Step six: assessmet Process
The assessment process may take up to 4 weeks to complete. International applicants who need to appy for study permits should contact the nearest Canadian visa office to find out how long the process takes in their country. They should complete their application files at least one month before they have to apply for their study permits.
Once the complete application and all the application requirements have been received by our office, the application file will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy, which may take up to 2 weeks. Then the complete application file will be assessed by the Dean and the Department, which may take another 2 weeks.
Applicants will receive the final decision by email. Those who are offered admission will also receive an acceptance letter and a blank acceptance form by both email and mail. (For international applicants who receive admission offers, the assessment letter will be emailed first and the hardcopy will be sent later with the CIC letter.)
Applicants will be required to return the completed acceptance form, signed and dated, and pay a non-refundable pre-registration deposit as follows:
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: CAD $400.00
International Students: CAD $2500.00
For more information on deposits and fees, please visit the ‘Tuition & Fees’ page or contact the Student Accounts Office (see below).
For international students, once the pre-registration deposit is received, a letter for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be issued and sent by courier. This letter will allow the applicant to apply for a study permit and/or visa for Canada, if necessary.
Our office does NOT issue CIC letters for programs that are delivered online, such as Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs.
International students should email our office when they obtain their study permit and also let us know the expected date of departure.
New students will be contacted by email regarding registration approximately 4 weeks before the first day of the semester. Those who need to register earlier may contact our office by email.