Arts & Science admission requirements vary depending on your educational background. Admission requirements are the same whether you are applying to study full-time or part-time.
High School Students
Select your curriculum to determine admission requirements.
- Ontario High School
- Other Canadian Provinces
- US High School
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
- India High School
- Other International Schools
Completing Prerequisite Courses
Applicants must ensure they have the required prerequisite courses for the admission category they are applying to. If a required prerequisite course is not available or accessible to you through your regular curriculum, you may explore the options below for equivalent courses.
Applicants are encouraged to complete prerequisite courses through their high school curriculum whenever possible.
All applicants are required to complete a senior year/Grade 12 English course for admission consideration.
- Complete ENG4U (English) through the TVO Independent Learning Centre, Virtual High School, Ontario Virtual School or any other recognized Ontario institution offering this course. Please note that you may be required to complete a prerequisite course first.
- Acceptable English courses taken in any Canadian province, the US or international school:
- IB English HL or SL
- GCSE/IGCSE/Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language or AS Level/A Level English or English Language
- Canadian High School equivalents
- Canadian Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT): two semesters of English, Humanities or Communications course
- University or US Community College: one semester of English
Applicants to Computer Science, Life Sciences, Math & Physical Sciences and Rotman Commerce admission categories are required to complete a senior year/Grade 12 Calculus course for admission consideration.
- Complete MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors) through the TVO Independent Learning Centre, Virtual High School, Ontario Virtual School or any other recognized Ontario institution offering this course. Please note that you may be required to complete the MHF4U prerequisite first.
- Acceptable IB/AP Calculus courses taken in any Canadian province, the US or international school:
- Calculus 12
- AP Calculus (AB or BC)
- IB Mathematics HL or SL (for students who completed the IB diploma up to 2021)
- IB Math Analysis & Approached HL or SL
- IB Math Applications & Interpretations HL
- Canadian high school equivalents
- Canadian Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT): two semesters of Calculus
- University or US Community College: one semester of Calculus
Prerequisite courses must be reported for admission consideration. You can report courses currently in progress or already completed outside of your regular curriculum for admission consideration. You should be enrolled in required courses at the time of application.
Depending on your applicant type, you may be asked to complete a Self-Reported Grades Form as a mandatory part of your application to U of T. If you are asked to complete a Self-Reported Grades Form on your JOIN U of T applicant portal, ensure that you report courses taken outside your curriculum under “other courses” in the Grade 12/Senior Level section. Courses not reported on your Self-Reported Grades Form will not be reviewed.
If you are not required to complete a Self-Reported Grades Form or your form does not have an “other courses” section available, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a video chat with a member of our team for individual advising.
How do I add a course taken outside of my high school to my Self-Reported Grades Form?
Add courses taken outside of your school/curriculum to the “other courses” section at the end of the form. If you are not required to complete a Self-Reported Grades Form or your form does not include an “other courses” section, please contact us at email@example.com for individual advising.
Can I complete prerequisite courses in the summer after I am admitted?
No, to be considered for admission, applicants must be enrolled in required courses at the time of application and expect to complete the course(s) by the final transcript submission deadline stated on your JOIN U of T portal.
Do you accept online courses?
Courses taken through an institution approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education (or equivalent) are accepted, including online courses, summer school courses and night school courses.
Post-Secondary Students & Graduates
- If you have completed some courses at an accredited university or Canadian college and wish to complete your degree at the Faculty of Arts & Science, visit our Transfer Students page for admission requirements.
- If you have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university and wish to pursue a second degree at the Faculty of Arts & Science, visit our Second-Degree Applicants page for admission requirements.
- If you have previous university experience and wish to upgrade your university record to qualify for graduate school, a professional program or for personal interest, you can apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science as a non-degree student using the Non-Degree Application. Admission consideration is based on your entire post-secondary academic record and your most recent annual average (GPA).
- If you are currently enrolled in another post-secondary institution, you can apply to enrol in Arts & Science courses as a visiting student. Learn about eligibility requirements on the Visiting Students Program website.
Admission Pathway Programs
If you do not meet our admission requirements, visit our Admission Pathway Programs page for information on programs that may be available to you to help you access our academic opportunities.
Detailed information about the admissions process, from how and when admission decisions are made, to information about alternate and conditional offers and waitlists, is available on our Admission Decisions page.