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 refused a study permit for a 2021 or 2022 intake; and
  • Those who have been waitlisted for a 2021 or 2022 intake.
NEW: Those who have been accepted to the Fall 2021 intake AND applied for their study permit on or before May 15, 2021 and received their "Port-of-entry Introduction Letter (study permit approval) on or after August 16, 2021 may be eligible to defer their application. Click here for more information.

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 120 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 be available once a student begins their program.

Deferral request can only be submitted 120 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.

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

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
May 10, 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 a visa refusal after the deadline, you must submit a 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.

Winter 2022
(Evaluations for deferred applications for Winter 2023 will begin February 15, 2022)

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
Sep 6, 2021Deferral process opensRequests for deferral will not be accepted before this date.
Dec 10, 2021Visa/Study Permit RefusalDeferral request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the refusal.
If you receive a visa refusal after the deadline, you must submit a deferral request within 30 days of receiving your refusal.
Proof of study permit application and a copy of the IRCC refusal is required.
Dec 10, 2021Waitlisted for Winter 2022If your request is not received before deadline, your application will be cancelled and cannot be deferred

Spring 2022
(Evaluations for deferred applications for Spring 2023 will begin June 15, 2022)

DeadlineReasonAdditional Notes
Jan 26, 2022Deferral process opensRequests for deferral will not be accepted before this date.
Apr 26, 2022Visa/Study Permit RefusalDeferral request must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the refusal.
If you receive a visa refusal after the deadline, you must submit a 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, 2022Waitlisted for Spring 2022If your request is not received before deadline, your application will be cancelled and cannot be deferred.

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