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ADMINISTRATION

    The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for the administration of graduate degree programs offered at Trent University, the admissions and registration of graduate students, as well as the management of scholarship and awards for graduate students. The Committee on Graduate Studies consists of members of faculty, Graduate Program Directors and graduate students from various disciplines. The Graduate Studies committee is a standing committee of Senate and reviews and makes recommendations to Senate on all matters of education policy and planning for graduate studies.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

    Readers are advised that changes may occur to the dates listed below. Students should consult the website for any changes, and any alteration in dates will be published in the Supplement to the Calendar each year. Students should also refer to the University Diary listed (link) for the overall academic schedule, and listing of statutory holidays and university breaks. Where a deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday will apply.
    Please note graduate students are required to register for each academic term (May, September, January).

SPRING SESSION 2009 (May to August)

Note: For students wishing to complete degree requirements in time to convocate at Spring 2009 Convocation, the following deadlines apply:

  • Apr. 24 Friday     
    Last possible date to submit final copies of successfully defended thesis dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies for those wishing to convocate at Spring Convocation
  • May 1   Friday     
    Last day to apply to convocate for Spring 2009 ceremony
    Note: Students who will complete all degree requirements before May 28, 2009 are not required to register and will not be charged the term’s fees. It is recommended a defence date be scheduled prior to the 10th of May to allow adequate time for edits/revisions. After the successful defence and completion of revisions students are required to submit a minimum of 4 final copies of their thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies by May 28, 2009. Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to register and pay fees for the term (any subsequent refund will be based on the date of degree completion: see refund schedule)
  • May 4   Monday  
    Spring term begins
  • May 12 Tuesday  
    Meeting of Senate Executive: Degrees conferred on students who have met all degree requirements and who have applied to convocate: see Spring 2009 for date of convocation ceremony                                       
  • May 28 Thursday
    Last date for all new and continuing students to register and pay fees without late penalty

    Last possible date to submit successfully defended final copies of thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies in order to have fees for this term cancelled (in accordance with Trent University’s Graduate Refund Schedule.) Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to register and will be assessed one full term’s fees (i.e. May – August)
  • June 3, 4, 5           
    Spring Convocation ceremonies.
    (Official convocation date for graduate students TBA)

FALL SESSION 2009 (September to December)
    Note: Students who complete degree requirements by September 28, 2009 will not be required to register or pay the term’s fees. It is recommended a defence date be scheduled prior to the 10th of September to allow adequate time for edits/revisions. After the successful defence and completion of revisions students are required to submit a minimum of 4 final copies of their thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies by September 28, 2009 Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to pay fees for the term (any subsequent refund will be based on the date of degree completion: see refund schedule)

  • Sept. 8   Tuesday  
    Fall term begins
    Graduate Orientation Days for new students (compulsory) begins
  • Sept. 22 Tuesday  
    Meeting of Senate: Degrees conferred on students who have met all degree requirements and who have applied to convocate; see Spring 2010 for date of convocation ceremony
  • Sept. 28 Monday  
    Last date for all new and continuing students to register and pay fees without late penalty

    Last possible date to submit successfully defended final copies of thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies in order to have fees for this term cancelled (in accordance with Trent University’s Graduate Refund Schedule.

    Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to register and will be assessed one full term’s fees (i.e. September – December)
  • Oct. 26-30
    Reading Week

WINTER SESSION 2010 (January to April)
    Note: Students who complete degree requirements by January 28, 2010 will are not required to register and will not be charged the term’s fees. It is recommended a defence date be scheduled prior to the 10th of January to allow adequate time for edits/revisions. Upon the successful defence and completion of revisions students are required to submit a minimum of 4 final copies of their thesis/dissertation to Office of Graduate Studies by January 28, 2009. Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to pay fees for the term (any subsequent refund will be based on the date of degree completion: see refund schedule)

  • Jan. 11  Monday  
    Winter term begins
  • Jan. 19  Tuesday  
    Meeting of Senate: Degrees conferred on students who have met all degree requirements and who have applied to convocate; see Spring 2010 for date of convocation ceremony
  • Jan. 28 Thursday  
    Final date for all new and continuing students to register and pay fees without late penalty

    Last possible date to submit successfully defended final copies of thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies in order to be exempted from fees for this term (in accordance with Trent University’s Graduate Refund Schedule). Students who fail to meet this deadline will be assessed one full term’s fees (i.e. January – April)
  • Feb. 1    Monday  
    Deadline for Application for Admission to Graduate programs for Fall 2010
       
    Note: For students wishing to complete degree requirements in time to convocate at Spring 2010 Convocation, the following deadlines apply:
  • Feb 15-19             
    Reading Week
  • Apr. 23 Friday      
    Last possible date to submit final copies of successfully defended thesis/ dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies for those wishing to convocate at Spring Convocation
  • Apr. 30 Friday      
    Last day to apply to convocate for Spring 2010 ceremony

SPRING SESSION 2010 (May to August)
    Note: Students who will complete all degree requirements before May 28, 2010 are not required to register and will not be charged the term’s fees. It is recommended a defence date be scheduled prior to the 10th of May to allow adequate time for edits/revisions. Upon the successful defence and completion of revision students are required to submit a minimum of 4 final copies of their thesis/dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies by May 28, 2010. Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to register and pay fees for the term (any subsequent refund will be based on the date of degree completion: see refund schedule)

  • May 3   Monday  
    Spring term begins                
  • May 28 Friday     
    Final date for all new and continuing students to register and pay fees without late penalty
                                     
    Last possible date to submit successfully defended final copies of thesis/ dissertation to the Office of Graduate Studies in order to have fees for this term cancelled (in accordance with Trent University’s Graduate Refund Schedule.) Students who fail to meet this deadline will be required to register and will be assessed one full term’s fees (i.e. May – August)
  • June 2, 3, 4           
    Spring Convocation ceremonies
    (Official convocation date for Graduate Students TBA)

There will be no exceptions to these deadlines.