After Applying

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  1. Join U of T
  2. Submitting Documents
  3. How Decisions Are Made
  4. When Decisions Are Made

Join U of T

Approximately one week after submitting your application online, you will receive an email with instructions to access the Join U of T website. Check this site for updates on the status of your application, notification of offers, and any additional information you may need to provide.

Submitting Documents

In some cases, we may ask for additional documentation not automatically provided by your educational institution. This may include academic transcripts, English language test scores, letters of explanation, etc. These documents will be listed as required on the Join U of T website. Instructions for submitting these documents are also listed on the Join U of T website.

Please be aware that items such as resumes, recommendation letters, and personal achievement awards will not be taken into consideration to the admissions process and we discourage you from submitting these types of documents.

How Decisions Are Made

We take many factors into consideration when assessing your application. The marks required for admission are not predetermined by the University. They vary from year to year, and are based on the competition among applicants for available spaces. This competition means that you are not guaranteed a place in your desired program even if you have the minimum requirements. Preference is given to students with the best qualifications.

Upgrading/Repeated Courses

While we recognize there may be valid reasons why you repeated 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 higher mark for the course you have repeated. Keep in mind that U of T Mississauga reserves the right to give preference for admission consideration to students 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

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.

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; we encourage you to submit your request as soon as possible after applying.

  • 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.

If you have any questions in advance of submitting your request for special consideration, please contact Enrolment Services directly, by phone: 416-978-2190.

When Decisions Are Made

Current Ontario High School Students (OUAC 101)

  • Current Ontario high school applicants are assessed in 3 rounds of admission during February, March, and May. During each round of admission, updated grades are provided to the University of Toronto from Ontario high schools to assess applicants.
  • If an offer of admission is not made during a particular round of admission, the applicant will be reassessed with updated grades for the subsequent round. During the final round in May, applicants who have not received an offer of admission will receive a final decision on their application.
  • Applicants should not make any program changes before a round of admission as it can affect the assessment of your application. Similarly, once an offer of admission is made, students who would like to make any program choices should notify the admissions office and not make any changes to their application.
  • If you are required to submit documentation (e.g. proof of English proficiency), please submit them by the published document deadline. Late documents will only be reviewed if space is available.

All Other Applicants (OUAC 105, International, Internal, Non-Degree, Part-time)

High School Students

  • Admission decisions for secondary school applicants are released during three admission rounds, occurring in February, March, and May. The earliest round of consideration will take place before the February document deadline. Applicants who wait until the document deadline to submit documents will likely need to wait for third round consideration in late May.   
  • If an offer of admission is not made during a particular round of admission, the applicant will be reassessed with any updated information for the subsequent round. Please check your application status on Join U of T.

College/University Transfer, Internal, Non-Degree, Part-time

  • Admission decisions for college/university transfer, internal, non-degree, and part-time applicants are released on an ongoing basis beginning in January. After all required documents are submitted, including English proficiency, decisions are typically processed within 4 to 8 weeks. 
  • College/university transfer applicants are encouraged to submit current transcripts that indicate the courses they are currently enrolled in and any final grades from the previous semesters. If we are unable to make a conditional decision based on the current academic record, the final transcript from that semester will be required to make a decision.

A Few Notes

  • If an applicant has applied to more than one undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, they will be considered for their first choice. If that application is unsuccessful, they will automatically be considered for their next ranked choice. This process will continue until either an application is successful or there are no further applications to consider. Applicants are encouraged to complete application requirements for all program choices as early as possible to prevent any delay in admission decisions.
    • EXCEPTION: If the undergraduate program(s) ranked above U of T Mississauga is within one of the professional faculties, applications will be considered at the same time. Professional faculties with undergraduate programs are the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and Faculty of Music.
  • Electronic document submissions are 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 assessed 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 your required documents are submitted.