How to Request Your POA

Before you request your Proof of Acceptance, you need to pay your $1,000CAD deposit to secure your place in the program.  Information about the deposit can be found on the last page of your admission letter.  

  • An invoice for the deposit will be sent to your NU email account.
  • If you have questions about the payment, please see here or email [email protected].
  • For deposit refund policies, see here.

After you pay your deposit, request your Proof of Acceptance (POA) letter. This is an official form generated by the University that is required for your study permit application. To request this form you will need to follow the below steps.

Please note: The Study Permit is not a visa, and does not, by itself, allow you travel to or enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization. More information about this process will be mailed with your POA and is available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

1 Activate your myNortheastern account after you get admitted.

Any questions about this should be directed to your admissions contact.

2 24-48 hours after activating your myNortheastern, your myOGS account will be live. You may use the same credentials as your myNortheastern account.

3 Submit the POA Request e-form

  • Carefully populate all fields in the e-form.
  • Be certain that your name is entered exactly as it appears in your passport.
  • You will also be asked to enter details including your program, term start date, and campus.
  • Click here to access the e-form in myOGS.

POAs will NOT be processed if a deposit has not been received.

4 After you submit the POA eform, your college will confirm the information and OGS will issue the letter electronically.

Please allow 10 business days for processing.

5 If you are Student Direct Stream (SDS) eligible and you indicated this SDS on your POA request, you will be contacted by Student Accounts for billing and payment.

Deposit and SDS Refund Policies

  • If a student pre-pays a year tuition for the Direct Stream Study Permit, the refund policy on the course tuition is as follows:
    • Students will be refunded 100% of pre-paid tuition, minus an administrative fee of $500 CAD, if they face legitimate study permit refusal and are unable to study in Canada. Student may apply for a refund following the guidelines outlined in “Study Permit Refusal Grounds.”
  • If a student chose to study prior to a final determination on their study permit application, their refund will be based on college policy regarding withdrawals and refunds, outlined below.
    • Khoury College
      • For Toronto and Vancouver campuses: full refund of unearned tuition fees, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee, is required if a student withdraws from the program before one-half of the program has been completed.
      • 100% tuition refund can be requested up until week 3, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee. Any refunds are sent to the original source.
      • During 4th week- 60% refund to original source.
      • During the 5th week- 50% refund to original source assuming a max study period is 10 weeks. o After 5th week- no refunds.
      • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.
      • COVID Accommodation: In the case of a permit denial after AIP, students will receive a full refund for courses in the current term and any pre-paid courses, minus the $500 administrative fee.  
    • College of Professional Studies
      • For Toronto campus: full refund of unearned tuition fees, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee, is required if a student withdraws from the program before one-half of the program has been completed.
      • 12-Week, 8-Week, and 6-Week Sessions: CPS will permit students to withdraw from 12-week, 8-week, and 6-week courses within 14 days from the start of the term and receive a 100% refund. After the 14th day of the term, any student seeking to withdraw from a 12-week, 8-week, or 6-week course will be ineligible for a refund.
        • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.
      • 4-Week Sessions- CPS will permit students to withdraw from 4-week courses within 7 days from the start of the session and receive a 100% refund. After the 7th day of the session, any student seeking to withdraw from a 4-week course will be ineligible for a refund.
        • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.

Important Notes about Refund Requests

  1. All refund requests, including submission of required documentation, must be made in writing within the timelines outlined.
  2. All refunds are subject to a non-refundable $500 CAD administrative fee.
  3. All refunds will be returned to the original source.
  4. All courses for the given term must be dropped to be eligible for a refund. Non-attendance does not count as withdrawal.
  5. Other fees (Ancillary fees, insurance fees, etc.) are normally non-refundable.
  6. Unpaid fines and other amounts owing will be deducted from the refund.
  7. Students required to withdraw due to violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Student Academic Code of Conduct are not entitled to any refund.

 

Study Permit Refusal Prior to Start of Study

New applicants who have submitted a complete and legitimate study permit application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), related to their most recent NU letter of acceptance (including deferred acceptances), and are refused a study permit prior to commencing their studies at NU are eligible to apply for a full refund, minus the administrative fee of $500 CAD and any related banking charges.

  • Such requests must include a copy of the relevant letter of refusal from IRCC.
  • Students requesting a refund on these grounds must give NU authorization to contact IRCC about their study permit application and refusal letter as applicable.
    • The IRCC authorization form is found at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/atip/formimm5744.asp
    • A copy of the completed signed form should be sent to [email protected] as part of your refund request.

 

Petition for other grounds

In the case of extenuating circumstances, you may petition your case and an exception might be provided. Please email an explanation of your case to [email protected] before the start of the program.

If a tuition refund is granted, it is subject to a non-refundable $500 CAD administrative fee.