Extenuating Circumstances

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.

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Algoma 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 admissions@algomau.ca.

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Brock University

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:

Brock University
Office of the Registrar, Admissions
1812 Sir Issac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

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Carleton University

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 ServicesFind more Information for Prospective Students with Special or Extenuating Circumstances.

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University of Guelph

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 info@guelphhumber.ca.

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Lakehead University

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.

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Laurentian University

Students with special/extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-263-4188 or admissions@laurentian.ca for more information.

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McMaster University

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.

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Nipissing University

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.

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OCAD University

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 admissions@ocadu.ca.

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University of Ottawa

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.

University of Ottawa – Saint Paul University

If you are going through extenuating circumstances that could affect your application for admission, please email admission@ustpaul.ca and we will determine if your situation can be taken into consideration when evaluating your file.

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Queen’s University

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
Gordon Hall
74 Union Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario  K7L 3N6
Canada

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Ryerson University

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.

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University of Toronto

University of Toronto – St. George

University of Toronto – Mississauga

University of Toronto – Scarborough

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Trent University

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.

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University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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 futurestudent@uoit.ca or 905-721-3190.

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University of Waterloo

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Western University

Western University – Brescia University College

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.

Western University – King’s University College

Access the online Applicant Profile.

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Wilfrid Laurier University

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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 (admissions@uwindsor.ca) for more information. Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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York University

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.

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