Alternate Offers: What, When & Why

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:42

You may receive an Alternate Offer if you applied to the following programs:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Human Kinetics
  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Co-op

What does an alternate offer mean? Here’s what you need to know.

1. You Applied to Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics

If you are not admissible to these programs in this round of offers, you may receive an alternate offer to Biological Science.

What does that mean?

It means, right now with the grade information we have, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice of Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics.

But we will continue to reconsider you for your first choice throughout the next rounds of offers (they run until May).

What can you do?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to your first choice of Biomedical Science or Human Kinetics.
  2. If you are not admitted to your first choice you can accept your alternate offer and then work with your program counsellor once you are a student here (in the fall) to switch to another major within the Bachelor of Science – you have so many choices – take a look
  3. Don’t worry, changing your major in the fall will not affect how you choose your courses (Course Selection takes place May – July) because first year Bachelor of Science students have a pretty common first semester.

2. You Applied to Criminal Justice and Public Policy

If you are not admissible to this program in this this round of offers, you may receive an alternate offer to Bachelor of Arts, General Arts.

What does that mean?

It means, right now with the grade information we have, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice of Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

But we will continue to reconsider you for your first choice throughout the next rounds of offers (they run until May).

What can you do?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to your first choice of Criminal Justice and Public Police.
  2. If you are not admitted to your first choice you can accept your alternate offer and then work with your program counsellor once you are a student here (in the fall) to switch to another major within the Bachelor of Arts – you have so many choices, take a look
  3. Don’t worry, changing your major in the fall will not affect how you choose your courses (Course Selection takes place May – July) because first year Bachelor of Arts students have a pretty common first semester.

3. You Applied to Co-op

If you are not admissible to co-op in this round of offers, you may receive an alternate offer to the regular stream.

What does that mean?

It means, right now with the grade information we have, we are not able to offer you admission to your first choice of Co-op.

But we will continue to reconsider you for your first choice of Co-op throughout the next rounds of offers (they run until May).

What can you do?

  1. You can wait for the subsequent rounds of offers and see if you get admitted to Co-op.
  2. If after all of the offers are extended to students you find that you are not accepted into Co-op, you can accept your offer to the regular stream and apply to Co-op in the Winter Semester of your first year.

We hope this answers ALL of your question regarding Alternate Offers. Goodluck #futuregryhons!

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