Alternative Pathways

Students in Instructional Centre

If you are interested in pursuing undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), but may not hold the published admission requirements, you may be eligible to pursue one of our many pathways.

Through some of these pathways, the University will look to your most recent academic history as a basis-of-admission. You can review the admission requirements for our undergraduate program by visiting the Undergraduate Programs page on our website.

If you have questions, or wish to speak with someone to review your case, please contact our office at 905-828-5400.


ACE@UTM Program

The Academic Culture & English (ACE@UTM) program is designed for students who have been admitted to UTM but require additional English language development.

Bridging Pathway

The UTM Bridging Pathway (UTMBP) offers mature students (at least 20 years of age) who do not meet traditional admission requirements for UTM, and who have been away from formal education for some time, the opportunity for successful direct admission to university level studies.

College Pathway

UTM has partnered with local college General Arts & Science diploma programs to simplify and enhance the transfer process from these institutions. To date we have partnered with George Brown, Humber, Mohawk, Niagara, and Sheridan.

Syrian Refugee Pathway

The UTM Syrian Refugee Pathway (UTMSRP) offers recent refugees who do not meet traditional admission requirements for UTM or do not have access to required documents, the opportunity for successful direct admission to university level studies.

Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are at least 65 years of age by the first day of the term may register at UTM as Non-Degree Senior Citizen Students.

Non-Degree & Visiting Students

If you are working towards an undergraduate degree and are in good standing at an another accredited North American university, or if you have completed a previous university degree and are looking to take some additional courses, you may wish to consider studying at UTM for the summer or the entire year.