Frequent Questions and Answers
Top Questions from Current Students
See the Spring 2023 Update for important updates on the spring/summer term and preparing for the fall term!
If you have applied to graduate at the June 2023 Convocation ceremonies and clear your graduation requirements by May 18, 2023, your eligibility status will be confirmed on May 26, 2023 to your @torontomu.ca email address, along with an invitation to the ceremonies and award document information.
For more information on ceremonies, including dates and times, visit the Convocation website.
TMU’s new (PDF file) Student Names policy allows you to use your chosen/preferred first name for internal purposes on campus, including as your display name in D2L Brightspace, Google Workspace, and on your OneCard. It will also display to your instructors on class rosters and grade rosters.
You are able to update your chosen/preferred name and other personal information through MyServiceHub.
Your OneCard will display the chosen/preferred first name that was on your record when your OneCard was requested. Visit OneCard for more information on requesting a replacement card displaying your chosen/preferred name.
Your legal name on your student record will continue to be used for external purposes and on all official university documents such Official Transcripts and Graduation Awards.
Legal and last name changes, as well as other personal information changes, require you to submit a Personal Data Change Form and supporting documentation. Visit Student ID and Personal Information for details.
The majority of spring/summer term courses are offered through the Chang School of Continuing Education (opens in new window) . Undergraduate program students are eligible to enrol into Chang School courses, however they should be aware these courses follow Chang School enrolment and fee deadlines (opens in new window) , which are different from undergraduate courses.
Engineering and science students may be eligible to enrol into select program courses through the summer transition programs:
Undergraduate spring and summer courses have their own drop dates. Review the Drop a Course page for details on refund drop dates and the last date to drop a course in good academic standing for the term.
If you are taking a course through Continuing Education they have their own drop dates that need to be followed on their Important Dates page.
OSAP is available to students enrolled in a part-time and full-time course load in the spring/summer term. For information on application types, eligibility criteria, and deadline dates, visit 2023 Spring/Summer OSAP at TMU.
Top Questions from Applicants
Learn more about all programs offered at TMU by visiting Programs.
Learn about our Visit and Tours, as well as upcoming virtual and on-campus events where you can connect withTMU students and staff, and learn more about what it’s like to study at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Sign up for emails and other information to stay in touch with us, and to receive updates and invitations to events.
The method you use to apply to TMU will depend on your personal and academic background.
Domestic Students: Visit the How to Apply page for full details on application types and application requirements.
International students: Visit the International How to Apply page for details specific to international students and their applications.
To see which programs are still open and accepting new applications, please visit the domestic Programs Accepting Applications page or the International Application Dates page depending on your academic background. After February 1, programs can close at any time so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in doing so.
Students in the Arts, Business Management, Engineering and Science programs can switch their plans (i.e. majors) to move within these programs. For example, they may change their plan from Arts, Criminology to Arts, Psychology, or from Civil Engineering to Mechanical Engineering. Consult your Program Department regarding instructions for a program/plan change. Visit applying for a plan change for details on how to switch plans in your student account.
Current students interested in changing their program are required to apply for admission into the new program by using the TMU Application and must satisfy all admission requirements, including academic and if applicable, non-academic requirements. More information is available on the University or College Transfer Students page.
Admission decisions are posted to your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal, and are made using the information we have at the time we review your application.
Decisions are made on an ongoing basis. The majority of decisions for current Ontario secondary school applicants will be made between February and the end of May. The majority of decisions for all other applicants are made between February and late June.
See Admission Decision Release Dates for more information.
All current high school applicants (external link, opens in new window) that applied by the January application deadline date can expect to receive an admission decision by no later than May 29, 2023.
Applicants are required to successfully complete all admission requirements by June 30, 2023 (unless otherwise stated in your official Offer of Admission). In most cases, this excludes the possibility of using summer school course(s) to meet admission requirements.
If you would like to have summer school grades considered for admission or to meet your admission requirements, you must submit a request using a Summer School Extension Request Form.
Please note that extension requests are not guaranteed, and decisions are based on overall academic performance and space availability.
Congratulations on your Offer of Admission and deciding to accept your offer! As a newly accepted student, you must ensure that you:
- Accept your Offer of Admission
- Pay your Tuition Deposit between May 15 and June 6, 2023
- Meet your Admission Conditions
Read through your entire Offer of Admission letter as it contains plenty of information on your next steps and helpful resources moving forward.
Aside from these three steps to confirm your Offer, you can also find helpful information and resources on New Students.
Visit Approved Students to confirm the three important steps to reserve your spot for fall.
The New Students page includes important details on academics, finances and student life, which can help you to prepare for the start of the school year.
Visit Get Ready: Summer Jumpstart for information on the Summer Jumpstart program and fall orientation activities.
Ask ServiceHub (external link, opens in new window) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
For example: "What programs do you offer?" or "How do I apply?"
The ServiceHub team can answer other questions you may have. Visit the ServiceHub Contact page for more information on how and when to contact us.