Key Dates in the Application Process

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The following tables provide both deadlines for the application process and timelines for program review and decision-making. Please pay careful attention to these deadlines in submitting your application.

The Faculty of Health Disciplines typically recommends that students start their steps to apply to the program at least 12-16 weeks prior to the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It may take 8-12 weeks after the deadline to receive an admission decision.

Please refer to the dates specific to your program:

  • Master of Nursing: Generalist, Master of Health Studies
  • Master of Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Master of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner, Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner, Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling

Master of Health Studies,
Master of Nursing: Generalist

Date Process Description Comments
November 1
(for the Spring/Summer term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
November 25 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program (GSAS) application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
December 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of May Classes for FHD students begin.  
January 25 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of May Classes for FHD students begin.  
March 1
(for Admission to the Fall term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
March 20 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
April 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of September Classes begin for new FHD students.  
July 1
(for Admissions to the Winter term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
July 20 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
August 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
Second week of January Classes begin for all new FHD students.  

Master of Counselling,
Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Date Process Description Comments
February 1 Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the Masters or Graduate Diploma Program Applications and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) will not be reviewed. Refer to your GSAS Application Checklist prior to the deadline to ensure that FHD has received all hard copy documents.
Mid to Late April
(varies with volume of applicants)
Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program (GSAS) application (Checklist/Application Status page). Due to the volume of applicants, administrative staff are not able to provide admission information by phone or email.
Late April/Early May Deadline to respond to the Offer of Admission (date is stated in the admission offer letter). Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
May 1
Registration opens for new program student registration in GCAP 631 (Fall term). Registration is not available for the Fall term until this date.
June 1 Registration closes for new program students in GCAP 631 (Fall Term). No late registrations will be accepted without program approval.
June
(final Wednesday of the month)
6-week online orientation begins. This paced online course is mandatory for all new students. Failure to participate can result in withdrawal of the offer of admission.
September Classes begin. All students must be registered in GCAP 631.

Master of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner,
Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner,
Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling

Date Process Description Comments
December 1
(for the Spring/Summer term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
December 20 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program (GSAS) application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
January 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of May Classes for FHD students begin.  
January 25 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of May Classes for FHD students begin.  
April 1
(for Admission to the Fall term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
May 7 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
May 20 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of September Classes begin for new FHD students.  
August 1
(for Admissions to the Winter term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the program application (GSAS), and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received. Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) and/or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.
September 7 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your program application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
September 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
Second week of January Classes begin for all new FHD students.