Deferring an offer of admission for international students

Deferring an offer of admission

Have you been accepted to UFV and had a change of plans that prevent you from starting classes when expected? You need to request a deferral.

You may request to defer your offer of admission for up to one year by submitting a Request for Deferred Admission Form - International. Submitting this form does not guarantee that your request will be approved.

Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar at any UFV campus or by email to Once your request has been reviewed and a decision has been made, correspondence will be emailed to your myUFV account.

Download the deferral request form

Deferral deadlines

Requests to defer an offer of admission must be received by the dates indicated below.

Intake semester Deadline*
Fall 2024 TBA
Winter 2025 TBA
Summer 2024 April 10, 2024

*Completed deferral request form must be received on or before this date.

Guidelines for requesting a deferral

Approval of requests for deferred admission will only be granted once. If you are unable to attend in the deferred semester, you will need to re-apply for admission, and will forfeit any paid deposits.

Approval of your request for deferred admission will depend on the program in which you have been accepted. Deferrals are not available for all UFV programs.

You may not attend another post-secondary institution during the deferral period. Students who do not comply will need to re-apply for admission, and submit updated transcripts.

As an international student, the payment of the tuition deposit amount shown on your acceptance letter is required in order to secure approval for deferred admission.

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