General Admission

U of T’s admission requirements are divided into different student categories: Ontario high school, international and transfer students.

Select the category that describes you best, then find the category-specific admission requirements.

For graduate programs, applicants apply through the School of Graduate Studies.

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Indigenous Student Policy

First Nations House can help Indigenous students with their applications, as well as advocate on their behalf. You can use multiple pathways to apply to U of T, including access programs. Consult Enrolment Services for information about the application process, or contact Indigenous Student Services to talk about your options. Indigenous Student Services also offers guided tours of its facilities.

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Alternative Admission and Transition Programs

Academic Bridging Program

If you do not meet the formal qualifications required for direct entry admission to U of T, you can enroll in one of the University’s access or bridging programs.

Available part time or full time, the Academic Bridging Program enables students who are at least 19 years of age to pursue an arts and science degree.

The program courses are designed for students who have been away from formal education for some time and are intended to bridge the gap between your prior secondary education and the requirements of first-year university courses.

If you successfully complete the Academic Bridging Program, you may be admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George Campus), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) or University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and may earn up to a full credit toward your degree studies.

Transitional Year Programme

The Transitional Year Programme at U of T is a special access program for adults who do not have the formal educational background to qualify for university admission. This full-time, 8-month course of study leads successful students to enter the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Diploma to Degree Program

The Diploma to Degree Program is a pathway to university studies for students attending a 2-year liberal arts diploma at partner institutions including Seneca College, George Brown College and Humber College.

UTM Bridging Pathway

The University of Toronto-Mississauga Bridging Pathway (UTMBP) offers mature students (20 or older) who do not meet UTM’s traditional admission requirements and who have been away from formal education for some time the opportunity for successful direct admission to university-level studies. If you successfully complete the UTMBP, you will be eligible for undergraduate studies at UTM.

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Transfer Policies

You can find out if you are eligible for course transfer through Transfer Explorer.

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