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

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
 
October, 2012
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 accepted after this date
 
November, 2012
12 Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee 
13 Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
December, 2012
17

Tuition fees due for winter term

 
January, 2013
Jan 7 - Jan 13

If you drop course(s) or withdraw from your graduate program during this time 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 Winter term classes begin
13

Last day to drop winter term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)

Jan 14 - Jan 20 Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
15 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation without penalty); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 16 - Apr 15 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
20

Last day to drop winter 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.

20 Last day for late registration and for adding winter term courses
Jan 21 - Mar 8

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

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

31 Final 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 winter term fees
 
February, 2013
18 Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 18 - Feb 22 Reading Week, no classes
 
March, 2013
8

Last day for withdrawing without failure from full-year and winter term courses; last day for withdrawing from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent)

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

8 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%)
9

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a winter 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.

29 Good Friday, university-observed holiday
 
April, 2013
8 Last day of classes for qualifying year (undergraduate) students
Apr 11 - Apr 30 Final fall/winter session and winter term examinations for qualifying year (undergraduate) students (qualifying-year students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
12 Winter term and fall/winter session classes end
15 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 forms will be accepted after this date

15 Make-up Monday class for Family Day (February 18)
16 Make-up Friday class for Good Friday  (March 29)
30 Winter term and fall/winter session ends
 
May, 2013
15 LORIS available for registration for fall 2013 / winter 2014 / spring 2014, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
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, 2013
Jun 3 - Jun 7 Spring convocation; for details visit /convocation
 
August, 2013
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