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Important Dates

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

2021–2022 Academic Year

September
Date Description Reminder
6University ClosureLabour Day Holiday—University closed.
8Registration and EnrolmentFall term [FA21] and Fall/Winter term [Y21–22] classes begin.
Note: All classes, including those scheduled for in-person instruction will be delivered online or remotely, up to and including Sunday, September 12th. Full Details
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
DateDescription Reminder
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).
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 FeesRefund—40% refund date for Fall [FA21] 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 2022.

– Deadline to apply to graduate in February 2022.
2ConvocationFall 2021 Convocation
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.–5 Jan.University ClosureWinter Break—University closed.
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.