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Graduate Studies

Enrolment and Start Dates

Deadline dates for grad programs

Fall term

Winter  term

Summer term

September to December 2020
Sept to Oct (1HF)
Nov to Dec (2HF)
January to April 2021
Jan to Feb (1HF)
March to April (2HF)
May to August 2021
On-time registration July 7
to August 4
November 26
to  December 10
April 1
to April 15
Class start dates* Classes begin on or after September 2.
Check with program for details.
Classes begin on or after January 4.
Check with program for details.
Class start dates vary.
Check with program for details.
Late registration August 5
to September 9
December 11
to  January 4
April 16
to April 30
Clearing Conditions of Admission:
Deadline to provide required documents for the Fall term
August 27

* The precise start dates of courses are determined by programs. Please contact your program for details. Graduate Studies maintains the 13-week graduate instruction period; if a course does not fall into the traditional instruction period, however, the program will inform students of important dates and deadlines in the course syllabus. There is no official fall break or reading week for graduate students (except for MBA). Students should check with their program and their course instructors as to whether classes will be held during these times. Please see sections 1.3 (Responsibilities of Graduate Students to the university) and 2.5.6 (Vacations) of the Graduate Calendar for more information.

Accommodation for religious, Indigenous and spiritual observances

The university welcomes and includes students, staff, and faculty from a wide range of cultural, traditional, and spiritual beliefs. As per the Policy on Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances, the university will arrange reasonable accommodation of the needs of students who observe religious holy days other than those already accommodated by ordinary scheduling and statutory holidays.