To Do List
Here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to apply to the University of Toronto.
Choose your Program of Study and Check for the Requirements
The University of Toronto offers a wide variety of undergraduate, professional and graduate programs. Browse our viewbooks. Use the Program Finder to discover undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto, and find program-specific requirements, including Supplementary application if required. If you are interested in applying to the Medical Radiation Sciences, Nursing, or Physician Assistant programs, visit Professional and Graduate Programs to find your admission requirements.
- Do you meet the admission requirements?
Look up the University’s undergraduate admission requirements based on your educational background. In addition to meeting general university admission requirements, you may need to present specific subject prerequisites, or submit a personal profile or statement of interest.
- Do you meet the English language requirements?
If English is not your first language, you may need to provide evidence of adequate English proficiency. Find out about the University’s English language requirements.
Submit your Application
- Consult the University of Toronto’s Important Application Dates
The application process begins in the fall, with most application deadlines in January. Be sure to apply early. Spaces fill quickly and programs may close before the published deadlines.
- Follow the Steps to Apply
Find out which application form you should use – and follow the steps on the appropriate online application.
Apply to Scholarships
Start looking into scholarships right away, as many have early deadlines. Check to see which scholarships you may be eligible for.
Submit your Documents and Stay in Touch
- Log in to Join U of T
Approximately one week after submitting your application online, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing join.utoronto.ca. Check this site regularly for updates on the status of your application, any additional information you may need to provide, and notification of offers. If you have trouble accessing your account after you enable it, please note that most login problems can be solved by resetting your password.
- Submit required documentation
You must submit full documentation for all studies. Find out detailed information about the required documents and document deadlines.
Be sure to check your status at Join U of T regularly, and follow instructions on submitting supporting documentation, if applicable.
- Keep working hard while awaiting an answer
Conditional offers of admission to Ontario secondary school students are typically made between late February and late May. For other applicants, decisions are made on an on-going basis. If you are currently studying, you’ll need to keep your grades up, as offers based on interim grades are conditional. Once we receive your final official results that meet the condition(s) on your offer, you will be notified that the condition has been met.
- Want to live in Residence? Fill out the StarRez Application
If you’re thinking of living on campus, you must complete the University’s common residence application, StarRez. Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time – as long as you’ve completed the StarRez application by March 31st and received and accepted an offer of admission by June 3rd.
- Consider your financial options
Get a handle on your finances by considering the costs, such as tuition fees, textbooks and living expenses, and exploring some of the many sources of funding that may be available to you. Be sure to look into government and University of Toronto programs, scholarships, and grants.
Plan your Start
Received an offer of admission? Congratulations!
- Accept the offer and look ahead to your university life
Be sure to login to Join U of T to accept your offer of admission.
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to begin planning for your university experience, including course selection and registration, and considering housing arrangements, transportation and dining options. You can also sign up for an orientation event, and take note of some important dates for newly admitted students.
- Want to take a gap year? Request a Deferral
If you decide to put a hold on your studies to focus on other things, you can defer your offer of admission for one year. All conditions of the offer need to be satisfied before a deferral request will be considered (i.e. you have to keep your grades up!). If granted, the deferral will include a deferral of any U of T entrance scholarships awarded as well as the residence guarantee, if applicable. To request a deferral, complete the Request for Deferral of Undergraduate Admission form and submit it no later than September 12. Applicants who plan to attend another post-secondary institution will not be permitted to defer their admission. If your deferral request is granted, your offer of admission to the current academic year will be cancelled.