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Undergraduate Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Undergraduate Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Last updated May 7, 2020

The University of King’s College is committed to supporting students whose application process is impacted by the Novel Coronavirus. The application for our Fall 2020 term remains open and we continue to process new applications as usual.

We are aware you may have questions and concerns about your application, particularly pertaining to the closure of schools and testing centres. King’s will work with students and institutions as plans emerge for determining final grades. We will continue to be flexible where possible and adapt to changing circumstances with the aim at removing any barriers to completion of the application process.

Here is what King’s is doing to address circumstances that may affect your undergraduate application:

Deadline Extensions

April 1, 2020*Deadline to be assessed for general entrance awards
June 1, 2020*Deadline to accept your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit
July 31, 2020*Deadline to provide proof of English language proficiency

*Deadlines are subject to change and will be continually assessed and extended as needed.

Transcripts

Please note: we are not able to receive documents by mail or courier until further notice.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted from students for use in evaluating their applications (this also applies to students seeking transfer credit assessment). In the event that you are not able to provide final grades due to exam cancellation (International Baccaleureate (IB), GCE A Levels) King’s will accept predicted results or the grades presented at the time of your admission offer as “final” for admission purposes.

Please submit transcripts to admissions@ukings.ca.

Fee Payments

Please be advised that fee payments must be made online. King’s is unable to receive in-person payments until further notice.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

Unofficial copies of current test score reports (IELTS, TOEFL) will be accepted to prevent delays due to test center closures. Scores will be accepted by email only, on a temporary basis, with the understanding that any admission decision is subject to a review of official test scores when they are available from or able to be verified by the test centre. We’ve also extended the deadline to provide proof of proficiency to July 31, 2020.

Please note: We are not able to accept documents by mail or courier until further notice.=

To meet the needs of applicants during this challenging time, we are temporarily allowing students to complete the Duolingo English Test online, TOEFL at Home or IELTS Indicator online tests in place of in-person English proficiency exams. The tests are taken using a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing samples which are shared with the university.

Please note: After completing your exam, please send your results to our partner institution Dalhousie University. For those students who have applied to King’s, Dalhousie University will forward all Duolingo English Test results when received to the King’s Registrar’s Office for review.

General Entrance Awards

For students impacted by the Novel Coronavirus, the deadline for General Entrance Awards has been extended to April 1, 2020. Please contact catherine.read@ukings.ca for more information.

Please be aware these allowances are available to applicants where closures related to Novel Coronavirus have impacted ability to obtain official transcripts/tests. We will continue to monitor the situation and updates can be found on our COVID-19 resources page.

We understand this is a challenging time for students and their families. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Tara Wigglesworth-Hines, our Assistant Registrar Admissions, at tara.wigglesworthhines@ukings.ca. Please include your King’s student number (starting with B00) in any communication you have with Tara and the team in the Registrar’s Office so they may assist you as quickly as possible.