Academic Handbook, Registration, Part-Time Page 1
Issued: 2008 11
Part-Time Students - Registration
ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION - SPRING/SUMMER SESSIONS
Registration in Spring/Summer Sessions shall be available to full and part-time students provided that the
performance in the preceding Fall/Winter session has not been conditioned by deferred, special or
supplemental examinations or by incomplete standing and that the Deans of Faculties shall be empowered
to authorize registration in a Spring/Summer Session(s) of students enroled in their faculties preceding
Fall/Winter Sessions whose performance was conditioned (i.e., by deferred, special or supplemental
examinations, or by incomplete standing).
DISTANCE STUDIES COURSES
(S.1957.1, S.2294.1, S.99-159)
1. A Department may offer an approved course by Distance Studies only with the permission of both
the department Chair and the Dean of the faculty concerned in consultation with the Coordinator for
2. Persons resident in Canada and Canadian citizens resident in the United States who meet the regular
admission requirements of The University of Western Ontario and are granted admission, are eligible
to register in approved courses offered by Distance Studies for degree credit. Canadian citizens
residing outside of North America will be accommodated on a case by case basis and with the
permission of the Dean.
3. To qualify for a degree, credit in a minimum of five courses taken at The University of Western
Ontario, either intramurally or by Distance Studies, is required.
COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF SUMMER SESSION AND DISTANCE
(S.951, S.1208, S.1957, S.2011, S.98-043, S.98-111b, S.99-159)
The content and structure of courses offered in Summer Sessions and by Distance Studies shall be,
essentially, equivalent to the content and structure of the comparable courses offered in the intramural
For summer session courses, this includes the formal hours of instruction - lecture, laboratory, tutorial, and
the academic work load including in-class and out-of-class assignments.
For summer session half courses, instruction shall be conducted throughout the entire session. Under special
circumstances, a department may be granted exemption from this regulation by the dean of the faculty, acting
on the advice of the Educational Policy Committee (or equivalent) of the Faculty Council.
For Distance Studies courses, where possible, the academic workload, assignments and course materials
shall be the same as intramural sessions.
AVAILABILITY OF COURSES FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS
A serious attempt should be made to construct a timetable of course offerings which will permit all students
in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Science to complete requirements for a first degree, regardless
of academic session.
A serious attempt should be made to offer certain courses on a cyclical basis for part-time studies, with the
evening hours and the Saturday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. being included for the purposes. Priority for
registration in evening and Saturday morning classes is to be given to part-time students.
INTEGRATION OF LONDON EXTENSION WITH INTRAMURAL INSTRUCTION
The teaching of Evening Fall/Winter Extension classes (for credit) in London shall become, wherever possible,
a part of the normal teaching load of members of the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Science, effective
Academic Handbook, Registration, Part-Time Page 2
Issued: 2008 11
This file is on the web at http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/regn/parttime.pdf
There is also historical information at http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/regn/old-parttime.pdf
See also the Structure of the Academic Year policy (which includes information on the structure of the
academic terms for Spring/Summer, Trois Pistoles, and sessional dates) at:
See also the add/drop policy for Summer Evening, Intersession and Summer Day: