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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: 

  • 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 1. For more information, please refer to our webpage on deferring an offer of admission