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Important registration information for graduate students

January 28, 2016 — 

Starting Summer Term 2016, all continuing Faculty of Graduate Studies students will be required to register in Summer Term in order to maintain continuous registration.

Students in Faculty of Graduate Studies programs are required to maintain continuous registration throughout their period of study and until completion of the degree. Exceptions are permitted for students who have been granted an exceptional or a parental leave of absence. Students who have been granted a regular leave of absence must maintain continuous registration.

Registration for Summer Term will open the week of March 21, 2016 – your specific registration time will be visible in Aurora in early March. The deadline to register for Summer Term is May 6, 2016. As is the case in Fall and Winter Terms, students who fail to register may be subject to discontinuance from their program.

In past years, students have been required to register in each Fall and Winter Term, with Winter Term registration considered to extend through to the end of Summer. Formal registration in Summer Term has not been required. However, problems have been identified with respect to this past practice, including: modification of the tax credit program to provide 12 months of credit with only 8 months of registration; and liability issues with respect to unregistered students participating in laboratory and field work activities.

To address these concerns, all Faculty of Graduate Studies students who are continuing in their programs beyond Winter Term 2016 will be required to register in Summer Term. Those students who are not enrolled in course work will be required to register in the applicable Masters or PhD courses: Thesis, Comprehensive or Candidacy Exam, Studio, Re-Registration, Practicum, etc. This change does not affect the three weeks of vacation over a 12 month period to which students are entitled. Information on the applicable courses for your program is available from your academic unit.

Students will not be assessed Program Fees or Continuing Fees in Summer Term. Applicable student organization and ancillary fees will be assessed.

Please contact your department or academic unit for further information regarding registration procedures in Summer Term.

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