Admissions FAQ

COVID-19 admission-related FAQs

I’m a high school student who applied to U of T. Is my school being closed going to affect my application?
The University of Toronto is aware of the current closures of schools around the world. We will work with local education ministries in the best interests of students. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update our communication and notifications as needed. You should continue to monitor your Engineering Applicant Portal and email regularly for any important updates. 
I'm an applicant and my school is currently closed. What happens if I can't provide final grades or my exams are cancelled?
School jurisdictions around the world are adjusting their evaluation and assessment methods and submitting results to universities accordingly. We will accept the adjusted assessment methods as determined by your educational jurisdiction in order to meet our conditions.
 
In the event that your school board or testing agency is unable to send us final transcripts or exam results by the document deadline, please e-mail us at ask@ecf.utoronto.ca. Please take advantage of any supplementary learning materials that may be provided to you so that you are as well prepared as possible for university studies.
I heard that U of T is cancelling classes. Does this mean my application is delayed?
U of T is not cancelling classes at this time. As of Monday, March 16, classes will not meet in-person. We do not expect the cancellation of in-person classes to have any impact on our admissions process. You should continue to monitor your Engineering Applicant Portal and email regularly for any important updates. 
Will my offer of admission be revoked due to the current situation?
We understand that school closures and the introduction of other measures in response to the current coronavirus situation have impacted students from many regions. At present we do not anticipate that any school situations, including exam delays and extended school closures, will prevent students from enrolling at U of T. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update our communication and notifications as needed.
I am an international applicant. Will I be able to begin classes in the fall if travel restrictions are still in place?

The current situation is evolving rapidly and the University is monitoring events closely. We are committed to finding ways to allow newly enrolled students, including international students, to begin their studies at the University of Toronto in the 2020-21 academic year if restrictions continue to be in place. 

English language testing was cancelled in my country. How should I provide proof of my English language facility?
If your English language test has been cancelled we encourage you to complete the TOEFL online test. If the test has not been made available in your region or you are unable to complete that test, please contact the U of T Engineering Admissions team at ask@ecf.utoronto.ca to discuss alternatives.