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

October, 2015
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be accepted after this date
 
November, 2015
9Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee 
10Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
December, 2015
15

Tuition fees due for winter term

 
January, 2016
Jan 4 - Jan 10

If you drop course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from your graduate program (all graduate students) during this time 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.
4Winter term classes begin
10

Last day to drop winter term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)

Jan 11 - Jan 17Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
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 Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
17

Last day to drop winter 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.

17Last day for late registration and for adding winter term courses
Jan 18 - Mar 4

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

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

29Final 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 be eligible to receive full refund of winter term fees
 
February, 2016
15Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 15 - Feb 19Reading Week, no classes
 
March, 2016
4

Last day for withdrawing without failure from full-year and winter term courses; last day for withdrawing from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent)

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

4Last 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%)
5

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a winter 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.

25Good Friday, university-observed holiday
 
April, 2016
8Winter term and fall/winter session classes end (see April 11 for make-up class schedule)
Apr 11 - Apr 22Final fall/winter session and winter term examinations (students whose courses include final exams during the university's exam schedule are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
11Make-up winter term [Friday] class for Good Friday (March 25, 2015)
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for spring convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
23Winter term and fall/winter session ends
 
May, 2016
2Final 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
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2016 / winter 2017 / spring 2017
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 13 - Jun 17Spring convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
August, 2016
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