Admissions FAQs

Below are some of the commonly asked questions we've been hearing from you during the 2016 admissions cycle.  If you don't find the answer to your question here, try using the University of Toronto's Ask a Question site.

If you've already been admitted, visit our website for newly admitted students for tips and next steps information.

FAQ Categories

Admissions Decisions

Offer Conditions


One Program Applications


Admissions Decisions

All my documents have been submitted and my file looks complete, when will I hear back from U of T?

Ontario high school students are sent offers in 3 rounds - February, March and May.  All final decisions will be released by May.

For all other applicants, please continue to monitor your Status Check page and email for any updates or changes to the status of your application, or in case the assessor requests any further documentation. We are unable to predict an exact date that your application will be assessed and a decision will be made, and we cannot influence the pace that applications are processed. Thank you for your patience.


Offer Conditions

My offer letter only says “maintain your current academic standing”, what are the minimum grades I need in order to keep my offer?

Conditions are based on final grades for the courses you are currently enrolled in. Please ensure that you are meeting the requirements of the program you have been admitted to and the graduation requirements for your high school curriculum. Students should ensure that they have strong marks in English and math, if it is required for their admission stream. Some programs, including Rotman Commerce, will have higher thresholds for these courses. Small changes in your grades are acceptable, just keep up the hard work! 

I want to drop a course in high school now that I have applied or been admitted, is that ok?

You do not need to notify us of changes to your current timetable, as long as the courses you intend to drop or change are not prerequisites for the program you have applied to / been admitted to, and your eligibility for graduation will not be affected. Carefully review the conditions of your offer and meet with your high school guidance counsellor before dropping a course.

Can I change my mind about accepting an offer?

Yes. A deposit is not required when accepting an offer from U of T. If you choose to decline your offer, please do so through the OUAC or your Join U of T portal.



How and when do I pay my tuition fees?

Please review the fee payment information on our new students website for instructions about fee payments. Your tuition deposit is not due until mid August, and no deposit is required when accepting your offer.

How do I pay my residence deposit?

Residence deposits vary by college and residence, but to hold your space you will likely be asked to submit a deposit.  Contact your college's residence office for more information.


Ones Program Applications

When will I hear back about any Ones Programs/ First Year Foundations I have applied to?

Ones program applications are assessed by the individual colleges, and go out on a rolling basis until the programs are filled. You can check the status of your Ones application(s) by signing the Ones website here.


Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


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