Here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to apply to the University of Toronto.
Choose your Program of Study and Check for the Requirements
Do you meet the Program-Specific Requirements?
Use the Program Finder to discover undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto, and find program-specific requirements.
- Do you meet the Admission Requirements?
Look up the University’s admission requirements, based on your educational background.
- Do you meet the English Language Requirements?
Find out about the University’s English language requirements.
Take Note of Important Application Dates and Submit your Application
- Consult the University of Toronto’s Important Application Dates
The application process begins in the fall, with most application deadlines in January. Be sure to apply early.
- Follow the Steps to Apply
Find out which application form you should use – and follow the steps on the appropriate online application.
Apply to Scholarships
- Apply to Scholarships
Start looking into scholarships right away, as many have early deadlines. Check to see which ones you might be eligible for, and apply!
Submit your Documents and Stay in Touch
- Sign up to the Join U of T
Approximately one week after submitting your application online, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing join.utoronto.ca. Check this site regularly for updates on the status of your application, notification of offers and any additional information you may need to provide.
- Send in Supporting Documentation
Be sure to monitor Join U of T, and follow instructions on submitting supporting documentation, if applicable.
- Keep studying and/or working hard, while awaiting an answer
Conditional offers of admission to Ontario secondary school students are typically made between late February and late May. For other applicants, decisions are made on an on-going basis. If you are currently studying, you’ll need to keep your grades up, as offers based on interim grades are conditional.
- Want to live in Residence? Fill out the MyRes Application
If you’re thinking of living on campus, you must complete the University’s common residence application, MyRes. Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time – as long as you’ve completed the MyRes application by March 31st and received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1st.
- Consider your financial options.
Get a handle on your finances by considering the costs, such as tuition fees, textbooks and living expenses, and exploring some of the many sources of funding that may be available to you. Be sure to look into government and University of Toronto programs, scholarships, and grants.
Received an Offer of Admission? Plan your Start
- Accept the offer and look ahead to your university Life
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to begin planning for your university experience and considering housing arrangements, transportation and dining options. You can also sign up for an orientation event, and take note of some important dates for newly admitted students.
- Planning to take a Gap Year? Request a Deferral
If you decide to put a hold on your studies to focus on other things, you can defer your offer of Admission for one year. All conditions of the offer need to be satisfied before a deferral request will be considered (ie., you have to keep your grades up!). If granted, the deferral will include a deferral of any U of T entrance scholarships awarded as well as the residence guarantee, if applicable. To request a deferral, complete all sections of the Request for Deferral of Undergraduate Admission (PDF) form and send it to Enrolment Services no later than September 1st, or as soon as your official final results are available. Applicants who plan to attend another post-secondary institution will not be permitted to defer their admission. If your deferral request is granted, your offer of admission to the current academic year will be cancelled.