Transferring from University
We welcome students interested in transferring from other universities, including those studying engineering or applied/physical sciences. Current U of T students in applied/physical sciences programs from all three campuses are also welcome to apply to transfer to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Our Admissions Committee takes your individual academic history into account when considering a transfer.
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While a transfer is not guaranteed, to be eligible for a transfer you must:
- Present university-level courses in Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry with at least a mid-B average; or
- Meet the high school level requirements and present university-level studies with a mid-B average. Please note, high school level courses must have been completed within five years of your intended start date. If you have taken required high school courses more than five years ago, please contact us for further details.
Transferring from within U of T (apply by March 1)
If you are already a U of T student, please apply to transfer no later than March 1, 2019. If you are currently registered — or have previously registered — at the University of Toronto in a degree, diploma, certificate or as a non-degree or visiting student, you should apply using the U of T Internal transfer application form.
Transferring from another university (apply by January 10)
Transfer applicants follow the same application process as other applicants coming from outside of Ontario. The deadline to apply to transfer from another university was January 10, 2019.
Submission of Documents
Please note that all post-secondary transcripts from institutions in Ontario must be submitted electronically by the issuing institution.
Transfer Credit Assessment
Transfer credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis at the time of admission. To assist us in assessing transfer credits, please submit course descriptions for each university-level course taken when you apply. Due to the unique nature of the Engineering Science program, transfer students typically start in first year of the program.
If you have completed an engineering degree at another institution, you cannot apply for undergraduate studies at U of T Engineering, but you may be eligible for entry into our graduate-level programs (e.g., Master of Engineering, Master of Applied Science, PhD).
Transferring from College
Our Admissions Committee takes your individual academic history into account when considering a transfer. While a transfer is not guaranteed, to be eligible for a transfer, you must:
Be enrolled in a relevant college-level program and present four semesters each of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with a minimum GPA of at least 3.2 (B+); or
- Meet the requirements at the high school level. Please note, high school level courses must have been completed within five years of your intended start date. If you have taken required high school courses more than five years ago, please contact us for further details.
If you do not have the four semesters of the prerequisite courses, please contact our office for further information.
Please note that successful applicants are generally not granted advanced standing (transfer credits) and are required to begin their studies in first year.
Submission of Documents
All post-secondary transcripts from institutions in Ontario must be submitted electronically by the issuing institution.
Did you know…
One of U of T Engineering’s department chairs was once a transfer student?
“I joined U of T as a science student with an interest in chemistry, biology, physics and math. It wasn’t until I started thinking about my future career that I considered transferring to U of T Engineering. After talking to engineering students, I got excited about the great many things that I could do with a chemical engineering degree. It’s a versatile credential in the working world that opens many doors, whether you decide to practice as an engineering, or move into other industries or professions.”
– Professor Grant Allen, Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at U of T