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Welcome to the Bishop’s University Admitted Students Web page where you will find all of the information you need as an incoming student.
Work through each of the steps below and check back regularly for updated information to ensure a smooth transition to the BU community.
In order to reserve your place in the entering class and to ensure that you receive all university communications intended for incoming students, you must formally accept your offer of admission.
You must formally accept your offer of admission before the appropriate deadline:
June 1: Fall (September) semester entry
December 1: Winter (January) semester entry
To accept your offer of admission, log-in to your myBU applicant portal and complete the “Accept My Offer” form:
After completing this form and clicking “Submit”, you will be redirected to our secure online payment system for your tuition deposit of $350.
In you are an exchange student, you are not required to make the $350 tuition deposit.
Declining your Offer of Admission
If you will not be accepting your offer of admissions to Bishop’s, please send an email to email@example.com with your full name, date of birth and student number with the subject line “Declining My Offer of Admissions”. Our Admissions team will then formally close your application.
Admissions Tuition Deposit Refund Policy
An Admission Tuition deposit of $350 CAD is due before June 1st to confirm a student’s place in the Fall entering class. Between the time of accepting an offer with payment ($350 CAD), up until and including August 31st, there is a refund policy which allows for $100 CAD to be refunded to the applicant ($250 CAD in non-refundable). From September 1st onwards the $350 CAD becomes completely non-refundable.
For Winter term admissions, students must pay their $350 CAD admission deposit by December 1st. Between the time of accepting an offer with payment ($350 CAD), up until and including December 31st, there is a refund policy which allows for $100 CAD to be refunded ($250 CAD is non-refundable). From January 1st onwards the $350 CAD becomes completely non-refundable.
Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the conditions of your admission offer and to confirm eligibility for enrolment each semester. In order to remain in good academic standing at the university, you must attain a 55% cumulative average (Fall 2018 and Winter 2019). Failure to attain this level will result in you being placed either on academic probation or being required to withdraw from the university for 12 months (in cases where the student does not attain a cumulative 50% GPA over the same fall and winter semesters). Bishop’s University offers a wide array of support on campus that are included in your student fees such as counselling, learning accommodations, careers office, Department Chairs, peer mentors, tutoring, English Writing Center, etc. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Bishop’s University Admissions Office prior to accepting your offer of admission.
For applicants who have received a conditional offer of admission, a final official transcript must be submitted by the Admission Conditions Deadline (stated below). To be considered official, the transcript must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office by an administrator from the applicant’s previous institution. If submitted in person, the transcript must be in a sealed envelope with an official seal. Exceptions: CEGEP applicants who have submitted their Quebec Permanent Code and Ontario High School applicants who have submitted an OUAC reference number.
Unless otherwise indicated to you by the Admissions Office, the following are the minimum required grades to meet the conditions of your Offer of Admission:
CEGEP Student: Proof of completed DEC, 21.5 Final R-Score.
High School Student: Proof of completed High School Diploma, 70% average or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Student: Proof of completed IB Diploma, 24 Final IB score.
Baccalauréat Français (BACF) Student: Proof of completed Baccalauréat Français, 12/20 mention Assez Bien.
College/University Transfer Student: Maintenance of Good Academic Standing at the end of your last completed semester.
Part-Time, General Interest (SPU) Student at Bishop’s University: 65% average (75% for Business applicants) cumulative average with at least 9 credits completed.
Admission Conditions Deadline: August 1st: Fall (September) semester entry.
Note that once you have accepted your offer of admission, an item on your checklist titled “Fulfillment of Admission Conditions” will appear in your myBU account. Only once the above process has been completed to the satisfaction of the Admissions Office will you be eligible to begin your studies at the university. Once the Admissions Office has confirmed that you have satisfied the conditions of your admission, the “Fulfillment of Admission Conditions” item will be cleared from your checklist.
Competitive scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic performance. Our competitive scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $20,000 per academic year. Some of our scholarships are renewable throughout your Bishop’s career, some are one-time instalments, and others are available for continuing students only. You will automatically be considered for scholarship(s) as long as you submit your online application for admissions by March 1st and have all your supporting documents required to make an admissions decision (i.e. transcripts) to us no later than March 15th.
For an application to be considered complete you must:
Competitive Scholarship Offers
All students who submit a complete application for admission, including the required documents for review, by March 15th will automatically be considered for Bishop’s University’s Dean’s Scholarship in addition to all competitive scholarships. No supplemental application is required.
A Dean’s Scholarship is awarded each year to the top applicant from each division: Business, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Social Sciences.
The Dean’s Scholarships each have a value of $4000 dollars per year and are renewable.
Note: To be eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship a student must have graduated from CEGEP, high school, an IB diploma program or an international secondary school a maximum of two years prior to enrolling at Bishop’s University.
Watch our competitive scholarship program video:
In Addition to competitive scholarships, Bishop’s University offers a number of awards and bursaries to new students who are admitted for Fall entry.
Our entrance awards and bursaries range in value from $800 to $8,000 per academic year. Unless otherwise indicated in the offer, the entrance awards and bursaries are non-renewable. Note that returning student awards and bursaries are available to students in the upper years.
Available awards and bursaries fall into three categories:
You may submit an Awards and Bursaries Application as soon as you have applied for admission to Bishop’s: you do not have to wait until you have received an admission offer.
The deadline to complete your online Awards and Bursaries Application is March 1st.
If you begin studying at Bishop’s in a Winter semester; you are eligible to apply for returning student awards and bursaries in April of your first semester for the following academic year.
Watch our awards and bursaries video:
At Bishop’s University an important part of the student experience is being a part of the residence community. That is why, as long as the application deadline is met, we will guarantee all first-year students a spot in residence.
You must submit an application to residence before the appropriate deadline:
June 15th: Fall (September) semester entry
Deadline for first deposit of $500 is also June 15th. The second deposit of $800 has a deadline of August 4th. See the Residence terms and conditions on the Applying to Residence web page.
Residence rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you submit your application to residence, the more likely you are to receive your first-choice accommodations.
In order to submit an application to residence, you must have:
To submit an application to residence, you must:
Consult the description that best corresponds to your situation in the table below to determine what documents you will need in order to legally study at Bishop’s University:
|Student Type||Documents Required|
|Degree or Certificate Student|
1-4 years of study
|Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) AND|
Canadian Study Permit*
|Two Semester Exchange Student|
Both Fall and Winter
|Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) AND|
Canadian Study Permit*
|One Semester Exchange Student|
Fall or Winter only
|No special immigration documents required since you will be studying in Canada for less than 6 months*|
*If you are coming from one of 29 specific countries, you must obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). See the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for more information.
Apply for your required documents as soon as you have received your offer of admission in order to maximize your chances of receiving them on time.
If you are not 18 years old at the time you are applying for the CAQ and Study Permit, you will need a legal guardian/custodian in Canada. Please contact Deborah Langford, Director of Residence and Conference Services, firstname.lastname@example.org (1-819-822-9600, ext.2244) as she will be your legal guardian/custodian until you are 18.
The guardian forms required for both applications are available via the following links:
Do not leave for Canada until you have received your CAQ and Study Permit if you are required to have them. It is not possible to change from Visitor status to Student status while in Canada.
To remain registered at the University, you must submit a copy of each of your required documents to the Admissions Office (2nd floor, McGreer Building) once you arrive on campus and no later than the course add/drop deadline of your first semester.
As soon as you receive your offer of admission to Bishop’s University, apply for your CAQ from Immigration-Québec. The application is found online at:
Processing time for a CAQ is a minimum of 21 working days.
Designated Learning Institution number (DLI) for Bishop’s University: O19359010995
As soon as you receive your CAQ, apply for your Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Information on submitting your application is found at www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.
Exception: American citizens who have obtained their CAQ can apply for a Study Permit at the border crossing or the airport when they travel to Canada from the USA.
Processing time for a Study Permit can be 1-3 months once all required documents have been submitted.
You must have all of your official immigration documents with you when you travel to Canada to present to the Canadian Immigration Officer at the border or airport:
To ensure that your health insurance card is active upon your arrival, all international and exchange students must pre-purchase Bishop’s health care coverage. Detailed information on deadlines and application procedures are found in the Health Insurance section of the International Students website.
If you are coming from a reciprocal entente country, you can apply for Quebec government health insurance from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). You can be reimbursed for the purchase of the Bishop’s plan once you submit a copy of your RAMQ card to the Business Office (1st floor, McGreer Building) if you have not made any claims to the insurance company during the waiting period.
A list of entente countries and RAMQ health card application information is found in the Health Insurance section of the International Students website.
It is the responsibility of the student to apply for and obtain both the Quebec CAQ and the Canadian Study Permit prior to commencing their studies at Bishop’s. While Bishop’s cannot assist you with this procedure, we work with the Law Firm of Campbell Cohen in Montreal, Quebec who are attorneys and certified immigration consultants that can help you with these procedures.
Toll Free North America: 1-888-947-9445
Download our free Vital Arrival App at the iStore or Google Play. This app provides need to know information before arriving at Bishop’s and is available in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic.
Additional detailed information for international and exchange students is found in the International Students website.
If you have specific questions related to your individual situation, please contact:
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As the time quickly passes, September will be here before you know it. That is why we’ve decided it’s time to get to know you better as well as have you get to know your fellow Gaiters better before you arrive. We have set up the Bishop’s University Incoming Class (Official) Facebook Group! And we want YOU to join!
This Facebook Group is meant to share information, to answer your questions, to get to know each other, and to meet some current students. And, just for fun we will be running contests and giving away random prizes to spread even more purple pride!
Looking forward to seeing you online.
You have decided to join Bishop’s University as a new student, and we are actively preparing for your arrival. Some of the dates below, you have already seen. But it’s important that you make note of these deadlines and prepare yourself for what is to come.
For now on it is also important to refer to the Sessional Dates section of the Academic Calendar. This link will take you to an online active calendar, which you can refer to throughout your time as a Bishop’s student. Here you can find important dates, deadlines, scheduled holidays, and important events.
Course registration for the Fall term typically occurs during June and August. Course registration for the Winter term typically occurs during November and December. Most students will be pre-registered in courses but will be required to select a few courses to complete their schedule. Take a look at the Academic Calendar and watch your Bishop’s email account for more information.
In order to avoid late payment fees and to ensure a smooth registration process, read the information below carefully and respect all listed deadlines.
All students must pre-pay their tuition and fees before the appropriate deadline each semester:
August 4th: $800 deposit due (in addition to $500 paid when applying to residence).
August 15th: Tuition payment due.
*A late payment fee of $65 is applicable to payments or promissory notes submitted after the stated deadlines.
Canadian students must:
If you are being billed international tuition rates, we have not received your Canadian birth certificate. Submit a copy to email@example.com as soon as possible.
International, non-exchange students must:
If you are applying for USA student aid, contact Ms. Jamie Berwick (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-819-822-9600, ext. 2205) for detailed, individualized information.
Exchange students coming to Bishop’s are NOT required to pay tuition and compulsory fees at Bishop’s. You must, however, pay for your residence, meals, books, supplies and compulsory medical insurance.
Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be able to view the total amount due for your first semester tuition and compulsory fees:
If you have been awarded an entrance scholarship, a bursary or other financial award from Bishop’s, you should manually deduct half of the total amount awarded (the award is split over two semesters) from the Total Charges line on your account statement.
|Withdrawal before course|
|100% refund less $50 administrative fee|
|Withdrawal after course add/drop deadline for medical reasons (with appropriate medical documentation)||50% pro-rated refund of tuition fees|
|Withdrawal after course add/drop deadline for non-medical reasons||No refund|
Residence fees are paid in three parts:
The $500 deposit combined with your $800 deposit should cover the majority of your first month’s residence fees. Any outstanding amount will be due upon arrival. The remaining balance for the academic year is to be paid in equal installments by the 1st of each month beginning October 1st through April 1st. Students may choose to pay their entire semester fees in advance. A $25.00 late fee will be charged on the 10th day of each month for any overdue account.
Details on the costs associated with different residence rooms styles and meal plans are available on the Residence Life website.
The detailed residence fee refund policy is found in the Applying to Residence section of the Residence Life website.
Refund requests must be sent in writing to and acknowledged by Residence Services. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Fee payments must be made by one of the following methods:
Bishop’s University is proud to be Quebec’s first university to join the HigherEdPoints.com Program as a Participating Institution. With this exciting new partnership, students can now convert Aeroplan®Miles into funds to cover their tuition and school fees.
Students can also convert the Aeroplan® Miles of family members and friends to help pay for school. For every 35,000 Aeroplan® Miles, a $250 credit is issued to a student named by the donor.
For more information and to set up an account, please visit: HigherEdPoints.com
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) hosts both a Fall and Winter orientation for new students. Watch the SRC website for more information.
You can follow the planning of Orientation Week activities via the Facebook Group Bishop’s University Orientation Week.
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If you have any questions after you have worked your way through the steps above, feel free to contact us directly.