In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.
Submit Required Documents and Information
Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents.
What Documents Do I Need to Submit?
If you applied to TMU on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 101 Application Form your grades will be submitted by your guidance office to the OUAC.
If you have attended or are currently attending post-secondary studies for any length of time (including one course) you must arrange for the submission of your post-secondary transcript(s) to TMU, regardless of the application form you have used. These transcripts must be uploaded, sent via the OUAC, submitted by mail/courier or in person. If you omitted a post-secondary institution from your application, you MUST amend your application and include the missing information. The school(s) will be indicated in your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal, opens in new window account within 5-7 business days of you updating your application. Failure to indicate all institutions that you have attended (since secondary school) on your application can result in the cancellation of your application.
Have you been educated outside of Canada? Review your transcript submission instructions.
If you applied to TMU on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105 application or other application (not OUAC 101) you are personally responsible for the submission of both secondary and all post-secondary school academic transcripts, regardless of the date of completion and the country of origin. You should make all the necessary arrangements for submission of required transcripts at the time of application to ensure documents are received by applicable deadlines. Academic studies required for admission must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Transcripts must show the individual marks or grades achieved in each course or subject taken, as well as the diploma/degree awarded (if applicable).
If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide the documents in the original language, as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.
Unofficial transcripts, including those uploaded in the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal, are used to assess applications for admission.
TMU will request official transcripts if/when required in an Offer of Admission. Transcripts are considered official when sent directly by the issuing school and/or agency in a sealed envelope. They generally bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. The official documents must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline date(s) indicated in an official Offer of Admission.
If you are a current/previous TMU student you must indicate this on your application for admission, however your academic transcript from TMU is not required. Undergraduate Admissions will obtain grades for courses completed at TMU from Student Records and Operations Support.
Secondary School Transcript
This is the entire transcript/report issued by your secondary school/Ministry of Education. This should be on school/Ministry letterhead with a school stamp and contact information of a school official, such as the Guidance Counsellor, Principal or Director. Please upload grade reports/interim results via the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal if this is all that is available at the time of application. Grades obtained from a self-serve high school web system (where available) may also be uploaded.
If you have attended multiple secondary schools, you are not required to submit/upload transcripts from each school as long as all of your results (interim/final) are indicated on one transcript.
Programs that Do Not Require Secondary School Transcripts
Applicants to the following programs are considered for admission on the basis of specific completed post-secondary studies. If you have applied to one or more of the following programs you are not required to submit secondary school transcripts:
- Business Management Direct Entry
- Business Technology Management Degree Completion
- Child and Youth Care Direct Entry
- Disability Studies Degree Completion
- Early Childhood Studies Direct Entry
- Health Administration Degree Completion
- Nursing Post-Diploma Degree Completion
- Occupational Health and Safety (Two-Year Diploma to Degree Pathway)
- Occupational Health and Safety (Two-Year Option for University Graduates)
- Public Health (Two-Year Option for University Graduates)
- Retail Management Direct Entry
- Social Work Advanced Standing (full-time, entry to 2nd year; part-time, entry to 3rd year)
- Urban and Regional Planning (Degree Completion and Post-Baccalaureate)
This is a document obtained from your academic institution. It will be a complete academic record with the institution’s name, your name, names and numbers of courses, credits, grading scheme, the grades you have received, as well as the graduation credential (if awarded). This document may be:
- A copy or student copy of an official transcript issued by the university or college, OR
- A transcript obtained from a self-serve university/college web system
Previously admitted and enrolled TMU undergraduate degree students may choose to indicate on the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal that TMU has transcripts on file. New/updated transcripts and supporting documents must be submitted and must reflect any/all changes since the previous submission. A new Supplementary Form may be submitted to support your current application(s). Review your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account to ensure that Undergraduate Admissions has received all required transcripts and supporting documents. If we find that any/all required documents are not on file, your application may be deemed incomplete.
All other applicants must resubmit documents in support of their current application.
If you applied to TMU on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105 application or other form (excluding the OUAC 101 application form) you are encouraged to complete and submit a Supplementary Form. Here’s how:
- Get your TMU Student Number from your application acknowledgement email.
- Activate your TMU Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit TMU Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.
- 24 hours after activating your TMU Online Identity, you will be able to access your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. This is where you will complete and submit the Supplementary Form and also where you will upload your documents. Your session will time-out if there are 30 minutes of inactivity. To ensure the security of your account, please ensure that you log out after each use.
Applicants with circumstances that warrant special consideration may submit a Special Consideration Form, describing the situation and the nature of the exception requested. TMU is committed to reviewing each situation on a case-by-case basis, subject to overall competition and in keeping with the principles of fairness and equity for all applicants.
Study Permit Applicants
If you have indicated on your application that you intend to obtain a study permit [and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)] this may be acquired from a Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country or region as soon as you receive an Offer of Admission. Visit www.cic.gc.ca, external link for details. We encourage you to begin preparations at the time of application, where possible.
Some TMU programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic components such as auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit the Grades-Plus Programs page for a complete list of grades-plus programs, non-academic requirements, submission dates and procedures. Applications will not be considered complete if these items are not received by noted deadlines.
If your transcripts and/or other supporting documents show a name other than the one under which you applied, you must submit proof of name change, i.e. a marriage certificate, notarized statement, or other applicable legal document(s).
If you previously applied to a TMU undergraduate degree program and did not enrol, you must resubmit all required documents. All supporting documents and transcripts should include your name and TMU Student Number (your TMU Student Number is available in your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal). All applicants must access their ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account. Your portal account will indicate the documents that have been received by Undergraduate Admissions. It will also allow you to view letters/documents issued to you by TMU, as well as track your application status. We encourage you to view your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal frequently.