Important Dates and Deadlines for MBP Students

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AUG | SEPT | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN

2020

July

Mon, July 20

August

Mon, August 3
  • Civic Holiday (University closed)
Fri, August 28
  • Deadline for payment of fees or to submit a completed Request to Register without payment form online via ACORN/ROSI or to the MBP office.
Mon, August 31
  • Vanier Scholarship deadine.

September (Fall Session)

Sep 1 - Oct 1

  • New students starting in Fall 2020 and current students who wish to opt out of the supplementary health and dental plans must do so before October 1.
Wed, September 2
  • Organizational meeting for 2nd and higher year students, via Zoom.
Mon, September 7
  • Labour Day (University closed)
Tues, September 8
  • SGS Graduate Orientation 2020 for new students.
Wed, September 9
  • MBP Orientation -- MANDATORY for first year students.
    Time and Location: 9:00 am, via Zoom.
    10:00 am: Scholarship Workshop
Fri, September 11
  • Final date for REGISTRATION (i.e. pay or defer fees) of students beginning programme in September session. After this date, must register at SGS and pay the late registration fee. Students who are not registered will be removed from courses.
Fri, September 11
  • Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall (September to December) session; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous sessions(s) +100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).
Mon, September 15
  • Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2019-20
Fri, September 18
Mon, September 21
  • Final date to add full-year and fall session courses
Mon, September 28
  • MBP Online Retreat (details sent at a later date)
Wed, September 30
  • Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall session (September to December) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Fall session only, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a majuor award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting October 15.
September TBD
  • MRA deadline for students who wish to have the CIHR Doctoral Research Award* administered through the University

October

Fri, October 2
  • Remaining Fall session (September to December) fees due by this date to avoid incurring service charges
  • Final date to submit final Doctoral theses for Fall Convocation
  • Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for Masters degrees for Fall Convocation without fees being charged for the fall session
Thurs, October 8
  • GLSE Research Integrity Workshop 1 - Mandatory for First Year, Doctoral Stream MSc and PhD students. Register here.
Mon, October 12
  • Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
Wed, October 14
  • GLSE Research Integrity Workshop 2 - Mandatory for First Year, Doctoral Stream MSc and PhD students. Register here.
Mon, October 26
  • Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without penalty

November

November
  • Fall Convocation: Information and dates are posted at: www.convocation.utoronto.ca
  • Integrity in Research Workshop - MANDATORY for First Year Students. More information will be sent later.
Mon, November 30
  • Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter session (January to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in both Fall and Winter sessions, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a reserch stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting December 15.

December

Tues, December 1
  • CGS Masters Scholarship (CIHR/NSERC) deadline
Wed, December 23 - Friday January 1 (inclusive)
  • U of T, including the MBP Administrative offices, will be closed for the holidays. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021.

2021

January (Winter Session)

Jan 1 - Jan 31
  • New students who are starting in Winter 2021 who wish to opt out of the supplementary health and dental palns must do so before January 31st. Not applicable to current students.
Mon, January 4
  • U of T, including the MBP Administrative offices, re-opens
Wed, January 13
  • Fall Session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ACORN)
Fri, January 15
  • Final date to submit final doctoral theses without fee payment for Winter session.
Mon, January 18
  • Registration deadline for students registering or starting thier program in the Winter (January to April) session; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum Required Payment due (unpaid fees from previous session(s) +100% of current Winter session tuition fee charges). See methods of registration.
Mon, January 18
  • Final date to ADD Winter session courses.
Fri, January 22
  • Final date for all students to request their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
  • Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation for master’s students without fees being charged for the Winter session.
  • Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March Convocation in absentia
  • Students dually registered in the Fall session must be recomended for the Master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration.
Sun, Jan 31
  • Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter session (January to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Winter session only, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting February 18.

February

Fri, February 12
  • Students who started in September 2020 and joined their lab in January 2021 should form their Supervisory Committee and submit the names of their supervisory committee members to the MBP Office for approval.
Mon,February 15
  • Family Day (University closed)
Mon, February 22
  • Final date to drop full-year or Winter session courses without academic penalty

March

March
  • March convocation in absentia. Information posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
  • Students admitted into the PhD program in September 2018 must have their Qualifying Exam by the end of March.
Mon, March 2
  • OGS deadline for Visa students. 
Fri, March 26
  • Students who started in September 2020 and joined their lab in January 2021 must have held their first Supervisory Committee meeting by this date.
  • OGS deadline for Domestic students

April

Fri, April 2
  • Good Friday (University closed)

Fri, April 16

  • For students obtaining degrees at June convocation, course work must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses.
  • Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master's degree for June Convocation
  • Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation.*
  • Students dually registered in the Winter session must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration.

* A final thesis is the corrected, approved version of thesis which is submitted to ProQuest (formerly T-Space)

Fri, April 30
  • Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid fall/Winter session (September to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students who have successfully registered without payment. Monthly service charges will incur starting May 17.

May

May
  • All MSc students who started in September 2018 and wish to reclassify into the PhD program must reclassify by the end of May
Mon, May 10
  • Final date to enroll in May-June or May-August session courses
Wed, May 19
  • Winter session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ACORN)
Fri, May 21
  • Presedential Day (University closed)
Mon, May 24
  • Victoria Day (University closed)
Fri, May 28
  • Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty

June

June
  • June convocation Information and dates posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
  • Students admitted into the PhD program in January 2020 must have their Qualifying Exam by the end of June.
Mon, June 14
  • Final date to drop May-August session Y section courses without academic penalty.

July

Thurs, July 1
  • Canada Day (University closed)
Mon, Jul 5
  • Final date to enrol in July-August courses
Mon, July 12
  • Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty.
Wed, July 14
  • Grades for May/June F section courses available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ACORN)

Dates and Deadlines for Rotations Students

September 10 - October 1, 2020 First Rotation.
October 2 - October 23, 2020 Second Rotation.
October 26 - November 13, 2020 Third Rotation.
November 9, 2020 Students to advise Annette or Donna of their choices for their permanent lab placement.
November 13, 2020 Students will be advised of their permanent lab placement.
November 16, 2020 Placement with permanent supervisor begins.
November 16 - December 4, 2020 Fourth rotation for any students who have not received a permanent lab assignment.
January 4 - February 5, 2021* First rotation for students starting in January, 2020.
February 8 - March 12, 2021* Second rotation for students starting in January, 2020.
March 15 - April 16, 2021* Third rotation for students starting in January, 2020.
April 2022 MSc students who started in September 2020 and wish to reclassify into the PhD program must submit Form 100 to Annette or Donna by April 2023.
May 2022 Reclass examination this month for students who started September 2020.

*Winter Rotation dates are subject to change, depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

REGISTRATION
You are considered officially registered as soon as you have paid tuition and incidental fees, or have requested to register without payment.

MASTER'S GRADUATING STUDENTS

  • Sept 22 - If your degree recommendation has been submitted to SGS prior to this date, you do not register or pay fees. You will graduate in November. If a thesis is required, the final thesis must be submitted to SGS by Sept 30.
  • January 22 - If your degree recommendation has been submitted to SGS prior to this date, you do not register or pay fees for the Winter session. You may choose to graduate in March (in absentia) or June. If you are not recommended by January 22, you will be required to pay fees for the second session and any service charges that have accrued. If a thesis is required, it must be submitted to SGS by January 22.
  • If you have been permitted dual registration for the Fall session in a Master’s and PhD program, you will be registered in both programs but will be required to pay fees only for the doctoral program. If you do not complete your master’s program by January 15, your PhD registration for the Fall session will be cancelled and your fee payment will be applied to your master’s registration.
  • April 16 - If your degree recommendation has been submitted to SGS prior to this date, you will graduate in June. If a thesis is required, it must be submitted to SGS by April 16.

 

DOCTORAL GRADUATING STUDENTS

  • Fees for doctoral candidates in the final year of their program are assessed on the 15th of each month and differ from completion dates for eligibility to graduate. A final thesis is the corrected, approved version of thesis which is submitted to SGS following the Final Oral Examination
  • September 15 - Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2020-21.
  • October 2 - To graduate in November, doctoral candidates must have successfully defended their thesis at an SGS oral examination and submitted the final approved thesis to SGS by this date.
  • January 22 - To graduate in March (in absentia), doctoral candidates must have successfully defended their thesis at an SGS oral examination and submitted the final approved thesis to SGS by this date.
  • April 16 - To graduate in June, doctoral candidates must have successfully defended their thesis at an SGS oral examination and submitted the final approved thesis to SGS by this date.