Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

General Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must present the complete CAPE diploma (six units) offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council. 
  • English completed at CSEC or CAPE level is required for all programs.   
  • Pure Mathematics (CAPE level Unit I or II) is required for programs with the Math prerequisite.  
  • Other prerequisite subjects should be presented at the CAPE level. Some programs may consider excellent CSEC results for fulfilling a prerequisite. 
  • Within these admission categories, some programs of study may require additional high school subjects as prerequisites for specific courses in first year or for entry into a specific program in second year.   
  • Supplemental applications are required for admission to the Computer Science and Rotman Commerce admission categories. 
Admission Category Required Subjects Recommended Minimum Range for Admission Recommended Minimum Range for Required High School Subjects
Computer Science  English CSEC or CAPE, Pure Mathematics CAPE Unit I or II 

“I”s and “II”s 

English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II 

Mathematics: I or II 

Humanities  English CSEC or CAPE  “I”s and “II”s  English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II
Life Sciences  English CSEC or CAPE,  Pure Mathematics CAPE Unit I or II  “I”s and “II”s 

English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II 

Mathematics: I or II 

Mathematical and Physical Sciences  English CSEC or CAPE, Pure Mathematics CAPE Unit I or II  “I”s and “II”s 

English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II 

Mathematics: I or II 

Rotman Commerce  English CSEC or CAPE, Pure Mathematics CAPE Unit I or II  “I”s and “II”s 

English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II 

Mathematics: I or II 

Social Sciences  English CSEC or CAPE  “I”s and “II”s  English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II  

Note: The anticipated admission ranges listed above are minimum requirements and meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission.

English Language Proficiency

Transfer Credit

  • If you have taken CAPE subjects, you may be eligible for transfer credit — more information will be provided at the time of admission.

Application Details

  • If you will be writing your CAPE examinations during the academic year, you will be considered for a provisional offer of admission. 
  • Detailed information on completing your application is available on How to Apply
  • If you selected the Computer Science or Rotman Commerce admission categories, you will have the option of selecting a second admission category for consideration on the JOIN U of T portal. Selecting a second  category does not affect eligibility to your first-choice category. Admission is subject to space availability — once all first-choice applicants have been considered. Please note: Choosing an alternate admission category does not guarantee admission.