Students in course-based degree programs must register in coursework or in Maintaining Registration for at least one term in each September to August period to keep their program active.
Other registration patterns for course-based students in exceptional circumstances will be considered by the FGSR.
Students registered in thesis-based master’s and doctoral programs must register in coursework and/or Thesis, or in Maintaining Registration in both Fall and Winter Terms (September to December, January to April) each year, except at the end of the program (see "Registering in THESIS at the End of Program").
Students who have registered in Fall and Winter Terms and are working only on thesis research during May to August do not need to register separately for that period.
Other registration patterns for thesis-based students in exceptional circumstances will be considered by the FGSR.
Students who fail to register appropriately each year will be considered to have withdrawn from their program. If they wish to resume work on the program, they must reapply by completing the Application for Graduate Admission and have their program reassessed in terms of the regulations in force at the time of reapplication. There is no guarantee of readmission. If a student is recommended for readmission, a readmission fee will be assessed in addition to the fees assessed according to the student's registration.
Students whose research involves ethics approval are reminded that their REB (Research Ethics Board) approval to conduct research ceases at the time of failure to register. Students who are readmitted will have to seek approval from their REB to resume their research.