If a student’s grades have been adversely affected by health or personal problems, some universities may take these extenuating circumstances into consideration. Below are links to each university’s admission policies regarding extenuating circumstances.
- Algoma University
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- University of Guelph
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- McMaster University
- Nipissing University
- OCAD University
- University of Ottawa
- Queen’s University
- Ryerson University
- University of Toronto
- Trent University
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
- University of Waterloo
- Western University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- University of Windsor
- York University
Algoma University reviews all applicants on an individual basis. Students with special/extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact our Assistant Registrar, Shelley Mitchell, at 705-949-2301, ext. 4220 or email email@example.com.
Brock University will evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. Students may request individual review by sending a letter, written by them, directly to Brock University. Any letters and/or supporting documentation should clearly articulate how the special circumstances have impacted the student’s academic performance. Letters should be addressed to:
Office of the Registrar, Admissions
1812 Sir Issac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1
If you have any special/extenuating circumstances that you feel have affected your academic grades and should be taken into consideration when we evaluate your application, please submit a letter about these special/extenuating circumstances to Admissions Services. Find more Information for Prospective Students with Special or Extenuating Circumstances.
This link provides access to all supplementary forms, including information about special or extenuating circumstances.
University of Guelph-Humber
Students applying to the University of Guelph-Humber with special/extenuating circumstances are strongly encouraged to submit a Student Profile, which can be completed online. Should you have additional questions or require more information, please contact Student Recruitment & Admission Services at 416-798-1331, ext. 6056, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakehead University will evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. Please submit a completed Admissions Profile form to Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions. Refer to the “Mature Student Profile Form/Admissions Profile Form” link. Should you have additional questions or require more information, contact Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions at 807-343-8500.
Students with special/extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-263-4188 or email@example.com for more information.
Applicants with extenuating circumstances should contact the Student Recruitment Office at 905-525-9140, ext. 23650, as each situation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Students are encourage to fill out Nipissing’s Extenuating Circumstances form. Click “Extenuating Circumstances Form for Applicants to Undergraduate Programs” (under “Supplemental Forms”) to access the PDF application.
OCAD University reviews all applicants on an individual basis. All applicants with special/extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Admissions & Recruitment Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are going through extenuating circumstances that could affect your application for admission, please email admissions@uOttawa.ca and we will determine if your situation can be taken into consideration when evaluating your file.
If you are going through extenuating circumstances that could affect your application for admission, please email email@example.com and we will determine if your situation can be taken into consideration when evaluating your file.
If there are any factors that clearly demonstrate significant extenuating circumstances, beyond your control, which have affected your academic performance over the past 2 years, please submit a separate letter, along with supporting documentation to:
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admission
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Ryerson is committed to reviewing each situation deemed reasonable on a case-by-case basis, in keeping with the principles of fairness and equity for all applicants. Students with special or extenuating circumstances can complete Ryerson’s Special Consideration Form if they have not received an admission decision.
University of Toronto
Students whose academic grades have been impacted by extenuating circumstances are encouraged to complete an Extenuating Circumstance Supplemental Application. After applying through OUAC, this form can be accessed on the myTrent portal, under the “Academics” tab. Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If your grades were affected by exceptional circumstances that you can document, you are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office with the appropriate information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-721-3190.
Brescia University College will evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. Please submit an Application Profile. Should you have additional questions or require more information, contact the Admissions Office at 519-858-5151.
Western University – Huron University College
Submit a Special Consideration Profile [PDF] form.
Access the online Applicant Profile.
University of Windsor
Students with special/extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar to speak with an Admissions and Records Officer (email@example.com) for more information. Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If an applicant believes that her/his academic record may not meet the standard normally required for admission to the program(s) to which she/he has applied at York, they may wish to complete our Additional Information Form through our Modified Admissions Consideration.