Program Details

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Summer ACE Program

Newly admitted students who have not met UTM English language proficiency requirement will be offered the Summer ACE@UTM program as a condition of their admission. This is a full-time Academic English Language program offered over the 8-week period. It is designed to prepare students for academic studies in September. 


We are proud to offer scholarships to successful Summer ACE students. The Scholarship Committee will select students who have achieved the highest grades in the program, and who demonstrated excellent attendance and engagement. 

The value of the scholarship will be credited to the recipient's ACORN account, and will be applied toward the recipient's tuition fees for the upcoming Fall-Winter session. 

Program Options

We highly recommend the Summer ACE@UTM program for most students as it allows them to complete the language requirements prior to beginning their academic studies in September. Currently we offer two options:

  1. All-Inclusive ACE 
  2. Basic ACE 


All-Inclusive ACE 

Basic ACE

Registration opens May 1 

We encourage you to complete your registration (including submitting your payment) as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the program, as spaces fill up quickly. A waitlist will open up when the program becomes full. 

Program Length Full-time, 8 weeks Full-time, 8 weeks
Program Dates

June 28 - August 21*

July 2 - August 21

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Residence for 2 months

  • Single, private, air conditioned room
  • New, modern dorm style
  • Access to on-site laundry facilities
  • Access to communal kitchen
  • Walk to class in just a few minutes
  • High definition cable in common areas 
  • 24-hour security and emergency response
  • Wireless internet
  • Residence orientation and programming events
  • Residence student mentors
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Full meal plan on campus
(3 meals per day on weekdays; 2 meals per day on weekends) 
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TOTAL ----------------------------------------------- $10,400 $7,900

*Students in the all-inclusive ACE program will move in to residence before classes begin on July 2.

Which option is right for me? 

Successful completion of either option will help you clear the English language requirement on your offer of admission. 

All ACE students will have the opportunity to develop wonderful friendships with new peers in the classroom, and socialize during a variety of co-curricular activities. 

While all ACE students will study together in the classroom, we recommend the all-inclusive ACE option for a truly immersive experience of what it is like to study and live as a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The all-inclusive option offers additional social events as part of the residence experience, and residence student mentors who will lead you through activities, events, and answer any questions you may have about being a U of T student. Meal plans are also included in this option, so you never have to worry about what to eat while you're on campus!

Fostering these experiences with the fellow students and being around upper-year UTM students have proven to be extremely beneficial for students' success. 

Academic English Course 

All Summer ACE students will write an English language assessment test during their first day of class.  Based on their performance, students will be placed either in the Academic English Level 50 or the Academic English Level 60 course. 
  • Successful completion of the Academic English Level 50 with a minimum final grade of B- or higher will require enrolment in the Fall-Winter ACE Program in order to advance, and complete the Academic English Level 60 course.
  • Students placed in the Level 60 course during the Summer must achieve a B average or higher to satisfy their English Language Requirements.
We are proud to offer students the ability to study at the level that best suits their needs to ensure that students expand their English language skills at a level that allows them to be successful in the program. 
Either option may lead to undergraduate studies at UTM in the upcoming Fall-Winter academic year.
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