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Fall 2020 Deadlines and Important Dates

As the new academic year begins, it’s a good time to plan for the semester ahead and keep in mind the important dates and deadlines for the fall 2020 term.

Note: Refer to the academic calendar for official academic and related dates.

LORIS Temporarily Unavailable to Drop Courses

Dropping courses for the fall 2020 term will not be available starting Oct. 30 until Nov. 2 at noon. The last day to drop/withdraw from fall full term courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment is Nov. 11.

Orientation

12-Week Fall Courses: Registration and Tuition

September

October

  • Oct. 8–Nov. 11: Drop/withdraw from courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving; no classes.
  • Oct. 13–16: Fall Reading Week.

November

  • Nov. 11: Last day to drop/withdraw from courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (assessed at course rate).

December

  • Dec. 9: Undergraduate classes end.
  • Dec. 10–11: Study Days.
  • Dec. 12–Dec 23: Final examination period. Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period.
  • Dec. 21: Last day to return learning materials (ie. videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs) for refund.
  • Dec. 23: Fall Term ends.

January

Six-Week Fall Courses: Registration and Tuition

September

  • Sept. 10: First six-week classes begin. Check out the 5 keys to success in virtual courses.
  • Sept. 10: Tuition fees due. Learn more about tuition and fees for 2020/21.
  • Sept. 10–14: Drop/withdraw from courses with no tuition charge.
  • Sept. 15–23: Drop/withdraw from courses at 10% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Sept. 16: Last day to add first six-week courses.
  • Sept. 24–Oct. 7: Drop/withdraw from courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).

October

  • Oct. 7: Last day to drop first six-week courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment.
  • Oct. 8: From this date until the end of first six-week classes, if you drop first six-week courses you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving; no classes.
  • Oct. 13–16: Fall Reading Week.
  • Oct. 28: Last day to add second six-week courses.
  • Oct. 28: First six-week classes end.
  • Oct. 29: Second six-week classes begin. Check out the 5 keys to success in virtual courses.
  • Oct. 29–Nov. 2: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses with no tuition charge.

November

  • Nov. 3–11: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses at 10% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Nov. 12–25: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Nov. 25: Last day to drop second six-week courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment.
  • Nov. 26: From this date until the end of classes, if you drop second six-week course(s) you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.

December

  • Dec. 9: Second six-week classes end.
  • Dec. 10–11: Study Days.
  • Dec. 12–23: Final examination period. Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period.

Convocation

Stay up-to-date on fall 2020 convocation plans.

  • Aug. 1: Application to Graduate (without late fee) due for Fall Convocation.
  • Aug. 2-Sept. 1: Late penalty fees apply on Application to Graduate for Fall Convocation.
  • Sept. 1: Last day to submit Application to Graduate for fall convocation. No forms will be accepted after this date.
  • Nov. 3: Fall 2020 degrees conferred (tentative).

University Closure

  • Sept. 7: Labour Day.
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving.
  • Dec. 24–Jan. 5: University closed (updated).

Plan Ahead for Winter 2021

  • Nov. 2: Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee (including online learning).
  • Jan. 4: Winter co-op work term begins.
  • Jan. 11: Winter term tuition fees due (updated).
  • Jan. 11: Winter classes begin (updated).

Orientation

13-Week Fall Courses: Registration and Tuition

August

  • Aug. 1: Application to graduate form (without late fee) due for fall convocation.
  • Aug. 24: Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students.

September

  • Sept. 1: Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for fall convocation (fee and penalty apply) – no forms accepted after this date.
  • Sept. 7: Labour Day. 
  • Sept. 10: Fall term classes begin. Check out the 5 keys to success in virtual courses.
  • Sept. 10: Tuition fees due. Learn more about tuition and fees for 2020/21.
  • Sept. 10-16: Drop/withdraw from courses with no tuition charge. 
    Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate Studies form.
  • Sept. 16: Last day to drop 13-week coures but remain registered. You must remain registered in at least one course.
  • Sept. 17–Oct. 7: Drop/withdraw from courses at 10% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Sept. 23: Last day for late registration.
  • Sept. 30: Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable) to Scholars Commons, and the receipt in the Graduate and 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.

October

  • Oct. 8–Nov. 11: Drop/withdraw from courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving; no classes.
  • Oct. 13–16: Fall Reading Week.

November

  • Nov. 2: Last day to register in at least one winter course without late registration fee.
  • Nov. 11: Last day to drop/withdraw from courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (assessed at course rate).
  • Nov. 11: Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed 55%).

December

  • Dec. 16: Graduate classes end.
  • Dec. 12–Dec 23: Final examination period. Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period.
  • Dec. 23: Fall Term ends.

January

Six-Week Fall Courses: Registration and Tuition

August

  • Aug. 21: Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee.

September

  • Sept. 10: First six-week classes begin. Check out the 5 keys to success in virtual courses.
  • Sept. 10: Tuition fees due. Learn more about tuition and fees for 2020/21.
  • Sept. 10–14: Drop/withdraw from courses with no tuition charge.
  • Sept. 15–23: Drop/withdraw from courses at 10% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Sept. 16: Last day to add first six-week courses.
  • Sept. 24–Oct. 7: Drop/withdraw from courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).

October

  • Oct. 7: Last day to drop first six-week courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment.
  • Oct. 8: From this date until the end of first six-week classes, if you drop first six-week courses you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving; no classes.
  • Oct. 13–16: Fall Reading Week.
  • Oct. 28: Last day to add second six-week courses.
  • Oct. 28: First six-week classes end.
  • Oct. 29: Second six-week classes begin. Check out the 5 keys to success in virtual courses.
  • Oct. 29–Nov. 2: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses with no tuition charge.

November

  • Nov. 3–11: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses at 10% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Nov. 12–25: Drop/withdraw from second six-week courses at 55% tuition penalty (assessed at course rate).
  • Nov. 25: Last day to drop second six-week courses without failure and for possible tuition adjustment.
  • Nov. 26: From this date until the end of classes, if you drop second six-week course(s) you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.

December

  • Dec. 9: Second six-week classes end.
  • Dec. 10–11: Study Days.
  • Dec. 12–23: Final examination period. Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period.

Convocation

Stay up-to-date on fall 2020 convocation plans.

  • Aug. 1: Application to Graduate (without late fee) due for Fall Convocation.
  • Aug. 2-Sept. 1: Late penalty fees apply on Application to Graduate for Fall Convocation.
  • Sept. 1: Last day to submit Application to Graduate for fall convocation. No forms will be accepted after this date.
  • Nov. 3: Fall 2020 degrees conferred (tentative).

University Closure

  • Sept. 7: Labour Day.
  • Oct. 12: Thanksgiving.
  • Dec. 24–Jan. 5: University closed (updated).

Plan Ahead for Winter 2021

  • Nov. 2: Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee (including online learning).
  • Jan. 4: Winter co-op work term begins.
  • Jan. 11: Winter term tuition fees due (updated).
  • Jan. 11: Winter classes begin (updated).