Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2011

January, 2011
15 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation without penalty; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 16 - May 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
March, 2011
14 Late registration charge for spring term; avoid this charge by registering prior to this date
 
April, 2011
20 Spring term tuition fees due
22

Good Friday, university-observed holiday

 
May, 2011
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be accepted after this date
May 2 - May 8

Withdrawing from all courses and graduate program (appropriate paperwork is required) during this time period, there is no tuition charge

2 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at spring convocation
2 Spring term and classes begin
8 Final day to drop spring term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)
May 9 - May 15 Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10 percent of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
15 Final day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
15 Final day to withdraw from the program at 10 percent tuition charge
May 16 - Jun 27 If you withdraw from a course (or courses) (part-time MBA students) or from your graduate program (all graduate students) during this time period, you are responsible for 55 percent tuition
23 Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
30 Last day to drop six-week course (started May 2) offered in spring term without academic penalty.
31 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate Studies Office to receive full refund of spring term fees
31 From this day until the last day of classes, if you drop a six-week course (started on May 2), you will receive academic penalty (failure)
 
June, 2011
5 Final day for MSW students to withdraw without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent)
10 Spring convocation
27 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate Studies Office to receive partial refund (45 percent) of spring term tuition fee
27 Final day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent) (except MSW)
28 From this date until the end of classes this term, if you withdraw from your program (or in the case of part-time MBA students, if you withdraw from a spring term course), you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
July, 2011
1 Canada Day, university-observed holiday
29 Last day to drop six-week course (started July 4) offered in spring term without academic penalty.
29 Spring term classes end
30 From this day until the last day of classes in spring term, if you drop a six-week course (started on July 4), you will receive academic penalty (failure) 
 
August, 2011
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
1 Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
2

Make-up Monday class for Victoria Day

Aug 2 - Oct 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
3

Make-up Friday class for Canada Day

12 Spring term ends
17 Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
September, 2011
30 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at fall convocation
 
October, 2011
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date