7. Program (Degree) Registration

Traditionally at the University of New Brunswick the term 'Academic Year' has been used to denote the normal time frame during which the majority of undergraduate courses are offered, which is from the start of September through to the end of the next April. However, since the graduate education process typically involves research, the calendar year has always been separated into three formal academic terms for students in the School of Graduate Studies. Those terms are the Fall term (1 September to 31 December), the Winter term (1 January through 30 April), and the Summer term (1 May through 31 August). Graduate students in all programs must maintain continuous registration in the School of Graduate Studies from the date of initial enrolment through to final completion of all degree requirements regardless of whether courses are being taken or not.  Part-time course-based master’s in Education students should consult the graduate secretary in the Faculty of Education for regulations relevant to maintaining continuous enrolment.

In order for students to register or continue registration in their graduate program, they must obtain approval for their proposed program of studies (courses and/or thesis/report research) from the Director of Graduate Studies of their GAU. Once the Director’s approval has been obtained, students will normally register through the on-line registration system. Typically, students in thesis or report based programs will register on-line in September of a given year for the Fall, Winter and Summer terms (the thesis or report designation will automatically roll forward). Students in course based programs usually will be required to register on-line at the start of every term. In all cases, registration does not become official until all the appropriate fees have been paid. Failure to maintain registration will be interpreted as withdrawal from the graduate program.