Mature Students

The University of Toronto considers applicants based on their academic background, regardless of age. To see if you meet our admission requirements, select the appropriate category from the menu on the left.

If you do not meet the admission requirements you may qualify for various humanities and social science programs through either the Academic Bridging Program or the Transitional Year Program. Please note that if you have already attempted degree studies, you are not eligible for these programs.

Academic Bridging Program

  • The Academic Bridging Program is intended for Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons (convention refugees) who do not hold the published admission requirements to qualify for degree studies.
  • Detailed information, including applications and deadlines for the Academic Bridging Program is available through the Academic Bridging Program office at Woodsworth College.

Transitional Year Programme (TYP)

  • TYP is designed for those who could not finish high school because of financial problems, family difficulties or other circumstances beyond their control. It is a one-year, full-time program leading to admission into an Arts & Science degree program. Detailed information is available through Transitional Year Programme.  


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


First Year