Deferral of Admission for Undergraduate Students

York University recognizes that after accepting an offer of admission some applicants have legitimate reasons for requesting a deferral of their admission to allow them to start their studies at a later semester start date. Although some programs do not allow this, in most cases requesting a deferred entry is possible and quite straight-forward. The deferral request process ensures that all admission conditions are satisfied before a deferral is granted. Deferral requests may be granted for up to a maximum of one calendar year.

If you plan to complete any further studies at an accredited institution after accepting your offer of admission to York, you will have to reapply for admission to a future session and provide transcripts from the institution that you attend in order to be reconsidered for admission. This form is for requesting deferral only and cannot be used for making a reapplication.

Deferral of scholarships
  • An automatic entrance scholarship can be deferred but eligibility and the amount of an awarded scholarship may change from session to session.
  • Scholarships that require an application are not eligible for deferral and will require submission of a new application by the appropriate deadline.
Deferral Process
  1. Accept your offer of admission.
  2. Review the condition(s) of your offer of admission.
  3. Submit all documentation to satisfy your admission conditions including, but not limited to, transcripts, language test results, portfolios, etc.
  4. Submit the Request for Deferral before the start of classes.
Important Notes
  • Applications that involved a supplementary evaluation will be reviewed by the academic program prior to being processed.
  • Allow a minimum of two weeks for processing of a Request for Deferral.
  • Once your deferral is processed, the University will send you an official decision notification. If you are an international student, a new offer and immigration letter will be produced.
  • Need to change the start term for your deferral?
    • Accept your previous Deferral of Admission.
    • Submit a new Deferral of Admission application indicating the new start term.
A deferral will not be granted under the following circumstances:
  • If you are an international student AND have been refused a Student Authorization by Canada Immigration, you will need to reapply for the next available session and pay a new application fee.

The following programs DO NOT accept requests for admission deferral:

  • Business Administration (BBA & iBBA - Schulich School of Business)
  • Nursing (BScN)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Design
  • Certificates

Current High School applicants requesting a deferral:

Final grades and graduation diploma status must be received before York University is able to approve a deferral request. Applicants will be contacted in early Fall.

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