Deferring Application


In-light of the pandemic, we understand that your plans to study at NBCC may have been impacted due to the inability to complete the study permit/visa application process, travel restrictions and/or personal reasons. As a result, NBCC is temporarily modifying its deferral policies for international applicants.

Eligible Applicants

  • Those who have been accepted to the Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 intake but are impacted by COVID-19 (travel restrictions and/or personal reason);
  • Those who have been refused a study permit for a 2021 intake; and
  • Those who have been waitlisted for a 2021 intake.

Eligible international applicants have a one-time opportunity to defer their application to the next academic year for the same campus and program choice.  Deferral request can only be submitted 90 days before first day of class of intended intake. A deferred application does not require a new application payment and will retain the same date/time stamp as the original application in the future admissions cycle.  

Changes to a campus-specific program selection received following a request for deferral will not retain the original time/date stamp and may be subject to new application fees.

Deferral requests are not accepted for changes to the intake, for example from Fall intake to Winter intake.

Please note that your confirmation fee is non-refundable and will be deferred to the next academic year. Applicants who have made additional payments towards their student fees may request a refund by following the steps found here.

Deferral Request Starting Date and Deadlines

NOTE: The option to defer, regardless of reason, will no longer available once a student begins their program.

Deferral request can only be submitted 90 days before first day of class of intended intake. Deferral requests will be processed by the Admissions Office within 15 business days of submission of the form below.  Once processed, the deferred application will be in pending status and no further update will be available until the admissions cycle opens for the intake.

Winter 2021
(Evaluations for deferred applications for Winter 2022 will begin July 2021)

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
Oct 5, 2020Deferral process opensRequests for deferral will not be accepted before this date.
Dec 4, 2020Impacted by COVIDRequests after deadline will not be considered as eligible for deferral.
Jan 4, 2021Visa/Study Permit RefusalDeferral request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the refusal.
If you receive the refusal after deadline, you need to submit deferral request within 30 days of receiving your refusal.
Proof of study permit application and a copy of the IRCC refusal is required.
Jan 4, 2021Waitlisted for Winter 2021If your request is not received before deadline, your application will be cancelled and cannot be deferred

Spring 2021
(Evaluations for deferred applications for Spring 2022 will begin October 2021)

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
Jan 26, 2021Deferral process opensRequests for deferral will not be accepted before this date.
Mar 26, 2021Impacted by COVIDRequests after deadline will not be considered as eligible for deferral.
Apr 26, 2021Visa/Study Permit RefusalDeferral request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the refusal.
If you receive the refusal after deadline, you will need to submit deferral request within 30 days of receiving your refusal.
Proof of study permit application and a copy of the IRCC refusal is required.
Apr 26, 2021Waitlisted for Spring 2021If your request is not received before deadline, your application will be cancelled and cannot be deferred.

Fall 2021
(Evaluations for deferred applications for Fall 2022 will begin October 2021)

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
June 8, 2021Deferral process opensRequests for deferral will not be accepted before this date.
Sept 7, 2021Visa/Study Permit RefusalDeferral request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the refusal.
If you receive the refusal after deadline, you will need to submit deferral request within 30 days of receiving your refusal.
Proof of study permit application and a copy of the IRCC refusal is required.
Sept 7, 2021Waitlisted for Fall 2021If your request is not received before deadline, your application will be cancelled and cannot be deferred.

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