Admissions

General Admission Information

Admission information, requirements, and applications can be found at www.utm.utoronto.ca/future or by contacting U of T Mississauga’s Student Recruitment & Admissions Office at:

Student Recruitment and Admissions
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road, Room 1270, Innovation Complex
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Canada

Tel: 905-828-5400
Fax: 905-569-4301
Send us an email at: uoft.me/askutm

Applicants must present a satisfactory academic record equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, from recognized academic institutions and meet the published academic requirements to be considered. The admissions qualifications outlined are the minimum qualifications. Meeting them does not guarantee admission to the University.

Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered, but such candidates will have to offer written evidence of exceptional ability or extenuating circumstances.

English Language Requirement

English is the language of instruction and examination at the University, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency.

Applicants whose first language is not English (i.e. is not the first language they learned at home as a child) are required to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless they qualify for an exemption. For details, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/english-language-requirements

Applicants who meet the admission and program-specific requirements, but not the University's English Language Requirements, may be admitted with the condition that they successfully complete an Academic Culture and English (ACE@UTM) program.

Admission from Secondary School

Ontario

Applicants must present the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, with six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses (or equivalent) including 12U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U - applicants from French-language high schools may substitute FEF4U/FIF4U or equivalent), and meet prerequisites for their intended program of study.

Canada (Outside Ontario)

Applicants from Québec must present the Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) with 12 academic CEGEP subjects including English/Anglais (two terms) or the Quebec high school diploma with six Grade 12 academic subjects, including English.

Applicants from other Canadian provinces and territories must present their high school/secondary school diploma, and meet prerequisites for their intended program of study. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/canadian-high-school.

United States

Applicants studying in the US high school system must present Grade 12 graduation. Competitive applicants should be enrolled in a rigorous academic course load and have taken the highest level of course available to them in the prerequisite subjects.

Test optional assessment has been adopted for students applying for Fall 2021 admission. Students who cannot or choose not to submit test results will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process; however, students who have written SAT or ACT tests previously, and wish to have these considered in their assessment, are encouraged to submit their scores.

Details are available at www.future.utoronto.ca/international/welcome-us-students.

International

Applicants who have studied in a country outside of Canada or the United States should go to www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/international-high-school for specific admission requirements.

Secondary School Transfer Credits

Applicants who have been admitted and have taken any Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, GCE, or CAPE subjects during secondary school may be eligible for transfer credit. Transfer credits are assessed after an offer of admission has been accepted, and after the University receives official final results directly from the examining board. Details are available at www.utm.utoronto.ca/transfer

Admission with Previous Post-Secondary School

Applicants who have acceptable standing at other accredited post-secondary institutions may be considered for admission. Admission will be based on an applicant’s overall academic record and the most recent year of full-time studies. Competitive applicants usually have a strong Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in addition to all program prerequisites.

Admitted students with previous post-secondary studies outside of the U of T Faculty of Arts & Science and U of T Scarborough must apply and pay for the Transfer Credit Application. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/transfer.

Students have 12 months from the start of their first academic year at U of T Mississauga to request changes to their assessment. Changes may include: submission of outstanding course outlines for review, departmental interviews (if applicable), reassessment or credit adjustment requests, and requesting generic and unspecified credits without exclusions be marked as “extra”.

U of T Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) and U of T Scarborough (UTSC)

Admitted students transferring from the Faculty of Arts & Science and/or U of T Scarborough and/or the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design are not required to submit the Transfer Credit Application. All U of T courses, grades achieved, and Cumulative Grade Point Average will be retained and remain on ACORN.

Transfer credit assessments from studies completed before attending FAS and/or UTSC will also be retained.

Post-secondary studies completed after attending FAS and/or UTSC will need to be assessed for equivalencies. Applicants will be contacted if they are required to submit a Transfer Credit Application and/or additional documentation.

Upon admission, students must abide by U of T Mississauga rules and regulations. Only U of T Mississauga programs (subject POSts) may be used to satisfy program and degree requirements for graduation. Furthermore, all previous Faculty of Arts & Science, U of T Scarborough, or John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design courses and grades will be subject to U of T Mississauga policies.

Other Divisions at U of T

Candidates who have acceptable standing at other undergraduate divisions of the University (i.e., John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering; Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education; Faculty of Music) must submit the Transfer Credit Application. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/transfer.

Grades for courses from these divisions will not be retained, included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), or remain on ACORN.

Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology (CAAT)

U of T Mississauga grants a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits to students who have studied at a publicly-funded Ontario CAAT for four full-time semesters (or equivalent) and a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits to students who have studied for six full-time semesters (or equivalent).

Exceptions occur where students have completed CAAT programs when collaborative transfer agreements with U of T Mississauga existed or when a student is admitted to pursue Commerce/Management at U of T Mississauga. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/canadian-college.

Other Universities

Applicants who have studied at an accredited university (or other equivalent post-secondary institution) but did not receive a university degree can receive a maximum of 10.0 transfer credits.

Applicants who have already received a university degree (or completed the equivalent of three or more years of full-time study) may only receive a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits. Applicants may not complete a second degree in the same field of study as their first degree. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/international-college-or-university

Second Undergraduate Degree

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from another post-secondary institution, and wish to complete a second undergraduate degree in a different field of study, may apply for admission into a degree program at U of T Mississauga. Before applying, applicants are urged to determine whether a second degree is necessary for their purposes. For example, courses taken as a non-degree student may satisfy admission requirements for a graduate or professional program.

Students may not complete a second degree in the same field of study as their first degree. For example: students who have a degree with a Major/Specialist in Commerce, Management, or Economics cannot pursue a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) as a second degree. This is due to the extensive overlap of courses between these degrees.

Students may receive a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits towards a second degree. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/canadian-university.

U of T Mississauga Alumni

Students who have completed their first degree at U of T Mississauga and wish to be admitted to a second undergraduate degree program are recommended to seek academic advising in the Office of the Registrar prior to applying.

See also Second Degree Requirements

U of T St. George and U of T Scarborough Alumni

Students who have completed their first degree at U of T (but not U of T Mississauga) and wish to be admitted to a second undergraduate degree program must apply using U of T Internal Application. Students may not complete the same degree type as their first degree (HBA, HBSc, BBA, or BCom).

Admission to Non-Degree Studies 

Non-Degree students are those who are registered in degree courses, but are not progressing toward a degree.

Non-Degree students have no admission to or association with a program of study. Accordingly, they have no ongoing rights to register for courses. Registration in a particular course remains a matter of divisional discretion in every case. Some courses are not available to Non-Degree students (e.g. Management [MGM and MGT]).

The policy governing Non-Degree students is the Governing Council Policy, "Association, Admission, and Registration" which can be found at http://uoft.me/nondeg.

Non-Degree with Previous Degree Completed

Applicants who have completed degree studies at an accredited institution with strong grades may be eligible for admission to Non-Degree Studies to take further courses for their own purposes, including admission to graduate studies or professional programs. Students admitted as degree students cannot become Non-Degree students at U of T Mississauga until they have completed an honours degree. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/non-degree-visiting-students.

Non-Degree Visiting Students

Applicants with a valid Letter of Permission (LOP) and an academic transcript showing they are in good academic standing from another accredited North American university may apply to U of T Mississauga as Non-Degree Visiting students, taking courses for transfer credit at their home university. Non-Degree Visiting student status does NOT imply future acceptance as either a degree student, or a Non-Degree student at U of T Mississauga. Returning Non-Degree Visiting U of T Mississauga students must re-apply for admission to each session. For more information, please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/non-degree-visiting-students.

Note: Former U of T Mississauga students, who are currently registered at another North American university, and wish to take U of T Mississauga courses to count towards their degree at their home university, must apply to U of T Mississauga as a Visiting Student.

Non-Degree Bridging Students

Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees who are at least 20 years of age in the year the pathway begins, and who have been away from formal education for at least 3 years, may be eligible for the UTM Bridging Pathway.

Non-Degree Refugee Students

Convention Refugees or Permanent Residents who are at least 18 years of age in the year the pathway begins and who cannot provide final, official transcripts, may be eligible for the UTM Refugee Pathway. For more information, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/admissions/refugee-pathway.

Non-Degree Senior Citizen Students

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are at least 65 years of age by the first day of a term may register at U of T Mississauga as part-time, Non-Degree students. They do not have to meet the academic requirements for admission.

While senior citizens must pay tuition fees, they are eligible for an exemption from compulsory non-academic incidental fees. For more information, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/future-students/apply/senior-citizen-student.

Admission with Restrictions 

Admission on Probation

Applicants who do not meet U of T Mississauga’s requirements for admission may, on appeal, be admitted because of extenuating circumstances. They may be given a clear offer of admission or they may be subject to the following conditions:

  • They may be admitted on probation, in which case they will be on probation until the end of the first Fall-Winter session in which they are registered.
  • At the end of the first Fall-Winter session they will be assessed as follows:
    • Students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.50 or more will be in good standing;
    • Students with a CGPA of less than 1.50 will be suspended for one calendar year. They will remain on probation upon return, and will be under the regulations for academic status outlined in Academic Status of U of T Mississauga Calendar.

Students on probation are at risk of academic suspension. They are strongly urged to consult an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar before registering for courses. They should consider a reduced course load during the Fall-Winter session and should avoid compressed, intensive summer courses. While on probation, students are not eligible to enrol in courses for transfer credit at another university or post-secondary institution.

Restricted to a Reduced Course Load

Students restricted to a reduced course load on admission may take a maximum of 3.0 credits in the Fall-Winter session and a maximum of 1.5 credits in the Summer session. Once they have earned at least 4.0 credits at U of T Mississauga with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0, these students may request to have this restriction removed by meeting with an Academic Advisor at the Office of the Registrar.

Deferring Admission

Applicants who are considering taking a year off between high school and university may request a one year deferral of admission. All conditions of the offer of admission must be satisfied before a deferral request is considered. If granted, the deferral of admission will also include a deferral of any entrance scholarship(s) awarded and the residence guarantee, if applicable.

To request a deferral, students must log in to the Join U of T applicant website and submit the Deferral Request Form under the “More About Your Offer” section no later than September 1, or as soon as official, final transcripts are available.

Students who attend any post-secondary institution while their offer of admission is deferred will be required to reapply to U of T Mississauga. Any post-secondary studies, regardless of which (if any) courses are completed, may change the basis of admission and the original offer will be invalid.