How Your Application Is Considered

  • We first verify that you meet the University’s general admission requirements. These are basic requirements that all candidates must meet to be eligible for University of Toronto admission consideration. The general requirements, including our English language requirements, are outlined by educational jurisdiction in the Requirements section.
  • Secondly, we assess whether you meet program-specific requirements for your intended area of study.  Do you have the necessary subject prerequisites and have you completed any required personal statement, supplementary application or audition?
  • The emphasis of our final assessment will be placed on the results of your most recent two years of study, including your marks in prerequisite courses, and on the strength of your supplemental information (personal statement, profile, etc) where this is required. However, we may also consider other aspects of your complete academic record including, but not limited to: consistency; where and when courses were completed; and the number of times any courses have been attempted. 

The University of Toronto does not have the capacity to admit all applicants who meet the minimum general and program-specific requirements. We seek to admit the best possible students on the basis of academic performance and potential, and will select students for admission based on competitive strength.

Full disclosure of all academic information must be made at the time of application, and any request for special consideration must be submitted to University Admissions and Outreach as soon as possible following your application. 

Special Consideration

If your academic record has been negatively affected by disability-related circumstances, or extenuating circumstances (such as a personal or family illness, tragedy, trauma or hardship), and your academic performance is slightly below the usual requirements for admission, the appropriate Admissions Committee may give special consideration. Although we cannot guarantee approval, each request will be reviewed on its individual merits.

The deadline to request special consideration is the same as your deadline to submit supporting documents, although we do encourage you to submit your request as soon as possible (see Important Application Dates). To be considered, you will first need to apply for admission to U of T.  You will then, complete the “Request For Special Consideration” form and submit relevant supporting documentation to University Admissions and Outreach. You’ll be able to access the form through your JOIN U of T account after you’ve submitted your application. 

If you have any questions in advance of submitting your request, contact University Admissions and Outreach by telephone at 416-978-2190 for more information.

When Admission Decisions are Made, and Alternate Offers      

You will receive a decision from all of the University of Toronto faculties you selected. Those who are not admitted to their selected program(s) may be considered for alternate programs and campuses, space permitting. Admission decisions are released starting in February and continuing through to late May.

It is always wise to apply and submit required documentation well in advance of deadlines in order to maximize your opportunities for admission consideration.

Living in Residence

If you are interested in residence, you must complete a separate application. Go to StarRez to apply and learn about the residence guarantee.