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

March, 2012
Mar 1 - Apr 27Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 27Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
 
April, 2012
27Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2012
1Incoming Year 1 students   access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins at 9:00 a.m.
1Last 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.

27All 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.

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