Academic Manual


Section 7: Withdrawing from a Programme

Published for 2023-24

Withdrawing: Student Information

Our Student site now provides all of the key information for Students regarding how to Withdraw from a Programme, including advice, how to apply, and what happens to Fees & Funding.

This can be found via: Withdrawing from your programme

1.Students who are thinking about withdrawing from their programme, including students who are considering transferring to a programme at another institution, should first discuss their options with their Personal Tutor or Programme Leader.
2.If a student wishes to permanently withdraw from their programme, whether or not they wish to transfer to a programme at another institution, they must submit an application via the online form in Portico stating the effective date of withdrawal.
3.Applications must be considered by the Department/ Division in the first instance. 
4. The Department/ Division should forward supported applications to the Faculty Tutor for final approval. 
5.The student will receive a transcript for the credits completed at UCL prior to withdrawal, after the applicable Board of Examiners has ratified the results.
6.Once a student has withdrawn they will not normally be permitted to re-register on the same programme at UCL. Exceptionally, the Faculty Tutor may permit a student to re-register, and formally ask examboards@ucl.ac.uk to re-open the student’s record.