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Deferral Request Form

This form is to be used by individuals who are newly admitted to an undergraduate program at McGill University for Fall 2023, and who wish to request a deferral up to a maximum of one academic year from the start date of their studies. Requests must be made using this form no later than August 31, 2023.

Before you request a deferral, there are several things you should know:

1. Making a request does not guarantee a deferral will be granted. Only after an application has been received and reviewed can a determination be made.

2. Students who are not granted a deferral may either begin their program in Fall 2023 or reapply to McGill for the following year. The latter does not guarantee admission to a program.

3. McGill may refuse a request or revoke a deferral for academic cause; such as a dramatic decline in grades during the final portion of the pre-university program, or a lack of graduation.

4. Participation in post-secondary study at another college or university is prohibited during the deferral period.

5. McGill entrance scholarships are normally carried over with a deferral, but you will need to reapply for any bursaries you may have been granted. Further information can be found here: Entrance scholarships for future undergraduates - McGill University

6. If you have requested a space in residence, it is essential that you contact Residences and Student Housing regarding the cancellation of your reservation for the current year. They can be reached at housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca.

7. You may cancel your deferral request at any time up to August 31, 2023 by using the cancelation form.

However, cancelling your deferral request or being denied a deferral does not entitle you to a refund of your confirmation deposit.

If you withdraw your deferral request you may start your program in the term to which you originally applied and were admitted.

8. Please keep your contact information up to date on Minerva so we can contact you as needed. Kindly include your McGill ID number with all correspondence.


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