21. Are there other circumstances under which an applicant may be exempted from the writing sample requirement?

The writing sample is generally required of all applicants. If an applicant is unable to furnish a writing sample submitted as part of his/her tertiary education, perhaps because the applicant obtained his/her last degree years ago, the applicant should consider submitting written work produced at work. If that proves difficult, the applicant may seek an exemption from the Admissions Committee. However, applicants should note that absent a writing sample, the Admissions Committee will place greater emphasis on other indicators of English proficiency, such as the personal statement and English test scores.