University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Dates and Deadlines 2012-2013
The following dates and deadlines are by no means a complete list but will give you a good idea of important dates to help you plan your initial couple of weeks in the Department. There is a more comprehensive listing of dates and deadlines on the main page of Graduate Studies on our website (see ”Important Dates”). The information below is to inform you of events and procedures connected to orientation, registration and enrolment as you prepare to begin your studies here.
dates tentative as of September 11, 2012
Aug. 13th Registration begins. If you are an MA student admitted with conditions (see letter of offer) your registration will be blocked until the graduate office has received the appropriate documents necessary to clear your conditions. If you don’t have transcripts indicating the granting of your degree you must submit an official letter from your school indicating that your program requirements have been completed and that you will be recommended to graduate. This must be received by August 31st. If you have questions about this please notify a graduate office staff person.
If you are a PhD student admitted with conditions, conditional registration is permitted for a maximum of one term. Fill in and return your form in order to register.
Aug. 31st Deadline to pay fees or submit Request for Fees Arrangement forms in order for your registration to be processed in time for the September 14th registration deadline. Fees Arrangement is only available to scholarship holders whose scholarship is large enough to cover their minimum fee payment. Minimum fee payment amount is located on your tuition invoice.
Sept. 14th Deadline for fees to be processed. Any registration (fee payment or arrangement) processed after this date will incur late fees.
Sept. 5th Enrolment in Political Science courses begins via the student web service (if you are thinking of taking a course in another department check into their initial enrolment dates as they may be earlier or later). It is recommended that students take some time to shop around a little during the first and second week of classes to find courses which suit them before officially enrolling. MA students are required to list their courses on a registration/enrolment form which must be approved by the MA supervisor prior to the deadline to add courses (October 7th).
Sept. 4th First day of classes at the Faculty of Law – this applies to all courses on our timetable where the undergrad course code begins with “LAW” and/or the grad course code begins with JPJ.
Sept. 10th First day of classes for courses offered through the Department of Political Science (except for those associated with the Faculty of Law – see above).
Sept. 24th Deadline to enrol in first-term and full-year courses (“F” and “Y” courses). (Students are encouraged to “shop around” for suitable classes during the first couple of weeks of classes except in the case of required courses).
Oct. 29th Deadline to drop first-term courses without academic penalty. Students can drop courses on ROSI but please remember to get approval for your program of study before making any changes.
Tentative Orientation Schedule (see details on the Orientation Agenda)
Sept. 5th Departmental Orientation events (11:00am to 5:00pm)
Sept. 6th Reception for incoming MA students (4:00 to 6:00pm)
Sept. 7th MA and PhD Grad Student discussion groups (12:00 to 2:00pm)
Sept. 10th SSHRC and OGS Scholarship Application Seminar (4:00-6:00)
Sept. 14th Dinner reception for incoming PhD students (7:00 to 10:00pm)
Sept. 14th T.A. Orientation Workshop
Sept. 15th Social event (likely a picnic) for all grad students, faculty and staff of the Department of Political Science (12:00 to 5:00pm)
Sept. 21st Beginning of Term Party (4:00 to 6:00pm).