Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2012/2013
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Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2012

January, 2012
15 Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
February, 2012
1 All returning students can begin to select courses for Spring, using LORIS, until the deadline date to register
 
March, 2012
12 Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
13 Late registration charge spring spring term will be applied. Avoid this charge by registering prior to this date
 
April, 2012
6 Good Friday, university-observed holiday
26 Spring term tuition fees due
 
May, 2012
1

Final day for completion of all coursework and/or submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at spring convocation

1 Final day to submit application for Spring convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date
May 7 - May 13

If you drop from course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the graduate program during this period, there is no tuition charge

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate degree program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

7 Spring term classes begin
13 Last 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 14 - May 20 Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this period (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
20

Last day to drop spring term course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the graduate program (all graduate students) at 10% tuition charge

Note:  Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

20 Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
May 21 - Jul 2

If you withdraw from a course (or courses) (part-time MBA students) or from the graduate program (all graduate students) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

21 Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
31 Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to receive full refund of spring term fees
 
June, 2012
15 Spring convocation for the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies; for details visit /convocation
 
July, 2012
2

Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses or from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

2 Canada Day, university-observed holiday
3

From this date until the end of  term, if you drop a spring term course (part-time Waterloo MBA students only) or withdraw from your program (all graduate students), you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 % tuition

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

3 Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed 55%)
 
August, 2012
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty (application fee applies); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
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 Last day of spring term classes (see August 7 and 8 for make-up class schedule)
6 Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
7 Make-up spring term Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 21)
8 Make-up spring term Monday class for Canada Day (Monday July 2)
16 Spring term ends
21 Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
October, 2012
1 Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to receive full refund of fall term fees and to be eligible to graduate at fall convocation
1 Last day to submit application for fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date