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    McMaster University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Sessional Dates 2014-2015


DEADLINE DATES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS (EXCEPT MBA - SEE BELOW) FALL TERM (1) WINTER TERM (2) SUMMER TERM (S)
w & x  Sept.- Dec., 2014
w Sept. - Oct., 2014
x Nov. - Dec., 2014
y & z Jan. - April, 2015
y Jan. - Feb., 2015
z March - April, 2015
May - August, 2015

 

On-Time Registration Thursday, July 10 to
Friday, August 1
Thursday, December 4 to
Thursday, December 18
Thursday, April 9 to
Thursday, April 23
Class Start Dates * Classes begin after September 4, 2014 - check with program for details Classes begin after  January 5, 2015 - check with program for details Class start dates vary - check with program for details
Late Registration Saturday, August 2 to
Monday, September 8
Friday, December 19 to
Monday, January 5
Friday, April 25 to
Monday, May 4
Final Dates to Add Courses:
  Full Courses  Friday, September 26    
  Half Courses or Quarter Courses (1w or 2y) Friday, September 26  Friday, January 23 Friday, May 22
  Quarter Courses (1x or 2z) Friday, October 31 Friday, March 6  
Final Dates to Drop Courses: **
  Full Courses Friday, January 9    
  Half Courses Friday, October 10 Friday, February 6 Friday, June 12
  Quarter Courses (1w or 2y) Friday, September 26 Friday, January 23  
  Quarter Courses (1x or 2z) Friday, November 7 Friday, March 13  
Final Dates to Submit Grades:
  Full Courses   Monday, April 27  
  Half Courses Monday, January 5 Monday, April 27 Friday, August 28
  Quarter Courses (1w or 2y) Friday, October 31 Friday, March 6  
  Quarter Courses (1x or 2z) Monday, January 5 Monday, April 27  
Final Date to Submit Results of Incomplete (INC) Grades for Previous Term with Permission of Associate Dean

Friday, March 13

Friday, July 10

Friday, November 13

Thesis

  FALL 2014 SPRING 2015 FALL 2015
Final Date to Submit Ph.D. Theses to Graduate Studies (Prior to Defense) Friday, July 18
 
 Tuesday, Feb. 3
(Health Sci.)
Tuesday, Feb. 24
(All others)
Friday, July 17
Final Date to Submit Master’s Theses to Departments (Prior to Defense) Friday, August 15 Friday, March 13 Friday, August 14
Final Date to File Theses with Graduate Studies and Complete Degree Requirements  
  - Faculty of Health Sciences Thursday, Sept. 25 Thursday, April 2 (except Nursing) Thursday, Sept. 24
  - All Other Faculties Thursday, Sept. 25 Thursday, April 23 (including Nursing) Thursday, Sept. 24

* There is no official fall break or reading week for graduate students (except MBA). Students should check with their program and their course instructor(s) as to whether classes will be held during these periods. Please see sections 1.3 (Responsibilities of Graduate Students to the University)  and 2.5.6 (Vacations)  of the calendar for more information. 

** All courses on a student’s record after these dates will require a grade. Exceptions require submission of a Petition for Special Consideration 

MBA Program

On-Time Registration - All Levels   October 20 to
November 16
March 2 to
March 29
Level Two  July 23 to August 6    
Level One July 30 to August 6    
Late Registration August 7  November 17 March 30
Class Start Dates September 8 January 5 April 27
Final Dates to Add Courses September 22 January 18 May 10
Final Dates to Drop Courses:* September 29 January 25 May 17
Note: For more detailed MBA dates, please see the MBA academic calendar.

* All courses on a student’s record after these dates will require a grade. Exceptions require submission of a Petition for Special Consideration.

Convocation Dates

  FALL 2014 SPRING 2015 FALL 2016
Fall - All Faculties Friday, November 21   TBD
Spring - Faculty of Health Sciences (except Nursing)   Friday, May 22  
Spring - All other Faculties (including Nursing)   Monday June 8th to Friday June 12th