Admissions FAQ


What is the application deadline?

All candidates must apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The deadline to apply for the Engineering program is February 16, 2015 for all applicants. For a more comprehensive list of important dates and deadlines, please visit the Important Deadlines section.


What is the cut-off mark for U of T Engineering?

The minimum required average varies from year to year based upon the number of applicants and the caliber of grades presented. Typically successful candidates to the Faculty have grades ranging (all ranges stated to a maximum of 100%):

High 80’s to Low 90’s Engineering Science
Mid to High 80’s General First Year and Mechanical Engineering
Low to Mid 80’s Chemical, Industrial, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Materials and Mineral

Please note that these are the recommended averages and do not guarantee admission into the program. The Admissions Committee assesses the overall academic history and Student Profile Form of each candidate before making an admissions decision.


Do you count repeated grades?

While we do not discourage applicants from repeating courses, it is the policy of the University of Toronto Engineering Admissions Committee to consider only first attempt marks. The Admissions Committee in general does not consider repeated course marks. However, we will consider any extenuating circumstances that perhaps had a negative effect on academic performance. You will need to provide documentation to explain how the circumstance affected your academic history with a specific timeline. Please note that if the circumstance is medical in nature, official medical documentation must be provided as well.


What is the Student Profile Form (SPF) and what does it entail?

The Faculty requires applicants to submit a Student Profile Form (SPF) as part of the admissions process. Applicants access the SPF through the Engineering Applicant Portal. The SPF allows applicants to detail their extra-curricular involvement, specify their engineering program choices, and provide more information on their academic background. New this year, the SPF will include a personal profile that will take about 30 minutes for applicants to complete.

Learn more about completing the Personal Profile and view sample questions.

The personal profile consists of two video responses and one written response to randomly-selected questions. For each question, applicants will be given a fixed amount of time to consider their answer and a fixed amount of time to answer the given question. There is no advanced preparation required for the personal profile. Applicants should ensure that the computer they plan to use meets the necessary technical requirements (i.e. stable internet connection, webcam, microphone).

While the actual profile must be completed in a single, continuous attempt, it is preceded by a guided set of practice questions designed to help applicants become comfortable with the question/response format.


Do extra-curricular activities really count?

We believe that marks alone do not provide a complete picture of your potential. The Student Profile Form (SPF) gives you the opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee about your abilities, strengths and interests. In particular, we are interested in your activities and achievements that demonstrate leadership, dedication and overall excellence. The SPF is a mandatory part of your application. If you do not submit your complete SPF, your application will not be considered for admission. The SPF will be available on the Engineering Applicant Portal once the Faculty has received your application from the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).


I have already applied. What is the deadline to submit all documents?

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Student Profile Form (SPF) and supporting documents by February 16, 2015.


I have already applied; where do I send my supplemental documents?

Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
35 St. George Street, Room 157
Toronto, ON
M5S 1A4

Please note that documents sent to the University of Toronto become the property of the University and will not be returned or forwarded to other institutions.

Applicants from China are asked to have their Gao Kao and if applicable, final Post-Secondary transcript results verified by the CDGDC – China Qualifications Verification service.

Applicants from the United States must send their transcripts electronically by Parchment. If the school does not use Parchment, the official paper transcripts can be sent directly to our office by mail.

How do I send the English Facility Test results?

For students that are sending their TOEFL or IELTS tests, we require them to be sent electronically by the testing service. The TOEFL Institution Code for undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto is 0982-00. The IELTS test will require you to indicate “University of Toronto, Enrollment Services.” We do not accept paper results for the TOEFL or IELTS test.

For all other English facility tests, the official results must be sent directly by the testing service to our office.

I have already paid an application fee through OUAC. Why do I need to pay an additional Engineering Assessment Fee?

The Engineering Assessment Fee (EAF) is in addition to any fees you have paid through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC). This required fee will be used to cover the costs associated with assessing applications to a professional faculty. The Student Profile Form (SPF) form gives the Admissions Committee a preview of your academic record, and gives you the opportunity to present non-academic achievements for consideration. We look forward to reviewing your application. Fee payments are made via the Engineering Applicant Portal.


Where can I check the status of my application to U of T Engineering?

You can check the status of your application online through the Engineering Applicant Portal website. The Admissions Committee uses this website to communicate with the candidates, outlining documents received and documents that are requested or missing. This site will be active once we have received the application information from the OUAC. Please check this site regularly for updates.


I have an engineering degree from another country. How can I get it evaluated?

For more information on degree evaluation, please contact the School of Continuing Studies.


Can I do a second engineering degree?

Applicants who have already obtained an undergraduate engineering degree from a recognized university are not permitted to proceed towards a second undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Toronto. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies for information on further studies at


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