After Applying

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  1. Application Status Check
  2. Submitting Documents
  3. How Decisions Are Made
  4. When Decisions Are Made
  5. Alternate Offers
  6. Received an Offer
  7. Deferring Your Admission

Application Status Check

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 in the Join U of T website. Unless requested to provide them electronically via Parchment/Naviance (where available) or similar service, please include your U of T applicant number and mail them directly to:

Enrolment Services
University of Toronto
172 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5R 0A3

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 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

Ontario High School Students (OUAC 101)

  • 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.

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

  • Application decisions are made on an ongoing basis once admissions receive all the required documents to assess an application. Electronic document submissions are recommended where possible to accelerate the assessment process. Please do not submit duplicate documents as this will delay the assessment.
  • After all required documents are submitted, including English proficiency and SAF (if required), decisions are typically processed within 6 to 8 weeks.
  • University/College 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.
  • Any documents submitted after the listed document deadline will still be assessed for admission, space permitting. If the original program you applied to has reached capacity after the document deadline date, your file will be reviewed for any possible alternate offers of admission related to your original program choice once all your required documents are submitted.

Alternate Offers

Did you receive an offer to a program or U of T campus you didn't apply to? Congratulations! You've received an alternate offer!

Alternate Program Offers

An alternate program offer is not a rejection to the university; in fact, it’s another opportunity! We carefully consider all applications before providing an offer. Students who do not meet the requirements for their original program choice, but are still admissible to the University, are sometimes offered admission to an alternate program that reflects their academic strengths.

Alternate Campus Offers

The U of T family includes three distinct campuses, each offering a unique university experience, but all sharing in the commitment to provide our students with an excellent and unparalleled education. This tri-campus system means that our students are able to take courses at other U of T campuses, use all the facilities, be taught by professors who lecture at multiple campuses, and graduate with a University of Toronto degree.

While we realize that you may not have considered U of T Mississauga initially, we think that this offer is something for you to be excited about!

What's Next with an Alternate Offer

It’s important that you research your options, ask questions to the right people, and make an informed decision. This can begin by booking a guided campus tour with an upper-year student. The reasons to accept a university offer are often very personal and unique. Let us show you why accepting an offer to U of T Mississauga will help you to realize your future goals.

If you plan on taking summer school to increase your grades, notify us immediately of your intent to do so. If your final grades do increase, bring in your grade report to us as soon as you receive it and we may reconsider you for your original program choice, if the program still has space.

Received an Offer?

Congratulations! UTM now has a New Students website that offers a comprehensive guide outlining all of the necessary steps to prepare you for a successful start to your university experience.

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Deferring Your Admission

If you decide to put your studies on hold, you may request a one-year deferral of your offer of admission. If granted, the deferral of admission will also include a deferral of any entrance scholarship(s) awarded and the residence guarantee, if applicable. If you plan to attend another post-secondary institution, you will not be permitted to defer your admission. If your deferral request is granted, your offer of admission to the current academic year will automatically be cancelled.

The deadline to submit a Request for Deferral of Undergraduate Admission (PDF) form is September 1. As soon as your official, final transcripts are available, please mail them along with the completed form to:

Enrolment Services
University of Toronto
172 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5R 0A3