Application Requirements, Deadlines, and Procedures (MRS)
Important Dates and Deadlines (2017 Admission)
Applications open for Fall Admission
To determine which application is right for you, please visit: How and When Can I Apply?
|February 1 (extended to February 8)
Deadline to apply for fall 2017 Admission to MRS programs
Deadline to complete the Supplementary Application Form (SAF) and submit the SAF fee ($45.00)
Deadline to submit final or in-progress academic transcripts and proof of English Facility (if required)
Recommended Deadline to submit final academic transcripts for Winter term courses.
If a conditional offer is issued pending results from spring courses, the final deadline to submit outstanding course results will be July 15.
May 1 - 5, 2017
MRS is a second-entry program designed for students with at least one year of university experience. Applicants must meet academic requirements, participate in the Admissions Interview process and provide proof of English Facility (if applicable).
To be eligible for admission to MRS programs, you must present:
- A minimum of one year (5.0 full course equivalents) of university education, with successful completion of 0.5 credit (typically one semester course) in each of:
- Social Science*
- A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of B-
- Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging applicants only)
Please note that admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.
*For more information regarding prerequisite subject requirements and examples of acceptable courses, please refer to the FAQ section below.
The above-noted requirements are valid for applicants seeking Fall 2017 admission. Academic requirements are subject to change for future admission cycles.
After careful review of academic transcripts, qualified applicants will be invited to the Admissions Interview. All interviews will take place in person at a location designated by the MRS Program at the end of April or in early May. If you have been invited to the Admissions Interview detailed information will be communicated to you.
English Facility Requirement
Because all lectures, seminars and clinical laboratory sessions and activities are conducted in English, it is essential that students have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide proof of an English language assessment. Refer to U of T’s English Facility Requirements for details. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documents are received no later than February 15.
1. Apply Online (Deadline: February 8)
All prospective students apply to U of T through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). To confirm your applicant type, and to access the appropriate application, please visit our How and When Can I Apply? page.
Once we receive your application we will send you an email acknowledgement including your JOINid/UTORid, your University of Toronto applicant number, and full information about the next steps in the application process.
If you are currently, or have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma or certificate program, you may be eligible to use the internal application through OUAC.
2. Submit Documents (Deadline: February 15)
You must submit full documentation for all post-secondary studies. Visit our Join U of T admissions website on a regular basis to determine what documents and additional information are required to complete your file.
Documents must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance/OUAC whenever possible. Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, your institution must send the documents to Enrolment Services (172 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 0A3) directly in an envelope which has been signed and sealed by the issuing institution.
Transcripts from Ontario Universities and Colleges must be received via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System (EDI) via OUAC. We DO NOT accept paper transcripts from Ontario Universities and Colleges. If you are currently enrolled, you must make two separate requests when you submit your OUAC Transcript Request: a request for a transcript to date and a request for a final transcript.
Notarized English translations of all documents issued in a language other than English or French is required. A decision can sometimes be made based on complete, accurate translations prepared by you.
University of Toronto Students: If you are currently registered, or have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma, or certificate program, or as a Non-degree or Visiting Student, we have access to your U of T record and will not require a U of T transcript. However, you must arrange for your final official transcripts to be sent from all other universities/colleges you have attended.
For more information and document deadlines, please refer to Next Steps: http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/next-steps/application-process-for-full-time-105-internal-and-part-time-degree-studies/
3. Complete the Supplementary Application Form (February)
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN will send you an automated e-mail containing information about how to access, complete and submit the online Supplementary Application Form (SAF). The SAF requires you to review key application and program information. The deadline to complete the SAF will be indicated in your communication. A fee of $45 is required.
4. Attend the Admissions Interview (April/May)
Academically competitive applicants who have submitted their SAF and paid the related fee by the indicated deadline will be invited to participate in the Admissions Interview process. All interviews will take place in person at a location designated by the MRS Program at the end of April or in early May. The invitation to an interview will be sent once The Michener Institute’s Supplementary Application Form has been completed and the fee has been paid.
5. Receive your Admission Decision (May/June)
U of T will forward your admission decision by mail and your letter will outline any conditions or actions you need to take.
6. Submit Your Tuition Deposit (June)
To accept your Offer of Admission, and hold a space in the program, you must submit your non-refundable tuition deposit ($500) by the deadline stated within your offer letter.
7. Submit Documents to Satisfy Conditions – If applicable (Before July 15)
If you have been issued a conditional offer, you must submit official transcripts and satisfy these conditions before July 15. If you have been granted a conditional offer and you do not satisfy the conditions by July 15, your Offer of Admission may be withdrawn.
8. Prepare to Satisfy Health Requirements & Submit Vulnerable Sector Check (June-August)
Specific health requirements and a vulnerable sector check are mandatory for all MRS students. As most of these requirements must be satisfied before classes begin, we recommend that applicants begin the process to satisfy these requirements immediately after accepting their Offer of Admission. For information regarding specific requirements please see Michener's Health Services & Requirements page.
Q: What first-year university courses should I take to qualify for admission?
To be eligible for admission, we require that you’ve completed (or are in the process of completing) one year of university (5.0 full course equivalents) including a year-long course (or two single-semester courses) in Biology, Math and Physics. Please note that we also require grade 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) for Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology.
The following U of T courses (or equivalent courses at another campus/institution) would satisfy our requirements and provide you with a good foundation for our program.
BIO120H1 (Adaptation and Biodiversity) OR BIO130H1 (Molecular and Cell Biology)
MAT135H1 (Calculus 1A) OR MAT136H1 (Calculus 1B)
PHY131H1 (Introduction to Physics I) OR PHY132H1 (Introduction to Physics II)
Economics, Geography (Social), Political Science, Sociology, Some Nutritional Sciences, Criminology
If you are a student at another university, or plan to complete your first year at another university, we recommend that you choose courses that are similar to those listed above. To help identify similar courses at your institution please consult U of T’s Transfer Explorer, refer to Course equivalencies for popular and high enrolment courses or contact our office for assistance.
Q: I am not sure if my previous studies will satisfy the admission requirements, can you help?
Yes. If you have studied in Canada, you may find U of T’s Transfer Explorer helpful in determining if your courses have been previously assessed as equivalent to the U of T courses recommended above. If you have questions about whether other related courses could be used for admission purposes (Statistics, Anatomy, etc.) please contact us for more information.
Yes. If you have studied outside of Canada, we ask that you provide a course description or syllabus (in English) for each course that you wish to use for admission purposes. We will review your submission and advise as to whether the course content would provide the adequate and relevant foundational skills needed to be successful in our program. Please note that final official verification of transcripts and previous studies will be completed by Enrolment Services after your application and official documents have been received.
For further details, please see our post-secondary transcripts page.
Q: I won’t be able to complete all the prerequisites and provide final results by the April 30 deadline. Can I still apply?
Yes. If you’ve just recently discovered our program and are unable to present results in the all prerequisite courses by our April 30 recommended document deadline, we may still consider you for admission if:
- Your GPA (or cGPA), grades earned in completed prerequisites, and admission interview scores are competitive.
- You submit proof of registration by February 15 which indicates that you will be able to present satisfactory results for all prerequisites by July 15.
Due to the varying duration of spring/summer university courses, you may wish to consider taking courses at another institution or online at a university such as Athabasca University. Please consult with our office for further information and advice on course selection.
Q: What documents will I need to send?
In order for us to begin assessing your application as soon as possible, we recommend that you submit academic transcripts for all post-secondary studies at the time of application, and before the February 15 Document Deadline. If you are enrolled in winter courses (or plan to enroll in spring courses) you must submit in-progress transcripts (or proof of registration for spring courses) by the February 15 Document Deadline and then submit final official transcripts when your studies are complete. Winter results must be submitted by April 30 and Spring results must be submitted by July 15.
If you are required to submit English Facility documents, documents should be forwarded directly from the testing service by the February 15 Document Deadline. If you are unsure if you will be required to submit proof of English Facility, please refer to U of T’s English Language Requirements.
After you apply, you will have access to the Join U of T portal where you can review the status of your application and your list of required documents and if they have been received.
Please note that high school transcripts are not typically required if you have applied only to an MRS program. If you have applied to other U of T program(s) high school transcripts may be required. If you have applied to Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology, and plan to satisfy the Chemistry requirement with grade 12 results, please forward high school transcripts.
Q: Where do I send documents? And how?
If you are a current U of T student, or if you have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma, or certificate program, or as a Non-degree or Visiting Student, we have access to your U of T record and will not require a U of T transcript. However, you must arrange for your final official transcripts to be sent from all other universities/colleges you have attended.
If you are submitting transcript from Ontario Universities and Colleges, your transcripts must be received via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System (EDI) via OUAC. We DO NOT accept paper transcripts from Ontario Universities and Colleges. If you are currently enrolled, you must make two separate requests when you submit your OUAC Transcript Request: a request for a transcript to date and a request for a final transcript.
If you have studied outside of Ontario, your documents must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance whenever possible. Where this is not possible, official post-secondary transcriptsmust be forwarded directly from your college and/or university to Enrolment Services (172 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 0A3) in an envelope which has been signed and sealed by the issuing institution. Transcripts must include the full course name and code and the grading scale of the institution.
If you are required to submit English Facility documents, results should be forwarded directly from the testing service. If you are unsure if you will be required to submit proof of English Facility, please refer to U of T’s English Language Requirements.
Q: I’m not from Toronto, can I apply to live on-campus?
Yes, both Michener and U of T offer opportunities to live in residence.
Michener’s Schatz Hall features fully furnished single rooms equipped with full private bathroom facilities. There are 12 students per floor (co-ed) and each floor has a common TV lounge, kitchen and coin laundry facilities. Special needs units are also available on each floor.
U of T’s Chestnut Residence is also popular with MRS students, but it’s just one of many residence options the St. George campus has to offer. For more information about applying for residence at U of T, please visit My Res.
Q: I still have questions, how can I find out more?
We know that choosing to enroll in a post-secondary program is a big decision. We’re happy to answer your questions about our programs or the admissions process.
MRS Program, Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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