One-Time Waitlist Notification
Number of Students on a Waitlist
Most programs at VCC have limited seat capacity, and many programs can fill up soon after the application periods are open. Even if all program seats are offered, seats may still become available if offers are not accepted, if accepted students withdraw their applications, or if additional program seats become available.
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as the application periods begin, so the chance of getting an offer may be higher. When program seats are filled, qualified applicants will be placed on waitlists and get notified if seats become available.
Applications are accepted when the availability status shows "Apply Now". If seats are full or reserved, applicants will receive a one-time waitlist notification. Qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist and get notified only if seats become available. There will be no regular updates of the waitlist status, and waitlist positions are not provided.
Until all offers are accepted, VCC will continue to accept applications on the waitlist. If program seats are all filled, VCC will keep a small waitlist and will close the program for applications. The number of students on the waitlist depends on the overall capacity of the program and intake.
Even if a program is full, seats may become available due to student cancellations or additional sessions added. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee an offer or a program seat. There is no regular update available, and waitlisted applicants will only be contacted if an offer is available.
Many factors influence how long a student may be on the waitlist, including program capacity, offer acceptance rate, study permit approval rates and student cancellation. Therefore, it's difficult to estimate how long a student may be on a waitlist. Some students receive offers within a few weeks, and some never get offers.
Waitlisted applicants will be withdrawn from their waitlisted intakes if no seats become available. The expiry dates of the waitlist depend on the applicants’ study permit approval status.
Before the waitlists expire, applicants should consider applying for future intakes to avoid having to re-apply and pay the application fee again.
Seats are offered in the order of complete application received date, when admission requirements are met. However, closer to the program start dates, students who have a valid study permit and meet all conditions will have a higher chance of receiving an offer. Waitlisted applicants are encouraged to apply for future intakes when the application periods are open, as waitlisted applicants with a valid study permit have a higher chance of receiving last-minute seat offers.
Being on the waitlist does not guarantee a seat, and the wait time cannot be estimated. Waitlisted applicants will not be moved automatically to the next available intake. As we cannot assume all waitlisted applicants are interested in future intakes, students must inform VCC to confirm their applications to other intakes.
The application fee is non-refundable even if no seat becomes available. However, there is no additional fee to add a future intake for the same program, before the waitlist expires. To request a future intake, email email@example.com with your name, student ID and waitlisted program, as soon as the application periods are open. If you decide to change to a different program, you must re-apply.
Check When to Apply for the application open dates of your desired intake.
Before applying, remember to check the application availability of your choice of program and intake.