Information for applicants and accepted students affected by COVID-19
Bow Valley College:
As Bow Valley College looks to our 2020/21 academic year, we have been working hard to deliver top-quality education while responding to grant reductions, budget challenges, and new performance targets. As such, the College has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020/21 intakes of the following programs:
- Dental Business Assistant Certificate
- Events Management Certificate
- Addiction Studies Certificate
- Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate - Except for regional offering
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education Certificate
- Data Management and Analytics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
- Nutrition Manager Certificate
- Open Studies
Our recruitment team is booking virtual presentations and appointments for summer and fall right now. If you'd like to learn more, reply to this email or call us at 403-410-1402.
Burman University: https://www.burmanu.ca/futurefaq
Even though we have transitioned all non-essential employees to working remotely, we can still serve you. The best way to contact us is through email. We are here to support you and answer any questions you may have in a timely manner.
- General Information: email@example.com
- Enrolment Advisors: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burman University will evaluate you for admission based on the class grades listed on your transcripts.
Burman is preparing for a fall face-to-face September semester. We are continually monitoring the situation and if COVID-19 is still a significant problem we will make the decision in early August as to how we are moving forward for this upcoming fall. Please be confident that Burman’s course delivery will proceed. The faculty are dedicating a significant portion of their summer to training that will ensure effective course delivery through online options if needed.
What if I can’t take the TOEFL /IELTS test because neither is being offered?
TOEFL offers a home edition test. More information can be found here: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/. The minimum required TOEFL score is 83.
We are also accepting the Duolingo English test. More information can be found here: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/home. The minimum required score is 110.
College Board SAT Plans for the remainder of 2020: https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates?SFMC_cid=EM299996-&rid=52697627
2020-21 SAT Administrations
Students can now register for 2020-21 international SAT® administrations. In 2020, the SAT will be offered internationally in August, September, October, and December. And the SAT Subject Tests™, including Subject Tests with Listening, will be offered internationally in November. Students can view dates and reserve their place today.
Concordia University of Edmonton: Applications for Fall Admission
We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 term. Deadline to apply is June 30th. Please know we are working to ensure students are not at a disadvantage due to the cancellation of diploma exams.
Students may be unsure as to how the current situation will affect admissions; please visit our FAQ page where we have tried to answer these questions. We will update this page as new information is available.
Students can also contact admissions with specific questions email@example.com.
We will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Thursday May 7!
Lethbridge College: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/future-students
Q&A: Registrar's Office
- Will there be classes on campus in September? If so, can I still apply?
We are accepting applications for programs for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, and we encourage students to apply. We are planning to hold classes on campus in September as long as it is safe to do so as the health and safety of our community is our top priority.
- What high school grades count for admission now that provincial exams are not being written?
We will not require students graduating in June 2020 to write diploma exams; we will accept the final grade awarded on the student’s transcript.
- I’m feeling unprepared for college after missing the last months of Grade 12. Are there ways that I can prepare over the summer?
We will have extra support services in place to help new students transition to college. If you are feeling unprepared for college, you may find it helpful to take one of our Academic Upgrading courses online this summer. If you would like more information about registering in these courses, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quest University Canada: We have decided to extend our Enrollment confirmation deadline to June 1, 2020. Please have students contact their Admissions Counsellor if they require any clarification regarding this deadline.
Virtual Engagement Platform: With all on-campus visits cancelled for the foreseeable future, the Admissions Team has created an alternative Virtual Campus Experience Platform as an opportunity for students to participate in a virtual campus visit.
- If a student is unable to complete a non-diploma exam course and we require it for admission, please have them contact email@example.com as each situation is a bit unique.
- If a student is unable to complete their volunteer hours for social work, they should contact the Social Work program directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our nursing programs are currently the only competitive programs at Red Deer College. The GPA calculations to get into these programs have never included the second semester, as the calculations begin in March. Therefore, Covid-19 has not changed the process for nursing.
- Last, if you go to our main page, www.rdc.ab.ca there is a large yellow heading at the top that will link you to the most recent Covid-19 information pertaining to Red Deer College.
Visit rdc.ab.ca/coronavirus for up-to-date information on RDC's college-wide response to COVID-19.
New student registration opens as of 7:00am on June 23, 2020. Students are encouraged to log in to their Loop account and navigate to the Registration page where they will find step-by-step registration and waitlist instructions as well as helpful tips and tricks.
The King's University: We want to invite you (and your students) to join us for our next Virtual King's View Friday on May 29, 2020 at 11:00AM (MST). This Virtual King's View Friday will include a presentation that outlines our programs and admission requirements, a virtual tour of campus, and the opportunity to hear from current students and professors. We will also answer any questions you have using a chat function in the webinar.
We will also be waiving the application fee for any students who register for the event and attend the webinar live. The free applications will only be honoured between the hours of 11:00am and midnight on May 29 (MST).
COVID-19 Response Information and Resources: https://www.kingsu.ca/covid-19
University of Alberta: U of A Update on Changes to admissions for fall 2020 can be found at: https://www.ualberta.ca/covid-19/updates/04/2020-04-06-changes-to-admissions-for-fall-2020.html
Final High School Transcripts: We anticipate that in most cases, final and official transcripts will be available, and we will use these final grades as presented. However, if a student is unable to provide final documentation due to closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Alberta will accept the grades and existing interim documents presented at the time of admission.
English Language Proficiency (ELP): Students who will have three or more years of full-time education in English (excluding ESL) in Canada or another country or institution where English is recognized as the official/primary language of instruction by the time they complete high school WILL meet our ELP requirement.
Students who have completed less than 3 years of full-time education in English in Canada will be required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency.
There are a variety of ways students may demonstrate their English Language Proficiency including (but not limited to):
Demonstrating 3 or more years of full-time study in English in Canada
Scoring 5 or higher in IB English A1, A2, A Literature, A Language & Literature, or IB English B
Scoring 4 or higher in AP English
Completing an IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo exam and achieving the required score
Students from AB, NWT, or NU completing English 30-1 with a mark of 75% or higher (final blended grade includes the diploma exam mark). Students must have completed the course and written the diploma exam in January 2020 or earlier, otherwise, it cannot be used to meet ELP for Fall 2020.
New this year, the Duolingo exam has been added as an additional option in response to the cancellation of IELTS and TOEFL exams around the world due to COVID-19. In addition to meeting English Language Proficiency requirements, the Duolingo exam can also be used for students whose programs require them to present Spoken Language Proficiency. Minimum Duolingo English Test score required by University of Alberta:
115 for English Language Proficiency
125 for Spoken Language Proficiency.
Tuition Deposit Deadline: We are extending the deadline for applicants to pay their tuition deposit to June 1, 2020.
Offer Acceptance Deadline: Offer acceptance deadline extended to June 1, 2020
Student Connect is not taking in-person inquiries or phone calls at this time. Students can use the Student Connect Contact Form if they have questions.
Instruction in the fall term will be provided through a combination of face-to-face and online or remote learning. This decision is based on public health guidelines and consultation with public health experts. Here is a link to the fall term FAQ Page: https://www.ucalgary.ca/current-students/fall-2020-term-faq.
UCalgary is continuing to make offers of admission to applicants in Canada and internationally.
We have made the decision to finalize admission offers based on your current admission average. Complete your current courses; however, your final grades will not impact your admission decision.
A number of our first-year courses require a high school course as a pre-requisite. To ensure you are successful in first year, we encourage you to complete your required courses and provide us with a transcript as soon as it’s available, but no later than December 23, 2020. We will use the grades reported by your school, with or without a final exam. You will still be able to take fall term courses during this time.
The conditions of admission in your student centre will reflect this information by April 3, your offer of admission letter will not change.
I have applied, but was unable to submit my transcripts or English Language Proficiency tests due to school or test centre closures?
We are extending the fall 2020 initial transcript and English Language Proficiency deadline:
- Transcripts: If you were unable to send transcripts, upload unofficial copies to your student centre between March 30 and April 13.
- English Language Test results: If you were unable to submit an English Language Proficiency test, we are accepting the Duolingo English Test (except for Nursing and Education). A score of 115 is needed to meet our English Language Proficiency requirement. Upload test results to your student centre between March 30 and May 1.
University of Regina: https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/apply-now.ezc
We want to ensure you that admission will continue to be based on your official high school transcript. The courses and grades that are on your transcript will be used in the admission calculation, and if you meet final admission requirements, then you will be fully admissible to the University of Regina.
However, while you may meet the admission requirements based on your transcript, you may not have completed a full semester of certain courses. This is why we strongly encourage you to participate in supplementary assignments prepared by your high school teachers. This will make your transition to post-secondary as easy as possible, and is especially important for courses in maths, sciences, and English.
University of Saskatchewan: we will be offering full-time programming in all colleges. While final decisions are still being made, most students should plan for instruction that is entirely remote. Colleges/schools are communicating with students directly about plans for the fall term, and we can confirm that all first-year courses in direct-entry colleges (Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Edwards School of Business, Engineering and Kinesiology), as well as programming at the USask Language Centre, will be offered entirely remotely.
If students have any questions about applying to USask or about the status of their application, please encourage them to contact us by telephone during our regular business hours or by email anytime and we will reply as soon as possible.
Phone: (+1) 306-966-5788
Hours of Operation: 9am-12pm and 1-4pm CST, Monday-Friday
Closed weekends and statutory holidays
English Language Tests: Due to the suspension of common English language tests offered at in-person testing centres, such as IELTS, USask will accept Duolingo English Test (DET) scores and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition* scores for
For more information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit updates.usask.ca.
USask is offering new transition support courses to help students build confidence in their academic skills in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
- BioPrep - For students entering Biology 120 and 121
- ChemPrep - For students entering Chemistry 112
- MathPrep - For students entering Mathematics 104
- PhysicsPrep - For students entering Physics 115
These non-credit courses have been designed in consultation with USask instructors and cover key learning concepts to prepare students for university-level study in these subject areas.
Students may enroll in one or more of these courses, where, over three weeks, they will meet in daily small-group online tutorials hosted by a USask facilitator, and will complete online assignments and modules designed to provide a solid foundation for the start of their university studies.
Session 1: July 20 to Aug 7, 2020
Session 2: Aug 10 to 27, 2020
Fee per course: $75 + registration fee
For more information, contact the Science and Math Prep Program team at: email@example.com.
Registration information is available at: https://students.usask.ca/academics/science-math-prep-program.php?utm_source=Counsellors&utm_campaign=00fc79d541-counsellorupdate_Sept2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27a5b0eea0-00fc79d541-62163037
University of Victoria: https://www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/covid-19-updates.php
General Admission Information
The following admissions information is generalized. Steps 1, 2 and 3 are applicable to all post secondary institutions, and many institutions offer registration and loans workshops. Check the website of your institution for information. This information will help walk you through the process of applying for your program and the following steps.