I have an offer of admission. Can I defer my start term?

If you’re unable to begin your university studies in September, you can request a deferral. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

New undergraduate students

  • For most programs, you can request a deferral of your studies to January, May, or September 2021.
  • Exceptions
    • Programs in the Faculty of Engineering will consider requests for deferrals to September 2021 only.

    • Programs in the Faculty of Mathematics will allow a limited number of deferrals if you wish to start your studies in January 2021 or May 2021. Deferrals to September 2021 are not available for math programs but you could re-apply for admission through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre starting in October.

    • If you've been admitted to BASE, you can request a deferral to September 2021 only

The application for deferral opens on June 1 and the deadline to request a deferral is August 14. For more information, please see our webpage on deferring an offer of admission.

New graduate students

Deferrals are managed by the academic program to which you have applied.  If you wish to defer your admission, please contact your graduate program co-ordinator with your request.


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