Counsellor Resources

Welcome Counsellors, Advisors and Educators

We’re here to support you and your students throughout the application process. Find the most up-to-date information about admissions, program requirements and other helpful resources for the Faculty of Arts & Science at the St. George campus below.


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New & Noteworthy

Beginning fall 2023, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) will be combining the 101 and 105 applications into a single Undergraduate Application. The new application will populate the fields and programs relevant to applicants based on the personal and educational information they provide. Most U of T applicants will apply using the Undergraduate Application. Students who currently reside outside of Canada, are not currently studying (and have not previously studied) in Canada AND are not applying to any other Ontario university, will apply through the University of Toronto International Application


New updates on scores required for English language facility tests: 

  • Duolingo now requires an overall score of 120 and no subscore below 100
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Exam (TOEFL) now has a minimum requirement of a total score of 89, with 22 in each of Speaking and Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) is now accepted with an overall score of 65 and no part below 60

Learn more on U of T's English Language Requirements page

New for Fall 2022 and later ─ U.S.-Patterned High School Applicants: Pre-Calculus will not meet the Math requirement for admission to Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Computer Science or Rotman Commerce admission categories. AP Statistics does not provide the appropriate preparation. For more information visit the U.S.-Patterned Education Admission Requirements page.

Admissions average calculations will be made based on Grade 11 finals and any available Grade 12 finals/midterms (in progress), with emphasis on courses specific to the program to which students have applied to. If a student presents a course at both the Grade 11 level and the Grade 12 level, emphasis is placed upon the mark obtained in the more senior-level course. The University of Toronto reserves the right to consider repeated courses, grades in specific subjects and other aspects of the student’s academic record.

All applicants, including those who must present proof of English facility, will be required to present a senior level English course (where an equivalent to Ontario ENG4U/EAE4U is available) for admission to all undergraduate programs, and the English grade will be included in the applicant’s calculated average.  

Application Deadlines 

The deadlines below apply to both Ontario high school students and Canadian or international students outside of Ontario. All students are strongly encouraged to meet the early deadlines.  

Application Step Early  
Final Deadline 
OUAC application deadline November 7 (for students outside of Ontario) Extended to January 22
Supporting document deadline December 15 Extended to February 5
Supplemental applications for Computer Science, Rotman Commerce, Trinity College and Victoria College December 15 Feb 1
Supplemental applications for some First-Year Foundations Ones Programs N/A

Munk One

  • Round 1: March 25, 2024 
  • Round 2: May 6, 2024 

Trinity One

  • Round 1: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
  • Round 2: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
  • Round 3: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

Vic One

  • Round 1: March 18, 2024, 11:59pm ET
  • Round 2: May 5, 2024, 11:59pm ET
  • Round 3: June 16, 2024, 11:59pm ET 

Early consideration for students outside of Ontario:

Recommended Minimum Admission Averages and Prerequisite Grades

Admission Category Required High School Courses Anticipated Admission Range Recommended Range for Required High School Courses Supplemental Application
Computer Science English, Calculus  low 90s English – high 80s
Calculus – low 90s
Humanities English low to mid 80s English – low to mid 80s  
Life Sciences English, Calculus  mid to high 80s English – mid to high 80s
Calculus – mid to high 80s
Physical and Mathematical Sciences English, Calculus mid to high 80s English – mid to high 80s
Calculus – mid to high 80s
Rotman Commerce English, Calculus mid to high 80s   English – high 80s
Calculus – high 80s
Social Sciences English mid to high 80s English – mid to high 80s  

For detailed admissions information for other Canadian and international curriculum equivalencies, please visit our Ready to Apply page.  

*Additional high school courses may be required for entry into specific courses in the first year or for entry into a specific program after year one. Please see our program pages for high school prerequisites. 

Selecting College Preferences

We’ve updated the college membership process. Students will no longer be required to select their top three colleges on their Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application; they will now have the option to select “no preference” instead.

Students can still choose up to three colleges in order of preference, or they can select “no preference”. The “no preference” option will be available for choice one, two and three, allowing students to combine their college preferences with “no preference” for the remaining slot(s).

Students should be encouraged to research the colleges and consider factors like residence, membership size, scholarship opportunities and more before applying.

Trinity College and Victoria College have additional supplemental applications to be filled out after a student has submitted their OUAC application. 

Supplemental Application for Computer Science Admission Category

Applicants to the Arts & Science Computer Science admission category must submit a supplemental application by posted document deadlines, or by December 15 for early consideration.  

The supplemental application will be found in applicants’ Join U of T account after they have applied and will be included as a “to do” item in their admission checklist.  

More info about the supplemental application: 

  • It will be comprised of four short-answer questions 
  • Applicants will be asked to reflect on personal experiences and qualities 
  • The questions are not specific to computer science 
  • It is nothing they need to study for! 

As in the past, admission to the Computer Science admission category is extremely competitive. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early and submit all requested documents, including the supplemental application, as early as possible.

Rotman Commerce also requires a supplemental application. Learn more about the requirements on the Rotman Commerce website.

Alternate Program Consideration

Applicants to the Rotman Commerce and Computer Science admission categories have the option of selecting an alternate admission category for consideration. Selecting an alternate category does not affect your eligibility for your first choice. 

Students who are admitted to their alternate program choice are recognized as competitive applicants and have an incredible opportunity to join the Faculty of Arts & Science in a different program area. All applicants to Rotman Commerce and Computer Science are encouraged to complete the Alternate Program form and to research and explore the multitude of course offerings available through different admission categories.  

First-Year Foundations

We’ve also streamlined the application process for our popular First-Year Foundations.

  • First Year Foundations = (a) Ones programs and (b) First-Year Seminars.
  • Most Ones programs no longer need an application – students just enrol during first-year course enrolment in July.
  • More information on deadlines and application processes for these Ones programs will be available soon:
    • Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (Munk One)
    • Trinity College (Trinity One)
    • Victoria College (Vic One)

Connect with the Faculty of Arts & Science

If you would like to connect with the Faculty of Arts & Science to set up a virtual presentation or connect with an Arts & Science Student Service Advisor, give us a call at 416-978-3384 (toll free: 1-888-680-9844) or email us at with the subject line: Counsellor Request. You can also visit us online for more information on upcoming events. We look forward to connecting you! 

Additional Counsellor Resources

We have a variety of resources available to help you assist students in the application process.