Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2011/2012
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Academic & Related Dates
Winter Term 2012

June, 2011
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UPPER YEAR STUDENTS ACCESS TO LORIS BEGINS FOR FALL AND WINTER COURSE SELECTION. ACCESS OPEN UNTIL LAST DAY TO ADD COURSES IN THE APPLICABLE TERM.

Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculty of Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculty of Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

29All Other Continuing Students, All Faculties (including Diplomas, Unclassified, Post-Degree and Returning Year 1) at 12:01 a.m.
 
November, 2011
15Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies.
15Late registration charge (including Online Learning - formerly distance education). Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date.
 
December, 2011
5Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter.
9Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
19Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter.
 
January, 2012
3Co-op work term begins
3Winter term lectures begin
Jan 3 - Jan 9Withdrawing from all courses during this time period, no tuition charged.
5Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Jan 6 - Jan 9If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
9Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 3
9Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) but remain registered with no tuition charge (students must remain registered in at least one course)
9Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 10 - Jan 16If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Jan 10 - Jan 30If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
16Last day to add winter term classroom courses (including second 6-week courses beginning February 14)
16Last day to add winter term online learning courses
16Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 16 - May 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for spring convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Jan 17 - Mar 5If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
30Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
31From this day until the last day of first 6-week classes in the term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 3 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
February, 2012
13First 6-week course(s) which began January 3 end
14Second 6-week courses begin
16Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 14, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Feb 17 - Feb 27If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
20Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 20 - Feb 24Reading week, no lectures
27Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 14 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Feb 28 - Mar 19If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
March, 2012
Mar 1 - Apr 29Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 29Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
5Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from full-year or 12-week winter course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
6From this day until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week winter term course or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
19Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 14 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
20From this day until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 14 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
April, 2012
2Winter term and full-year lectures end 
Apr 3 - Apr 4Study period
Apr 5 - Apr 26Final examinations (winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
Apr 6 - Apr 7Good Friday and Holy Saturday, no examinations
6Good Friday, university-observed holiday
26Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
26Winter term ends
27Co-op work term ends
29Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
30Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory. University remains open.
 
May, 2012
1New Year 1 students access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation, see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date.
 
June, 2012
Jun 11 - Jun 15Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies)
Jun 19 - Jun 20Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies)
 
August, 2012
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
 
October, 2012
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No applications will be accepted after this date.