Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some adjustments to some of the deadlines. Please note:

  1. The course withdrawal deadline has been extended to April 9, the last day of classes for the Spring 2020 semester. The normal withdrawal transcript notation of WD will apply, with no additional requirement for documentation. Please note, there will be no tuition refund for courses dropped between now and the end of term.
  2. The DE (deferral) grade deadline for graduate courses taken in the Spring 2020 term has been extended until the Summer 2020 grade deadline term (August 26, 2020). This additional time should allow you to successfully complete all course requirements and to move forward in your program without financial penalty or adding more time to your degree.

    Note: Completion of Spring 2020 deferred coursework during Summer 2020 does not constitute continuity of enrollment for Summer 2020. (See GGR 1.4.1 and 1.4.5)
Note: Please review the COVID-19 FAQs for Grad Students regularly for all updates.

Note: Enrollment for the Spring 2020 term begins online on Monday, November 4th 2019 at 8:30am.

            Leaves of absence requests should be submitted before the term begins.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed
Monday, January 6, 2020 Spring term classes begin.
Friday, January 10, 2020


Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Spring 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 Last date to opt out or change your coverage in the Graduate Health Plan (only if you started school in January).
Friday, January 17, 2020

End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible).

Grad tuition and fees (including co-op practicum fees) are due and payable. A 2% penalty will be calculated and posted to your student account very month (Note, due to snow closure this has been extended to Monday, January 20, 2020).

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Last day for graduate students to enroll through self-service (late enrollment deadline).

Last day to drop with 100% refund of tuition and ancillary fees. If you were eligible for the January U-Pass BC, there is no refund of the January U-Pass BC but you will be refunded for the February–April U-Passes.

Last day to change from credit to audit grade basis.

Monday, January 20, 2020 Note Due to Snow Closure: Grad tuition and fees (including co-op practicum fees) are due and payable (extended from January 17). A 2% penalty will be calculated and posted to your student account very month.
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Last day to drop with no notation on transcript.

Friday,  January 31, 2020




Early Completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00 pm. Last day to be eligible for the 75% tuition refund.

Last day to drop with a 75% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees and January U-Pass BC.

Last day for receipt of grades deferred from the Fall 2019 term.

Only applicable to new international students: Last day to opt out of (see medical insurance deadlines).

Monday, February 17, 2020 Family Day. All classes and offices closed.
February 18-21, 2020 Reading break. Classes cancelled. (Please note: this is for applicable departments only.)
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees or January/February U-Passes.
Monday, March 2, 2020 Registration opens for the Summer 2020 term.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts.
March 9-27, 2020 Work-study application period for the Summer term.
Friday, March 27, 2020 Deadline for other Western universities to receive application forms for graduate students to take courses elsewhere under the Western Dean's Agreement.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Last day of classes.
April 10-13, 2020

Easter break. All offices closed.


April 14-25, 2020

Examination period

If you are a current TA and want to pay to extend your TSSU medical insurance for up to two terms, application forms are due by the end of the term.  See also: ALL HR forms.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Last day for graduate students who completed in Spring 2020 to apply for graduation (June convocation)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020  Grade deadline
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2020 Spring term (library submission deadline at 4PM).

Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Spring 2020 term after this term will be considered as a retroactive WE.