Next Steps After Accepting your Offer

Welcome to DeGroote! We’re so excited to have you join our community as an incoming MBA student. This webpage will help you prepare for what’s coming.


Next Steps 

For general information about the steps to take after accepting your offer, please be sure to review the information on the School of Graduate Studies website. Please note that there may be information on this page that does not apply to MBA students, but much of this information is very helpful for new grad students! 


Paying your Tuition Deposit 

In order to secure your acceptance, you are required to pay a tuition deposit. The amount and deadline can be found on your offer letter. You will be able to pay your deposit after you have received your MacID activation. When you have your activation, proceed to Mosaic, where you will go to the Finances tab. Under the Finances tab of your Student Centre in Mosaic, you will see the Make a Payment Button located on the right-hand side of this section. Please follow the instructions to pay your deposit. 

Please visit the Student Accounts and Cashiers website for instructions on how to pay your deposit using your preferred payment option. 


Study Permit/Visa Status Updates (For International Students) 

As you prepare to start the program in a few months, we know that there are various aspects to consider, including the visa approval process. Ensuring that your visa is in order is a crucial step to guarantee a smooth transition to campus life and academic studies. To facilitate this process, we kindly request you to fill out the Visa Update Form.

Completing this form will allow us to keep track of the progress of your visa application and set you up for success as you embark on your DeGroote MBA pathway. It is important for us to have up-to-date information, so that we can effectively prepare for your arrival!  

You will also see questions about your passport process. Although it may be a little early to have your passport stamped now, we have included these questions so you can update the form after each step you complete on your journey to Canada and starting the program.  

Please keep a copy of your form link, so you can edit your response any time. After submitting all your answers, you will see a hyperlink labeled Edit your response and can use this to update your answers in your form in the future. Please save this link. 


Onboarding Information 

Chandani Sheth will be your Onboarding Officer and she will provide you with support as you transition into the program! Add her email to your safe sender’s list ( You can expect to receive a follow-up email with your Welcome Guide shortly!

See below for your 2024 Onboarding Dates. Be sure to mark these dates in your calendar as attendance is mandatory.

Closer to your September start, more detailed information regarding your Onboarding programming will be available through the MBA Program Onboarding website. 


2024 Onboarding Dates* 

MBA with Co-op & Full-Time MBA Students
International Students  Domestic Students 
Your full-time program commitment starts on Monday, August 26, 2024.  Plan to arrive in Canada prior to this date to begin the program.  Your full-time program commitment starts on Tuesday, September 3, 2024.  
Accelerated MBA Students 
Mandatory Onboarding 

  • Program orientation and onboarding is scheduled for July 13-14, 2024. Attendance is mandatory. 
Blended Learning Part-Time (BLPT) MBA Students 
Mandatory Onboarding 

  • Program orientation and onboarding is scheduled for July 13-14, 2024. Attendance is mandatory. 

All Onboarding events will be taking place in-person at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington, ON 

*Dates are tentative. Any updates to these dates will appear on this webpage as they become available.


Career Launch 

Attention Full-Time MBA, MBA with Co-op, and Accelerated Full-Time students – To help to prepare you for your career journey, our Career and Professional Development team will deliver a virtual career launch course prior to the program starting in September. These sessions will be virtual and more information will be provided closer to the start of the course. 


Quantitative Skills Refresher 

For those Full-Time & Co-op students that received our 2024 GMAT Waiver: you are required to attend a virtual Quantitative Skills Refresher course in August. These will be offered over 2 half-day sessions, offered on two Saturdays.

The 2024 dates for the Quantitative Skills Refresher course are Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET), and Saturday, August 17, 2024 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET). More information will be provided via email over the coming weeks.

BLPT MBA incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend a Quantitative Refresher course to help build their quantitative knowledge prior to the start of the program. The course will be virtual and there will be a short assessment to complete both pre- and post-course. Attendance is expected and will be monitored.


BLPT Residency Dates 

As part of the BLPT program, there are on-site academic components (residencies) that each student must attend (these are mandatory).  The residencies take place once per month during a weekend at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington. The dates are outlined below for the next three years: 

  Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Fall  September 21-22, 2024 

October 19-20, 2024 

November 16-17, 2024

September 20-21, 2025 

October 18-19, 2025 

November 15-16, 2025 

September 19-20, 2026 

October 17-18, 2026 

November 14-15, 2026 

Winter  January 11-12, 2025 

February 8-9, 2025 

March 8-9, 2025 

January 10-11, 2026 

February 7-8, 2026 

March 7-8, 2026 

January 9-10, 2027 

February 6-7, 2027 

March 6-7, 2027 

Spring/Summer  May 10-11, 2025 

June 7-8, 2025 

July 12-13, 2025 

May 9-10, 2026 

June 13-14, 2026 

July 11-12, 2026 

May 8-9, 2027 

June 12-13, 2027 

July 10-11, 2027 

Now is your chance to connect with your cohort! Learn more here.