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 (Winter Term)

  • January 1, 2017
    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.
  • January 6, 2017
    Due date for winter term tuition (first installment).
  • January 13, 2017
    Grade submission deadline for fall term grades for continuing students.
  • January 30, 2017
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have winter term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • January 31, 2017
    Last day to enrol in winter term graduate courses, declare an audit for a course, or drop a graduate course without it appearing on the transcript. Students who drop after this date but before March 1 will receive a WDN on their transcript.
  • February 10, 2017
    Due date for second installment of winter term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.
  • February 24, 2017
    February In Absentia Convocation
  • February 28, 2017
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the term without academic penalty. Students who drop after this date will receive an F on their transcript.
  • March 17, 2017
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the winter term.
  • March 28, 2017
    Recommended deadline to submit to SGPS requests for changes to summer term registration status, (e.g. part-time, leave of absence, intent to be eligible for TDO status) and to apply to graduate for the Spring Convocation.
  • March 31, 2017
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the winter term.
  • April 28, 2017
    Grade submission deadline for winter term grades for students wishing to graduate at the Spring Convocation.
  • April 30, 2017
    Deadline for doctoral and masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to be eligible for Thesis Defense Only status for the summer term. 
    Deadline for final submission of the thesis to complete the degree within the winter term and to graduate at the Spring Convocation. 
    Winter term ends.

Important Dates (Summer Term)

  • May 1, 2017
    Summer 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 5, 2017
    Due date for summer term tuition (first installment).
  • May 15, 2017
    Grade submission deadline for winter term grades for continuing students.
  • May 31, 2017
    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. Students who drop after this date but before July 1 will receive a WDN on their transcript.
  • June 9, 2017
    Due date for second installment of summer term tuition for those paying in two installments.
  • June 13-16, 19-21, 2017
    Spring Convocation
  • June 29, 2017
    Last day to provide proof of Permanent Resident status to have summer term tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.
  • June 30, 2017
    Last day to withdraw from a graduate course beginning in the summer term without academic penalty. Students who drop after this date will receive an F on their transcript.
  • July 20, 2017
    Final date for doctoral candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • July 26, 2017
    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, 2017
    Final date for masters candidates to submit the thesis for examination to SGPS to complete the degree within the summer term.
  • August 31, 2017
    Grade submission deadline for summer term grades 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. 
    Summer term ends.