Student Recruitment and Admissions COVID-19 Update and FAQs

Student Recruitment and Admissions COVID-19 Update and FAQs

Virtual Tour

You can flip through our brochures and look at our website, but the best way to experience Bishop’s is by visiting our campus. Unfortunately, during the worldwide pandemic we can’t show you around our campus in person, so let’s bring our campus to you through our virtual tours! Tours are available in English, French, or Spanish. We’d be happy to show you around campus in person once our campus reopens.

Virtual Campus Tour

Information Sessions

So the COVID-19 virus has put a little wrinkle in our plans to offer various information sessions and attend events around the world. We aren’t going to let a virus slow us down (don’t worry we aren’t going anywhere and are practicing social distancing!) so keep an eye on our “Live Events” page as we work on bringing the information to you.

Campus tours and events

Student Experience

Becoming a Gaiter is one of the best decisions you’ll make in your life.  You will be hard pressed to find a community as welcoming, diverse, caring, safe and engaged as the one you will find here in Lennoxville. Nearly 3,000 students come here from across Canada and almost 80 countries, to call this place home. Check out some of these videos and testimonials to hear and read what our community members have to say about being part of this giant PURPLE family!

You’re Going to Love it Here!

Your Going to Fall in Love with Our Campus

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Residence at Bishop’s University

Our Students Love Sherbrooke

Lennoxville, Your Home Away From Home

See also:

Students Making Their Purple Mark

Why Our Students Chose Bishop’s

FAQs for Future Students and Parents

Who can help me over the phone or email?

Who can help me over the phone or email?

The best way to get a hold of us while the University is physically closed is to email us at: recruitment@ubishops.ca or admissions@ubishops.ca and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are you still processing applications?

Are you still processing applications?

Yes!  Although the University is physically closed, we are working remotely and continuing to process applications and review files. Please be patient and remain understanding as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times.

Will this affect the timing of admission notifications?

Will this affect the timing of admission notifications?

Even though the University is physically closed, our teams are working remotely to provide the best service we can. Admission decisions and timelines will most likely be delayed, but we will work as hard as we can to get admissions decisions made in a timely fashion and relay that information to you as soon as we can. Keep checking your myBU admissions portal. If you have questions about your application to Bishop’s for Fall 2020, please contact us at: admissions@ubishops.ca and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Will my admissions be affected if I have pass/fail or incomplete exams/grades due to the COVID-19 crisis?

Will my admissions be affected if I have pass/fail or incomplete exams/grades due to the COVID-19 crisis?

The simple answer is NO. We will not penalize students if they present pass/fail or incomplete exams/grades due to the COVID-19 crisis. We recognize that these are unprecedented times and we will continue to evaluate applications as best we can with whatever information is available.

Will I still be eligible for advanced credits if I am studying a curricula that is canceling final exams?

Will I still be eligible for advanced credits if I am studying a curricula that is canceling final exams?

The COVID-19 crisis will not negatively affect admissions to Bishop’s for Fall 2020. This includes eligibility to receive advanced credit(s) for student completing  A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (or certificates), French Baccalaureate, or similar curricula that have canceled final exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop’s University Advanced Credit eligibility policies will continue as outlined in the Academic Calendar.

Will course registration or Orientation dates change?

Will course registration or Orientation dates change?

At this time we do not anticipate any delays to course registration or Orientation for Fall 2020. Course registration is scheduled to take place in June (new first-year undergraduate students will be pre-registered in courses automatically) and Orientation is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Will Residence Move-In day dates change?

Will Residence Move-In day dates change?

At this time we do not anticipate any changes in the on-campus residence move-in date.  We expect all residents to move-in on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Am I still allowed to visit campus?

Am I still allowed to visit campus?

The Quebec government has instructed all daycares, schools and universities in the province to close until at least May 1st. During this time all campus buildings and activities will be closed to both our campus community and visitors. We are not offering any campus tours during the closure and encourage you to visit when our on campus programs resume. The health and safety of our campus community is our number one priority.

We invite you to visit us virtually through one of our pre-recorded campus tours.

Have there been any confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Bishop’s community?

Have there been any confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Bishop’s community?

Yes. As of March 25, 2020 we have had one confirmed case on campus. For more information on the COVID-19 situation as it pertains to Bishop’s please visit: www.ubishops.ca/coronavirus or download the free SAFEGaiter app available on most platforms.

Will the tuition deposit deadline be extended?

Will the tuition deposit deadline be extended?

At this time, the tuition deposit deadline is June 1st. Please contact the admissions office if there are any specific questions regarding your situation (admissions@ubishops.ca).

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

In the event that you are not able to provide final grades by September 15th for the Fall 2020 semester start due to school / exam cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  Bishop’s University will accept the grades presented at the time of your admission offer as ‘final’ for admission purposes.

My current school is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

My current school is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

In the event that you are not able to provide official transcripts for the Fall 2020 semester due to a school closure, Bishop’s University will accept an unofficial transcript.

If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend Bishop’s?

If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend Bishop’s?

Bishop’s continues to welcome students from around the world. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by the Canadian and Quebec governments. You can also consult the Immigration and Citizenship Canada website for the latest information at: www.cic.gc.ca.

Will Bishop’s be attending college/education fairs?

Will Bishop’s be attending college/education fairs?

Bishop’s Student Recruitment has cancelled all in-person trips indefinitely. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume our student recruitment reach out as soon as we are able. If you have any questions regarding this or anything else prospective student related, please connect with us recruitment@ubishops.ca.

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