COVID-19: Information for New Students

Given the impacts COVID-19 has had on all of our lives, we understand that incoming students will have a number of questions about the upcoming year at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Please find an FAQ below, which should address the majority of your questions regarding admissions, transfer, documents and deadlines, among other matters.

If you're unable to find an answer to your question below, or you need further guidance, please email with your query. We'll get back to you with next steps on how to make your transition to student life at ECU as seamless as possible.

Is Emily Carr University’s admissions process going ahead as planned?
If my school has been closed, will ECU consider my grades from online courses?
If I am a post-secondary transfer student, how will ECU complete my transfer credit evaluation?
To confirm my Offer of Admission, do I still need to pay my admission tuition deposit by the deadline noted in my letter of acceptance?
Will classes be running in September 2020?
I need to provide final official documents to satisfy the conditions of my Offer of Admission for Fall 2020. What should I do?
My final exams have been delayed or cancelled. Will this affect my offer of Admission?
I’m worried about obtaining my Study Permit. How do I begin this process?
Can I defer my Offer of Admission to January 2021 or September 2021?
Can I visit campus?
Why isn’t tuition being reduced since most courses will be delivered online?
Where does my tuition go?
Where can I go for counselling or support?