Non-Traditional Students

For those interested in pursuing undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga, but who may not hold the published admission requirements. Prospective non-traditional students may be eligible to pursue one of UTM’s pathways for admission for non-matriculants.

Although you may identify as a non-traditional or mature student, you may in fact qualify for admission under another profile. The university will look to your most recent academic history as a basis-of-admission, therefore you should be checking the requirements for applicants from a similar academic background before proceeding with any of the following. Please review the information for the various applicant profiles at

Should you have questions, or wish to speak with someone regarding a basis-of-admission, please contact the UTM Student Recruitment & Admissions Office at 905-828-5400.

College Pathway Agreements

U of T Mississauga has partnered with local college General Arts & Science diploma programs to simplify and enhance the transfer process from these institutions. To date we have partnered with George Brown College, Humber College, Mohawk College, Niagara College, and Sheridan College.

University of Toronto Mississauga Bridging Pathway

The University of Toronto Mississauga Bridging Pathway (UTMBP) offers mature students (at least 20 years of age) who do not meet traditional admission requirements for UTM, and who have been away from formal education for some time, the opportunity for successful direct admission to university level studies.

Students who successfully complete the UTMBP will be eligible for undergraduate studies at U of T Mississauga.

Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are at least 65 years of age by the first day of the term may register at UofT Mississauga as Non-Degree Senior Citizen Students. Proof of age will be required to support your application. You may provide as proof of being 65 years or older a copy of your birth certificate, or driver’s license, or any Senior Citizen privilege card – federal or provincial. Our Senior Students do not have to meet the academic requirements for admissions, though some courses may have prerequisites** needed from high school.

Senior Citizen Students at U of T Mississauga may only enrol in courses on the U of T Mississauga campus.  If you wish to pursue a University of Toronto degree, contact the Office of Admissions at 905-828-5400. Approval as a Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student is not the equivalent of university admission, nor does it imply future acceptance as either a degree student, or a non-degree student at U of T.

Contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions at 905-828-5400 and identify yourself as a Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student if you have any questions.

Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student: Application Process

Step 1:  Choose your course(s)

Choose University of Toronto Mississauga courses of interest from the Course Timetable after consulting the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and pre- and co-requisite requirements. Consultation with the department undergraduate advisor to show proof of equivalent pre- or co-requisite is essential so that you will not be removed from the course during their pre- and co-requisite check. You can find the UTM Course TimeTable by clicking HERE or visiting

Step 2: Complete the application and pay application fee

Complete the Non-Degree Senior Citizen Student Application Form. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee, which can be paid by credit card (or payment in person by debit). The application form can be submitted in person or mailed to:

Office of the Registrar - Student Recruitment and Admissions               
University of Toronto Mississauga          
Innovation Complex, Room 1270
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON   L5L 1C6


  • Summer: First Term – April 15
  • Summer: Second Term – June 1
  • Fall Term – August 1
  • Winter Term – November 1

If an above due date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted on the next business day.

Step 3: Get approved

After approval of your application, your U of T student identification number will be given/e-mailed to you.  Use it and the course timetable to enrol in your course(s) via the student web service, ACORN.  In order to become registered, you must pay your course fees following the enrolment and payment deadlines outlined in the current Registration Guide.  Note that all UTM degree students are given priority to enrol in courses prior to the non-degree registration date and that some courses are restricted at all times to U of T Mississauga students.  Pay course fees at your bank using a U of T fees invoice that can be printed from your financial account on ACORN. More details on when and how to pay your fess can be found in the Registration Guide. If you do not enrol and pay fees by the due date, you will be removed from all your courses and your registration cancelled due to non-payment of fees.

For detailed instructions and the application, please click here.