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

October, 2013
1Last 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, 2013
11Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee 
12Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
December, 2013
16

Tuition fees due for winter term

 
January, 2014
Jan 6 - Jan 12

If you drop course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from your graduate program (all graduate students) 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.
6Winter term classes begin
12

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 13 - Jan 19Part-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)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
19

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.

19Last day for late registration and for adding winter term courses
Jan 20 - Mar 7

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

31Final 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 be eligible to receive full refund of winter term fees
 
February, 2014
17Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 17 - Feb 21Reading Week, no classes
 
March, 2014
7

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.

7Last 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%)
8

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.

 
April, 2014
Apr 9 - Apr 30Final fall/winter session and winter term examinations (students whose courses include final exams during the university's exam schedule are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
11Winter term and fall/winter session classes end
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for spring convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date

18Good Friday, university-observed holiday
30Winter term and fall/winter session ends
 
May, 2014
1Final 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
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2014 / winter 2015 / spring 2015
30Last 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, 2014
Jun 9 - Jun 13Spring convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
August, 2014
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty; 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