and Context:

Life's path sometimes takes unexpected turns, causing students to pause their studies abruptly or necessitating more time than initially planned to complete their program. To address these situations, the option to defer program access for up to 3 months. 

In cases where students must interrupt their studies due to health-related issues and are unable to notify ICA in advance, they have the opportunity to request a retrospective deferment of up to 3 months. This consideration is contingent upon a case-by-case assessment and necessitates submission of pertinent supporting documentation.


This policy applies to ICA students.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who want to defer 3 months must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an enrolled student with current program access

  • Be able to provide records of program attendance to date (eg. Graduation Checklist)

  • Be in good financial standing with ICA (fees paid in full or commitment to continuing payment plan)

  • Demonstrate, or have demonstrated, a commitment to participating and completing their studies

  • Not yet have commenced their performance evaluation process (observed coaching or oral exam)