If a student submits an application but is unable to come on their proposed start date, a department can change the applicant's proposed start term for up to one year (e.g. if a student proposes Fall 2013, the department can change the start term to Fall 2014).
Normally, if the department wants to extend the start date beyond a year, the applicant must complete a new Application for Graduate Admission, thus providing any new information on education pursued since the first application, and pay another application fee.
Requesting a Revised Admission Start Date
If the student’s request is made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) for a revised admission date, the FGSR will forward the student's request to the department. If the department agrees to the student's request, the department should send a memo to the FGSR office. The FGSR will then send the student a revised admission letter.
If the student’s request is made to the department for a revised admission date, the department should send a memo to the FGSR office. The FGSR will then send the student a revised admission letter.