Important dates and deadlines 2012 - 2013

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Spring / Summer 2012

TopicFull Session - April 30 to July 241st half - April 30 to June 112nd half- June 18 to July 30
Beginning of registration (Graduate studies) Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 28
Deadline, registration for a degree Mar 31    
Beginning of registration (Regular Students Undergraduate) April 4 April 4 April 4
Beginning of registration (Special Students) 1 April 16 April 16 April 16
Courses begin April 30 April 30 June 18
Last day for registration without late registration fees (Undergraduate) May 4 May 4 June 18
Last day for registration without late registration fees (Graduate Studies) May 4 May 4  
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees (Undergraduate) May 7 May 7 June 18
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees (Graduate Studies) May 7 May 7  
Last day for late registration (in some faculties) with late registration fees May 11 May 7 June 22
Last day for change of status (Regular/ Auditor) May 11  May 7 June 22
Last day to submit a request for leave of absence (graduate studies only) May 11    
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies May 11 May 7 June 22
Victoria Day May 21 May 21  
Last day to submit a thesis with a 100% financial ***** May 25    
Last day for change of classification (graduate studies only) (Full-time/part-time) May  25    
Last day to delete a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit * and ** May 25   May 11 June 29
Spring Convocation June 2 to 5    
Last day to submit thesis with a 50% financial credit ***** June 29    
Last day for registration to clinical placements (Faculty of Health sciences) June 30    
Canada Day holiday July 2   July 2
Last day to withdraw from a course/activity with no financial credit * and *** July 6  June 1  July 13 
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with "satisfactory/non satisfactory" grades. July 6  June 1  July 13 
Courses end 6 July 24 June 11  July 30
Civic holiday Aug. 6   Aug. 6
Examinations 3 July 25 to 30 June 12,13,14,15 July 31 to Aug. 4
Last day to submit a thesis without being registered (graduate studies only) Aug. 31    
Last day to submit a Major Research Paper or an Engineering Report without having to re-register (Graduate studies). Certain academic units require that the Major Research Paper be submitted earlier. Please consult your academic unit Aug. 31    
Final grades are posted on the web and considered official Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 7
Registration for deferred and supplemental **** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept.7
Exam period for deferred and supplemental examinations **** (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") 3,4 Sept. 10 to 16 Sept. 10 to 16 Sept. 10 to 16
Academic standing posted on web and considered official Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 18

Summer 2012

TopicFull Session - July 3 to August 141st half - July 3 to 232nd half - July 25 to August 15
Deadline, registration for a degree Mar.31
Courses begin July 3 July 3 July 25
Last day for registration without late registration fees July 3 July 3 July 25
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees July 3 July 3 July 25
Last day for late registration (in some faculties) with late registration fees July 6 July 6 July 27
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) July 6 July 6 July 27
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies July 6 July 6 July 27
Last day to delete a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit * and ** July 16 July 10 Aug.03
Study break N/A
Last day to withdraw from a course/activity with no financial credit * and *** July 27 July 13 Aug. 7
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with "satisfactory/non satisfactory" grades July 27 July 13 Aug. 7
Civic holiday Aug.6 Aug.6
Courses end 6 Aug. 14 July 23 Aug. 15
Examinations 3 Aug. 15 to 18 July 28 Aug. 16 to 20
Date on which final grades are posted on the web and considered official Sept. 7 Sept.7 Sept. 7
Registration for deferred and supplemental **** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 7
Exam period for deferred and supplemental examinations **** (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") 3,4 Sept. 10 to 16 Sept. 10 to 16 Sept. 10 to 16
Academic standing posted on web and considered official Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 18

Fall 2012 / Winter 2013

TopicFall 2012Winter 2013
Beginning of registration (Regular Students Undergraduate) May 30 May 30
Beginning of registration (Graduate Students) June 27 June 27
Last day for registration to clinical placements (Faculty of Health sciences) June 30 June 30
Beginning of registration (Special Students) 1 Aug 21 Jan. 4
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees ** Aug 29 Dec. 12
Labour Day Sept. 3
Session begins Sept. 4 Jan. 3
Starting point : Welcome presentations in Faculties, Schools and Departments for the new student cohort. Students have to attend these activities. Sept. 4
It should be noted that certain faculties organize courses, laboratories and activities for returning students including graduate students. Sept. 4
Courses begin for the January 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)
Jan. 3
Courses begin 2 Sept. 5 Jan. 7
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies for the January 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Jan. 7
Last day for registration without late registration fees (Undergraduate) Sept. 7 Jan. 7
Last day for registration without late registration fees (graduate studies only) Sept. 12 Jan. 8
Last day to delete a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit for the January 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Jan. 8
Last day to withdraw from a course/activity for the January 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Jan. 15
Deadline, registration for a degree Sept. 15 Mar. 31
Last day for late registration (in some faculties) with late registration fees Sept.19 Jan. 18
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) Sept.19 Jan. 18
Last day to submit a request for leave of absence (graduate studies only) Sept.19 Jan. 18
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies Sept.19 Jan. 18
Courses begin for the Winter 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Jan. 31
Last day to submit thesis with a 100% financial credit ***** Sept. 28 Jan. 31
Last day for change of classification (graduate studies only) (full-time/part-time) Sept. 28 Jan. 31
Last day to delete a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit * and ** Sept. 28 Jan. 31
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 8
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies for the Winter 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Feb. 7
Family Day Feb. 18
Last day to delete a course/activity and obtain a 100% financial credit for the Winter 2013 term (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)   Feb. 19
Students must follow their Monday course scheduling (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) 10   Feb. 21
Study Week 5 Oct. 21 to 27 Feb. 17 to 23
University of Ottawa Day 8 Oct. 26
Fall Convocation Oct. 28
Last day to submit thesis with a 50% financial credit ***** Oct. 31 Feb.28
Last day to withdraw from a course/activity (including full year courses) with no financial credit * and *** Nov. 16 Mar. 15
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with "satisfactory/non satisfactory" grades. Nov. 16 Mar. 15
Easter break March 29 to April 1
Courses end 8 Dec. 5 April 9
Students must follow their Monday course scheduling 7 Dec. 5
Students must follow their Friday course scheduling 7 April 9
Study Break Dec. 6 April 10
Examinations 3 Dec. 7 to 20 April 11 to 24
Last day to submit a thesis without being registered (graduate studies only) Dec. 19 April 30
Last day to submit a Major Research Paper or an Engineering Report without having to re-register (Graduate studies). Certain academic units require that the Major Research Paper be submitted earlier. Please consult your academic unit Dec.  20 April 30
Christmas and New Year's holidays (inclusive) Dec. 21
(as of 5 p.m.)
to Jan. 2
Date on which final grades are posted on the web and are considered official Jan. 18 May 13
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam 11   May 28
Registration for deferred and supplemental examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only, students registered in 1000-level ANP courses and Droit civil) 4 For ANP courses, supplemental exams will take place in February for the Fall session, at the beginning of June for the Winter session and at the end of August for the Summer session. Contact your faculty for exam dates and to register for the exams.
Feb. 11 June 24
Exam period for deferred and supplemental examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only, students registered in 1000-level ANP courses and Droit civil) 4 Feb. 19 to 22 July 8 to 12
Academic standing posted on web and considered official Jan. 29 May  29

Notes:

* Dates may vary for certain programs (Education, Common Law, Engineering, Medicine, MBA, etc.). Pwithdraw from a courselease check with the academic unit concerned. Refer to the CO-OP website for work-term deadlines.
** Tuition fees minus the non-refundable administrative fees. Dates for receiving a 100% financial credit may vary according to the course start and end dates. For more information >
*** You will be unable to withdraw from a course after this deadline. If you do not officially withdraw by the deadline but simply stop attending a course, the mark on your transcript will appear as a failure.
**** If you're writing a supplemental exam outside the University of Ottawa, you have to pay expenses incurred at the external institution (summer session only).
***** The 100% financial credit applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and if you were registered for the thesis in the previous session as well. The credit does not apply when you submit a revised thesis.
****** The 50 % financial credit, less administrative charges, applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and if you were registered in the previous session as well. The credit does not apply when you submit a revised thesis.
1 Access to courses as a special student is very limited. Consult the website of the faculty or school concerned for more information.
2 Students in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section must register for both the intensive January term and for the Winter term. This affects some sessional dates for these students. The January term runs from January 3 to January 23, 2013, followed by a study break from January 24-30, 2013, and the Winter term runs from January 31 to April 9, 2013. Common Law Section students should check the Important Dates calendar.
3 Exam period - It might be necessary to hold exams at night for day courses and vice-versa. Exams might also take place on weekends during the day or in the evening.
4 Both the authorization to take supplemental exams in Civil Law and Common Law and the dates of these supplemental exams are determined by the Faculty of Law.
5 During reading weeks, courses offered by the faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law (Civil Law Section only), and the Telfer School of Management are cancelled. However, exceptions may apply in certain disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate level. CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements still take place.
6 On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, students must follow their Monday course schedule. Courses normally held on Tuesday, July 24, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all courses, without exception scheduled in the April 30-July 24 2012 session. However, CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements are not affected. If you have any questions, please contact staff at your academic unit.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, students must follow their Monday course schedule. Courses normally held on Tuesday, August 14, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all courses, without exception scheduled in the July 3-August 14 2012 session. However, CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements are not affected. If you have any questions, please contact staff at your academic unit.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, students must follow their Monday course schedule. Courses normally held on Wednesday, August 15, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all courses, without exception scheduled in the July 25-August 15 2012 session. However, CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements are not affected.If you have any questions, please contact staff at your academic unit.
7 On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, students must follow their Monday course schedule. Courses normally held on Wednesday, December 5, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all courses, without exception. However, CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements are not affected. If you have any questions, please contact staff at your academic unit.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, students must follow their Friday course schedule. Courses normally held on Tuesday, April 9, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all courses, without exception. However, CO-OP work terms and other clinical or non-clinical placements are not affected. If you have any questions, please contact staff at your academic unit.
8 Clinical placements offered on all campuses and regular courses offered in Pembroke, St-Boniface and Woodroffe still take place.
9 In the undergraduate medical education program, courses end December 14, 2012, and on May 31, 2013, for pre-clerkships.
10 On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Common Law students must follow their Monday course schedule. Courses normally held on Thursday, February 21, will not be held. This adjustment applies to all CML courses, without exception.
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For grades received on final exams or in cases when grade reviews take place only at the end of the session, the request for a grade review must be submitted within ten (10) working days after the grade in question becomes official. For more information, see Revisions of Grades and Appeals in the Academic Regulations.

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