How to Apply

You can submit your applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), starting in early October. Although the final date to submit your application is January 13, we strongly encourage you not to wait until the deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and some admission categories fill up quickly. The steps below will guide you through the application process.

Transfer Students: If you are applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science from another post-secondary school or U of T faculty or campus, view the application steps for transfer students

How to Apply Step 1

Check Application Deadlines

We encourage you to apply early. Be sure to check the website for important dates and deadlines for applying to our programs. We encourage you to complete your application early, as programs are filled on an ongoing basis.

How to Apply Step 2

Do your research 

Browse our programs to find the admission category you should select on your application. When applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science you will not apply to a program of study but rather to a general area of study, known as an admission category. When you apply, choose one of our six admission categories. 

Please visit the English Language Requirements page to evaluate if you are required to present proof of English facility. If you do not meet the English language requirements at the time of application or you are worried that your test score will not meet our minimum requirements, you may want to consider applying for the International Foundation Program (IFP)

The recruitment team provides counselling and advising for prospective students and their parents/guardians interested in applying to Arts & Science. Meet our recruiters and book a video chat.

How to Apply Step 3

Learn more about the college communities

When you apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science, you will be asked to select your college membership preferences.  Be sure to do your research to discover which college is the right fit for you as you will be asked to select your preferences at the time of application. Every Arts & Science student is a member of a college, your college choice is personal preference and they are all good choices.

How to Apply Step 4

Determine your OUAC Application Type

To apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science, you will need to apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). There are three types of applications you can choose from: the 101 application, the 105 application and the University of Toronto International Application.

  • Choose the 101 application if you are currently studying at an Ontario high school.  
  • Choose the 105 application if you are currently NOT attending an Ontario high school and want to apply to multiple universities in Ontario. Choose this application if you are an international student or a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living abroad.
  • Choose the University of Toronto International Application if you 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.

You can review the full criteria for these three applications on the OUAC website to ensure you are using the right application. 

How to Apply Step 5

Complete Your OUAC Application

Create your OUAC account in order to apply. On this application, you will be asked to select the admission category you’d like to apply to and your top three college preferences. This step will only take you 10-15 minutes to complete because it is simply a biographical application. There is no document submission at this point.  

How to Apply Step 6

Enable Join U of T Portal

After submitting your application through the OUAC, you will be required to enable your JOINid and log in to the Join U of T applicant website. Instructions will be emailed to you approximately a week after we receive your OUAC application.  

On the Join U of T portal, you can track the status of your application, submit your transcripts and other required documents, and get access to the residence application. Depending on your school curriculum, you may be asked to complete a self-reported grades form. If the self-reported grades form is listed in your Join U of T portal, it is important that you complete this form to be considered for admission. 

How to Apply Step 7

Complete supplemental applications

You may be required to complete supplemental applications. Both Computer Science and Rotman Commerce admission categories require supplemental applications to be considered for admission, you will find these on your Join U of T Portal

If you selected the Computer Science or Rotman Commerce admission categories, you will have the option of selecting an alternate admission category for consideration on the Join portal. Selecting an alternate category:

  • Does not affect eligibility to your first-choice category.  ​​​​​​
  • Does not guarantee admission. 
  • Is dependent upon space availability once all first-choice applicants have been considered. 

Trinity College and Victoria College also have supplemental applications in order to be considered for membership to their college. 

How to Apply Step 8

Submit all required documents listed in your Join portal 

You must complete your application by submitting all the required documents listed on your Join U of T portal by the posted deadline for your application to be assessed for admission. We encourage you to complete your application early, as programs are filled on an ongoing basis.