Online Student Profile

The Online Student Profile 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 Online Student Profile is a mandatory part of your application. If you do not submit your Online Student Profile, your application will not be considered for admission. You will receive access to the Online Student Profile on the Engineering Applicant Portal shortly after the Faculty has received your application from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

The deadline to complete all parts of the Online Student Profile and submit all required documents is January 15. A full list of deadlines can be found here.

The Online Student Profile includes the following sections:

  • Engineering Program Choice
    • Rank the engineering programs for which you would like to be considered.
    • Indicate your interest in PEY Co-op
      • On your OUAC application, you would have been given the opportunity to indicate interest in PEY Co-op; in this space you can confirm your selection. Your answer will not affect your admission decision in any way.
  • Applicant Timeline
    • Outline your full-time educational activity from the start of secondary school to present.
  • Additional Information
    • Self-report AP, SAT or ACT test scores
    • Self-report diploma exam scores (if completed)
    • Indicate how the English Language Requirement (if applicable) will be met
      • If you are required to provide proof of English facility, your results must be submitted as indicated on our English Language Requirements page and must be received by our document submission deadline. Your documents must be submitted by January 15.
    • If you require special consideration in the admission process due to serious personal, health or accessibility issues, you can submit a Request for Special Consideration
    • The Optional Personal Statement allows you to inform the Admissions Committee about any challenges or academic accomplishments relevant to your application
  • Academic Profile
    • Detail your secondary and post-secondary (if applicable) course information
    • Continue to self-report interim and final grades as updates become available
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • Detail your activities outside of the classroom.
    • This information will be used for both admission and scholarship consideration
    • Activities do not need to be engineering-related and can include things such as academic clubs, athletics, arts, community involvement and paid or volunteer employment
    • We do not require reference letters; however, references are required for extracurricular activities so that we may verify the activity if requested by the Admissions Committee. A reference for extracurricular activities should be a teacher, employer, or someone who otherwise supervised you in the position. A family member cannot be a reference. If a supervisor is not available, you may provide another form of confirmation of your involvement in the activity (portfolio, certificate, registration confirmation, etc.).
  • Personal Profile
    The Personal Profile is comprised of four timed written and video responses that will help us get to know you as a person. We are interested in your reasoning and communication skills – keep in mind, there is no ‘right’ answer.

    • Question 1:You will review and confirm that you agree to the terms of the Personal Profile.
    • Question 2:You will have 10 minutes to prepare and type a 250-word written response.
    • Question 3:You will record a two-minute video response.
    • Question 4:You will record a three-minute video response.

    You will have a few minutes to prepare a response for Questions 3 and 4

    Watch the Personal Profile video tutorial for more info and to view sample questions.

  • Document Submission
    • Upload your requested documents
    • Provide transcripts/report cards with updated results, as you receive them

Please note that your application cannot be reviewed if required documents are missing. All required documents must be submitted by the deadline for consideration. For early consideration, your documents must be submitted by December 1.

Financial Information (optional)

  • For domestic students, this page provides information regarding scholarships and financial aid at the University of Toronto and allows you to apply for the U of T Engineering Black Student Entrance Scholarship and the U of T Engineering Indigenous Student Entrance Scholarship
  • For international students, this space gives you the opportunity to provide information that will be used for consideration for the U of T Engineering International Scholar Award

Updating Your Online Student Profile

We strongly encourage applicants to visit their Engineering Applicant Portal regularly to check the status of their application and confirm that all required documents have been provided.

We ask that you update your grades, extracurricular information and documents as new information becomes available. Note that while your application is under review by the Admission Committee, your application will be locked, and you will not be able to make any changes.

Any updates made by the Admissions Office or admissions decisions will be displayed on the dashboard of the Engineering Applicant Portal.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Applicants

Indigenous Canadian students who are applying to U of T Engineering are encouraged to self-identify on the Ontario Universities Applicant Centre application and the Online Student Profile. This declaration is voluntary and will be used by the Committee on Admissions in considering applicants for the U of T Engineering Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Online Student Profile Workshop

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Still have questions?

Visit the Personal Profile FAQs to see answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.