Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice at least three business days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $50 administration fee). Registration fees of $50 or less are non-refundable unless a course is cancelled by UBC Continuing Studies. No refund will be made for cancellations received later than three business days before the course begins. Some exceptions to this policy apply (see below).

UBC Continuing Studies is sometimes forced to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment or other reasons. If this occurs, a full refund is processed and sent to you automatically.

Certificate, Award of Achievement, International Programs, and Pre-University Experience Programs for High School Students 

Special withdrawal and cancellation policies apply to UBC Continuing Studies certificate, award of achievement, international programs, and pre-university experience programs for high school students as well as courses within these programs. Application fees are non-refundable. Please contact the appropriate program unit for details.

Summer Institutes

The withdrawal deadline for summer institutes is seven business days prior to the start date. A $100 administration fee is deducted from each refund. No refunds will be given for written notices received less than seven business days prior to the start date.

Travel Programs and Field Studies

Special withdrawal and cancellation policies apply to travel programs and field studies. Please contact the appropriate program unit for details.

Writing and Math

Special withdrawal and cancellation policies apply to Writing 098, Writing 099, and Math courses. Please contact us for details.

Course Transfers

Transferring from one course to another or changing from one course to another offering of the same course within three business days of the course start date is considered a withdrawal and a new registration. The $50 administration fee for withdrawals wil be charged for the transfer or change.

See also our Admission, Code of Conduct and Privacy Policies.