Weekly Update Regarding Fall 2020 Semester - July 8, 2020

Dear Alpha Students,
We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this global pandemic. As September is quickly approaching, we wanted to send you an update regarding the Fall 2020 intake and what to expect.
1. Please be advised that we have pushed our start date of classes to Monday, September 14, 2020. All Fall 2020 classes will begin from this date.

2. The classes for Fall 2020 intake, beginning on September 14, will be delivered through online and alternate delivery for all students.
      a. Our campus remains closed for students as per the recommendations from the Ontario Government, and will remain so until it is safe for students to return to campus
      b. Students will be required to attend their lectures remotely, submit assignments & complete tests and quizzes through e-learning platforms

3. From the most recent update from IRCC, students who have had their student visa approved on or before March 18, 2020 are exempt from the travel restrictions for travel into Canada. Thismeans that if your visa was approved on or before March 18, 2020 you are allowed to travel to Canada to begin your studies in September.

4. Any student who plans to travel to Canada and has an approved visa on or before March 18, 2020 may request a Student Support Letter from Alpha / St Lawrence College to assist them in traveling to Canada.
      a. If you wish to request a Student Support Letter please email: frontdesk@slc-alpha.ca
      b. Please include your FULL NAME, your STUDENT ID in the email request
      c. You MUST include a copy of
            i. your Fall 2020 offer letter and
            ii. your approved student visa stamp in your passport

5. For students who have had a student visa approval, but are unable to travel to Canada to begin their studies in September – you are eligible to begin your classes online from your home country. Students are eligible to complete up to 50% of their program outside of Canada without any effect to their Post Graduation Work Permit eligibility.

6. If you do not receive a visa approval before Monday, September 14, 2020 or do not wish to begin your studies online you will be eligible to defer your studies to Winter 2021 intake with no financial penalty.

We will be sending weekly updates to all of our students regarding any new announcements or changes to policy and procedure. We look forward to welcoming you to Alpha soon!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions or concerns at: frontdesk@slc-alpha.ca

Kind regards,
Alpha Student Services Team