Academic Dates & Deadlines



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Term (The term in which a course is offered):

Fall

Winter

Summer

Section (Session) Code:

F = Fall section (September–December), OR first subsection (May–June) of the Summer Term

S = Winter section (January–April), OR second subsection (July–August) of the Summer Term

Y = Fall and Winter section (September–April), OR first and second subsections (May–August) of the summer Term


Fall Term 2021

Fall Term 2021 Timetable
DATES: DEADLINES:
July 29 6 AM EDT: Course enrolment begins for returning Faculty of Information students
August 5 6 AM EDT: Course enrolment begins for incoming Faculty of Information students
August 27 Recommended deadline to make minimum tuition payment or defer to ensure that the University received and processed your payment by September 10.

This will allow you to remain in your selected/enrolled courses, otherwise, you run the risk of getting your courses removed.

Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous Term(s) + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).

August/September Faculty Orientation & Welcome!
September/October Faculty of Information Application Deadline for:
Trudeau Foundation Current Doctoral Awards, NSERC Current Doctoral Awards, SSHRC Current Doctoral Awards
September 6 Labour Day (University closed)
September 10 Registration deadline for students starting their program in the Fall Term; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed

After this date, students will be required to show proof of payment, to SGS, to become registered: Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous term(s) + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).

Beyond which, students will be removed from their courses.

September 13 First day of Fall Term classes
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2021-22.
September 19 Final date the waitlists for F-section or Y-section courses to remain operational. All students on course waitlists, for the F- and Y-section courses, will be wiped by 12:01 AM of September 20.
September 20 Final date to add Fall term (F-section) or Full year (Y-section) courses
September 30 Faculty of Information Application Deadline for:
Omnibus Awards Application
September 30 For Incoming Students:
Deadline to request for Transfer Credit or Exemption
September 30 Recommended date to clear off unpaid Fall Term tuition balance to ensure that the University receives and processes your payment by October 15.

Beyond which, a monthly service charge will begin accruing on any outstanding Fall Term balance.

October 1 Last day to drop for those started in May: INF3006Y: Major Area Reading Course

Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline for continuous courses): Add / Drop Form (PDF)

October 1 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation.
October 1 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for Master’s degrees for Fall Convocation without fees being charged for the Fall Term.
October 11 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 25 Last date to drop a Fall Term (F-section) courses with no academic penalty

You may drop the course directly on ACORN.

Note: The last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.

November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted to the Office of Convocation website.
November 8–12 Fall Reading Week
November 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) term tuition and non-tuition fees for students registered in the Fall and Winter Terms, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving OSAP or other government loans, a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships.

Monthly service charges will begin accruing on December 15.

December 13 Last day of Fall Term classes
December 14–20 Exam week (if applicable)
December 22–31 Winter Break begins (University closed from December 22–31 inclusive)
December 31 End of Fall Term
January 3, 2022, 10 AM ET Faculty of Information Deadline for Fall Term Grade Submission

Note: SGS deadline – January 7, 2022

January 12, 2022 Fall Term grades available for viewing by students on ACORN.
January 20, 2022, 12 PM ET Fall Term Committee on Standing Petitions Due (to be submitted to Student Services)

Winter Term 2022

Winter Term 2022 Timetable
DATES: DEADLINES:
January 10 First day of Winter Term classes.
January 10 INF1005H Information Workshop I begins (January 10–February 14)
January 10 For returning students that are registering for Winter term only:

Recommended date for students to pay off Winter term tuition (or defer) to ensure the University received and processed your payment by January 24th. Beyond that, you may get removed from your courses.

January 15 Faculty of Information Deadline Application for:
OGS Incoming Doctoral Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants) (to be confirmed)
January 15 Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter term fees.

See SGS footnotes for academic fees

January 16 Final date the waitlists for S-section courses to remain operational. All students on course waitlists, for the S-section courses, will be wiped by 12:01 AM of January 17.
January 17 Final date to add Winter Term (S-section) courses

This includes INF1005H.

  • The last date to enrol into INF1006H is March 7.
  • The last date to enrol into MSL2100H is February 11.

The above two courses have unique enrolment and drop deadlines, as it follows a non-standard teaching schedule.

January 20 For Students Wishing to Petition for Coursework that Occurred in Fall 2021:
Please submit your petition materials through your academic advisor. If you missed this deadline, please connect with your academic advisor on what other options might be available.
January 21 Final date for receipt of Master’s degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation from Master’s students without fees being charged for the Winter Term.

Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in March in absentia. Click here for information on Graduation.

Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March Graduation in absentia.

January 24 Last day to DROP INF1005H. To drop the course, please do so directly on ACORN.

The last day to drop other Winter term (S-section) courses directly on ACORN is February 20th.

  • The last date to drop INF1006H will be March 14. Please submit an Add / Drop form to iSchool Student Services: Add/Drop Form (PDF)
  • The last date to drop MSL2100H will be February 20. Please submit an Add / Drop form to iSchool Student Services: Add/Drop Form (PDF)

Note: The last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.

January 24 Registration deadline for students starting their program in the Winter Term only; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed

After this date, students will be required to show proof of payment, to SGS, to become registered: Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous Term(s) + 100% of current Winter tuition fee charges).

Beyond which, students will be removed from their courses.

January 31 For Students Receiving OSAP/Other Provincial Student Loans:
Recommended date to clear off your Winter Term tuition balance to ensure that the University receives your payment by February 16.Beyond which, a monthly service charge will accrue on any remaining balance.
January 31 For incoming MI, MMSt and CDP Students:
Deadline for the submission of OGS Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants) (to be confirmed)
February 1 Last day to drop for those started in September: INF3006Y: Major Area Reading Course

Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline: Add / Drop Form (PDF)

February 11 Last day to ADD MSL2100H.

To add this course, please submit an Add / Drop form to iSchool Student Services: Add / Drop Form (PDF)

February 20 Last day to DROP MSL2100H.

To drop this course, please do so directly on ACORN.

February 20 Last date to drop a Full year (Y-section) and Winter Term (S-section) courses with no academic penalty except for INF1005H and INF1006H.You may drop the course directly on ACORN.

Note: The last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.

February 21 Family Day (University closed)
February 22–25 Winter Reading Week
February 28 INF1006H Information Workshop II begins.
March Information is posted to the Office of Convocation Website:
March graduation in absentia
March 1 For current Faculty of Information Students:
Deadline for OGS Doctoral and Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants)
March 7 Last day to ADD INF1006H. Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline: Add / Drop Form (PDF)
March 14 Last day to DROP INF1006H. Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline: Add / Drop Form (PDF)

Note: The last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.

April 9 Last day of Winter Term classes for courses
April 11–18 Exam week (if applicable)
April 14 Final date for receipt of Master’s degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses from Master’s students for June Convocation.

Final date for submission of final doctoral theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation.

Students dually registered in the Winter Term must be recommended for the master’s degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration.

April 15 Good Friday (University closed)
April 30 For students that deferred their tuition under a major award or in receipt of full funding package: Recommended date to clear off any remaining balance. Beyond which, a monthly service charge will begin accruing on May 15

End of Winter Term.

May 6 Faculty of Information Deadline for final grade submission for Winter term (S-session) and full year (Y-session courses) for all students (both graduating and continuing). 
Students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter Term courses.
May 18 Winter Term grades available for viewing by students on ACORN.
May 26 Winter Term Committee on Standing Petitions Due (to be submitted to Student Services)

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