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

January, 2015
15All returning students can begin to select courses for Spring, using LORIS, until the last day to add courses in the term
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
 
March, 2015
9Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
10Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
April, 2015
3

Good Friday, university-observed holiday

15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
23Spring term tuition fees due
 
May, 2015
1Final 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
May 4 - May 10

If you drop course(s) (part-time MBA students) or withdraw from the graduate program (all graduate students) 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.
4Spring term classes begin
10Last 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 11 - May 17Part-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)
17

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.

17Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
May 18 - Jun 29

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.

18Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
29Last 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, 2015
Jun 8 - Jun 12Spring convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
29Last 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%)
29Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)
30

From this date until the end of classes this 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, 2015
1Canada Day, university-observed holiday
31Spring term classes end; see Tuesday August 4  and Wednesday August 5 for make-up classes
 
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
3Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
4

Make-up Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 18)

5

Make-up Wednesday class for Canada Day (Wednesday July 1)

13Spring term ends
17Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
 
September, 2015
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
 
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 processed after this date