Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Glossary
Academic Year (Year)

The academic year in the undergraduate system, consists of two terms (totalling an eight-month duration), typically from September to April. Specific years are normally classified as:

Year 1 (0.5 to 5.0 credits),
Year 2 (5.25 to 10.0 credits),
Year 3 (10.25 to 15.0 credits),
Year 4 (honours students only with 15.25 to 20.0 credits),
Year 5 (double degree students with 20.25+ credits)

and are used to indicate the level at which a student is studying.