Special Needs and/or Special Circumstances Procedures
Special Needs The university extends fair and empathetic consideration to applicants with documented mobility, hearing, visual, learning, medical, chronic pain, acquired brain injuries and psychological/psychiatric disabilities. Careful reviews will be made on a case-by-case basis during the process of evaluating eligibility for admission.
Students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or acquired brain injury should be prepared to provide current (within the last 2 years) psycho-educational or neuro-psychological documentation. Students with sensory, mobility or medical disabilities should provide current medical documentation of the condition.
Applicants whose May average falls within 5 percent of the established cut-off (determined in May) for their program, and provide supporting documentation, will be considered by the appropriate Admissions Committee on an individual basis.
Please make arrangements to have official documentation sent directly to the Admissions Office by April 15, 2013
This is a different review process from the Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form, should you choose to submit the electronic ABS form, please do not include information about Special Needs. This should be submitted by mail separately.
If you have recently experienced any health or personal problems which you believe have adversely affected your ability to achieve the academic standing you would normally have expected, please submit a separate letter explaining the circumstances, as well as third party supporting documentation.
Special Case/Extenuating Circumstances
If you are currently attending a secondary school, it would be advisable for you to discuss having a school guidance official make a submission on your behalf.
Please make arrangements to have this documentation sent directly to the Admissions Office by April 15, 2013This is a different review process from the Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form, should you choose to submit the electronic ABS form, please do not include information about special case/extenuating circumstances. This should be submitted by mail separately.