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

January, 2013
15 All returning students can begin to select courses for Spring, using LORIS, until the last day to add courses in the term
15 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation; 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
 
March, 2013
11 Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
12 Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
29

Good Friday, university-observed holiday

 
April, 2013
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
25 Spring term tuition fees due
 
May, 2013
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
May 6 - May 12

If you drop course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the graduate program (all graduate students) 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.
6 Spring term classes begin
12 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 13 - May 19 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)
19

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.

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

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 

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

20 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, 2013
Jun 3 - Jun 7 Spring convocation; for details visit /convocation
 
July, 2013
1 Canada Day, university-observed holiday
2 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%)
2 Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)
3

From this date until the end of classes this 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.

 
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
2 Spring term classes end; see Tuesday August 6 and Wednesday August 7 for make-up classes
5 Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
6

Make-up Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 20)

7

Make-up Friday class for Canada Day (Monday July 1)

15 Spring term ends
22 Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
September, 2013
30 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at fall convocation
 
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 (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date