Mature Students

The University of Toronto considers applicants based on their academic background, regardless of their age. If you do not meet the published admission requirements for your target academic program, and if you have not previously attempted university-level studies, you may become eligible for admission to some academic programs through either an Academic Bridging Program or the Transitional Year Program.

Academic Bridging Programs 

The Academic Bridging Program offered through Woodsworth College on the St. George campus, as well as the Bridging Pathway offered at U of T Mississauga, provide mature students who do not meet U of T admission requirements with the opportunity to qualify for degree studies in the humanities and social sciences on any of the three campuses. These programs are available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons (Convention Refugees).

For more information, including applications and deadlines, contact Academic Bridging Program, Woodsworth College or the U of T Mississauga Bridging Pathway. 

Transitional Year Programme (TYP)

The Transitional Year Programme (TYP) is a full-time, eight-month access-to-University program that is intended for adults who do not have the formal qualifications for university admission due to circumstances beyond their control, such as financial, social, personal, political, familial or mental health barriers. The program is available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons. For more information, including a program overview and general eligibility requirements, please contact:

• TYP at U of T St. George
typ.info@utoronto.ca
sites.utoronto.ca/typ

Transitional Year Program at U of T Scarborough

• TYP at U of T Scarborough
utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca
utsc.utoronto.ca/typ-utsc

Diploma to Degree Program Woodsworth College, Faculty of Arts and Science

The Diploma to Degree Program offered through Woodsworth College on the St. George campus provides students enrolled in a two-year arts and science diploma at one of our partner institutions a pathway to university studies. After completing their diploma and a qualifying course, students may be eligible for up to 6.0 transfer credits and transfer into second year studies.  This program is available to students of all legal status.  For more information, including applications and deadlines, contact the Diploma to Degree Program.