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Academic Calendar 2022-2023

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2 Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events

Definitions

This page provides a list of commonly used academic terms found in this calendar. The definitions provided are intended to help readers understand the outlines of academic regulations and programs which follow.

Academic Dismissal

Denial of all registration privileges for a minimum of three academic years because of failure to meet academic standards

Academic Distinction

A designation awarded to any student completing an undergraduate degree with an overall Grade Point Average of at least 3.7 on all courses attempted

Academic Probation

Permission to continue registration, subject to meeting terms required for continuing on Probation until Good Standing is achieved

Academic Session

The academic year upon which academic standing is assessed including the Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter terms

Academic Suspension

Denial of all registration privileges for a specified period of time because of failure to meet academic standards

Academic Term

Either the May to August or the September to December or the January to April portion of an academic session

Advanced Placement

Registration at an advanced level in a course because of previously acquired background knowledge. Unlike advanced standing, this permission is not granted with credits awarded for the previously acquired knowledge

Advanced Standing

Registration at an advanced level in a discipline because of transfer credits granted for courses completed at another recognized institution

Anti- requisite

A specific course or level of attainment which, if already successfully completed, does not permit registration for credit in another course, or may not be taken for credit concurrently with another course.

Audit

Registration status of a student who attends class(es) with written permission of the course instructor. Students auditing a course will not write final examinations or receive a grade for the course. See calendar regulation [10.3.8]

Continuous Enrolment

Registration in at least one term (including Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter terms) in consecutive academic sessions without interruption.

Corequisite

A course which must be taken at the same time as another course

Credit

The weight value assigned to a course. A course that normally meets for 3 hours each week throughout the academic year is worth 6 credits; a course that normally meets for 3 hours each week in one term is worth 3 credits. Ensemble performance courses in Music which meet on a regular basis throughout the academic year are worth 1 credit

Cross-listed Course

A course listed for credit under more than one discipline. The course may only be taken once for credit

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

An average calculated by dividing the total number of grade points obtained (credit hours x grade points) by the number of credit hours attempted during all academic sessions

Discipline

A subject area or branch of knowledge

Elective

A credit course which is outside of the specialization component of a program

Exclusion

Students may not count for credit toward a degree any course which is listed as an exclusion for a course in which they are currently registered or which they have already passed.

Faculty

a) The academic teaching staff of a university and b) A grouping of related academic departments administered by a Dean

Full-time Student

A student enrolled for the equivalent of 9 or more credits per term

Good Standing

An academic status achieved by attaining a Session Grade Point Average (SGPA) of at least 1.5 and a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 1.5

GPA (Grade Point Average)

An average calculated by dividing the total number of grade points obtained (credit hours x grade points) by the number of credit hours attempted

Honours Program

A specialized Arts, Commerce or Science degree program which must be completed at an above average academic level

Interdisciplinary Studies

A group of related courses from various disciplines

Letter of Permission

An official document granting prior approval to take a course from another university for credit to a Mount Allison program

Major

The discipline(s) or area of specialization selected to fulfill part of the requirements for most Arts, or Science degrees

Minor

A secondary discipline(s) or area of specialization selected to fulfill part of the requirements for most Arts, or Science degrees

Performance Indicator

An indicator of a student's progress as Satisfactory (TGPA of at least 1.5) or Unsatisfactory (TGPA of less than 1.5) at the end of each academic term. This is not an academic standing and is not recorded on the transcript. An indicator of Unsatisfactory serves as a warning that a student might be in academic jeopardy if grades do not improve and academic advising should be sought.

Prerequisite

Many courses require knowledge of material covered in other courses to ensure that a student has the background necessary to complete the course successfully. A prerequisite states the requirement that must be completed or waived before registration in a course is permitted. This requirement may consist of one or both of the following:

  1. having a certain registration status (i.e. in a particular program or having a specified standing); or

  2. having earned credit for a course or combination of courses. Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in each course used to fulfill this requirement.

Note: A student who does not have the stated prerequisite must receive written permission from the appropriate Department Head or Program Director to waive the requirement.

Registration

The process of choosing, enrolling in and paying fees for courses taken in an academic session

Session Grade Point Average (SGPA)

An average calculated by dividing the total number of grade points obtained (credit hours x grade points) by the number of credit hours attempted during the academic session

Term Grade Point Average (TGPA)

An average calculated by dividing the total number of grade points obtained (credit hours x grade points) by the number of credit hours attempted during the academic term

Transcript

An official document that lists the entire academic record of a student at an educational institution

Transfer Credit

Credit granted on a degree and/or certificate for work completed at another recognized institution. Transfer credits are not used in calculation of any Grade Point Average. The term 'non-designated' transfer credits indicates that no direct equivalency exists at Mount Allison but the transfer credit is granted and can be applied toward the credits required for a Mount Allison degree.

Calendar of Events 2022-2023

Note: Revisions to the Calendar of Events made after September 2022 will be posted on the Mount Allison University website

Note: Dates in bold text are those approved by Senate; dates in bold text with an asterisk are subject to change; dates in italics are either determined by calendar or other regulations; holidays are in regular text.

May 2MondayRegistration Deposit due for Fall/Winter term — new students; Residence Deposit due for new students requiring residence accommodation
May 2MondaySpring/Summer term courses begin
May 6FridayLast day for change in registration (add/drop) for Spring/Summer term courses
May 9MondayLast day to make fee payment without penalty for Spring/Summer term courses
May 16Monday2022 Convocation. Spring Term classes continue as scheduled
May 23MondayVictoria Day — no classes, University offices closed
May 27FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Spring/Summer term in-class courses as per academic regulation 10.4.3 c) and d)
June 3FridayLast day for returning students to pay Registration Deposit for Fall/Winter terms without penalty
June 17FridayLast day of Spring term classes
July 1FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Spring/Summer term self-directed distance learning courses as per academic regulation 10.4.3 e)
Aug. 22MondayFall Term A-term classes begin
Aug. 26FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Fall term A-term 3 credit courses
Sept. 2FridayDeadline for October 2022 Graduation Application
Sept. 3SaturdaySelf-directed Distance Learning and Deferred Exams for eligible students
Sept. 4SundayReturning students may enter residence
Sept. 5MondayLabour Day — no classes, University offices closed
Sept. 6TuesdayDay of Learning — no classes
Sept. 7WednesdayFall term classes begin
Sept. 13TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Sept. 16FridayLast day for registration in Fall term 3 credit courses and in year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses
Sept. 19MondayLast day to make Fall fee payment without penalty
Sept. 30FridayDeadline for May 2023 Graduation Application
Oct. 10MondayThanksgiving Day — no classes, University offices closed
Oct. 11TuesdayMeeting of Senate and approval of October Degree candidates
Oct. 14FridayUniversity Open House
Oct. 28FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students; End of withdrawal period for Fall term 3 credit courses
Nov. 1Tuesday Meeting of Senate
Nov. 7 - Nov. 11Monday to FridayFall Study Break — no classes
Nov. 11FridayObservance of Remembrance Day— University offices closed
Nov. 11FridayDeadline for registration and residence deposits for students admitted for the Winter term
Nov. 28MondayNo in-class or take-home tests worth more than 10% of the final grade, and no final tests or examinations with the exception of laboratory examinations may be scheduled after this date
Nov. 30WednesdayLast day of classes for Wednesday-only classes
Dec. 1ThursdayLast day of classes for Thursday-only classes
Dec. 2FridayLast day of classes for WF, Friday-only classes
Dec. 6TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Dec. 6TuesdayLast day of classes for TTh, Tuesday-only classes
Dec. 7WednesdayLast day of classes for MWF, MW classes
Dec. 8ThursdayMake-up day for Thanksgiving Monday (last day of classes for Monday-only classes)
Dec. 10SaturdayFinal exam period begins for Fall term 3 credit courses, including mid-year tests in 3 and 6 credit full year courses
Dec. 20TuesdayLast day for exams
Dec. 23FridayUniversity closed for the holidays, Friday, Dec. 23 - Friday, Dec. 30 inclusive
2023  
Jan. 2MondayUniversity offices open
Jan. 8SundayStudents may enter residence
Jan. 9MondayWinter term classes begin. Deferred exams in Fall term 3 credit courses begin in evening
Jan. 10TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Jan. 20FridayLast day for registration in Winter term 3 credit courses
Jan. 20FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students in year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses; End of withdrawal period for year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses.
Jan. 23MondayLast day to pay account balance without penalty
Feb. 1WednesdayDeadline for returning students to apply to transfer to the B.F.A. program
Feb. 7TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Feb. 20 - Feb. 24Monday to FridayWinter Study Break — no classes
Feb. 20MondayFamily Day — University offices closed
Mar. 1WednesdayResidence Deposit due for returning students requiring residence accommodation
Mar. 3FridayUniversity Open House
Mar. 3FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students; End of withdrawal period for Winter term 3 credit courses
Mar. 14TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Apr. 3MondayNo in-class or take-home tests worth more than 10% of the final grade, and no final tests or examinations with the exception of laboratory examinations may be scheduled after this date
Apr. 3MondayDeadline for returning students to apply to transfer to B.A., B.Sc. or B.Comm programs
Apr. 3MondayLast day of classes for Monday-only classes
Apr. 4TuesdayJoint meeting of Faculty Council and Senate
Apr. 4TuesdayLast day of classes for Tuesday-only classes
Apr. 5WednesdayLast day of classes for MW, Wednesday-only classes
Apr. 6ThursdayLast day of classes for TTH, Thursday-only classes
Apr. 7FridayGood Friday — University offices closed, no classes
Apr. 10MondayLast day of classes for MWF classes
Apr. 11TuesdayMake-up day for Good Friday (last day of classes for WF, Friday-only classes)
Apr. 13ThursdayFinal exam period begins for all Winter term and year-long courses
Apr. 22SaturdayLast day for exams
May 11ThursdayMeeting of Senate
May 15MondayUniversity Convocation

Provisional Calendar of Events 2023-2024 (subject to change)

Note: Dates in bold text are those approved by Senate; dates in bold text with an asterisk are subject to change; dates in italics are either determined by calendar or other regulations; holidays are in regular text.

May 1MondayRegistration Deposit Due for Fall/Winter terms - new students; Residence Deposit due for new students requiring residence accommodation
May 1MondaySpring/Summer term courses begin
May 5FridayLast day for change in registration (add/drop) for Spring/Summer term courses
May 8MondayLast day to make fee payment without penalty for Spring/Summer term courses
May 15Monday2023 Convocation. Spring term classes continue as scheduled
May 22MondayVictoria Day — no classes, University offices closed
May 26FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Spring/Summer term in-class courses as per academic regulation 10.4.3 c) and d)
June 2FridayLast day for returning students to pay Registration Deposit for Fall/Winter terms without penalty
June 16FridayLast day of Spring term classes
June 30FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Spring/Summer term self-directed distance learning courses as per academic regulation 10.4.3 e)
Aug. 21MondayFall term A-term classes begin
Aug. 25FridayEnd of withdrawal period for Fall term A-term 3 credit courses
Sept. 1FridayDeadline for October 2023 Graduation Application
Sept. 2SaturdaySelf-directed distance learning and Deferred Exams for eligible students
Sept. 3SundayReturning students may enter residence
Sept. 4MondayLabour Day — no classes, University offices closed
Sept. 5TuesdayDay of Learning — no classes
Sept. 6WednesdayFall term classes begin
Sept. 12TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Sept. 15FridayLast day for registration in Fall term 3 credit courses and in year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses
Sept. 18MondayLast day to make Fall fee payment without penalty
Sept. 29FridayDeadline for May 2024 Graduation Application
Oct. 9MondayThanksgiving Day — no classes, University offices closed
Oct. 10TuesdayMeeting of Senate and approval of October Degree candidates
Oct. 13FridayUniversity Open House
Oct. 27FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students; End of withdrawal period for Fall term 3 credit courses
Nov. 7Tuesday Meeting of Senate
Nov. 6 - Nov. 10Monday to FridayFall Study Break — no classes
Nov. 10FridayObservance of Remembrance Day — University offices closed
Nov. 10FridayDeadline for registration and residence deposits for students admitted for the Winter term
Nov. 27MondayNo in-class or take-home tests worth more than 10% of the final grade, and no final tests or examinations with the exception of laboratory examinations may be scheduled after this date
Nov. 29WednesdayLast day of classes for Wednesday-only classes
Nov. 30ThursdayLast day of classes for Thursday-only classes
Dec. 1FridayLast day of classes for WF, Friday-only classes
Dec. 5TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Dec. 5TuesdayLast day of classes for TTh, Tuesday-only classes
Dec. 6WednesdayLast day of classes for MWF, MW classes
Dec. 7ThursdayMake-up day for Thanksgiving Monday (Last day of classes for Monday-only classes)
Dec. 9SaturdayFinal exam period begins for Fall term 3 credit courses, including mid-year tests in 3 and 6 credit full year courses
Dec. 19TuesdayLast day for exams
Dec. 23FridayUniversity closed for the holidays, Saturday, Dec. 23 - Tuesday, Jan. 2 inclusive
2024  
Jan. 3WednesdayUniversity offices open
Jan. 7SundayStudents may enter residence
Jan. 8MondayWinter term classes begin. Deferred exams in Fall term 3 credit courses begin in evening
Jan. 9TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Jan. 19FridayLast day for registration in Winter term 3 credit courses
Jan. 19FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students in year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses; End of withdrawal period for year-long 1, 3, and 6 credit courses.
Jan. 22MondayLast day to pay account balance without penalty
Feb. 1ThursdayDeadline for returning students to apply to transfer to the B.F.A. program
Feb. 6TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Feb. 19 - Feb. 23Monday to FridayWinter Study Break — no classes
Feb. 19MondayFamily Day — University offices closed
Mar. 1FridayUniversity Open House
Mar. 1FridayDeadline by which work worth at least 20% of the final grade is to be evaluated and returned to students; End of withdrawal period for Winter term 3 credit courses
Mar. 1FridayResidence Deposit due for returning students requiring residence accommodation
Mar. 12TuesdayMeeting of Senate
Mar. 29FridayGood Friday — University closed, no classes
Apr. 1MondayNo in-class or take-home tests worth more than 10% of the final grade, and no final tests or examinations with the exception of laboratory examinations may be scheduled after this date
Apr. 1MondayDeadline for returning students to apply to transfer to B.A., B.Sc. or B.Comm programs
Apr. 1MondayLast day of classes for Monday-only classes
Apr. 2TuesdayJoint meeting of Faculty Council and Senate
Apr. 2TuesdayLast day of classes for Tuesday-only classes
Apr. 3WednesdayLast day of classes for MW, Wednesday-only classes
Apr. 4ThursdayLast day of classes for TTh, Thursday-only classes
Apr. 8MondayLast day of classes for MWF classes
Apr. 9TuesdayMake-up day for Good Friday (last day of classes for WF, Friday-only classes)
Apr. 11ThursdayFinal exam period begins for all Winter term and full year courses
Apr. 20SaturdayLast day for exams
May 9ThursdayMeeting of Senate
May 13MondayUniversity Convocation