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Deferrals

Will I be able to defer my Fall Session admission to January? What will happen to my Scholarship and GRA?

If you’re unable to begin your university studies in September, you can request a deferral. The deferral process will vary on the program and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Please connect directly with your graduate program contact to discuss the options for your specific situation. 

What is the likelihood of campus opening this fall? And how do we defer our offer if it does?

For safety reasons, we will deliver all large classes online. We are working on a plan for in-person instruction for some classes and courses, if the conditions allow. We’ll confirm which courses and classes might happen in person as soon as we can. 

If you are registered for classes that are scheduled to take place in-person, you can choose to study online if you wish. We will support the academic progress of every student who registers, no matter their location during fall term. 

Will there be an option for first years to begin in the Winter Semester instead of a September start? Instead of deferring a full year?

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. 

For most programs, you can request a deferral of your studies to January, May, or September 2021, however there are some exceptions: 

I am a future graduate student reconsidering starting my program in fall. I have deferred my acceptance once before, will it be an option for future fall students to defer a second time?

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. 

For most programs, you can request a deferral of your studies to January, May, or September 2021, however, there are some exceptions: 

How many deferrals will you be allowing for students enrolled in one of the faculty of mathematics program?

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. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Will international fall 2020 students be allowed to defer to winter 2021 (i.e. january 2021) owing to the pandemic?

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. 

For most programs, you can request a deferral of your studies to January, May, or September 2021, however there are some exceptions: