Important Dates

Graduate studies at York consists of three academic terms: Fall term, Winter term, and Summer term.

2019–2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

Reminder—Last day to register for Fall [FA19] term is August 20. $200 late fee will be applied on August 21.

September

DateDescriptionReminder
2Registration and EnrolmentLabour Day Holiday—University closed.
4Registration and EnrolmentFall term [FA19] and Fall/Winter term [Y19–20] classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Fall term [FA19]

Deadline for payment of Residence and Meal Plan fees.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit summer term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
17Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to add course(s) without instructor permission, Fall term [FA19] and Fall/Winter term [Y19/20].
30Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund date for Fall [FA19] term.

October

DateDescriptionReminder
1Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to add course with instructor permission, Fall [FA19] term (manual form).
12–18Registration and EnrolmentFall Reading Week (no classes, University open).
14Registration and EnrolmentThanksgiving Day Holiday—University closed.
15Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund date for Fall [FA19] term.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All summer [SU19] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
16–18Registration and EnrolmentFall Convocation.
17Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRecommended date to apply for Fall ONLY and Year OSAP and submit supporting documents.
18Thesis and DissertationDeadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for Doctoral Oral Examinations to review and process.
21Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesOSAP Deadline — Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the Fall Term.
21Registration and EnrolmentOnline registration for Fall [FA19] term ends.
22Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to add course with instructor permission, Fall/Winter term [FA19/W20] (manual form).
25Thesis and DissertationDeadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for Master’s Oral Examinations to review and process
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund date for Fall [FA19] term.

Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.

OSAP Deadline—Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next Winter term.

November

DateDescriptionReminder
1Thesis and DissertationDeadline for students to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to program office for approval to commence in January 2020.
5Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all Doctor of Philosophy requirements for February 2020 convocation.
8Thesis and DissertationDeadline for graduate programs to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to FGS for approval to commence in January 2020.
8Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade (manual form), Fall [FA19] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
12Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Office of the AVP & Dean, Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for Master’s students expected to fulfill all requirements for February 2020 convocation.
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to submit Academic Petition (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) for Winter [WI20] term.

December

DateDescriptionReminder
2Thesis and DissertationLast day to hold Master’s and Doctoral oral examinations in the Fall [FA19] term (for Fall term completion) and to be eligible for February 2020 convocation. Exams held after this date will be coded for Winter term[WI20].
4Registration and EnrolmentFall term [FA19] classes end.
5Registration and EnrolmentFall Study Day (no classes; University open).
5–20Registration and EnrolmentFall Exams. Check with your course director.
15Registration and EnrolmentStudents who did not register for Fall term [FA19] will be withdrawn from the program for failure to maintain continuous registration unless a Leave of Absence was approved.
16Thesis and DissertationLast day to submit/upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Fall 2019 term and to fulfill requirements for February 2020 convocation.

*Any submissions beyond this date will be coded for June 2020 convocation.
20Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to register for Winter term [WI20].
21Registration and Enrolment$200 Late registration fee for Winter term [W20] will be applied.
23–Jan. 2Registration and EnrolmentWinter Break (University closed).

Winter 2020

Reminder—Last day to register for Winter [WI20] term is December 20. $200 late fee will be applied on December 21.

January

DateDescriptionReminder
6Registration and EnrolmentWinter [WI20] term classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Winter [WI20] term.

Deadline for Residence and Meal plan fees.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit Fall [FA19] term grades to Registrar’s Office.
TBAThesis and DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for February 2020 degree conferral.
19Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to add a course without instructor permission, Winter [WI20] term.
21Registration and EnrolmentOnline Registration ends for Winter [WI20] term.
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund, Winter [WI20] term.

Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students

February

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to add a course with instructor permission, Winter [WI20] term.

Deadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade, Fall/Winter [Y19–20] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term of the course, will be given a W grade.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All fall [FA19] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
15Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund for Winter [WI20] term.
15–21Registration and EnrolmentWinter Reading Week (no classes, university open).
17Registration and EnrolmentFamily Day Statutory Holiday (University closed).
28Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation.
29Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund for Winter [WI20] term.

March

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and EnrolmentSummer [SU20] term registration and enrolment online access begins.
9Thesis and DissertationDeadline for doctoral students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
13Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop a course without receiving a grade, Winter [WI20] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to submit Academic Petition (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) for Summer [SU19] term.
16Thesis and DissertationDeadline for graduate programs to submit recommendation for doctoral oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

Deadline for Master’s students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
23Thesis and DissertationDeadline for graduate programs to submit recommendations for Master’s oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

April

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and EnrolmentFall/Winter [Y19-20] and Winter [WI20] term classes end.
6Registration and EnrolmentWinter Study Day.
7–25Registration and EnrolmentFall/Winter [Y19-20] and Winter [WI20] examinations.
10Registration and EnrolmentGood Friday Holiday. (University Closed)
10Thesis and DissertationDeadline to hold Doctoral/Master’s defence exams in the Winter [WI19] term to fulfill part of the requirements in order to graduate for June 2019 convocation.
20Registration and EnrolmentSummer [SU20} registration deadline.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 Late registration fee for Summer [SU20] term will be applied.
21Thesis and DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Winter [WI20] term and fulfill final requirements in order to graduate and be eligible for June 2020 convocation ceremony.
30Registration and EnrolmentAll degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by April 30, 2020to convocate in June 2020.

2018–2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

Reminder—Last day to register for Fall [FA18] term is August 15. $200 late fee will be applied on August 16.

September

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and
Enrolment
Labour Day Holiday—University closed.
5Registration and
Enrolment
Fall term [FA18] and Fall/Winter term [Y18–19] classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Deadline for payment of fees, Fall term [FA18]

Deadline for payment of Residence and Meal Plan fees.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Administrative Deadline
Deadline for graduate programs to submit summer term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
18Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to add course(s) without instructor permission, Fall term [FA18] and Fall/Winter term [Y18/19].
30Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—100% refund date for Fall [FA18] term.

October

DateDescriptionReminder
2Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to add course with instructor permission, Fall [FA18] term (manual form).
6–12Registration and
Enrolment
Fall Reading Week (no classes, University open).
8Registration and
Enrolment
Thanksgiving Day (University closed).
10–12Registration and
Enrolment
Fall Convocation.
15Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—80% refund date for Fall [FA18} term.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Administrative Deadline — All summer [SU18] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
17Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
OSAP Deadline — Recommended date to apply for Fall Only and Year OSAP and submit supporting documents.
23Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to apply to graduate in February 2019.

Online registration for Fall [FA18] term ends.

Deadline to add course with instructor permission, Fall/Winter term [FA18/WI19] (manual form).
31Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—40% refund date for Fall [FA18} term.

OSAP Deadline — Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next Winter term.

Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.

November

DateDescriptionReminder
1Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for students to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to program office for approval to commence in January 2019.
7Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for graduate programs to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to FGS for approval to commence in January 2019.

Deadline for doctoral students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
9Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade (manual form), Fall [FA18] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
14Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for graduate programs to submit recommendation for doctoral oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

Deadline for Master’s students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to submit Academic Petition (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) for Winter [WI19] term.
21Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for graduate programs to submit recommendations for Master’s oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

December

DateDescriptionReminder
4Registration and
Enrolment
Fall term [FA18] classes end.
5Registration and
Enrolment
Fall Study Day (no classes; University open).
6–21Registration and
Enrolment
Fall Exams. Check with your course director.
12Thesis and
Dissertation
Last day to hold Doctoral/Master’s defence exams in the Fall [FA18] term (for Fall term completion). Exams held after this date will be coded for Winter term[WI19].
15Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to register for Winter term [WI19].

Students who did not register for Fall term [FA18] will be withdrawn from the program for failure to maintain continuous registration unless a Leave of Absence was approved.
16Registration and
Enrolment
$200 Late registration fee for Winter term [WI19] will be applied.
19Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Fall term [FA18] completion.
22–Jan. 1Registration and
Enrolment
Winter Break. (University closed)

Winter 2019

Reminder—Last day to register for Winter [WI19] term is December 15. $200 late fee will be applied on December 16.

January

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and
Enrolment
Winter [WI19] term classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Deadline for payment of fees, Winter [WI19] term.

Deadline for Residence and Meal plan fees.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Administrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit Fall [FA18] term grades to Registrar’s Office.
15Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for February 2019 degree conferral.
16Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to add a course without instructor permission, Winter [WI19] term.
22Registration and
Enrolment
Online Registration ends for Winter [WI19] term.
30Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to add a course with instructor permission, Winter [WI19] term.
31Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—100% refund, Winter [WI19] term.

Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.

February

DateDescriptionReminder
8Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade, Fall/Winter [Y18–19] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term of the course, will be given a W grade.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Administrative Deadline—All fall [FA18] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
15Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—80% refund for Winter [WI19] term.
16–22Registration and
Enrolment
Winter Reading Week (no classes, university open).
18Registration and
Enrolment
Family Day Statutory Holiday (University closed).
28Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation.
28Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—40% refund for Winter [WI19] term.

March

DateDescriptionReminder
5Registration and
Enrolment
Summer [SU19] term registration and enrolment online access begins.
8Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to drop a course without receiving a grade, Winter [WI19] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
8Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for doctoral students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Deadline to submit Academic Petition (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) for Summer [SU19] term.
15Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for graduate programs to submit recommendation for doctoral oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

Deadline for Master’s students to provide graduate programs with recommendations for oral examinations.
26Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for graduate programs to submit recommendations for Master’s oral examinations to FGS. Must be received by FGS by this date.

April

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and
Enrolment
Fall/Winter [Y18-19] and Winter [WI19] term classes end.
4Registration and
Enrolment
Winter Study Day.
5–20Registration and
Enrolment
Fall/Winter [Y18-19] and Winter [WI19] examinations.
19Registration and
Enrolment
Good Friday Holiday. (University Closed)
15Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline to hold Doctoral/Master’s defence exams in the Winter [WI19] term to fulfill part of the requirements in order to graduate for June 2019 convocation.
22Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Winter [WI19] term and fulfill final requirements in order to graduate and be eligible for June 2019 convocation ceremony.
23Registration and
Enrolment
Summer [SU19} registration deadline.
24Registration and
Enrolment
$200 Late registration fee for Summer [SU19] term will be applied.
30Registration and
Enrolment
All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by April 30, 2019 to convocate in June 2019.

Summer 2019

May

DateDescriptionReminder
2Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (J1 term).
3Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (S1 term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (I1 term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (J1 term).
7Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (S3 term).
10Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Deadline for payment of fees, Summer [SU19] terms.
10Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (S1 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU19 (I1 term).
12Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, Summer [SU19] (SU term).
15Registration and
Enrolment
Administrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit Winter [W19] term and Fall/Winter [Y18/19] grades to Registrar’s Office.
17Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (S3 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU19 (J1 term);

Classes end, SU19 (I1 term).
20Registration and
Enrolment
Victoria Day Holiday—University closed.
21Registration and
Enrolment
Summer [SU19] term classes begin (I2 term).
23Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (I2 term).
27Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (SU term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (I2 term);

Classes end, SU19 (J1 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU19 (S1 term).
28Registration and
Enrolment
Classes begin, SU19 (J2, J3 terms).
31Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (J2 term).
31Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—Last day to receive 100% refund for Summer [SU19] term.

June

DateDescriptionReminder
3Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (J3 term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (J2 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU19 (I2 term).
4Registration and
Enrolment
Registration Opens for Fall (FA19) and Winter (WI20) terms.
10Registration and
Enrolment
Classes end, SU19 (S1, I2 terms);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (J3 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU 19 (S3 term).
11Registration and
Enrolment
Classes begin, SU19 (I3 term).
11–14Registration and
Enrolment
Summer Reading Week (no classes, university open).
14–22Registration and
Enrolment
June 2019 Convocation.
15Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—Last day to receive 80% refund for summer term.
17Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course with permission of instructor (manual form), SU19 (I3 term);

Classes begin, SU19 (S2 term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor, SU19 (I3 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade, SU19 (J2 term).
21Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (S2 term);

Online Registration and Enrollment ends, Summer (SU19).
24Registration and
Enrolment
Classes end, SU19 (J2 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade (manual form), SU19(I3 term, J3 term).
28Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course with permission of instructor (manual form), SU19 (S2 term);

Last day to drop course without receiving a grade (manual form), SU19 (SU term).
30Financial Aid, Refunds
and Tuition Fees
Refund—Last day to receive 40% refund for summer term.

July

DateDescriptionReminder
1Registration and
Enrolment
Canada Day Holiday—University closed.
2Registration and
Enrolment
Classes start, SU19 (D2 term).
5Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to add course without permission of instructor, SU19 (D2 term).
8Registration and
Enrolment
Classes end, SU19 (J3 term);

Last day to add course with permission of instructor (manual form), SU19 (D2 term).
8Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for doctoral Oral Examinations to review and process.
15Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to drop course without receiving a grade (manual form), SU19 (S2 term);

Deadline to submit Academic Petitions for status changes for Fall (FA19) term (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time registration, extension of program time limits, reinstatement).

Administrative Deadline—All Winter [WI19] term courses with blank or incomplete grades converted to F.
15Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for doctoral students expected to fulfill all Doctor of Philosophy requirements for October 2019 convocation;

Deadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for master’s Oral Examinations to review and process.
22Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to drop course without receiving a grade (manual form), SU19 (D2 term).
22Thesis and
Dissertation
Deadline for the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for Master’s students expected to fulfill all requirements for October 2019 convocation.
29Registration and
Enrolment
Administration Deadline—Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration, summer (SU19) term.
30Registration and
Enrolment
Classes end, SU19 (D2, S2, SU terms).

August

DateDescriptionReminder
5Registration and
Enrolment
Simcoe Day Civic Holiday—University closed.
9Thesis and
Dissertation
Last day for Master's and Doctoral oral examinations to be held to be eligible for October 2019 Convocation
20Registration and
Enrolment
Last day to register for Fall (FA19).
21Registration and
Enrolment
$200 late fee applied on Fall (FA19) registrations.
23Thesis and
Dissertation
Thesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day to submit/upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Summer 2019 term and to fulfill requirements for October 2019 Convocation.
31Registration and
Enrolment
All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by August 31, 2019 in order to be eligible to convocate in October 2019.