Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Graduate Students

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

Overview

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.
  • COURSE ENROLLMENT
    Information pertaining to graduate and undergraduate course enrollment.
  • STUDENT FINANCES
    Financial information for students, including fees, funding, and research opportunities.
  • CHANGE OF REGISTRATION
    Portal for students requesting a change in their registration status at Western.
  • THRIVING IN GRADUATE SCHOOL
    Our goal is that all members of our graduate community not simply be healthy, but that everyone has opportunity to thrive.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Overview of residency requirements and support services for international students.
  • VISITING AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS
    Exchange and visiting student opportunities for current students.
  • THESIS
    Specific information about Western's thesis processes, requirements, services and deadlines.
  • STUDENT SERVICES
    Overview of various services available to you during your education, including health, housing, and Western Libraries.
  • CONTACTS
    Important contact information for current students, including programs, SGPS and faculty/staff directories.

Important Dates (Summer Term)

  • May 1, 2016
    Term officially begins. Since this date does not necessarily coincide with the beginning of classes, students should contact their program for the specific date when courses start.
  • May 6, 2016
    Due date for summer term tuition (first installment).
  • May 13, 2016
    Grade submission deadline for winter term grades for continuing students.
  • May 31, 2016
    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 10, 2016
    Due date for second installment of summer term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.
  • June 14-22, 2016
    Spring Convocation
  • June 29, 2016
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have summer term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • June 30, 2016
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the term without academic penalty.
  • July 20, 2016
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • July 26, 2016
    Recommended deadline to submit to SGPS requests for changes to fall term registration status, (e.g. part-time, leave of absence, intent to be eligible for TDO status) and to apply to graduate for the Autumn Convocation.
  • August 3, 2016
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • August 31, 2016
    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 (Fall Term)

  • September 1, 2016
    Term officially begins. Since this date does not necessarily coincide with the beginning of classes, students should contact their program for the specific date when courses start.
  • September 8, 2016
    Due date for fall term tuition (first installment).
  • September 15, 2016
    Grade submission deadline for summer term grades for continuing students.
  • September 30, 2016
    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, 2016
    Due date for second installment of fall term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.
  • October 27 & 28, 2016
    Autumn Convocation
  • October 28, 2016
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have fall term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • October 31, 2016
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the term without academic penalty.
  • November 11, 2016
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the fall term.
  • November 25, 2016
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the fall term.
  • November 25, 2016
    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.
  • December 23, 2016
    Grade submission deadline for fall term grades for students wishing to graduate at the February In-Absentia Convocation.
  • December 31, 2016
    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 fall term and to graduate at the February In-Absentia Convocation. 
    Term ends.