Regulations

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 1.01 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, 2016-2017
  • 1.02 PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE
  • 1.03 GRADUATE STUDIES AT WESTERN
  • 1.04 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATE OFFERED

2. ADMISSIONS

  • 2.01 PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH
  • 2.02 GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATIONS
  • 2.03 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

3. PROGRAMS

4. REGISTRATION

  • 4.01 INITIAL REGISTRATION
  • 4.02 REGISTRATION AND FEE PAYMENT
  • 4.03 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
    • (a) Continuous Registration
    • (b) Maximum Registration Period
  • 4.04 CATEGORIES OF REGISTRATION
    • (a) Full-Time Student
    • (b) Part-time Student in Approved Part-time Programs
    • (c) Part-time Student in Full-time Programs
    • (d) Thesis Defense Only Student
    • (e) Non-Degree Part-time Student
    • (f) Concurrent Degree Student
  • 4.05 TRANSFER FROM MASTER'S TO DOCTORAL DEGREE STATUS IN A PROGRAM
  • 4.06 LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  • 4.07 WITHDRAWAL
  • 4.08 ADMISSION AFTER WITHDRAWAL
  • 4.09 REFUNDS
  • 4.10 VACATION
  • 4.11 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE

5. FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • 5.01 PROGRAM CATEGORIES
  • 5.02 A MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • 5.03 ELIGIBILITY IS LIMITED TO THE NORMAL DURATION OF THE STUDENT'S PROGRAM
  • 5.04 MINIMUM ANNUAL FINANCIAL PACKAGE FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS
  • 5.05 EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS ON TRANSCRIPTS
  • 5.06 COMPLETION OF THE STUDENT'S PROGRAM

6. PROGRAM DESIGN

  • 6.01 DEFINITIONS
  • 6.02 COURSE OUTLINES
  • 6.03 COURSE NUMBERING
  • 6.04 ADDING OR DROPPING GRADUATE COURSES
  • 6.05 AUDITING GRADUATE COURSES
  • 6.06 REPEATED COURSES
  • 6.07 INCOMPLETE COURSES
  • 6.08 ADDING, AUDITING, OR WITHDRAWING FROM UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
  • 6.09 COMPULSORY STUDENT EVALUATION OF COURSES
  • 6.10 CREDIT FOR PRIOR GRADUATE WORK

7. GRADUATE VISITOR AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  • 7.01 GRADUATE COURSES AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES FOR WESTERN STUDENTS
    • (a) Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Program
    • (b) Exchange Agreement with Canadian and International Universities
    • (c) Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement
    • (d) Credit Courses at Non-Partner Universities
  • 7.02 GRADUATE STUDY AT WESTERN FOR NON-WESTERN STUDENTS

8. THE THESIS

  • 8.01 GENERAL REGULATIONS
  • 8.02 DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
  • 8.03 COMPLETION OF ALL NON-THESIS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • 8.04 DOCTORAL CANDIDATE - COMPLETION OF THE THESIS DEGREE REQUIREMENT
  • 8.05 MASTER’S CANDIDATE - COMPLETION OF THE THESIS DEGREE REQUIREMENT

9. PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

10. SGPS MEMBERSHIP

  • 10.01 CATEGORIES
  • 10.02 DURATION
  • 10.03 PRIVILEGES, CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS

11. SUPERVISION

  • 11.01 SUPERVISORY ROLES
  • 11.02 EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SUPERVISORS
  • 11.03 EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS IN THESIS-BASED PROGRAMS 
  • 11.04 CHANGING A SUPERVISOR

12. GRADUATION

13. APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE

  • 13.01 SCHOLASTIC DISCIPLINE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 13.02 ACADEMIC APPEALS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 13.03 CODE OF CONDUCT

14. SUPPORT SERVICES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES