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Graduate Counselling Academic Schedule

Fall 2018
Sept. 1 First day for students to register in Winter session courses starting in January
Sept. 3 Labour Day—University closed
Sept. 5 First day of Fall session courses
Oct. 1 Last day for students to register in Winter session courses starting in January
Tuition fees are due
Oct. 5 Last day for early withdrawal from Fall session courses
No record of the course will appear on the transcript
Oct. 8 Thanksgiving Day—University closed
Nov. 4 Last day for withdrawal from Fall session courses
Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing
Nov. 1-4 GCAP 685 Practicum Intensive Seminar
Nov. 12 Statutory holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day—University closed
Dec. 1 Submit Application to Graduate if completing program
Dec. 4

Last day of Fall session courses

Dec. 24/18 - Jan. 1/19

The University will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019—University closed

Winter 2019
Jan. 1 First day for students to register in Spring session courses starting in May
Jan. 9 First day of Winter session courses
Feb. 1 Last day for students to register and pay tuition for Spring session courses starting in May
Feb. 9 Last day for early withdrawal from Winter session courses
No record of the course will appear on the transcript
Feb. 18 Family Day (Alberta)—University closed
Mar. 9 Last day for Withdrawal from Winter session courses
Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing
Mar. 14-17 GCAP 685 Practicum Intensive Seminar
Apr. 19-22 Easter break—University closed
Apr. 1 Submit Application to Graduate if completing program
Apr. 9 Last day of Winter session courses
Spring 2019
May 1 In order to be to be included in the June convocation ceremony program (and to be considered for graduation awards), the Office of the Registrar must receive an Application for Graduation form and all final grades (including grades/transcripts for courses on letter of permission).
May 1 First day for students to register in Fall session courses starting in September
May 1 First day of Spring session courses
May 15 Requests for transfer credit for Fall session
May 20 Victoria Day — University closed
June 1 Last day for students to register and pay tuition for Fall session courses starting in September
June 1 Last day for early withdrawal from Spring session courses
No record of the course will appear on the transcript
June 7 Convocation ceremonies for FHD graduate degrees
June 26 New student program orientation begins
June 29 Last day for late withdrawal from Spring session courses
Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing
July 1 Submission of Agreement and Learning Plan for Fall Practicum
July 1 Canada Day — University closed
July 10-26 Summer Institute for first-year students (required for GCAP635 and 671)
July 10-14 Summer Institute (for GCAP672 only)
July 17-21 Summer Institute (for GCAP672 only)
July 30 Last day of Spring session courses
Aug. 1 Submit Application to Graduate if completing program
Aug. 5 Civic holiday — University closed
Fall 2019
Sept. 1 First day for students to register in Winter session courses starting in January
Sept. 2 Labour Day — University closed
Sept. 4 First day of Fall session courses
Oct. 1 Last day for students to register in Winter session courses starting in January
Tuition fees are due
Oct. 4 Last day for early withdrawal from Fall session courses
No record of the course will appear on the transcript
Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day — University closed
Nov. 3 Last day for withdrawal from Fall session courses
Transcripts will reflect a withdrawal in good standing
Nov. 7-10 GCAP 685 Practicum Intensive Seminar
Nov. 11 Statutory holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day — University closed
Dec. 1 Submit Application to Graduate if completing program
Dec. 3s Last day of Fall session courses
Dec 25/19 - Jan. 2/20 The University will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2020 — University closed

Updated November 27 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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