Important Dates

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

2020–2021 Academic Year

Fall 2020

September

DateDescriptionReminder
7University ClosureLabour Day Holiday—University closed.
9Registration & EnrolmentFall term [FA20] and Fall/Winter term [Y20–21] classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Fall term [FA20]
15Registration & EnrolmentDeadline for graduate programs to submit Summer [SU20] term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
22Registration & EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor for Fall [FA20] and Fall/Winter term [Y20/21] courses.

October

DateDescriptionReminder
6Registration & EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Fall [FA20] term courses (via Course Transaction Form).
10–16Reading WeekFall Reading Week (no classes, University open).
12University ClosureThanksgiving Day Holiday—(University closed).
14–16ConvocationFall 2020 Convocation.
15AdministrativeAdministrative Deadline — All summer [SU20] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
27Registration & EnrolmentOnline registration for Fall [FA20] term ends. Manual Registration Form required after this date.
27Registration & EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Fall/Winter [Y20-21] courses (via Course Transaction Form).
31Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund date for Fall [FA20] term.
31Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesDeadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.
TBARegistration & EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate in February 2021.

November

DateDescriptionReminder
2Thesis & DissertationDeadline for students to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to program office for approval to commence in January 2021.
6Registration & EnrolmentDeadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade (via manual form), Fall [FA20] term. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
9Thesis & DissertationDeadline for Graduate Programs to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to FGS for approval to commence in January 2021.
13Thesis & DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for February 2021 convocation.
15Registration & 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 [WI21] term.
15Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund date for Fall [FA20] term.
20Thesis & DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Master's students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for February 2021 convocation.
30Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund date for Fall [FA20] term.

December

DateDescriptionReminder
8Registration & EnrolmentFall term [FA20] classes end.
9Study DayFall Study Day (no classes; University open).
11Thesis & DissertationLast day to hold Master’s/Doctoral defence exams in the Fall [FA20] term (for Fall term completion). Exams held after this date will be coded for Winter term [WI21].
15Registration & EnrolmentStudents who did not register for Fall term [FA20] will be withdrawn from the program for failure to maintain continuous registration unless a Leave of Absence was approved.
17Thesis & DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Fall term [FA20] completion
9–23ExaminationsFall [FA20] Examinations. Check with your Course Director.
20Registration & EnrolmentDeadline to register for Winter term [WI21].
21Registration & Enrolment$200 Late registration fee for Winter term [W21] will be applied.
24–Jan. 6University ClosureWinter Break (University closed).

Winter 2021

January

DateDescriptionReminder
10Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Winter [WI21] term.
11Registration & EnrolmentWinter [WI21] term classes begin.
15Registration & EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit Fall [FA20] term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
15Thesis & DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for February 2021 degree conferral.
25Registration & EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor for Winter [WI21] courses.
26Registration & EnrolmentOnline Registration ends for Winter [WI21] term.
31Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesDeadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.
31Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund, Winter [WI21] term.

February

DateDescriptionReminder
5Registration & EnrolmentDeadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade for Fall/Winter [Y20–21] term courses. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term of the course, will be given a W grade.
8Registration & EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Winter [WI21] term courses (via Course Transaction Form).
13–19Reading WeekWinter Reading Week (no classes, University open).
15Registration & EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All Fall [FA20] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
15Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund for Winter [WI21] term.
15University ClosureFamily Day Holiday—University closed.
28Financial Aid, Refunds & Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund for Winter [WI21] term.
TBARegistration & EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate for Spring 2021 Convocation.

March

DateDescriptionReminder
8Thesis & DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for June 2021 convocation.
12Registration & EnrolmentDeadline to drop a course without receiving a grade for Winter [WI21] term courses. Courses dropped after this date, and within the term, will be reflected with a W grade.
15Registration & 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 [SU20] term.
15Thesis & DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Master's students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for June 2021 convocation.

April

DateDescriptionReminder
2University ClosureGood Friday Holiday—University closed.
6Registration and EnrolmentSummer [SU21] term registration and enrolment online access begins.
12Registration & EnrolmentFall/Winter [Y20-21] and Winter [WI21] term classes end.
13Study DayWinter Study Day.
14–28ExaminationsFall/Winter [Y20-21] and Winter [WI21] examinations. Check with your Course Director.
16Thesis & DissertationDeadline to hold Master’s/Doctoral defence exams in the Winter [WI21] term to fulfill part of the requirements in order to graduate for June 2021 convocation.
23Thesis & DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Winter [WI21] term and fulfill final requirements in order to graduate and be eligible for June 2021 convocation ceremony.
30Registration & EnrolmentAll degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by April 30, 2021 to convocate in June 2021.

Summer 2021

May

DateDescriptionReminder
10Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, SU, S1, I1, J1 & S3
10Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition feesDeadline for payment of fees, Summer [SU21] terms.
12Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I1
13Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, J1
14Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, S1

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, I1 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, J1 (via Course Transaction Form)
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline for graduate programs to submit Winter [W21] term and Fall/Winter [Y20/21] grades to Registrar’s Office.
18Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, S3
18Registration and EnrolmentLast day to register for Summer (SU21) without being charged a late fee.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 late fee applied on Summer (SU21) registrations.

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, S1 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, I1
23Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, SU.
24University closureVictoria Day Holiday—University closed.
31Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, I1

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, J1

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, S3 (via Course
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition fees100% refund for Summer [SU21] term.

June
DateDescriptionReminder
1Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, I2
3Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I2
7Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor, SU & I2 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, SU & S1

Course end date, J1
8Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, J2 & J3
11Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, J2
14Registration and EnrolmentLast date to drop a course without receiving a grade, I2

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, J2 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to add a course without permission of instructor, J3
15Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition fees80% refund for summer term.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All Winter [WI20] term courses with blank or incomplete grades converted to F.
21Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, S1 & I2

Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, J3 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, S3
22–25Reading WeekSummer 2021 Reading Week—No classes University Open
22Registration and Enrolment– Online Registration and Enrollment ends, Summer (SU21). Manual Registration Form required after this date.

– Course start date, I3
24Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I3
28Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, S2

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, J2
30Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition feesRecommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next fall/winter session

Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current summer session

40% refund for summer term.
TBDConvocationJune 2021 Convocation

July

DateDescriptionReminder
1University ClosureCanada Day Holiday—University closed.
2Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, S2

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, I3
5Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, D2

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, J3
5Thesis and DissertationDeadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for Doctoral Oral Examinations to review and process.

Deadline for Graduate Programs to receive recommendations and paperwork for Master’s Oral Examinations to review and process.
7Registration and EnrolmentRegistration Opens for Fall (FA21) and Winter (WI22) terms.
8Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, D2

Course end date, J2
9Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor, S2 & D2 (via Course Transaction Form)

Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade, SU
9Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for Master's students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for October 2021 convocation.

Deadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from graduate program directors for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for October 2021 convocation.
15Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, I3, J3 & S3

Deadline to submit Academic Petitions for status changes for Fall (FA21) term (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time registration, extension of program time limits, reinstatement).
23Registration and EnrolmentLast date to drop a course without receiving a grade, S2 & D2
30Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, D2
31Registration and EnrolmentAdministration Deadline—Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration, summer (SU21) term.

August

DateDescriptionReminder
2University ClosureCivic Holiday—University closed.
9Thesis and DissertationThesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day for oral examination to be held to fulfill requirements for October 2021 convocation.
10Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, SU & S2
20Registration and EnrolmentLast day to register for Fall (FA21) without being charged a late fee.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 late fee applied on Fall (FA21) registrations.
23Thesis and DissertationThesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day to submit/upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Summer 2021 term and to fulfill requirements for October 2021 convocation.
31Registration and EnrolmentAll degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by August 31, 2021 in order to be eligible to convocate in October 2021.

2021–2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

September

DateDescriptionReminder
6University ClosureLabour Day Holiday—University closed.
8Registration and EnrolmentFall term [FA21] and Fall/Winter term [Y21–22] classes begin.
10Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Fall term [FA21].
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline for graduate programs to submit summer term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
21Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor for Fall [FA21] and Fall/Winter term [Y21/22] courses.
30Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund date for Fall [FA21] term.

October

DateDescriptionReminder
5Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Fall [FA21] term courses (via Course Transaction Form).
11University ClosureThanksgiving Day—University closed.
9–15Reading WeekFall Reading Week (no classes, University open).
TBAConvocationFall 2021 Convocation.
15Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund date for Fall [FA21] term.
15AdministrativeAdministrative Deadline—All summer [SU21] term courses with blank and incomplete grades converted to F grade unless an approved course extension has been granted.
20Registration and EnrolmentOnline registration for Fall [FA21] term ends. Manual Registration Form required after this date.
26Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Fall/Winter [Y21-22] courses (via Course Transaction Form).
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesDeadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session. For international students requesting a status change;

Refund—40% refund date for Fall [FA21] term.

November

DateDescriptionReminder
1Thesis and DissertationDeadline for students to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to program office for approval to commence in January 2022.
6Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate in February 2022.
8Thesis and DissertationDeadline for Graduate Programs to submit Research Proposals for Ethics to FGS for approval to commence in January 2022.
12Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade (via Course Transaction Form), Fall [FA21] term.
12Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for February 2022 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 [WI22] term.
19Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Master's students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for February 2022 convocation.

December

DateDescriptionReminder
7Registration and EnrolmentFall term [FA21] classes end.
8Study DayFall Study Day (no classes; University open).
10Thesis and DissertationLast day to hold Master’s/Doctoral defence exams in the Fall [FA21] term (for Fall term completion). Exams held after this date will be coded for Winter term [WI22].
15Registration and EnrolmentStudents who did not register for Fall term [FA21] will be withdrawn from the program for failure to maintain continuous registration unless a Leave of Absence was approved.
9–23ExaminationsFall [FA21] Examinations. Check with your Course Director.
20Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to register for Winter term [WI22].
20Thesis and DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Fall term [FA21] completion.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 Late registration fee for Winter term [W22] will be applied.
24 Dec.–7 Jan.University ClosureWinter Break—University closed.

Winter 2022

January

DateDescriptionReminder
10Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesDeadline for payment of fees, Winter [WI22] term.
10Registration and EnrolmentWinter [WI22] term classes begin.
14Thesis and DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for February 2022 degree conferral.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—Deadline for graduate programs to submit Fall [FA21] term grades to the Registrar’s Office.
23Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor for Winter [WI22] courses.
26Registration and EnrolmentOnline Registration ends for Winter [WI22] term.
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—100% refund, Winter [WI22] term;

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

February

DateDescriptionReminder
7Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor for Winter [WI22] term courses (via Course Transaction Form).
11Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade for Fall/Winter [Y21–22] term courses.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All Fall [FA21] 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 [WI22] term.
19–25Reading WeekWinter Reading Week (no classes, University open).
21University ClosureFamily Day—University closed.
26Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate for Spring 2022 Convocation.
28Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund for Winter [WI22] term.

March

DateDescriptionReminder
TBARegistration and EnrolmentSummer [SU22] term registration and enrolment online access begins.
18Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop a course without receiving a grade for Winter [WI22] term courses.
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 [SU22] term.
25Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Doctoral students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for June 2022 convocation.

April

DateDescriptionReminder
1Thesis and DissertationDeadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from Graduate Programs for Master's students expected to fulfill all degree requirements for June 2022 convocation.
10Registration and EnrolmentFall/Winter [Y21–22] and Winter [WI22] term classes end.
11Study DayWinter Study Day.
15University ClosureGood Friday—University closed.
12–29ExaminationsFall/Winter [Y21–22] and Winter [WI22] examinations. Check with your Course Director.
18Thesis and DissertationDeadline to hold Master’s/Doctoral defence exams in the Winter [WI22] term to fulfill part of the requirements in order to graduate for June 2022 convocation.
TBARegistration and EnrolmentDeadline to register for the Summer term [SU22].
21Registration and Enrolment$200 Late registration fee for Summer term [SU22] will be applied.
22Thesis and DissertationDeadline to upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Winter [WI22] term and fulfill final requirements in order to graduate and be eligible for June 2022 convocation ceremony.
30Registration and EnrolmentAll degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by April 30, 2022 to convocate in June 2022.