Deferring an offer of admission

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. 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.

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.

You cannot be registered or waitlisted in courses if you wish to request a deferral. You must withdraw from courses before submitting your deferral request.

If you are 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.

Deferral deadlines

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

Intake semesterDeadline*
Fall Aug 31
Winter Jan 02
Summer Apr 30

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

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