Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
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Applicable Notes


  1. The Student Health and Dental Plans are administered by the Student Union and are mandatory for all full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the fall term on campus, including co-op students on work term. An opt-out option is available to students who file the required form with proof of alternate coverage no later than the end of the second week of fall term. Further information is available by contacting the Health Plan Co-ordinator at Extension 3557 or www.wlusu.com
  2. PRISM: In 1990, full-time students in the School of Business & Economics approved a per term voluntary student contribution designed to increase the computer facilities for students in the School of Business & Economics. Accounts will be adjusted for students who do not wish to contribute and who file for an adjustment through the PRISM Help Desk, (room P1030, Peter's Building) BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF THE APPLICABLE TERM. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
  3. Additional registration fees are charged to those students who do not complete their registration by the date indicated (refer to Academic Dates chapter).
  4. Audit course tuition fees are usually half the regular course fee with a few exceptions which may be charged the full course fee. Fees are not refundable.
  5. Charges will be applied for all cheques returned to the university by the bank.
  6. Music Accompaniment Fees are charged per-course on a term basis. The amount charged is based on the type of accompaniment and the number of hours required for the course. Contact the Faculty of Music for further information regarding these fees.
  7. Science and Technology Endowment Program (STEP): In the spring of 1995, students in biology, chemistry, physics and computing, kinesiology & physical education, mathematics and psychology approved a voluntary student contribution program designed to enhance the educational experience and opportunities of students in these disciplines. The fee applies to students registered in BA and BSc programs in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Computer Science, Kinesiology & Physical Education and Psychology. Accounts will be adjusted for students who do not wish to contribute and who file the required form (obtainable from their departmental office) by the end of the third week of the applicable term.
  8. The Comprehensive Student Services Fee is charged to full-time and part-time students at the rate of $28 per 0.5 credit, per term to a maximum of $140 for full-time students. This fee is part of a unique agreement, where students contribute 50 percent of the cost of Student Services on campus and in turn, receive 50 percent control in voting on all major items relating to it. The services covered by this fee include: the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Awards, Health, Counselling and Career Services, Athletics and Recreation (including a contribution to the major capital improvement to the Athletic Centre), International Student Advisor, students in Accessible Learning, Chaplains, Learning Services and off-campus Housing. Housing, Food and Conference services are included in the agreement; however, the fee does not support these areas.
  9. UHIP is provided through the universities to all foreign students and their dependents. It is compulsory for all eligible participants and their dependents unless they have an approved waiver. UHIP is designed to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services, which may be needed and provides coverage comparable to that of OHIP. Details on eligibility are available in the UHIP brochure. If the student has not been billed for UHIP, notify the Business Office. If the student has been billed for UHIP, it is necessary to complete the required application form at the Business Office. Failure to comply with UHIP regulations could result in deregistration.
  10. Arts Students' Advancement Program (ASAP) This program was established in 2005 as a university and student-run service within the Faculty of Arts, with the objective of enhancing the educational experience and opportunities for students within the Arts faculty. This is a voluntary student contribution program and accounts will be adjusted for students who do not wish to contribute. Visit the Faculty of Arts website for the online opt-out form which must be submitted by the end of the third week of the applicable term.
  11. Copyright Agreement fee is charged to full- and part-time students at the rate of $0.33 per 0.5 credit, per term. This fee is the result of an agreement between Wilfrid Laurier University and the Canadian Reprography Collective to grant Laurier the right to reproduce copyright works for the purpose of education, research and higher learning.
  12. Broadcast Technology Access Fee Contact the Laurier Brantford Campus for details.
  13. Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) In February 2006, students at Laurier passed a referendum to create a fully functional Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Academic opportunities, community engagement and an informed student body are all goals of the Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG). This student-led corporation seeks to engage students in the provision of resources, community collaboration, research and education. All students (both full-time and part-time at Waterloo Campus only) will be charged an LSPIRG fee of $4.75 per term. Student's who wish to opt-out of this fee, can do so online via the Business Office website, within the first two weeks of each term.
  14. Laurier Brantford Leadership Fee was established in 2007. It provides a fund that is jointly administered by faculty and students in the Leadership program. It supports a range of activities designed to augment and promote opportunities for Leadership students.
  15. SBE Student Levy Fee was established in 2007 as a student-run program within the School of Business & Economics. The fund's objectives are to raise the external profile of SBE students by promoting their involvement in conferences and competitions, and to provide enhanced internal opportunities for SBE students by supporting various initiatives undertaken by SBE Council and SBE Student Clubs. Students may opt out by contacting the SBE Student Council Office (P1003) in September.