Status for Fall 2020
We will be following both the national and provincial governments’ directives regarding immigration and public health, and we are waiting for further updates and planning for different scenarios.
September will likely be a hybrid model of online classes, and some may have an in-class component when possible. We suspect the majority of September to December classes will be online. Students will know the final course schedule before they register for courses in July
Starting in the Fall Term?
It will be possible for international students to begin studies online if you have, or have been approved for, a study permit/visa – without affecting your eligibility for a post-graduation work permit. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has confirmed this will apply for September 2020.
Therefore, you could take courses online that don’t have an in-person component, and then travel to Canada for the Winter term (January 2021).
Contact IRCC for more details about processing times and VAC procedures in your country, if applicable.
Notes on Travel
Currently, travel to Canada is restricted. However, we are working on a plan to assist international students with any requirements for self-isolation that may be mandated.
If it is possible for students to travel to Canada, it will still be your choice, and you will have a few options:
- Arrive for the Fall term (possibly, if regulations are lifted) and study online and partly in-class
- Study online from home, or
- Defer your studies until January or May 2021
We will follow up with more information in June, including outreach from transition officer Echo Gu, with a survey about your study plans.
Access Your Accounts
The first step you can take to prepare for your first year is to check your personal accounts.
Your WebAdvisor account provides access to Student Planning, which you will use to search and register for courses.
WebAdvisor is also where you can find information about your application status, tuition fees, and your course registration appointment.
Similarly, you should check your Webmail account regularly or forward your Webmail account to the personal email account you check most often.
If you are having any difficulties with logging in to either account, email [email protected]. Be sure to include your 7-digit student number in the email.
Student Planning Video Tutorials
Student Planning is the online system you will use to register for your courses. To learn more about it, check out the helpful Student Planning video series.
From creating a plan to registration, the videos cover each aspect of the registration process. The short videos are labeled by topic, so you can watch the whole series or go straight to the information you’re looking for.
Academic Advising also has a series of First-Year Information videos.
English Language Test Updates
The following updates have recently been announced concerning accepted English language tests:
Duolingo: A minimum score of 115. Accepted on a trial basis for Fall & Winter intake 2020-2021.
TOEFL: Paper-delivered test results will be reviewed on an individual basis.
MyBest Scores may be considered.
IELTS Academic: Minimum overall band score of 6.5
IELTS Indicator: Minimum overall band score of 7.0.
Accepted while in-country IELTS testing is suspended.
Click here for a full list of accepted English tests.
Campus Living – Applications Open
Campus Living is open for Fall 2020 move-ins and is currently accepting applications.
Students interested in applying can do so online.
While physical interaction will be limited, we will be creating digital communities of support for students in residence and encouraging student success throughout their academic pursuits!
We will be limiting occupancy and we can assure you that we are working hard to meet all public health recommendations and taking the necessary precautions to ensure a safe arrival and stay in residence.
We look forward to welcoming students to their home away from home.
For any questions please contact [email protected]