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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 Enrolment– Online registration for Fall [FA21] term ends. Manual Registration Form required after this date.

– Online course withdrawal ends. Course Transaction 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 Enrolment– Deadline to drop course(s) without receiving a grade (via Course Transaction Form), Fall [FA21] term.

– Deadline to withdraw from course(s) without receiving a "W" on transcript 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 Enrolment– Fall term [FA21] classes end.

– Deadline to withdraw from course(s) and receive a grade of “W” on transcript via Course Transaction Form. Fall [FA21] term.
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.
31Registration and EnrolmentAll degree requirements, including final grades, must be completed in the Fall term (met by December 31, 2021) in order to be eligible for the February 2022 convocation (in absentia).
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.
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 FeesDeadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Winter session. For international students requesting a status change.
February
DateDescriptionReminder
7Registration and EnrolmentRefund—100% refund, Winter [WI22] term;

Last 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.
19–25Reading WeekWinter Reading Week (no classes, University open).
21University ClosureFamily Day—University closed.
22Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—80% refund for Winter [WI22] term.
26Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to apply to graduate for Spring 2022 Convocation.
March
DateDescriptionReminder
2Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition FeesRefund—40% refund for Winter [WI22] term.
18Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to drop a course without receiving a grade for Winter [WI22] term courses.
18Thesis 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.
25Thesis 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.
April
DateDescriptionReminder
5Registration and EnrolmentSummer [SU22] term registration and enrolment online access begins.
10Registration and Enrolment– Fall/Winter [Y21–22] and Winter [WI22] term classes end;

– Deadline to withdraw from course(s) and receive a grade of “W” on transcript via Course Transaction Form. Winter [WI22] term.
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.
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 Enrolment– All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by April 30, 2022 to convocate in June 2022;

– Deadline to submit Academic Petition for Summer [SU22] term.
May
DateDescriptionReminder
2Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, C1.
6Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course without permission of instructor, C1;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, G2.
9Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date SU, S1, I1, J1, S3, SF.
11Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I1.
12Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, J1.
13Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course without permission of instructor, S1;

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, I1 & J1;

– Course end date, G2.
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline for graduate programs to submit Winter [W22] term and Fall/Winter [Y21/22] grades to Registrar’s Office.
16Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor, C1.
17Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, S3.
20Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, S1;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, I1;

– Last day to register for Summer (SU22) without being charged a late fee.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 late fee applied on Summer (SU22) registrations.
22Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, SU.
23University ClosureVictoria Day Holiday—University closed.
24Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, SF.
25Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, G1.
27Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, G1.
30Registration and Enrolment– Course end date, I1;

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

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, S3.
31Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, G1;

– Course start date, I2.
31Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition Fees100% refund for Summer term.
June
DateDescriptionReminder
1Registration and EnrolmentLast date to drop course without receiving a grade, C1.
2Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I2.
6Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, SU & I2;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, S1;

– Course end date, J1.
7Registration and Enrolment– Course start date, J2 & J3;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, G1.
10Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, J2.
13Registration and Enrolment– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, I2;

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, J21;

– Last date to add a course without permission of instructor, J3;

– Course end date, G1.
14 Registration and Enrolment Registration Opens for Fall (FA22) and Winter (WI23) terms.
14Registration and EnrolmentCourse start date, C2.
15Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition Fees80% refund for summer term.
15Registration and EnrolmentAdministrative Deadline—All Winter [WI22] term courses with blank or incomplete grades converted to F.
20Registration and Enrolment– Course end date, S1 & I2;

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, J3;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, S3;

– Last date to add a course without permission of instructor, C2.
21Registration and Enrolment– Course start date, I3;

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, SF.
21–24Reading Week
23Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, I3.
27Registration and Enrolment– Course start date, S2;

– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, I3;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, J2.
28Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course with permission of instructor, C2.
30Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, S2.
30Financial Aid, Refunds and Tuition Fees– Recommended 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.
TBDRegistration and EnrolmentOnline Registration and Enrollment ends, Summer (SU22). Manual Registration Form required after this date.
TBDRegistration and EnrolmentOnline course withdrawal ends. Course Transaction form required after this date.
July
DateDescriptionReminder
1University ClosureCanada Day Holiday—University closed.
4Registration and Enrolment– Course start date D2 & C4;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, I3 & J3;

– Course end date, J2.
7Registration and EnrolmentLast date to add a course without permission of instructor, D2 & C4.
8Registration and Enrolment– Last date to add a course with permission of instructor, S2, D2, C4;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, SU;

– Course end date, S3.
11Thesis 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 October 2022 convocation.
11Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, I3.
14Registration and Enrolment– Course end date, C1;

– Last date to drop course without receiving a grade, C2.
15Registration and EnrolmentDeadline to submit Academic Petitions for status changes for Fall (FA22) term (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time registration, extension of program time limits, reinstatement).
18Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, J3.
18Thesis 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 October 2022 convocation.
22Registration and EnrolmentLast date to drop course without receiving a grade, S2, D2, C4.
29Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, D2, C2, C4
31Registration and EnrolmentAdministration Deadline—Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration, summer (SU22) term.
August
DateDescriptionReminder
1University ClosureCivic Holiday—University closed.
1Graduation and ConvocationDeadline to Apply to Graduate for October 2022 Convocation.
8Thesis and DissertationThesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day for oral examinations to be held to fulfill requirements for October 2022 convocation.
9Registration and EnrolmentCourse end date, SU & S2.
20Registration and EnrolmentLast day to register for Fall (FA22) without being charged a late fee.
21Registration and Enrolment$200 late fee applied on Fall (FA22) registrations.
22Thesis and DissertationThesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day to submit/upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation to fulfill requirements for October 2022 convocation.
31Registration and Enrolment– Deadline to withdraw from course(s) and receive a “W” on transcript via Course Transaction Form for SU22 term courses. Petition required beyond this date;

– All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by August 31, 2022 in order to be eligible to convocate in October 2022.