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How to Apply

Congratulations! You’re about to take the first step toward building your future in Toronto. Please follow the steps below to join us for the Fall term beginning in September.

The application process is different for those enrolling in the Winter term beginning in January. Learn about the available programs and application process for a January start.

Note: Admission for a January start is only open to international students.

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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Learn more about our next chapter.

Choose your program

Please review the application dates to ensure the program you're interested in is accepting applications before you apply. 

Review admission requirements

Admission requirements depend on various factors, such as the country where you completed your secondary schooling and the program you wish to enrol in. Please take time to review them carefully before you apply.

If you cannot meet our minimum English score, we offer direct pathways to admission into undergraduate programs through the ESL Foundation Program and English Boost. Unlock your potential in Toronto with our English Language Pathway Programs offered by the Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute.

Submit your application

There are several ways to submit your application to Toronto Metropolitan University. 

TMU International Application

You may use this option if you are:

  • applying for admission in September 2023 or January 2023
  • applying to Toronto Metropolitan University only

Application Fee: $150 CAD

OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre) 105 Application Form

You may use this option if you are:

  • applying for admission in September 2023
  • applying to multiple universities in Ontario
  • not a current high school student in Ontario

Application Fee: Visit the OUAC guide to 105 fees, external link

OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre) 101 Application Form

You may use this option if you are: 
  • currently an Ontario high school student
  • applying for admissions in September 2023
  • applying to multiple universities in Ontario

Application Fee: Visit the OUAC guide to 101 fees, external link

TMU Application for Current and Previous TMU Students

You may use this option if you are:

  • Applying for reinstatement (were previously Required to Withdraw (RTW) or voluntarily left their program or have been discontinued to change majors or programs) 
  • Applying to be a Special Student

Application Fee: $90 CAD

Upload required documents

Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and other supporting documents.

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 by the issuing institution directly to Undergraduate Admissions. 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.

For more information about official transcripts and document requirements for students educated outside of Canada, visit Official Transcripts Submission.

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:

University/College Transcript

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:

  1. A copy or student copy of an official transcript issued by the university or college, OR
  2. 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:

  1. Get your TMU Student Number from your application acknowledgement email.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Personal/Confidential Information

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, 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.

For English language requirements, policies and procedures visit our English Language Requirements page.

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).

Ready to Submit Your Documents? Watch our How to Upload Your Documents video or visit our Document Submission Instructions web page for everything you need to know about document uploads. 

Check your application status

Log in to your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal to view letters/documents issued to you by Undergraduate Admissions and to track your application. Please be sure to add to your email contact list and check your spam folder to ensure you do not miss critical communications from us.

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Notice of Collection

Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the PDF fileUniversity Act and in accordance with the University Notice of Collection. The University will collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, external link. If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Toronto Metropolitan University, please contact the International Enrolment Office, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3,