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

March, 2013
Mar 1 - Apr 28Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 28Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
 
April, 2013
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2013
1Last day to apply for transfer into Year 2 Honours Business, Honours Economics, and Honours Kinesiology. Please complete the Program Selection form. To transfer into Year 2 Honours Music, contact the Faculty of Music
 
June, 2013
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Faculty of Education   access to LORIS for  course selection begins at 10:00 a.m.


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UPPER YEAR STUDENTS access to LORIS begins for fall and winter course selection. Access open until last day to add courses in the applicable term.

Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Brantford @ 7:00 p.m.

Faculty of Arts @ 10:00 p.m.

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Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculties of Music and Science @ 7:00 p.m.

School of Business & Economics @ 10:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Brantford @ 7:00 p.m.

Faculty of Arts @ 10:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculties of Music and Science @ 7:00 p.m.

School of Business & Economics @ 10:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Brantford & Returning Year 1 Students @ 7:00 p.m.

Faculty of Arts & Returning Year 1 Students @ 10:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculties of Music and Science & Returning Year 1 Students @ 7:00 p.m.

School of Business & Economics & Returning Year 1 Students @ 10:00 p.m.

27All Other Continuing Students, All Faculties (Diploma, Unclassified and Post-Degree) @ 8:00 p.m.
28For fall and winter registration, some course major/program restrictions now removed @ 12:001:01 a.m. (midnight)
 
July, 2013
22Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
22Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee (including online learning)
23Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2013
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
6Online learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
11Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term
28Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
 
September, 2013
2Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 2 - Sep 6Orientation Week (O-Week) for incoming Year 1 students
3Co-op work term begins
9Fall term and full-year lectures begin
Sep 9 - Sep 15If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, there is no tuition charge
11Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 9 but remain registered with no tuition charge
Sep 12 - Sep 15If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
15Last day to add first 6-week course(s) which began September 9
15Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 9 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 16 - Sep 22If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Sep 16 - Oct 4If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
16Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
22Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including second 6-week courses beginning October 22 and online learning)
22Last day to drop 12-week and full-year course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 23 - Nov 4If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at the course rate). See the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
October, 2013
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for fall convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
4Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 9 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
5From this date until the end of first six-week classes in this term, if you drop a first 6-week fall term course that began September 9 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
14Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
21First 6-week course(s) that began September 9 end
22Second 6-week courses begin
24Last day to drop second 6-week courses which began October 22 but remain registered with no tuition charge
25Fall convocation (all ceremonies held in Waterloo). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Oct 25 - Oct 28If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) (that began October 22) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
28Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) (began October 22) at 10% tuition (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Oct 29 - Nov 18If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
November, 2013
4Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from 12-week course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
5From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course that began September 9 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
18Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began October 22 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
19From this date until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second 6-week fall term course that began October 22 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
December, 2013
2Make-up Monday lecture for Thanksgiving, lectures end 
Dec 3 - Dec 4Study days
Dec 5 - Dec 18Final examination period - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
16Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
18Fall term ends
24Co-op work term ends
Dec 24 - Jan 1University closed