Except under exceptional circumstances, it is normally not possible to defer an offer of admission, as they are only valid for the program, year and term specified. As such, students who wish to be considered for an alternate year or term must submit a new application, fees and any new supporting documents.
However, if exceptional circumstances prevent you from starting your studies as planned you may request a deferral of your offer of admission.
The following criteria will need to apply:
- You must have accepted your offer of admission;
- You must meet the conditions of your offer;
- You will not be attending any academic institution during the deferral period;
- The deferral period does not extend more than 12 months;
- Your program must be open for admission the session for which you are requesting the deferral. Please check the list of available programs per session.
Deferral requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and can be submitted to the Admissions Office. The deadline to submit your request is the same date as the last day to withdraw from a course and receive a financial credit.
Please note that offers to our English Intensive program (EIP) are not eligible for deferral.
To request a deferral of admission, please complete our InfoAdmission web form. Select the Undergraduate studies, Faculty of Education or Faculty of Law - Civil law section depending on the program you are requesting the deferral for and then select Deferral Request. You will be asked to explain the reasons for requesting the deferral and summarize your plans for the deferral period.
Deferral requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be granted for reasons including illness, mandatory military service, etc. In the case of a student visa not yet issued, only those presenting their ‘Acknowledgment of Receipt of Visa Application’ confirming that the application was submitted within reasonable deadlines will be considered.
If your request is accepted, we will confirm this by email and issue a new offer of admission once we start accepting applications for the entry point you selected.
Please note that, if your original offer of admission included a scholarship, scholarship eligibility for your deferred offer will be based on your final academic average according to the regulations in effect for the year/term of your new offer admission.