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

May, 2012
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2012 / winter 2013 / spring 2013, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2012
23Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
24Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by registering prior to this date
 
August, 2012
1Application 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 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
21Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
30Tuition fees due for fall term
 
September, 2012
3Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 4 - Sep 7Graduate Studies Orientation for all new graduate students
Sep 10 - Sep 16

If you drop 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 program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

10Fall term classes begin
16Last day to drop fall term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)
Sep 17 - Sep 23Part-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) 
23

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

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

23Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2012 and fall/winter 2012/13 session courses
Sep 24 - Nov 5

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% tuition

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

 
October, 2012
1Last 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
1Last day to submit application for fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
8Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
26Fall convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
November, 2012
5

Last day for withdrawing without failure from fall 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.

5Last 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%)
6

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a fall 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 degree program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

 
December, 2012
3Last day of classes for qualifying year (undergraduate) students
Dec 6 - Dec 19Final fall term examinations for qualifying year (undergraduate) students (qualifying year students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
7Fall term classes end; see Monday December 10 for make-up Monday class (for Thanksgiving)
10Make-up Monday class for Thanksgiving
Dec 13 - Dec 19Examination period for Waterloo MBA students
19Fall term ends
Dec 22 - Jan 1University closed; winter term classes begins Monday January 7, 2013