MacEwan University will be closed from December 24, 2020 through January 3, 2021 for the winter holiday break. Virtual services and appointments are available before and after the break.
While the university campus will re-open on January 4, 2021, MacEwan International will remain closed and will only be offering virtual services in compliance with public health guidance. For more information on class delivery and campus operations during the pandemic, please visit www.MacEwan.ca/coronavirus.
International students entering Canada for January 2021 should check their MacEwan student email for detailed information on preparing for arrival to Canada and documentation.
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In addition to the requirements for arriving in Canada and quarantining, all international students arriving in Canada are required to attend virtual quarantine check-in sessions twice per week with MacEwan International staff, which will continue during the winter holiday break. International students starting their studies in January 2021 who have questions can book a virtual appointment online with an international student specialist/advisor.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- January 5 Mandatory International Orientation
- January 6 Classes commence
- January 15 Last day to add or drop regular session classes. No refunds after this date.
- January 29 Last day for payment of regular session tuition and fees
Information from International Student Services
International students can request a deferral to the next available term (program dependent) if they are not enrolled in Fall 2020 and will not be enrolled in Winter 2021 and cannot travel to Canada for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International students can request a late arrival letter for immigration purposes if they are currently enrolled in Fall 2020 or are planning to be enrolled in Winter 2021 and cannot travel to Canada for Winter 2021 or will be travelling before April 1, 2021 or August/September 2021.
All eligible students received an email on December 1, 2020 with the link to the form.
By completing the form, students are submitting a formal request to the university to defer or late arrive. We ask that students do not complete this form until they have made their final decision not to travel to Canada for the coming Winter 2021 term.
MacEwan International emailed information about travel and border restrictions to students and are offering webinars throughout Fall 2020 to help students make a decision about coming to Canada this winter or deferring their studies in Canada to a later time.
We ask that students to contact their program advisor to find out if they can start their studies online in the Winter term before travelling to Canada in 2021.
We recommend students do not study classes online in Winter 2021 unless their study permit application is approved before January 6, 2021.
Only international applicants who have accepted their offer of admission and paid the admission confirmation deposit can make a deferral or late arrival request.
Please note, the new policy for admission confirmation deposits will come into effect for Fall 2021. The $1000 CAD deposit will not be refundable, even if a study permit is denied or student plans change.
If a student registers in and takes online courses in Winter 2021 and their study permit is later denied, tuition and fees will not be refunded for classes they remain registered in after the last day to add/drop (January 15, 2021).
While students can start studying online without an approved study permit, we do not recommend this as it is unknown if it will be approved. Starting prior to approval is done completely at the student’s own risk. We strongly recommend students book an appointment with an international specialist at MacEwan International if they have questions.
Update from the Office of the University Registrar
In response to the ongoing challenges created by the pandemic, we are pleased to advise you of the following changes to admission requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year:
Social Work (diploma) and Bachelor of Social Work
The minimum hours required to meet the volunteer/work experience admission requirement has been reduced to 35 hours within the last two years.
English Language Proficiency
The Duolingo English Test, online test, will continue to be an option to demonstrate fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for all undergraduate programs except for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing diploma for the 2021-2022 academic year admission intakes. That is, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. The admission intakes Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 were previously approved.
Applicants presenting the Duolingo English Test must present a minimum test score of 115.
As a reminder, the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test and IELTS Indicator test will be accepted in the same way as the regular TOEFL and IELTS tests are today. The tests, which will be available until testing centres reopen, are not available in all countries.