January 2022 Deferrals

If you have not received your Visa for January 2022 and need to defer to a future intake, please read the following page carefully.

Cape Breton University campus is closed for the holidays beginning on Thursday, December 23, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 4. During this time, no deferral requests will be processed, but you can submit your deferral request during this time by following the steps below.

Step 1

If you have a future intake listed on your NOA, you are eligible to defer. Fill out the International Student Admission Deferral Form by clicking here.

Step 2

Email the completed form to internationaladmissions@cbu.ca

Step 3

Deregister for any January 2022 courses you have registered for. This is very important to avoid additional charges. 

To drop a course, follow these steps:

  • Log into your Compass Student Account.
  • Visit the Student Planning tab.
  • On the left of your screen, next to your schedule, you will see a list of the courses you are registered in. They will have a green checkmark and a status of Registered. Below the class information for this course, click the large ‘Drop’ button.
  • Once you click that button, you will be asked to confirm your decision. You can then visit the Student Planning tab again to see that this course was removed from your schedule.

By deregistering your courses before January 10, 2022, you will automatically be withdrawn from the International Health Plan. You do not need to take any further steps to opt-out at this time.


Deferral requests take 2 weeks to process. As the University will be closed from December 23-January 4, no requests will be processed during this period. If you submit your request, please remember that processing will begin on January 4. During this time, please do not submit additional deferral requests or submit inquiries about the status of your deferral.

It is your responsibility to ensure you drop all courses before January 19, 2022. Courses dropped after this date will incur financial penalties.

January 2022 is the last intake listed on my NOA, what do I do?

If there are no future intakes listed on your NOA, you are not eligible to defer and must reapply. You can do so here.

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