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Completing the Plan Modification Form
You will need to complete a Plan Modification Form (PDF) if you want to:
- add or remove an option or minor
- take a non-degree term to clear failures or to take extra courses
- transfer out of Systems Design Engineering to another department
Adding or removing options or minors
To add or remove an option or a minor you should complete a Plan Modification Form. Once you complete your personal information you can enter your “Current Academic Plan” (Systems Design Engineering) and then your “Requested Academic Plan” (ex. Systems Design Engineering, Option in Management Sciences, MSCI). Sign the form and submit it to the Undergraduate Coordinator for processing.
You can choose to take a non degree term rather than one of your work terms in order to take some extra courses, out of interest or towards options or minors. You could also choose to prolong your studies by opting to take some non degree terms. If you received an Academic Standing that requires you to repeat the term you may want to complete a non degree term during your term off (in this event you may want to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator to set you up with an appointment to speak with the Associate Undergraduate Chair).
During a non-degree term you can enroll in up to five courses. If you enroll in one or two courses you would be considered a part time student, if you enroll in three or more courses you would be considered a full-time student.
If you decide to take a non-degree term, you should complete a Plan Modification Form. Once you complete your personal information you can enter your “Current Academic Plan” (Systems Design Engineering) and then your “Requested Academic Plan” (ex. Systems Design Engineering, Non-degree Term). Sign the form and submit it to the Undergraduate Coordinator for processing.
If you are taking a work term off, you must also complete a Sequence Change Form.
Non-degree term: transferring out
You are usually required to take a non-degree term if you are planning on transferring to another program. You may decide to transfer out because of interest or because you received a negative Academic Decision. A non-degree term allows you to take a number of courses in the Faculty you wish to transfer to, if you satisfy the conditions of the admitting department, you will be transferred to the new program.
On the first page of the Plan Modification Form you would complete your personal information and your “Current Academic Plan” (Systems Design Engineering) and your “Requested Academic Plan” (ex. Non-degree Term to Transfer to Arts). You then sign the form and take it to the department that you wish to transfer to. They will complete page 2, filling in the “Courses Required by the Admitting Department”. Once they have outlines their conditions (for example you may have to pass five courses and achieve an overall average of 70%) you bring both pages to your Undergraduate Coordinator so that you can be enrolled in your courses.