U.S. High School

General Admission Requirements

  • Senior Year/Grade 12 in an accredited high school with a high grade point average. We expect competitive applicants to be enrolled in a rigorous academic course load, and to have taken the highest level of course available to them in pre-requisite subjects.  
  • Prerequisite subjects, including English, should be presented at Senior Year/Grade 12 level or AP/IB.  
  • Calculus Prerequisite: Any of the following will satisfy the Calculus prerequisite if completed in Grade 11 or Grade 12/Senior level subject: 
    • Calculus 12  
    • AP Calculus (AB or BC) 
    • IB Mathematics HL or SL (enrolled or final) 
    • IB Math Analysis & Approached SL and HL 
    • IB Math Applications & Interpretations HL  
    • Half credit in college or university Calculus course 
  • New for Fall 2022: 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
  • 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. 

Test optional assessment has been adopted for students applying for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 admission.  

Students who cannot or choose not to submit test results will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process; however, students who have written SAT or ACT tests previously, and wish to have these considered in their assessment, are encouraged to submit their scores. We recognize that students who submit SAT or ACT results may have experienced interruptions in their preparations for these tests, and that testing opportunities have been (and continue to be) limited in many locations.  Results will be considered in this context. 

Admission Category Required High School Courses Anticipated Admission Range Recommended Range for Required High School Courses
Computer Science  English, Calculus Low 90s

English – mid to high 80s

Calculus – mid to high 80s

Humanities  English  Low to mid 80s English – low to mid 80s  
Life Sciences  English, Calculus Low to mid 80s

English – low to mid 80s

Calculus – low to mid 80s

Mathematical and Physical Sciences  English, Calculus  Low to mid 80s

English – low to mid 80s

Calculus – low to mid 80s

Rotman Commerce  English, Calculus Mid to high 80s

English – low to mid 80s

Calculus – mid to high 80s

Social Sciences  English Low to mid 80s English – low to mid 80s

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

Transfer Credit

  • If you have taken any AP subjects with a final score of at least 4 is achieved, you are eligible to receive transfer credits for first-year course equivalents.
  • If you have taken any IB HL subjects, you are eligible to receive transfer credits for first-year course equivalents for Higher Level (HL) subject where a final grade of at least 5 is achieved.  
  • No transfer credit is awarded for Standard Level (SL) exams. 

English Language Proficiency

Application Details

  • SAT, AP and ACT scores should be sent to us electronically. The University of Toronto's SAT and AP institution code is 0982 and our ACT institution code is 5366.
  • Detailed information on completing your application is available in the Application To Do List
  • 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.