Transfer Applicants

We carefully consider each applicant based on a review of academic transcripts and activities outside the classroom which you’ll report when you complete the Online Student Profile (our supplemental application). If your first language is not English, we may also require that you provide proof of English facility.

October - January

1. Apply online prior to February 1 (extended from January 15)

Review the Admission Requirements

Admission requirements will vary depending on the program you are studying in. Please review the Academic Requirements section to determine whether you will be eligible for admission. Consideration is given to grades at both the high school and post-secondary level.

Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. We encourage applicants to submit their application by November 7, 2019.

Apply Online

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)

Most Transfer applicants should apply using the OUAC’s 105 application.

University of Toronto International Application 

Applicants who reside outside of Canada, have never studied in Canada, and are not applying to any other Ontario university should use the University of Toronto International Application.

University of Toronto Internal Transfer Application

If you are currently registered — or have previously registered — at the University of Toronto in a degree, diploma, certificate, as a non-degree or visiting student, you must apply using the U of T Internal Transfer Application form.

If you have previously been an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and would like to resume your studies, please contact the First Year Office or Office of the Registrar for more information.

If you have completed an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and would like to take courses as a non-degree student please refer to the Special Students page for more information.

February 5

2. Submit your Online Student Profile and documents by February 5 (extended from February 1)

Complete Your Online Student Profile

After we receive your application, we will send you information about activating your JOINid, which you will need to access the Engineering Applicant Portal, where you will complete the mandatory Online Student Profile. If you do not complete your Profile, your application will not be considered. The Online Student Profile is your opportunity to help us better understand you as a person and your strengths outside of the classroom. The Online Student Profile consists of the following sections:

  • Program Choice
  • Educational Timeline
  • Academic Profile
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Personal Profile

Learn more about completing your Online Student Profile.

Applicants who have previously applied to our programs will be required to complete the Online Student Profile once again.

Submit Your Documents

Your Engineering Applicant Portal will indicate what has been received to date and what we still require from you. Submit your Online Student Profile and all required documents by February 5, 2020. To get a full picture of your academic history, we require your transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended from the start of high school to the present, course descriptions for courses completed at the post-secondary level along with proof of English facility, if applicable.

Post-secondary transcripts from institutions in Ontario must be submitted electronically by the issuing institution, this request can be made when completing the OUAC application. Applicants who have previously registered or are currently registered with the University of Toronto do not have to pay to send their University of Toronto transcript to our office.

All applicants may upload unofficial copies of their transcripts (both high school and post-secondary) and course descriptions for post-secondary courses through the Engineering Applicant Portal. If you are required to provide proof of English facility, your results must be submitted as indicated on our English Language Requirements page.

Please note, if you are in your first year of study, the Admissions Committee will typically wait for final marks from your second semester before making a decision on your application. We encourage you to regularly check the Engineering Applicant Portal for updates and submit your updated transcript as soon as it becomes available.

March 31

3. Apply for Scholarships & plan your finances

Transfer applicants, unfortunately, will not be considered for scholarships. However, there a number of in-course and Faculty-wide scholarships available for students to apply for each year.


The University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) program provides an estimate of potential funding available for your first year. Complete the form here.

Note: UTAPS is available only to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

March 31

4. Apply for residence by March 31

Although transfer applicants do not receive the first year housing Residence Guarantee, if you would like to live in residence, you must complete U of T’s common residence application, StarRez. This step allows you to tell us which residences you’d like to live in.

March - June

5. Track the status of your application

The best way to keep informed of the status of your application is to check the Engineering Applicant Portal regularly. Here you can confirm the receipt of your documents, receive important updates from our Admissions Office and review the current status of your application. Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. When a decision is made, it will be posted there first!

Decisions are typically made, in early June, after second semester transcripts become available. Students in upper years or those who are not currently enrolled in any studies may be considered earlier if the Online Student Profile and supporting documents are received by December 4, 2019.

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Meet Joanna Hon, an Engineering Science student who transferred to U of T Engineering from Life Sciences at the University of Toronto.  Read a Q & A with Joanna »

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Meet Jonathan Jarzabek, a Chemical Engineering student who transferred to U of T Engineering from Queen's University.  Read a Q & A with Jonathan »

Meet Keith Eriks, a Varsity athlete who transferred to U of T Engineering from general science at UBC.  Read a Q & A with Keith »

Meet Ruo Song, a physics student from UTSC who transferred to U of T Engineering's mechanical program.  Read a Q & A with Ruo »

Did you know...

One of U of T Engineering's department chairs was once a transfer student?

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“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

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