Policy Information

Applying to More than One Admission Category
Alternate Offers of Admission
Minimum Math and English Marks
Supplementary Application Forms/Profiles
Entry Points
Distance Education
Conditions on the Offer of Admission
Upgrading/Repeating Courses
Summer School/Night School Courses
Ontario Grade 12 Co-op Courses
Ranking of High Schools
University Choice on the OUAC Application Form
Deferral Policy

Extenuating Circumstances
College Ranking

Applying to More than One Admission Category

Students applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, must choose ONE of the six admission categories. Students who list more than one category on the OUAC application form will only be considered for their first choice category.

 

Alternate Offers of Admission

Students who are refused admission to the category of their choice in the Faculty of Arts & Science will not be considered for other admission categories in the Faculty. They may, however, be considered for a similar program at either the Scarborough or Mississauga campuses.

 

Minimum Math and English Marks

Students should ensure that they have strong marks in English, and math, if it is required for their admission stream, and preferably with a minimum grade of 75% for most programs. Some programs may have higher thresholds for these courses.

 

Supplementary Application Forms/Profiles

Generally speaking, the Faculty of Arts & Science does not require a supplementary application form. However, some programs and colleges require supplementary applications/profiles, including Rotman Commerce, as well as first-choice applicants to Trinity College and Victoria College.

 

Entry Points

New students begin their studies in September. It is not possible to begin studies in January.

 

Distance Education

The University of Toronto does not offer distance education (correspondence/online) courses.

 

Conditions on the Offer of Admission

Students who receive an offer of admission while still in school will usually have admission conditions attached to their offer. These typically require students to maintain their current level of study, complete their year, and their marks should not drop significantly.  Specific conditions will be included in each student's offer package.

 

Upgrading/Repeating Courses

The Faculty of Arts & Science does not recommend that students repeat courses and reserves the right to give preference for admission and scholarship consideration to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt at each course. The Rotman Commerce program considers only the first attempts.  Students with extenuating circumstances requiring them to repeat such courses should send an explanation to Enrolment Services at the time of application, i.e. prior to the admission decision.

 

Summer School/Night School Courses

All grade 12 U or M courses are considered equivalent, regardless of where or how they are taken, as long as they are taken through a school approved by the Ministry of Education.

 

Ontario Grade 12 Co-op Courses

The "out of school" component of grade 12 U/M co-op courses will not be accepted for admission purposes.

 

Ranking of High Schools

The University of Toronto does not rank high schools. All grades submitted are taken at face value, regardless of the school attended.

 

University Choice on the OUAC Application Form

The University of Toronto does not take ranking into consideration on the OUAC application form in making admission decisions for 101 applicants. 101 applicants will be considered equally, regardless of their ranking of U of T. For 105 applicants, consideration will be given for their first University of Toronto choice. In the event that we are unable to offer admission to their preferred program, we will consider them for alternate program choice(s) where possible. 

 

Deferral Policy

Admitted students may request a one-year deferral of the original offer of admission. The request must be submitted by September 1st of the academic year to which a student has been admitted. They may not attend another post-secondary institution during the deferral period, and all conditions placed on the offer of admission must be fulfilled.  A deferral of admission brings with it a deferral of any scholarship offers and guarantee of residence contained in the original offer.

 

Extenuating Circumstances

Should a students' personal circumstances adversely affect their admission to the University of Toronto, they may submit a letter to the Enrolment Services office explaining their situation. Supporting letters from a third party (e.g. counsellor, teacher, doctor, etc.) in support of their situation should also be forwarded to Enrolment Services.  We recommend this be done prior to the admission decision rather than as a response to a negative decision.

 

College Ranking

When applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science students must provide a ranked preference for all seven colleges on the OUAC application form.  Without a complete set of all seven preferences, the application is considered incomplete and cannot be submitted.

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