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Summary of Changes for 2020/21 Calendar
University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 Cumming School of Medicine 5. Doctor of Medicine 5.6 Course Registration
5.6 Course Registration
Accuracy of Registration

The Undergraduate Medical Education Office will register successful applicants admitted to the Medical Doctor Program and ongoing students into all required yearly courses. Payment of fees is the student's responsibility through the Student Centre at For more information refer to the Tuition and General Fees section of this Calendar.

Withdrawal from Courses

Students can withdraw from courses for the following reasons:

  • Academic Issues and Student Academic Review Committee (SARC) Recommendations
  • Approved Leave of Absences including Medical Leaves
  • Approved Withdrawal from the MD Program

Prior to the add/drop deadline, students will have the course(s) removed from their permanent record and will not be required to pay tuition fees for the course.

After the course change period, a student will have the withdrawal recorded on their permanent record and will not receive a tuition fee credit.

Leave of Absence

In cases of leave of absence, the Student Academic Review Committee (SARC) reserves the right to review all students who have taken leaves of absence prior to resumption of studies. The maximum duration of leave of absence without compulsory review of the student's progress by SARC is one year. If the leave of absence is in excess of one year, the student will be reviewed by SARC prior to resumption of studies. SARC may ask for the student to be reassessed prior to resumption of studies and may request the student repeat any portion of the preceding curriculum if found unsatisfactory before continuing further studies.

For more information on Leaves of Absence or Time Away, refer to: