Canadian High School

Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre

How to Apply

As a non-Ontario, Canadian high school applicant, you will apply online via the OUAC website, using the OUAC 105D Application Form if you meet the following requirements:

  • You currently reside in Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents or those currently studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa) OR
  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living elsewhere (not in Canada) AND
  • You are not currently attending an Ontario secondary school in a day program.

In addition to the OUAC application service fee, a non-refundable University of Toronto supplementary fee of $90 will be required.

Admission Requirements

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 Undergraduate Programs page.


    Please review the individual program pages for detailed admission requirements and keep in mind that possession of these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. In addition to the chart below, the following should also be taken into consideration:

    • Every program also recommends specific admissions averages.
    • We reserve the right to give preference to students whose marks are the results of a single attempt at each course.
    • Proof of adequate English facility, if necessary. For more details, visit the English Language Facility section of the site.
    • Admission information specific to home-schooled applicants can be found at the bottom of this page.

    Marks Submission

    Some high schools offer opportunities to earn university credit for work you've done in high school. This would include programs such as International Baccalaureate. After you've applied, we will automatically determine if you qualify for transfer credits based on your academic performances.

    Depending on the educational system, the transcript of grades can be submitted electronically or by standard mail. Please refer to instructions on the Join U of T website for the specific documents required and method for sending the information. 

    Additional Documentation

    After you have applied for admission, visit join.utoronto.ca often to find complete information about the documents required to complete your application.

    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.


    Alberta and Northwest Territories

    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

    British Columbia and Yukon

    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 Studies 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

    Manitoba

    Grade 12 General Requirements 

    • High School Diploma
    • Five Grade 12 academic subjects including English 40S plus three additional 40S level subjects. The remaining credit 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

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    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

    New Brunswick

    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 or 122
    • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus 120 or AP Calculus (AB or BC)
    • Advanced Functions: Pre-Calculus A 120+ Pre-Calculus B 120
    • Biology: Biology 122
    • Chemistry: Chemistry 121 or 122
    • Physics: Physics 121 or 122

    Nova Scotia

    Grade 12 General Requirements 

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

    Course Equivalencies

    • English: English 12
    • 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

    Nunavut

    Grade 12 General Requirements 

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

    Course Equivalencies

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

    Prince Edward Island

    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

    Québec

    Grade 12 General Requirements 

    • High School Diploma
    • Six Grade 12 academic subjects including English

    Course Equivalencies

    • English: English or English AP
    • Calculus & Vectors: Calculus AP (AB or BC) or MCV4U
    • Advanced Functions: Linear Algebra or MHF4U
    • Biology: Biology or SBI4U
    • Chemistry: Chemistry or SCH4U
    • Physics: Physics or SPH4U

    CEGEP General Requirements 

    • 12 academic subjects including English/anglais (two terms)
    • Students who have completed more than 12 academic subjects may receive transfer credit in arts, science, business/commerce programs
    • 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

    Saskatchewan

    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

    Home-Schooled Students

    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/SAT Subject Tests in prerequisite subjects is strongly recommended.