Policies & Procedures

Academic Matters

Click here to learn about continued good standing in the program.

Registration Status

Click here to learn about continuous registration, leave of absence, thesis defence only (TDO), etc. Note: A change in registration should be requested at least one month prior to the term under consideration.


Click here to learn about thesis regulations and completion procedures.


Graduate programs at Western are subject to Western's School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) regulations.
SGPS Graduate Supervision Handbook



Financial Matters

Click here to learn about when and how you will be paid, scholarship disbursement, income tax receipts, etc.

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Equity & Human Rights Services

Click here to learn about services offered to the Western community in support of a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment.

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Office of the Ombudsperson

The Office of the Ombudsperson provides assistance in preventing, managing, and resolving difficult academic or non-academic situations.