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

May, 2015
1LORIS available for registration for fall 2015 / winter 2016 / spring 2016, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2015
20Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
21Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2015
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
17Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
27Tuition fees due for fall term
 
September, 2015
7Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 8 - Sep 9Graduate Studies Orientation for all graduate students
Sep 10 - Sep 16

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 program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

10Fall term classes begin
16Last day to drop fall term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)
Sep 17 - Sep 23Part-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) 
23

Last day to drop fall term course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the university (all graduate students) at 10% tuition charge

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

23Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2015 and fall/winter 2015/16 session courses
Sep 24 - Nov 11

If you withdraw from a course (or courses) (part-time MBA students) or 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

30Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades, and/or 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
 
October, 2015
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
12Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
Oct 13 - Oct 16Fall term reading week
30Fall convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
November, 2015
11

Last day for withdrawing without failure from fall 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.

11Last 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%)
12

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a fall 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 degree program must complete the Withdrawal from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies form.

 
December, 2015
17Fall term classes end
Dec 18 - Dec 23Final fall term examinations (students whose courses include final exams during the university's exam schedule are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
23Fall term ends
Dec 25 - Jan 4University closed; winter term classes begin Monday January 4, 2016