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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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.
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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 or January
- applying to Toronto Metropolitan University only
Note: International students studying at an Ontario secondary school must use the OUAC Application when applying for the September intake.
Application Fee: $150 CAD
OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre) Application
You may use this option if you are:
- applying for admission in September
- applying to multiple universities in Ontario
Application Fee: Consult the OUAC website (external link) for details.
Note: You must create an OUAC Account (external link) if you don't already have one.
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.
Secondary and post-secondary transcripts are required for the assessment of your application. Plan to collect these at the time of application. A copy of an official transcript issued by your school or your student record obtained from a self-serve system is sufficient.
You can upload unofficial transcripts in the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. TMU will request official transcripts if you're admitted
- Transcripts are considered official when sent to us directly by the issuing institution or via the OUAC.
- Official transcripts generally bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. They also show the names of the courses you’ve completed and are enrolled in, the marks you’ve received, credit values, grading scheme, as well as the graduation credential (if awarded).
If you’ve attended a school outside of Canada, visit the official transcript submission page for more information about required transcripts and how to submit them.
If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide them in the original language, as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.
Are you a current/previous TMU applicant or undergraduate student? Be sure to indicate this on your application. You don't need to submit transcripts again if they’re already on file and complete (and you haven’t enrolled in courses since). TMU grades will be obtained internally.
Note: your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal may not reflect documents submitted in a previous year.
Programs that don't require secondary school transcripts
These programs require post-secondary studies for admission. Secondary school transcripts aren’t required:
- 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 (2-year diploma to degree pathway)
- Occupational Health and Safety (2-year option for university graduates)
- Public Health (2-year option for university graduates)
- Retail Management Direct Entry
- Social Work Advanced Standing (full-time, entry to second year; part-time, entry to third year)
- Urban and Regional Planning (Degree Completion and Post-Baccalaureate)
Special consideration: Submit a special consideration form if you want to tell us about a barrier or hardship you have faced that may have negatively affected your grades. This form is confidential.
Proof of name change: If your transcripts and/or other supporting documents show a name that differs from your application, submit proof of name change such as marriage certificate, notarized statement, or another applicable legal document.
Convention refugees/protected persons: Please submit your government-issued papers to avoid being charged higher tuition fees.
International students: If you plan to enrol at TMU on a study permit, we encourage you to begin preparations at the time of application, where possible. You can apply for your study permit at 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, opens in new window) for details.
Some TMU programs specify non-academic requirements for admission. These can include auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit your program page for non-academic requirements, submission dates and procedures.
Ready to submit your documents? Watch our video or visit our How to Upload Your Documents 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.
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Notice of Collection
Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the (PDF file) University 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.