Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2006/2007
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Important Information

Important information for students is available at the Distance Education website at www.wlu.ca/disted.

Specific Course Information

For each course, a detailed account of course fees and learning materials is provided online from the distance education website under Course Information. Also included is the instructor name, calendar description and a copy of the most current course outline, if available.

Course Access

Approximately one week prior to the start of term students receive access to their distance education courses via their MyWebCT account. NOTE: Avoid login and registration problems that may result from holds on your account by paying your fees in a timely manner. Refer to your LORIS student account for outstanding balances.

The Distance Education (DE) Guide

Provides links to important academic and student support units (e.g., final exams, the writing centre, etc.) Printable forms, assignment submission and midterm test information, FAQs and more are also available from the distance education website www.wlu.ca/disted.

Administration Fee

All distance education courses have an administration fee. This fee is non-refundable and charged to every student. 

Distance Education Course Materials

All textbooks, course packs, media (videotapes, CDs, video CD-ROMs, DVDs are available to student on loan) and miscellaneous materials are provided through the Distance Education Office. Availability of materials is guaranteed up until the Friday of the second week of classes.

Distance Education Forms received after the distance education deadlines listed in Important Dates are subject to a $50 shipping fee.


Some distance education courses include a videotape (1/2" VHS tape), video CD-ROM, and /or DVD requirement. These materials are loaned to students through the Distance Education Office. Students are charged a deposit for use of these materials, which is credited back to their account when the materials are returned to the Distance Education Office. A Media Return sheet must be completed and included with the videos. The Media Return sheet clearly indicates the deadline for returns.

Students who plan to study in a country or region whose technology does not support North American VHS tapes are asked to contact the Distance Education Office as early as possible to make arrangements for an alternate video format. Please note: Some courses may have the video packaged for sale with the textbooks. Other courses with videotapes may not be available in alternate formats.

When returning your video materials, you are responsible for all fees associated with their return (e.g., shipping, customs).

It is your responsibility to verify the working order of video materials at the beginning of the term. Your deposit will NOT be fully credited to your student account if you fail to return the completed set of materials by the deadline date. A minimum charge of $25 or the current replacement value of the item, whichever is greater, will be charged to your account for lost or damaged materials.

GST Information

GST is not applied to tuition fees for degree-credit courses or to the deposit on VHS videotapes, video CD-ROMs and DVDs. However, it is included in text fees.