Applying to U of T is Easy!
There are two applications you can use to apply to the University of Toronto. You won’t need to submit any transcripts, documents, profiles, or essays until after we receive your application.
If you plan to apply only to U of T, are currently living outside of Canada, AND are not studying (nor have previously studied) in Canada, then you can apply using our International Student Application. Otherwise, apply using the OUAC 105 Application.
We strongly recommend that you submit your application before November 1. Find all of the application deadlines here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Is your question not answered here? You can find complete details about the application process here.
When will I get an admission decision?
Admission decisions for most applicants are made in three rounds: February, March, and May.
Do I need to send in a resume or a reference letter?
You only need to send reference letters, resumes or other supplementary information if we request them. Documents you send that we haven’t asked for will not be used in assessing you for admission.
What is the deadline to send transcripts and other required documents?
The official document deadline is February 1, however we strongly recommend sending required documents well in advance, as some programs will fill before the official deadline. This include English facility tests, if required.
Is there an essay or supplementary application I need to do?
Most program areas at the university do not require a supplementary application or profile. The following areas do have additional requirements:
- Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering: Online Student Profile
- Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design: One Idea Supplementary Application
- Faculty of Arts and Science — Rotman Commerce: Supplementary Application
- Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education: Statement of Interest
- Music: Music Questionnaire & Audition
- U of T Mississauga — Theatre & Drama Studies: Audition
- U of T Scarborough: Supplementary Application Form (SAF)
- Only required for: Management programs; Double Degree (BBA/BSc); Co-op International Development Studies; and Paramedicine
More information will be sent to you after you apply and will also be posted on Join U of T. Deadlines will vary for each supplementary application.
How do I get a scholarship?
You will be automatically assessed for entrance awards & scholarships. Details will be posted in your offer package.
Do I need to send an English language test, like TOEFL or IELTS?
If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.
We except several English language tests and qualifications, including:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement is total score of 100 + 22 on Writing
- International Baccalaureate English
- The minimum requirement is a score of at least 4 (predicted or final) in Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature.
What transcripts or documents are required?
Requirements vary by the applicant. Once we’ve received your application, you will be able to see what documents and transcripts are required from you through the Join U of T Applicant Website. Carefully follow the instructions on submitting documents through Join U of T. And don’t wait until you have all of the required documents — you should what you already have ready, followed by mid-year and finals when they’re available. Do not send documents before you’ve applied or logged in to Join U of T.
Are offers conditional?
Most of our admission decisions are based on interim marks, and so our offers are typically conditional on achieving acceptable final standing. Students are expected to maintain consistent academic standing for the duration of their high school (and post-secondary, if applicable) studies.
The terms of the offer, including conditions and specific minimum grade thresholds, are described in the terms and conditions section of your offer letter.