COVID-19 Info for New Students

While our Admissions Office is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Admissions team is still working from home and available to help answer all of your questions! You can find your Admission Counsellor’s contact information by clicking here, or you can connect with us by email at admissions@kingsu.ca.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that you probably have a lot of questions about starting your studies in the Fall. As a response to that, and to keep you as up-to-date as possible with ever changing information, we have created this Admissions-specific COVID-19 information page. Check back often, as new information will be added as things continue to evolve.

Virtual Tour

We’d love nothing more than to take you on a personalized tour of campus, but until that day comes, you can explore our campus online using our new interactive campus map!

  • King’s View Friday – Virtual Edition We’re taking our King’s View Friday events online! Join us to learn all about our programs, admission requirements, campus life, and more. You’ll also get to hear from professors and current students, take a guided online tour of campus, and apply for free.

Our next KVF is on May 29, and you can register over at our Visit Events page.

6:01 Student Blogs

If you want a current student’s perspective into student life at King’s and Edmonton, check out our blog series!

Financial Aid

We understand that many of you have been financially impacted by COVID19. As you are planning and budgeting for next year, here are a few resources to keep in mind:

  • Every student who applies for admission is automatically assessed for an admission scholarship ranging from $1000-$3000!
  • If you applied for scholarships and awards through our Financial Aid application, you will be notified of the results by mid-May. You will have until June 15 to accept your awards, which is done by paying your tuition deposit and registering in courses.
  • While our competitive awards application has closed, we are still accepting applications for our King's Foundation Bursaries. This funding is available first come, first served, so we recommend submitting this application as soon as possible.
    • This application will ask you for Line 150 of your parent’s tax return. We recognize that this may not be an accurate assessment measure of financial need this year. If your parent(s) are no longer working due to COVID-19, please indicate this on the application in the section where you can indicate other financial concerns. If your family is unable to access CERB, please indicate and provide an explanation of that here as well.
  • Each province opens their Student Loan Applications on different dates, but they are all typically open by June 15. When you apply for loans, you are also automatically assessed for grants. We recommend applying for your student loan by the end of July to ensure that your funding is in place for the Fall term.

If you have specific financial aid questions that you would like to discuss with our Manager of Financial Aid, she can be reached by email at meredith.wiersma@kingsu.ca.

FAQs

You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! But just in case your question isn’t answered below, you can always get in touch with us by filling out an info request form.

Will in-person classes begins September 8th as schedule?

Yes, we intend to resume regularly scheduled classes on campus for the Fall term.

How do I contact Admissions?

If you know who your Admissions Counsellor is, you can contact them directly! Otherwise, give our mainline a call at 780-465-8334 or email us at admissions@kingsu.ca. We’re all working from home, but we’re available to help you from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday!

Is there someone who can help me with my course registration?

Absolutely! First, check out our Course Registration 101 page, and then contact your Admissions Counsellor to set up a phone or video appointment to go over your course registration together.

Are you still accepting applications?

Of course! Our applications for Fall and Winter 2020/21 are still open. You can submit an application online by clicking here.

I’m a transfer student. How will having Pass/Fail grades instead of letter grades impact my admission to King’s?

We are committed to working with all transfer students, regardless of what individual institutions have decided to do in regards to providing grades for students. If your institution has adopted a Pass/Fail model, your transfer GPA will be calculated on coursework you’ve completed in previous terms where you received letter grades. We will still be honoring transfer credit for any course that you receive a Pass for this term.

I plan to live on campus. How does this impact me?

As of right now, we are working on the assumption that we will be back to business as usual come Fall term, and that includes welcoming our Residence students to campus at the end of August. If you still need to apply to live on campus, you can do that by clicking here.

In the event that we are not able to allow students to move into residence for Fall term, your Residence Deposit will be refunded.

Am I still allowed to visit campus?

Our campus is currently closed to all visitors, but you can always take a virtual campus tour online!

I’m an international student and will need to apply for a study permit. What does this mean for me?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is continuing to accept and process online applications for study permits. We recommend you review Study Permit Application Requirements and Processing Times to get an idea of when would be the best time to apply.

We are being flexible with application deferrals during this time. If the situation hasn’t stabilized by Fall, no problem! Simply defer your application to the January intake. We are currently accepting applications for both intakes. Find more information on deadlines and application steps here.

I’m an International Student and I’m concerned about paying the $10 000 deposit in the current situation. What happens to my money if I can’t come?

King's collects a $10,000 tuition deposit from new international applicants who are not already in Canada under an existing Study Permit.

A $ 10,000 tuition deposit demonstrates commitment to King’s and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that the applicant is serious about studying in Canada at King’s. This can help secure a Study permit. (For added security, applicants who have an additional $10,000 in GICs, may be eligible for expedited student permit approval. Find more information about the Study Direct Stream online here.)

Tuition Deposits are normally non-refundable.

However, international tuition deposits:

  1. May be carried over to a future semester with one or repeated delayed/deferred admissions as necessary.
  2. Will be refunded with proof of a study permit refusal.
  3. Will be refunded during the COVID-19 pandemic if new financial stress resulting from COVID-19 no longer allows for the applicant to come. If this applies, please contact the Manager of Financial Aid and Student Accounts for assistance.