Admission Requirements

UTMBP Admission Requirements

To qualify for the University of Toronto Mississauga Bridging Pathway (UTMBP), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: be at least 20 years of age in the year the pathway begins,
  2. Status in Canada: be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Convention Refugee¹,
  3. Academic: have been away from formal, full-time education for more than three years.
    1. *have NOT attempted degree-level academic work (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution such as a university or polytechnic institute.
    2. *have NOT completed more than two year of full-time studies in a College of Applied Arts and Technology (or equivalent), such as a three-year advanced diploma of an academic nature.
  4. Language: meet current University of Toronto English language admission requirements.

*Individuals in category (a) and (b) may be eligible for other programs or admission options more appropriate for those with degree level experience or equivalent (even if previous studies were unsuccessful) and are encouraged to speak with representatives in the Admissions & Recruitment Office at the University of Toronto Mississauga to determine the best route for admissions.

By accepting admission to the UTM Bridging Pathway, students with previous post-secondary studies will forfeit any possible transfer credits.  

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee registration with the UTM Bridging Pathway. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis to assess the academic strength of each student.  

This initiative is primarily intended for direct entry into an Honours Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. Some programs at UTM have additional senior-level secondary school subject requirements. The completion of any previous high school courses may be considered. Students interested in taking courses that have minimum high school prerequisites (e.g. math, chemistry, biology, physics) can review the possibility of taking these courses with the Manager of Pathways Programs based on their previous studies.

¹A Convention Refugee is a person who is outside of their country of nationality or habitual residence and who is unable or unwilling to return to that country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, political opinion, nationality or membership in a particular social group (See United Nations 1951 Geneva Convention).