Students who fail to register appropriately each year will be considered to have withdrawn from their program. If they wish to resume work on the program, they must reapply by completing the Application for Graduate Admission and have their program reassessed in terms of the regulations in force at the time of reapplication.
There is no guarantee of readmission. If a student is recommended for readmission, a readmission fee will be assessed in addition to the fees assessed according to the student's registration.
The FGSR requires the following information in writing from the department before a request for readmission can be evaluated:
- Why did the applicant abandon the program? Has the applicant been active in the same field? Can the applicant's knowledge of the field be considered to be current?
- Is the thesis/project completed?
- Are all courses previously completed relevant at present? (Normally, the FGSR does not consider courses taken more than five to six years ago to still be relevant.) Will the applicant be required to complete additional coursework?
- If the applicant has passed the candidacy examination, does the department feel that the examination is still relevant, or will it be necessary for the applicant to re-take the candidacy or some substitute examination?
- When is the applicant expected to convocate?
- Does the applicant also require an extension to the original admission date? If so, the department should complete a Request for Extension form and provide the necessary information and supporting letters (see "Program Extensions", "Section 7: Administration of Graduate Programs"). Time limits for completion of program requirements for graduate degrees and postgraduate diplomas are calculated from the time the student first registers in that program (see "Time Limit for Completion of a Degree or Diploma", "Section 7: Administration of Graduate Programs").