Deferral of Studies to a Future Term

If you have been offered admission to First Year Full-Time studies and you are unable to begin your undergraduate degree studies in September 2020, you may request a one-year deferral of your offer of admission.

Deferrals are not guaranteed and may be limited in certain Faculties/Programs.  Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you are requesting a deferral and you were eligible for an Admission Scholarship this year, you will be considered for Admission Scholarships based on eligibility requirements next year based on your final high school average including prerequisites as calculated by Western. The Western Scholarship of Excellence and National Scholarships are not deferrable.

If you have received a Guaranteed Offer of Residence for September 2020 and if your deferral of admission request is granted, you must contact Residence Admissions regarding any prepayments made for September 2020 and for additional information regarding future residence applications and placement.

Deferral decisions will be made throughout the month of August when we have confirmed that you have met ALL conditions of your admission. Decisions will be made based on your reason for requesting a deferral and your final average. You will be notified of the decision by email. Please ensure your email address on the OUAC is updated.

NOTE: You may not attend another postsecondary institution between July 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021 otherwise your deferral will be cancelled and any payments and/or deposits will be forfeited.

The deadline to submit the Deferral Request form is August 1, 2020.