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Athabasca University

Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies
Academic Schedule

2019
July 1 Canada Day University closed
Aug. 5 Heritage Day University closed
Aug. 16 Last day of spring grouped study courses and last day to withdraw from spring grouped study courses.  
Sept. 1 Deadline for receipt of application materials for admission to the program starting in January 2020.  
Sept. 2 Labour Day University closed
Sept. 3 First day of fall grouped study courses.  
Sept. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in October. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Oct. 3 Last day for early withdrawal from fall grouped study courses.  
Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day University closed
Oct. 14 Online course registration for winter grouped study courses open for program students.  
Oct. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in November. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Nov. 1 Online course registrations for winter grouped study courses open for non-program students.  
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day University closed
Nov. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in December. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Dec. 1 Last day for all students to register for winter grouped study courses.  
Dec. 14 Last day of fall grouped study courses and last day to withdraw from fall grouped study courses.  
Dec. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in January. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Dec. 25/19 – Jan. 1/20 The University will close at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020.  
2020
Jan. 6 First day of winter grouped study courses.
Jan. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in February. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.
Feb. 6 Last day for early withdrawals from winter grouped study courses.  
Feb. 14 Online course registrations for spring grouped study courses open for program students.  
Feb. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in March. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Feb. 17 Family Day University closed
Mar. 1 Deadline for receipt of application materials for admission to the program starting September 2020.  
Mar. 1 Online course registration for spring grouped study courses open for non-program students.  
Mar. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in April. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.
Apr. 1 Last day for all students to register for spring grouped study courses.
April 10 – 13 (inclusive) Easter break University closed
Apr. 15 Deadline to apply for graduation in May. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.  
Apr. 17 Last day of winter grouped study courses and last day to withdraw from winter grouped study courses.  
May 1 All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar for June Convocation. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of the deadline.  
May 4 First day of spring grouped study courses.  
May 18 Victoria Day University closed
June 4 Last day for early withdrawal from spring grouped study courses. No record of the course will appear on the transcript. Partial refund.
June 14 Online course registrations for fall grouped study courses opens for program students.
June 15 Deadline for graduation in July. All final grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar, and all program requirements must be completed by this date. Plan ahead. Allow professor at least 10 business days for grading, and the MA-IS office 5 business days for processing final grade report(s), in advance of this deadline.
July 1 Online course registration for fall grouped study courses open for non-program students.  
July 1 Canada Day University closed
Aug. 3 Heritage Day University closed
Aug. 14 Last day of spring grouped study courses and last day to withdraw from spring grouped study courses.  

 

 

Information effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Updated August 01 2019 by laurab

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