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

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 Science and Faculty of Music 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 of Science and Faculty of Music 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 (including Diploma, Unclassifed, Post-Degree and Returning Year 1) at 8:00 p.m.
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Year 2:

Faculty of Science and Faculty of Music 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
 
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
 
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 applications will be accepted after this date
 
November, 2012
12Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for winter term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
12Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee (including Online Learning)
13Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date 
 
December, 2012
3Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter
9Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
17Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter
 
January, 2013
2Co-op work term begins
Jan 7 - Jan 13If you drop/withdraw from 12-week courses during this time period, no tuition charged
7Winter term lectures begin
9Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 7, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Jan 10 - Jan 13If 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)
13Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 7
13Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 7 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 14 - Jan 20If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) 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)
Jan 14 - Feb 1If 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)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Jan 16 - May 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for spring convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
20Last day to add winter term courses (including, classroom, online learning and second 6-week courses beginning February 25)
20Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 21 - Mar 8If you drop/withdraw from 12-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)
 
February, 2013
1Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 7 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
2From this day until the last day of first 6-week classes in the term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 7 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
15First 6-week course(s) which began January 7 end
18Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 18 - Feb 22Reading week, no lectures
25Second 6-week courses begin
27Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 25, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Feb 28 - Mar 3If you drop/withdraw from second 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)
 
March, 2013
Mar 1 - Apr 28Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter 
Mar 1 - Apr 28Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
3Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 25 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Mar 4 - Mar 22If 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)
8Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from full-year or 12-week winter course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
9From this day until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week winter term course or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
22Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 25 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
23From this day until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 25 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
29Good Friday, university-observed holiday, no lectures
 
April, 2013
8Make-up Friday lectures for Good Friday, winter term and full-year lectures end 
Apr 9 - Apr 10Study days
Apr 11 - Apr 30Final examinations (winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation, see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
27Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
30Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory. University remains open
30Co-op work term ends
30Winter term ends
 
June, 2013
Jun 5 - Jun 7Spring convocation (all ceremonies at Waterloo Recreation Complex). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 18 - Jun 19

Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation