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Dates and Deadlines

  • Dates may vary for Regional Campuses and for International Students.
  • For the application deadlines for specific programs check the specific program page.

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Academic Programs:

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Academic Programs 2020

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Note: Dates may vary for Regional Campuses and for International Students.

July 2020
15 Wednesday Recommended deadline to apply for Student Aid BC funding for Fall semester classes. 
August 2020
3 Monday BC Day; University closed. 
September 2020
7 Monday Labour Day; University closed.
8 Tuesday First day of classes for Fall Semester.
15 Tuesday Last day of active wait–list for Fall Semester courses. After this date adding a course requires instructor permission. 
21 Monday Last day to drop a Fall Semester course without having to fully pay for it. Students who completely withdraw from all courses will be assessed the minimum semester fee of $200.00.
22 Tuesday Fall Semester fees are due and calculated based on course enrolment as of this date.
October 2020
1 Thursday Any remaining Fall Semester fees unpaid will be assessed a 10% late fee. 
1 Thursday First day to submit applications for academic programs beginning September 2021. 
12 Monday Thanksgiving Day; University closed. 
15 Thursday Recommended deadline to apply for Student Aid BC funding for Spring Semester classes.
31 Saturday Last day for overdue Fall Semester fees to be paid to avoid deregistration from Fall Semester courses. 
31 Saturday Deadline to fill out your student record Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries Profile.
November 2020
2 Monday Last day for academic penalty–free withdrawal from a Fall Semester course or program, or to change from credit to audit (or vice–versa) in academic programs.
11 Wednesday Remembrance Day; University closed
9-13 Mon-Fri Fall Semester Study Days for academic programs.
December 2020
11 Friday Last day of classes for Fall Semester.
14 Monday First day of final examinations.
23 Wednesday Last day of final examinations.
25-Jan 1 Fri-Fri Christmas/New Year break.

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Academic Programs 2021

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Note: Dates may vary for Regional Campuses and for International Students.

January 2021
1 Friday New Year’s Day; University closed.
2 Saturday Final Fall 2020 Semester grades due. 
7 Thursday First day of classes for Spring Semester.
14 Thursday Last day of active wait–list for Spring Semester courses. After this date adding a course requires instructor permission.
20 Wednesday Last day to drop a Spring Semester course without having to fully pay for it. Students who completely withdraw from all courses will be assessed the minimum semester fee of $200. 
21 Thursday Spring Semester fees are due and calculated based on course enrolment as of this date.
28-29 Thurs-Fri Graduation convocation ceremonies.
February 2021
1 Monday Any remaining Spring Semester fees unpaid will be assessed a 10% late payment fee.   
15 Monday Family Day; University closed.
16-19 Tues-Fri Spring Semester Study Days for academic programs.
26 Friday Last day for overdue Spring Semester fees to be paid to avoid deregistration from Spring Semester courses. 
26 Friday Recommended deadline to submit Student Loan Application to Ministry of Advanced Education to ensure receipt of funds by the first day of Summer semester classes.
March 2021
3 Wednesday Last day for academic penalty-free withdrawal from a Spring Semester course or program or to change from credit to audit (or vice-versa) in academic programs.
3 Wednesday Last day for academic penalty-free withdrawal from full-year courses. 
31 Wednesday Deadline to fill out your student record Scholarship, Award and Bursary Profile.
April 2021
2 & 5 Fri & Mon Good Friday/Easter Monday; University closed.
16 Friday Last day of classes for Spring Semester. 
19 Monday First day of final examinations.
28 Wednesday Last day of final examinations.
May 2021
3 Monday First day of classes for May 7-week term and any 14-week courses of Summer Session. 
4 Tuesday Last day of active waitlist for May term courses.
4 Tuesday Last day to drop a course without having to fully pay for it. Students who completely withdraw from all May term courses on or before this date will be assessed the minimum term fee of $200.  
5 Wednesday Tuition fees for Summer Session classes starting in May are due and calculated based on course enrolment as of this date.
6 Thursday Any remaining Summer Session fees unpaid for classes starting in May will be assessed a 10% late fee.
7 Friday Last day of active waitlist for 14-week Summer Session classes.
7 Friday Final Spring Semester grades due.
24 Monday Victoria Day; University closed.
28 Friday Last day for academic penalty-free withdrawal from a May Summer Session course or program in academic programs, or to change from credit to audit (or vice-versa).
June 2021
7-9 Mon-Wed Graduation convocation ceremonies.
18 Friday Last day of classes for May 7-week term of Summer Session.
21 Monday First day of classes for June 7-week term of Summer Session.
22 Tuesday Last day of active wait–list for June term courses.
22 Tuesday Last day to drop a course without having to fully pay for it. Students who completely withdraw from all June term courses on or before this date will be assessed the minimum term fee of $200.  
23 Wednesday Tuition fees for June term classes are due and are based on enrolments as of this date. 
24 Thursday Any remaining June term fees unpaid will be assessed a 10% late fee.
25 Friday Final grades due for May 7-week term of Summer Session. 
25 Friday Last day for academic penalty–free withdrawal from a 14–week Summer Session course, or to change from credit to audit (or vice-versa). 
July 2021
1 Thursday Canada Day; University closed.
16 Friday Last day for academic penalty–free withdrawal from a June Summer Session course, or to change from credit to audit (or vice-versa). 
August 2021
2 Monday BC Day; University closed.
6 Friday Last day of classes for June 7-week term and any 14-week courses of Summer Session. 
13 Friday Final grades due for June 7-week term and any 14-week courses of Summer Session. 

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Updated Date: January 2, 2020

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