The last year has presented numerous obstacles for students trying to complete their programs, particularly because of the pandemic. With exam availability constrained because of COVID-19 response measures across the province, students have found it challenging to progress through their courses as quickly as they would have liked to. Despite the various measures the college has taken to mitigate these obstacles, the recent lockdowns have created additional barriers for those students who are close to completing the program on time.
Over the last few weeks OREA and RECO have been engaged in discussions to find a solution that would address the time lost due to the pandemic. Both of our organizations are committed to doing what we can to assist students with their career aspirations.
Today, we are pleased to announce that OREA Real Estate College operations will be extended.
The new deadline to complete all coursework is now June 11, 2021. This deadline applies to exams for all courses, and includes rewrite exams, if applicable. Exams will not be offered after this date.
We will be updating our website and online systems shortly, to reflect this change.
We are confident that this final extension will allow those students who have been impacted by the pandemic the opportunity to complete their programs before the college closes.
However, students in The Salesperson Registration Education Program who do not complete the program with OREA by June 11, 2021 may apply to RECO for an education equivalency assessment (EEA), in order to potentially transition to Humber College and continue their education there. Further information about RECO's EEA process is available on RECO's website.
While students will certainly benefit from the extended timeline, exam availability will remain constrained. We strongly recommend that you stay on track with your courses and do not defer your exam dates.
In the coming days and weeks additional exam dates will be added to the calendar as we continue to make arrangements with our online exam provider, Proctortrack. If provincial re-opening guidelines permit us to, we will also resume in-person exams in locations where and when we can safely do so.
Be assured that we are committed to your success as you work toward your dream of a rewarding career in real estate.
We wish you success.