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When Decisions Are Made

Admission decisions are released between mid-January and May with the majority of offers being released between March and May.

You will receive a decision from all of the University of Toronto faculties you selected. Those who are not admitted to their selected program(s) may be considered for alternate programs and campuses, space permitting.

A Few Tips & Suggestions:

  • Please apply and submit required documentation well in advance of deadlines, as some programs fill early, and some may fill even before the published deadlines.
  • Applications will only be reviewed once all required documents have been submitted.
  • Currently enrolled college or university transfer applicants should submit transcripts to date, listing current enrolment as well as final grades available. If we are unable to reach an admission decision based on your current academic record, we may need to wait for additional grades. 
  • Electronic document submissions are required (or recommended where possible) to accelerate the assessment process. Please do not submit duplicate documents as this will delay the assessment.
  • Any documents submitted after the listed document deadline may be considered for admission, space permitting. If the original program you applied to has reached capacity after the document deadline date, your file may be reviewed for any possible alternate offers of admission related to your original program choice once all required documents have been submitted.

Admission Policies

Minimum Admission Requirements

All applicants to the university must present the following minimum admission requirements: 

  • Overall admission average of 75% (on a scale where 50% is considered a pass).
  • Minimum grade of 70% in Grade 12 English (or equivalent).
  • Minimum grades in prerequisite courses (program dependent, but typically can be 70% or 75%). 

Please note that possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission to the university. 

Many factors are taken into consideration when assessing applications; these may include, but are not limited to: possession of prerequisite courses and minimum grade requirements, repeated courses, overall average, consistency of academic record, etc. While the university determines the minimum admission requirements, the exact admitting averages are not predetermined and vary from year to year as it is dependent on the strength of the applicant pool. As many programs are competitive, preference is given to applicants who possess the best qualifications. 

Upgrading/Repeated Courses

While we recognize there may be valid reasons for repeating a course, in general we urge you to do as well as possible on your first attempt. When calculating your admission average, we will use the highest mark achieved amongst repeated courses. Keep in mind that U of T Mississauga reserves the right to give preference for admission consideration to applicants whose marks are the result of a single attempt at each course. Finally, we will not use repeat courses when calculating your average for scholarship consideration.

Summer School/Night School Courses

Courses completed during the summer prior to entering university cannot be considered for admissions purposes, but can be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements for course enrolment. All Grade 12 U or M courses are considered equivalent, regardless of where or how they are taken, as long as they are taken through a school approved by the Ministry of Education. For courses completed outside of Ontario, please refer to your applicable education system on our Future U of T website or contact us. 

Special Consideration

If your academic record has been negatively affected by serious personal, health, or financial circumstances, we may give special consideration. The deadline to request special consideration is the same as your deadline to submit supporting documents and we encourage you to submit your request as soon as possible after applying. If you have any questions in advance of submitting your request for special consideration, please contact Enrolment Services directly, by phone: 416-978-2190.

  • If you applied using the OUAC 101 or 105 application, complete the "Request For Special Consideration" form and submit relevant supporting documentation to Enrolment Services. You can access this form on the Join U of T website.
  • If you applied using another type of application, submit a signed and dated letter, along with any relevant supporting documentation (e.g. a letter from a health care professional or social worker confirming the circumstances detailed in your letter), to Enrolment Services by mail (see Submitting Documents, above). Before you submit your letter and documents, please ensure that your full name and U of T applicant number appear at the top of the page. Your request will be considered when your application is complete; we recommend submitting all supporting documents as early as possible.