Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2013/2014
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Academic & Related Dates
Fall 2013

May, 2013
15 LORIS available for registration for fall 2013 / winter 2014 / spring 2014, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2013
22 Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
23 Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2013
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty; 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
22 Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
29 Tuition fees due for fall term
 
September, 2013
2 Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 3 - Sep 5 Graduate Studies Orientation for all graduate students; see http://www.wlugsa.ca for details
Sep 9 - Sep 15

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.

9 Fall term classes begin
15 Last 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 16 - Sep 22 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) 
22

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.

22 Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2013 and fall/winter 2013/14 session courses
Sep 23 - Nov 4

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, 2013
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 to Graduate form 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
14 Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
25 Fall convocation; for details visit /convocation
 
November, 2013
4

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.

4 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%)
5

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, 2013
Dec 5 - Dec 18 Final fall term examinations (students whose courses include final exams during the university's exam schedule are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
6 Fall term classes end; see Monday December 9 for make-up Monday class for Thanksgiving (Monday October 14)
9 Make-up Monday class for Thanksgiving (Monday October 14)
18 Fall term ends
Dec 24 - Jan 1 University closed; winter term classes begins Monday January 6, 2014
 
January, 2014
15 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs