Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Full-time Master's or Doctoral Degree Candidates

In order to qualify as full-time, graduate students must:

  • be pursuing studies as a full-time occupation;
  • identify themselves as full-time graduate students;
  • be designated by the university as full-time graduate students;
  • be geographically available and visit the campus regularly. Without forfeiting full-time status, graduate students, while still under supervision, may be absent from their university (e.g., visiting libraries, doing field work, attending a graduate course at another institution, etc.) provided that, if any such period of absence exceeds four weeks in any one term, written evidence shall be available in the Graduate Studies Office to the effect that the absence has the approval of the chairperson of the department and the dean of Graduate Studies;
  • not be regularly employed by the university for more than an average of 10 hours per week. (See guidelines for teaching assistantship responsibilities.)