WMI Transfer, Withdrawal and Deferment Policy

1)   General Provisions:

a)   Students are allowed, although it is not to be encouraged, to request for a transfer and/or withdrawal from
the course they have enrolled into.  Such application must be submitted in writing and the application will then be
considered on a case by case basis. For the student below age of 18, a Letter of Consent by student’s parent / guardian
shall also be submitted.

b)   Definition of transfer, withdrawal and deferment are as below:

  i)   Transfer: Student changes the course or period of study (from full-time to part-time or vice versa),
 but remains as a student of WMI.

 ii)   Withdrawal: Student discontinues all courses with WMI

iii)   Deferment: Student delays or postpones the same course (or module).
 Where the student request to join a new course/module, it will be  deemed as new application.

c)   This policy shall only apply to transfer/withdrawal/deferment requests submitted after signing
the Student Contract and/or upon WMI course confirmation.

d)   Refunds arising from such cases of transfer/withdrawal/deferment shall be as per WMI Refund Policy
and handle as per <WMI Refund Procedure, OM>.

e)   The maximum processing time shall not be more than 4 weeks from the point of student’s request to
informing student of the outcome in writing.

f)   Where there is any change to the status of the student’s Pass, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore
shall be informed in a timely manner.

g)   Upon approval of transfer or deferment, the existing contract shall cease effect immediately and a new contract
shall be executed as per <Student Contract Execution Process, OM>

h)   If the student is under 18 years of age, parent’s/legal guardian’s written consent must be obtained
prior to processing any transfer, withdrawal and deferment request.

i)   Any appeal/dispute shall be handled in accordance to WMI Dispute Resolution Policy

 

2)      Conditions for Transfer:

a)      Unless otherwise approved by WMI Top Management, the withdrawal of the existing course shall not be due to:

  i)   The student is expelled on disciplinary basis

 ii)   Loss of Student’s Pass Status during the course of study

iii)   Student is declared bankrupted during the course of study

 See Para 1f) of WMI Refund Policy

b)   The applicant of transfer shall meet the entry criteria of the course to be transferred to and successfully complete
all applicable selection and  admission process. (see <WMI Student Selection and Admission Process, OM>)

c)     In principle, the transfer student shall join the new course with the immediate next cohort.
However, with approval by WMI Management and Academic Board, the transfer student may join the current cohort.
In any case, the commencement date shall not be later than the scheduled commencement date of immediate next cohort.

d)      For successful application of transfer, the notification to the student shall include the following:

i)        Estimated Date of Commencement of the new course

ii)      Recognition academic credits/exemption of modules in the new course, if applicable.

iii)    Execution of the new student contract.

 

3)   Conditions for Deferment

 

a)   Unless otherwise approved by WMI Top Management, the withdrawal of the existing cohort shall not be due to:

  i)   The student is expelled on disciplinary basis (cross ref 5.4.1 Student Conduct and Attendance)

 ii)   Loss of Student’s Pass Status during the course of study

iii)   Student is declared bankrupted during the course of study
 See Para 1f) of WMI Refund Policy.

b)   If there is any revision of entry criteria, the applicant of deferment shall meet the entry criteria as revised to and
successfully complete all applicable  selection and admission process.
(see <WMI Student Selection and Admission Process, OM>)

c)   In any case, the maximum deferment period allowed is until the commencement of the next subsequent cohort.
Otherwise, the deferment request will be deemed as a new application.

d)   For successful application of deferment, the notification to the student shall include the following:

  i)   Estimated Dated of Commencement of the new course

 ii)   Recognition academic credits/exemption of modules in the new course, if applicable.

iii)   Execution of the new student contract.