Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Current Students

Western University, Graduate Studies - Somerville Facade (Douglas Keddy)

This portion of the site contains information relevant to you as a Western graduate student. Western offers many services to support your academic, social, personal and career needs during your education.

Graduate Regulations

Overview of all aspects of graduate education at Western, including important dates, registration, funding and thesis regulations. (Read More)

Course Enrollment

Information pertaining to graduate and undergraduate course enrollment. (Read More)

Student Finances

Financial information for students, including fees, funding, and research opportunities. (Read More)

Change of Status

Portal for students requesting a change in their registration status at Western. (Read More)

Student Life

Services and opportunities aimed at enhancing the graduate student experience at Western. (Read More)

International Students

Overview of residency requirements and support services for international students. (Read More)

Visiting and Exchange Students

Exchange and visiting student opportunities for current students. (Read More)

Thesis

Specific information about Western's thesis processes, requirements, services and deadlines. (Read More)

Student Services

Overview of various services available to you during your education, including health, housing, and Western Libraries. (Read More)

Contacts

Important contact information for current students, including programs, SGPS and faculty/staff directories. (Read More)

Important Dates for Summer Term

  • May 1, 2015
    Term officially begins. Since this date does not necessarily conicide with the beginning of classes, students should contact their program for the specific date when courses start.
  • May 7, 2015
    Due date for summer term tuition (first installment).
  • May 14, 2015
    Grade submission deadline for winter term grades for continuing students.
  • May 29, 2015
    Last day to enrol in summer term graduate courses, declare an audit for a course, or drop a graduate course without it appearing on the transcript.
  • June 11, 2015
    Due date for second installment of summer term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.
  • June 9-17, 2015
    Spring Convocation
  • June 29, 2015
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have summer term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • June 30, 2015
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the term without academic penalty.
  • July 20, 2015
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • July 28, 2015
    Recommended deadline to submit to SGPS requests for changes to fall term registration status, (e.g. part-time, leave of absence, TDO status) and to apply to graduate for the Autumn Convocation.
  • August 4, 2015
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • August 31, 2015
    Grade submission deadline for students wishing to graduate at the Autumn Convocation.
    Deadline for doctoral and masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to be eligible for Thesis Defense Only status for the fall term.
    Deadline for final submission of the thesis to complete the degree within the summer term and to graduate at the Autumn Convocation.
    Term ends.

Important Dates for Fall Term

  • September 1, 2015
    Term officially begins. Since this date does not necessarily conicide with the beginning of classes, students should contact their program for the specific date when courses start.
  • September 8, 2015
    Due date for fall term tuition (first installment).
  • September 15, 2015
    Grade submission deadline for summer term grades for continuing students.
  • September 30, 2015
    Last day to enrol in fall term graduate courses, declare an audit for a course, or drop a graduate course without it appearing on the transcript.
  • October 13, 2015
    Due date for second installment of fall term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.
  • October 22-23, 2015
    Autumn Convocation
  • October 29, 2015
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have fall term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • October 30, 2015
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the term without academic penalty.
  • November 11, 2015
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the fall term.
  • November 25, 2015
    Recommended deadline to submit to SGPS requests for changes to winter term registration status, (e.g. part-time, leave of absence, intent to be eligible for TDO status) and to apply to graduate for the February In Absentia Convocation.
  • November 25, 2015
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the fall term.
  • December 24, 2015
    Grade submission deadline for students wishing to graduate at the February In Absentia Convocation. 
  • December 31, 2015
    Grade submission deadline for students wishing to graduate at the February In Absentia Convocation. 
    Deadline for doctoral and masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to be eligible for Thesis Defense Only status for the winter term. 
    Deadline for final submission of the thesis to complete the degree within the winter term and to graduate at the February In Absentia Convocation.
    Term ends.