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Application Deferrals

A deferral of admission is moving a confirmed (C1 Confirmation paid) 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.
  • Inability to obtain a study permit may be considered in some cases.
  • 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 applicationt the deposit will not be refunded and will be forfieted.

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 forfieted. Review tuition and fees for our refund policy.

Timeline for deferral consideration

Confirmed Admission Term Deferral request review begins Deferral request deadline
Confirmed for Winter 2022 Nov. 10, 2021 Jan. 7, 2022
Confirmed for Spring 2022 March 10, 2022 May 6, 2022
Confirmed for Summer 2022 Apr. 10, 2022 Jun. 24, 2022
Confirmed for Fall 2022 Jul. 10, 2022 Sep. 2, 2022

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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