Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2018

January, 2018
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, 2018
6Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
7Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
30Good Friday, university-observed holiday
 
April, 2018
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
 
May, 2018
1

Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades and/or submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation to be eligible to graduate at Spring convocation.

May 7 - May 13

If you drop a course or courses (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary 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 Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

7Spring term classes begin
7Tuition fees due for spring term
14Last 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 and part-time masters level seminary students only)
May 14 - May 21Part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary 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)
18Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
21

Last day to drop spring term course(s) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary 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 Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

21Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
May 22 - Jul 3

If you drop a course (or courses) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary 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 Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

31Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of spring term fees.
 
June, 2018
Jun 5 - Jun 6Spring convocation (Brantford Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 11 - Jun 15Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
July, 2018
2Canada Day, university-observed holiday
3

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 Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

3Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%).
4

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 Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

 
August, 2018
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation; 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
3Last day of spring term classes (see July 31 and August 1 for make-up class schedule)
6Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
7Make-up spring term Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 21)
8Make-up spring term Monday class for Canada Day (Monday July 2)
16Spring term ends
20Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
 
October, 2018
1Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of fall term fees and to be eligible to graduate at Fall convocation.
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Program. No forms will be accepted after this date.