Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
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Academic & Related Dates
Fall Term 2012

March, 2012
Mar 1 - Apr 27 Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 27 Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
 
April, 2012
27 Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2012
1 Incoming Year 1 students –  access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins at 9:00 a.m.
1 Last day to apply for transfer into Year 2 Honours Business, Honours Economics, and Honours Kinesiology. Please complete the Program Selection form. To transfer into Year 2 Honours Music, contact the Faculty of Music
 
June, 2012
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UPPER YEAR STUDENTS ACCESS TO LORIS BEGINS FOR FALL AND WINTER COURSE SELECTION. ACCESS OPEN UNTIL LAST DAY TO ADD COURSES IN THE APPLICABLE TERM.

Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculty of Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

27 All Other Continuing Students, All Faculties (including Diplomas, Unclassified, Post-Degree and Returning Year 1) at 8:00 p.m.
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Year 2:

Faculty of Music and Faculty of Science at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 7:00 p.m.

29 For fall and winter registration, some course major/program restrictions now removed
 
July, 2012
23 Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
23 Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee (including online learning)
24 Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2012
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
7 Online learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
12 Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term
30 Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
 
September, 2012
3 Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 3 - Sep 7 Orientation Week (O-Week) for incoming Year 1 students
4 Co-op work term begins
10 Fall term and full-year lectures begin
Sep 10 - Sep 16 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, there is no tuition charge
12 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 10 but remain registered with no tuition charge
Sep 13 - Sep 16 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
16 Last day to add first 6-week course(s) which began September 10
16 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 10 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 17 - Sep 23 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Sep 17 - Oct 5 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
17 Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
23 Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including second 6-week courses beginning October 23 and online learning)
23 Last day to drop 12-week and full-year course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 24 - Nov 5 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at the course rate). See the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
October, 2012
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for fall convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
5 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 10 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
6 From this date until the end of first six-week classes in this term, if you drop a first 6-week fall term course that began September 10 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
8 Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
22 First 6-week course(s) that began September 10 end
23 Second 6-week courses begin
25 Last day to drop second 6-week courses which began October 23 but remain registered with no tuition charge
26 Fall convocation (all ceremonies held in Waterloo). For details, visit /convocation
Oct 26 - Oct 29 If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) (that began October 23) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
29 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) (began October 23) at 10% tuition (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Oct 30 - Nov 19 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
November, 2012
5 Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from 12-week course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
6 From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course that began September 10 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
19 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began October 23 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
20 From this date until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second 6-week fall term course that began October 23 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
December, 2012
3 Make-up Monday lecture for Thanksgiving, lectures end 
Dec 4 - Dec 5 Study days
Dec 6 - Dec 19 Final examination period - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
17 Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
19 Fall term ends
Dec 22 - Jan 1 University closed
28 Co-op work term ends