Bishop’s, Concordia, McGill report out-of-province student application decreases

According to theGlobe and Mail, Bishop’s University, Concordia University, and McGill University have witnessed a substantial drop in applications from out-of-province students compared to last year. Concordia and McGill cited the Government of Québec’s tuition increases for out-of-province students as a probable factor in this decline. “The message sent to prospective students outside Quebec who may have been considering McGill was pretty negative,” said McGill Deputy Provost Fabrice Labeau. Bishop’s Principal Sébastien Lebel-Grenier added that a lot of prospective student feedback has reflected an uncertainty around whether out-of-province students are still welcome in QC. Representatives from the three universities added that it is too soon to determine if this decrease in applications will translate into a decline in confirmed students.

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