Burman University COVID-19 Response  —  

Burman University to Offer Hybrid System for Fall 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 01:30

As COVID-19 continues to change our lives and the way we interact, our commitment to serving our current and future students remains unchanged. Burman has announced that our Fall 2020 term will be a hybrid system. Please click this link to read the official re-launch statement.

We are still here to answer questions, guide students through the application and admission process, and do whatever we can to help you make informed decisions. As part of that effort, we’re providing this FAQ to help during these very unusual times. As plans are finalized and developed we will continue to update this FAQ.

What will campus life look like?
Due to the guidelines set by government and health officials in Alberta, life on campus will be different. As plans are finalized and developed we will continue to share those with you.

How will classes be delivered for Fall 2020 term?
Our classes for Fall 2020 will be delivered online. Faculty are going through training and receiving support to adapt our face-to-face courses to online courses. Burman will continue to provide quality learning for our current and incoming students. 

Can I come back to campus?
Yes! The government of Alberta has provided a relaunch guide for post-secondary institutions and Burman will follow the directives and guidelines stated by the province and its health officials. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our highest priority and plans are in place and will continue to be developed to safeguard our campus and community. Due to government and health guidelines for social distancing, residence space will be limited on campus.

CUE Quest (New Student Orientation)
Plans for CUE Quest are being developed in light of Burman’s decision to go with a hybrid system for FALL 2020. We will share those with our new students as they are finalized.


Residence Life

  • Current government guidelines will allow one student per room.

  • A date for Residence re-opening is currently being finalized.

  • As Residence space will be limited, please contact the Residence deans to finalize your room registration.


Campus Common Spaces
Campus common spaces will be redesigned to accommodate social distancing protocols.


 -Admissions Questions-

How can I contact someone about becoming a student at Burman?
Even though we have transitioned all non-essential employees to working remotely, we can still serve you. The best way to contact us is through email. We are here to support you and answer any questions you may have in a timely manner.
- General Information: info@burmanu.ca
- Enrolment Advisors: christina@burmanu.ca or tiniel@burmanu.ca
- Admissions: admissions@burmanu.ca 

What if I want to visit the Burman University campus?
Some students find it helpful to visit our campus so they can get a feel of what life might be like at Burman University. However, to ensure the safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests from the global impact of COVID-19, we have cancelled face-to-face visits and tours until further notice. We are developing online resources for a virtual campus visit. If you would more information please email info@burmanu.ca

Will my application or admission decision be delayed?
No! The Admissions office is still working full-time and you can expect to hear from Admissions within two weeks of completing your application.

What if I can’t take the provincial/diploma exams because they are cancelled?
Burman University will evaluate you for admission based on the class grades listed on your transcripts.

What if I can’t take the TOEFL /IELTS test because neither is being offered?
TOEFL offers a home edition test. More information can be found here: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/. The minimum required TOEFL score is 83.

We are also accepting the Duolingo English test. More information can be found here: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/home. The minimum required score is 110.

I’m applying as a transfer student and my classes have been moved online. Will my credits transfer?
Our regular transfer policy still applies. Consult the Academic Calendar (page 31[1] ) to review the transfer policy.

What if I want to postpone my acceptance?
Email admissions@burmanu.ca to request a deferment. We understand if you want to re-evaluate your travel plans and postpone starting university. We are happy to accommodate you as best we can.

How can I connect with my Academic Advisor?
To be able to connect with your Academic Advisor, you must first make sure that you have paid your confirmation deposit. If you have not done so, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@burmanu.ca or call 1-800-661-8129, option 2. Once you have done that, please contact your Academic Advisor to speak with them about registering for classes. 

Division of Arts & Business - Trina Hosking, trinahosking@burmanu.ca
Division of Science - Bonita Campbell, bcampbell@burmanu.ca
School of Education - Julie Grovet, jgrovet@burmanu.ca

How do I register for classes?
In order to register for classes, you must be in contact with your Academic Advisor. You will discuss with them your proposed classes for the semester, and they will walk you through the process. 

Is the Student Financial Services office still available if I have questions or need assistance?
Yes, the Student Financial Services office is available. Our team of Financial Aid Officers will be able to guide you on what options are available to you. You can contact them at sfs@burmanu.ca or call 1-800-661-8129, option 2. 

What will happen with my current registration deposit if I decide not to attend Burman University in the Fall?
Burman University’s registration deposit of $150 is non-refundable, but we will hold it for the student if they decide to defer their attendance for the future.  

How will COVID-19 outbreak affect my Student Visa?
There is a possibility that your student visa will take longer to process, which may cause you to defer until the Winter semester or the next school year. If you need to defer, please contact Admissions at admissions@burmanu.ca.


-Other Questions-
You may be wondering how else COVID-19 is affecting Burman University. Click here to find ongoing updates regarding COVID-19.