Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2015/2016
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Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2016

January, 2016
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 Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
March, 2016
7Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
8Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
25Good Friday, university-observed holiday
 
April, 2016
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Spring convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date
28Tuition fees due for spring term
 
May, 2016
May 2 - May 8

If you drop course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the graduate program during this 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.

2

Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades 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

2Spring term classes begin
8Last 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 9 - May 15Part-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)
15

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.

15Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
May 16 - Jun 27

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.

24Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
31Last 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, 2016
Jun 7 - Jun 8

Spring Convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies); for details visit: www.wlu.ca/convocation

Jun 13 - Jun 17Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
27

Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses or from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)

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

27Last 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%)
28

From this date until the end of  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.

 
July, 2016
1Canada Day, university-observed holiday
29Last day of spring term classes (see August 2 and 3 for make-up class schedule)
 
August, 2016
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
1Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
2Make-up spring term Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 23)
3Make-up spring term Tuesday class for Canada Day (Friday  July 1)
Aug 4 - Aug 12Final spring term examinations (students whose courses include final exams during the university's exam schedule are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
10Spring term ends
15Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
 
September, 2016
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 fall term fees and to be eligible to graduate at fall convocation