULT10001G Impact of Culture on Workplace
    INFO20408 Digital Media Principles 1
    FLPL24310 Professional Practice 2: IRS
    FLPL28823 Professional Practice 1: IRS
    ANIM47028 Capstone Anim Proj & Bus Pract
    FLPL29014 Professional Practice 2 GER
    MATH10025 Mathematics for Computing
    MATH14998 Computer Mathematics 1
    TECH53315 Manufacturing Processes
    TECH54718 Operations Management
    MATH19402 Fundamentals of Tech Math
    QUAL54251 Int'l Standards for Quality
    MACH17370 Intro to Industrial Trades
    ARCH17991 Architectural Detailing Reside
    MACH16367 Intro to Construction Trades
    ENGI10025 Exploring Engineering Tech
    CADD20229 Comp. Assis Des for 3D Models
    ANIM30123 Animation Production
    DESN29207 Graphic Design 2
    FLPL30065 Professional Practice Issues 3
    NURS25142 Nursing Clinical 4
    GMCH93005 Computer Numerical Control
    MWIM91008 Machine Technology 1
    TECH10065 Residential Prints & Standards
    ADVG34178 Media Management
    JOUR18081 News Editing/Shooting/Audio
    ANIM30102 Storyboard Adv Story Structure
    ADVG37028 Advertising Campaign Mgmt
    MWIM93007 Welding and Fabrication 3
    ENGI11044 Precision Machining 1a
    ANIM36529 Anim: Classical & Stop Motion
    ANIM30261 Storyboarding: Proj Dev
    TECH19599 Exploring I.T.
    JOUR14049 Production for Broadcast News
    ANIM30146 Layout and Production
    ENGI10146 Engineering Graphics
    MWIM91007 Workshop Practice 1
    COMM17028 Broadcast/Social Media Writing
    JOUR10261 Editing/Shooting/Photography
    ADVG25892 Advertising Campaign Develop
    PROG10004 Programming Principles
    ENGI19599 Electrical Trade Safety 1
    MGMT53567 Project Management 1
    FLPL13796 Professional Practice Issues 1
    ENGI16367 Welding Trade Safety
    SYST18713 Intro to UNIX Operating System
    COSM13314 Hair Styling for Cosmetics
    ENGI54635 Metrology
    MATH18634 Mathematics for Plumbers
    TSKL15586 Plumbing Theory 2
    TSKL17545 Plumbing Practice 2
    ENGI18823 Codes,Standards & Regulations
    MKTG36678 Marketing Management 2
    CHEM10371 Lab Techniques
    ELCC91002 Prints 1
    FLPL20065 Professional Practice 2: SSW
    MATH10002 Mathematics for Computing -Lab
    ENGI19014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    ELCM93003 Electrical Theory 3
    PROG12974 Introduction to Programming(C)
    APPL19402 Computer Applications
    APPL19014 Spreadsheet Power User MSExcel
    SYST16529 Business Software Systems
    ENGI16434 Electronic Fabrication
    ELCC91004 Installation Methods 1
    QUAL50172 Lean and Six Sigma
    DESN14998 Intro to Figurative Sculpture
    ENGI19207 Precision Machining 2
    DSGN54178 Technology Design Studio 1
    COMM19997 Communication Foundations
    PROG18379 VB .net Programming
    APPL10302 Web Design
    ENGI10408 Tool Making
    ENGI17900 Industrial Electronic Devices1
    ENGI19798 Blueprint Reading for Welders
    INFO16029 Problem Solv/Programming Logic
    FLPL39599 Field Practicum 3
    TSKL18823 Plumbing Practice & Theory 2
    TSKL13431 Plumbing Theory & Practice 1A
    INFO56206 Interaction Design & User Exp
    ENGI14579 Welding and Cutting Processes
    ENGI17545 Structural Fillet Welding
    FLPL17721 Field Practicum 1
    TSKL18263 Blue Print Reading & Trade Doc
    PROG54310 Computer Graphics and Animat'n
    MWIM92006 Welding & Fabrication 2
    MWIM92007 Workshop Practice 2
    HUMN16693G Human Relations
    ELCM93005 Instrumentation 3
    ANIM30408 Layout and Art Direction
    MATH13406 Applied Mathematics
    ELCC91003 Electrical Theory 1
    HEAL16529 Inter. Comm. Pharm Disp
    ENGI16048 Plumbing Trade Safety
    QUAL55143 Quality Management
    JOUR20172 Television News Production
    JOUR27198 Interact & Long Format Stories
    NURS24717 Nursing Clinical 3
    HEAL53797 Health,Work,Safety and Society
    ENGI10009 Advanced Tool Making
    CNCM17545 Cutter Paths and 3D Models
    COMM19999 Essential Communication Skills
    MGMT57506 Environmental Regulations
    ELEY10146 Residential Installations
    PROG56693 Tools and Data-Drive Design
    PROG50102 Game Engine Fundamentals
    MATH26507 Discrete Math
    FLPL15738 Intro to GER Field Practicum
    ENGI53788 Site Assessment & Remediation
    ENGI15592 Applied Electricity
    APPL10016 Productivity Software MS Word
    SYST10082 Operating Systems Fundamentals
    ENGI11632 Commercial Installations
    JOUR24579 Daily News Lab Show Prep
    TELE10025 Network Foundations
    MATH10001 Mathematics for Computing
    FLPL26206 Field Practicum 2
    FLPL25288 Professional Practice 1: SSW
    FLPL48634 Field Practicum 4
    MATH13314 Intro Mathematics for Chemical
    TECH55143 Project Management in Manufact
    ELCC91005 Instrumentation 1
    ELCM93006 Canadian Electrical Code 3
    ELCM93009 Electronics 3
    SYST10049 Web Development
    SYST19866 Operating Systems Technologies
    ELCC91009 Electronics 1
    ELCM93002 Prints & Standards
    ELCM93004 Practical Applications
    HEAL11651 Intro Community/Pharm Dispens
    COMM16165 Tech. Reports & Presentations
    BUSM14998G Entrepreneurism-Concepts
    CADD15298 Architectural Drafting 1 - CAD
    FINA30261 International Field Study
    HEAL20036 Health Assessment
    NURS27721 Nursing Clinical 2
    CHEM16682 Applied Chemistry 1
    ENGI18634 Manufacturing Trade Safety
    HIST56529 History and Theory of Games
    MATH18584 Computer Math Fundamentals
    MATH13199 Mathematics for Welders
    MATH17688 Mathematics 1
    MATH22981 Differential Calculus
    PROG35142 Advanced.net Server
    PROG39599 Advanced Java Frameworks
    PROG50016 Game Architecture
    SCIE16007 Environmental Science
    SYST10049 Web Development

    How to drop a course

    How to drop a course

    Hover over the image and click the arrows to navigate the slider. Alternatively you can watch the "How to Drop video"

    Drop a course step 1

    Step 1: Access the Course Drop function in myStudent Centre

    Log into myStudent Centre. Under the "Academics" section open the "other academic..." drop menu and select the "Enrollment: Drop" option and hit the >> button

    Drop a course step 2

    Step 2: Select class to drop

    To begin, select the classes you wish to drop and click "Drop Selected Course". If you are unsure, please contact your program advisor before dropping a class.

    Drop a course step 3

    Step 3: Confirm drop

    On the next screen you will be asked to confirm the drop.

    Drop a course step 4

    Step 4: Review drop confirmation

    You will then receive confirmation that your Drop has been successful.