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Domestic Application Deferrals

Application deferrals for international students

Visit our international application deferrals page for more information on how you can defer your application.

deferral of admission is moving a Confirmed - Full Admission seat in a specific program for a specific term to the same program in a future term.


Deferrals of admission are only considered on a case-by-case basis for compelling circumstances and must be approved by the Office of the Registrar.

  • Compelling circumstances must be validated with official documentation and are outside the student’s control. Examples include:
    • illness
    • court appearances
    • bereavement
    • significant extenuating personal circumstances.
  • Financial constraints and changes in personal plans are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Approved deferral

If your admission deferral is approved, a $250 administration fee will be deducted from the tuition deposit — the remaining balance can be used for the deferred term. If you then cancel your deferred application, the deposit will not be refunded and will be forfeited.

You can only defer your application once. If you choose to defer a second time, you must pay an additional non-refundable tuition deposit for that application.

Declined deferral

If your admission deferral is declined and you decide to cancel your current application, your tuition deposit will not be refunded and will be forfeited. Review tuition and fees for our refund policy.

Timeline for deferral consideration

Confirmed Admission Term Deferral request review begins Deferral request deadline
Winter 2023 Nov. 1, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023
Spring 2023 March 1, 2023 April 24, 2023
Summer 2023 April 1, 2023 June 19, 2023
Fall 2023 June 1, 2023 Aug. 21, 2023

Submitting your request

If you wish to pursue a deferral, please complete the admission deferral request.

Students accepted to Academic Upgrading and English Language Foundations cannot request a deferral as they are non-credential programs. You may be eligible to move your application once to a different open intake. Submit your request before your program start date.

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