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After You Apply

You've submitted your student exchange application but what happens next? After the application deadline has closed, we review all applications and will notify you about your exchange placement. You can then accept your offer and move forward with the nomination process and completing the application for the host institution.

We're here to support you, so feel free to contact Laurier International with any questions at

Receiving Your Offer

We will notify all students who applied by the application deadline about their offer through Journey. You will be notified regardless of whether or not a placement is offered.

Students who submit late applications will receive their exchange placement notification approximately four weeks after the application was submitted.


Email and ask to be placed on a waitlist with your preferred institution(s).

You can be placed on the waitlist if:

  • You have been offered a placement and choose to decline your spot.
  • You did not receive a placement offer.

You cannot accept your offer and be on a waitlist at the same time.

If space becomes available:

  • You'll be contacted by email.
  • You'll have one week to submit a department approval form to Laurier International, signed by your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
    • A new department approval form is only required if your original application does not have signed department approval for the institution you're offered.

It is rare that a waitlist spot becomes available, but it can happen when a student declines their placement or withdraws from the exchange program.

Withdrawing from the Program

We understand that certain circumstances may require you to withdraw from participating in the student exchange program.

If you withdraw:

  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • The placement fee is non-refundable.

If you are considering withdrawing:

  • Do so as soon as possible to open your spot to another student because this spot is currently reserved just for you.
  • The host institution will need to be notified because they are preparing for your arrival.
  • There is no deadline to withdraw.

To withdraw, please email

Need to consult with someone about your options? Book an appointment with the Student Abroad Advisor in Waterloo or the Coordinator, Global Engagement Programming in Brantford.