Undergraduate Deferral Request Form

    Any personal information collected on this form is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The information you provide will be used to update your OCAD University records. These records are only viewed by OCAD U administrative staff and not released to any other parties.
    • OCAD U will consider deferral requests in cases of extenuating circumstances, this includes applicants who cannot begin their studies due to the impacts of the global pandemic
    • Deferrals will not be granted for applicants who choose to take a gap year or to attend another postsecondary institution
    • Deferrals are only valid for the same program and year level indicated in the original offer of admission
    • Deferrals are only valid for a period of one academic year
    • All conditions of the original offer of admission must be satisfied before a deferral is granted
    • The deadline to satisfy all conditions of the Offer of Admission is August 15, 2022
    • You must have accepted the offer of admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre and paid the confirmation deposit of $500 by the deadlines indicated

    The deadline to request a deferral to begin your studies in September 2023 is September 7, 2022.

    Please complete this form to request to defer your offer of admission to the 2023/2024 academic year which begins in September 2023.
    Birthdate
    Birthdate
    Status at OCAD University
    Status at OCAD University
    Reason(s) for your deferral request
    We want to learn more about your request to better understand how the University might be able to offer support to you. Please select as many of the reasons below that relate to your request.
    Reason(s) for your deferral request
    We want to learn more about your request to better understand how the University might be able to offer support to you. Please select as many of the reasons below that relate to your request.
    A note on deferral requests to January (Winter term):

    You may choose not to register for any Fall term courses and to register only in Winter term courses when registration is made available to you. As such, deferral requests to January 2023 are not required. However, please note that some courses are only offered in the Fall term and/or may be prerequisites for Winter term courses. If you decide not register for Fall term courses, please make sure to contact Academic Advising to help with your course planning to ensure that you are aware of how to progress through your program.