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Minimum Requirements for Consideration

The chart below outlines the general admission requirements for applicants in provinces or territories outside of Ontario. It also lists provincial/territorial course equivalencies to the six Ontario courses listed as prerequisites on our program pages, where you can find detailed admission requirements.

Generally speaking, all programs require:

  • High school diploma (as noted below)
  • Senior Grade 12 English (as noted below) with a minimum grade of 70%
  • Minimum overall average (English + next best courses as noted below) of at least 75%
  • Proof of adequate English facility, if necessary. For more details, visit the English Language Facility section of the site.

Program Admission Requirements

A Few Notes:

  • If a Senior Grade 12 mark is not available, we will use a corresponding Grade 11 course's mark.
  • Every program recommends competitive averages; meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University.
  • Admission is subject to space availability and competition.
  • We reserve the right to give preference to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt at each course.

Regional Requirements

Click each title to review regional requirements. Home-schooled students' requirements are available at the bottom of the list.

Grade 12 General Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 subjects numbered 30/31 including English Language Arts 30-1 or English 30

Course Equivalencies

  • English: ELA 30-1
  • Calculus & Vectors: Math 31 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Math 30-1
  • Biology: Biology 30
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 30
  • Physics: Physics 30

Grade 12 General Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Six Grade 12 subjects, including English
  • A wide range of Grade 11 and 12 courses will be considered
  • Provincial examinations are required for English 12 or English Studies 12 or English 12 First Peoples.
  • AP and IB courses are acceptable
  • Co-op courses, challenge exams, career and work experience courses will not be used for admission consideration

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 12 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus 12/Principles of Math 12
  • Biology: Anatomy & Physiology 12/Biology 12
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 12
  • Physics: Physics 12

Grade 12 General Requirements (completed high school in summer 2018 or earlier)

  • High School Diploma
  • Four Grade 12 approved academic subjects, including English
  • Provincial examinations are required for English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Co-op courses, Challenge exams, career and work experience courses will not be used for admission consideration

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 12 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus 12/Principles of Math 12
  • Biology: Biology 12
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 12
  • Physics: Physics 12

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 academic subjects including English 40S plus three additional 40S level subjects. The remaining credits must be 40S or 40G
  • Special Language Credits (Challenge subjects) are not acceptable.

Course Equivalencies 

  • English: English 40S (Comprehensive/Literary/Transactional Focus)
  • Calculus & Vectors: Pre-Calculus 40S/Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus Math 40S
  • Biology: Biology 40S
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 40S
  • Physics: Physics 40S

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • 10 academic credits at the 3000 level including English

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 3201
  • Calculus & Vectors: Math 3208 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Math 3200
  • Biology: Biology 3201
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 3202
  • Physics: Physics 3204

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Six Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory: 120, 121 or 122) including English

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 120 / 121 / 122 / Anglais 22411
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 120 / AP Calculus (AB / BC) / Math 30421
  • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus A 120 and Pre-Calculus B 120
  • Biology: Biology 122 / Biologie 53411 / 53421
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 121 / 122 / Chimie 52411
  • Physics: Physics 121 / 122 / Physique 51411 / 51421

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) including English

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 or AP Calculus
  • Advanced Functions: Advanced Math 12 or Math 12
  • Biology: Biology 12
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 12
  • Physics: Physics 12

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • Alberta or Nunavut Secondary School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30/31 including English 30-1

Course Equivalencies

  • English: ELA 30-1
  • Calculus & Vectors: Math 31 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Math 30-1
  • Biology: Biology 30
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 30
  • Physics: Physics 30

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) including English

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English 621
  • Calculus & Vectors: Math 611B or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Math 621A or 621B
  • Biology: Biology 621
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 611 or 621
  • Physics: Physics 621

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Six Grade 12 academic subjects including English
  • Note: the DES (Secondary V) Diploma is not an accepted basis of admission

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus AP (AB or BC) or MCV4U
  • Advanced Functions: Linear Algebra or MHF4U
  • Biology: Biology or SBI4U
  • Chemistry: Chemistry or SCH3U
  • Physics: Physics or SPH3U

CEGEP General Requirements 

  • 12 academic subjects including English/anglais (two terms)
  • Students who have completed more than 12 academic subjects may be eligible for transfer credit 
  • Those who have a complete DEC are likely to be admitted to second year 
  • The Cote de Rendement (R Score) will be used for admission and scholarship purposes

Course Equivalencies

  • English: 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 1
  • Advanced Functions: Linear Algebra 1
  • Biology: Biology 1
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Physics: Physics 1 & 2

Grade 12 General Requirements 

  • High School Diploma
  • Five Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 including English Language Arts A30 + B30

Course Equivalencies

  • English: English A30 + English B30
  • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 30 or Calculus AP (AB or BC)
  • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus 30
  • Biology: Biology 30
  • Chemistry: Chemistry 30
  • Physics: Physics 30

U of T considers home-schooled applicants. Your application should include the following:

  • A letter stating that you have been home schooled
  • Course outlines
  • Textbooks used
  • Method of evaluation used
  • Samples of your written work
  • Relevant details of any independent evaluations, including transcripts, if applicable
  • Official results of any standardized tests taken such as SAT Reasoning Tests, SAT Subject Tests or Advanced Placement Exams

If you are applying to a science or commerce/management program, completion of Ontario Grade 12U/M level courses/Advanced Placement exams/International Baccalaureate exams in prerequisite subjects is strongly recommended.


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