Application Requirements, Deadlines, and Procedures (MRS)
Update for Fall 2021 Applicants Regarding Fall 2021 Program Delivery
As our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, plans for Fall 2021 are now beginning to take shape. Applicants should note the following information regarding scheduled on-campus activities and technical requirements for online learning:
- For students entering the Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology stream and the Radiological Technology stream, limited on-campus activities are scheduled to begin in September 2021 with weekly activities. Although the majority of Fall 2021 courses will be delivered online, there will be some on-campus activities beginning in September.
- For students entering the Radiation Therapy stream, all Fall 2021 courses will be delivered online and on-campus activities will begin in January 2022.
- In order to support discipline-specific activities / course work in the joint Medical Radiation Sciences program (all streams), students must have dedicated access to a PC with a Windows operating system (OS) that meets identified minimum technology requirements. (Please refer to Michener’s Minimum Technology Requirements for full details).
- As they do not currently support MRS Program discipline-specific tools, all non-Windows based devices are not recommended and cannot be supported, these include the following:
- Apple macOS devices (e.g. Macbooks, iMacs)
- Apple iOS devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone, iPod touch)
- Android devices (e.g. Samsung, Google, LG phones & tablets)
- ChromeOS devices (e.g. Chromebooks & Chrometops)
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Important Dates and Deadlines (Fall 2021 Admission)
Late September / Early October
Deadline to apply for Fall Admission.
Deadline to submit final or in-progress academic transcripts, the MRS Applicant Checklist and acceptable proof of English language proficiency (if required).
Recommended deadline to submit final academic transcripts for Winter term courses.
Late April / Early May
Beginning June 1
Deadline to submit all outstanding course results and to satisfy/clear all conditions of admission.
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 proficiency (if applicable).
To be eligible for admission to the MRS Program, 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:
- A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of B-
- Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent (Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology applicants only)
For more information about prerequisite courses, click the bulleted links above.
Please note that admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.
The above-noted requirements are valid for applicants seeking Fall 2021 admission. Academic requirements are subject to change for future admission cycles.
After careful review of academic transcripts, academically competitive applicants will be invited to participate in the online Admissions Interview process. If you have been invited to the Admissions Interview detailed information will be communicated to you.
English Language Requirement
Because all lectures, seminars and clinical laboratory sessions and activities are conducted in English, it is essential that students have adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Refer to U of T’s English Language 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 1)
All prospective students apply to U of T through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) via the OUAC (105 Application), U of T's Internal Application or U of T's International Application. To confirm your applicant type, and to access the appropriate application, please visit U of T's Applications page.
If you are currently, or have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma or certificate program, you may be eligible to use U of T Internal Application. Please be aware that all application correspondence will be sent to you via your 'utoronto.ca' email address.
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.
2. Submit Documents (Deadline: February 15)
Applicants must submit final or in-progress academic transcripts, the MRS Applicant Checklist and acceptable proof of English language proficiency (if required) by the February 15 document deadline.
- MRS APPLICANT CHECKLIST
Applicants must complete and submit the MRS Applicant Checklist by the document deadline to confirm academic eligibility and to report prerequisite courses/grades. The Checklist is completed and submitted online after an application for admission has been received by the University; however, you can view a preview of the MRS 2021 Applicant Checklist.
You must submit full documentation for all post-secondary studies. Transcripts must include grade results for the Fall 2020 Semester and indicate any in-progress Winter Semester courses (if applicable). After your application has been received, visit our JOIN U of T application site on a regular basis to determine what documents are required to complete your file.
Transcripts must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance/OUAC whenever possible. Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, please upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts directly to the JOIN U of T application site. We may request original/official documents at any time during the application process. If admitted you will be required to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to Enrolment Services.
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 (with Fall 2020 semester results) and a request for a final transcript once your academic year is complete.
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, the MRS Admissions Office will have internal access to your official U of T record and will not require a U of T transcript. However, you must arrange for your official transcripts to be sent from all other universities/colleges you have attended. Also, please be aware that all email correspondence will be sent to your 'mail.utoronto.ca' email address even if you have reported a different email address as part of your application.
For more information and document deadlines, please refer to the Admissions website.
- PROOF OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
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 Language Requirements for details. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documents are received no later than February 15.
3. Attend the Admissions Interview (Late March)
Academically competitive applicants will be invited to participate in the online Admissions Interview process. Interview invitations will be sent by email in March. Applicants who have not been selected for an interview will also be notified at this time.
4. Receive your Admission Decision (Late April / Early May)
U of T will issue admission decisions in May. If there are conditions associated with your offer details will be indicated in the Offer of Admission.
5. 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), and confirm that you have reviewed and understood program/registration requirements. For more information about Post-Admission Requirements refer to Michener’s Application to Programs page. The submission deadline will be stated within your Offer of Admission.
6. Submit Documents to Satisfy Conditions – If Applicable (Deadline: July 15)
If you have been issued a conditional Offer of Admission, 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.
7. Submit Health Requirements & Vulnerable Sector Check Documentation (June-August)
In addition to the submission of a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) and health requirements documentation, admitted MRS applicants must satisfy Post-Admission Requirements.
For more information, refer to the Post-Admission Requirements section of Michener’s Application to Programs page. As requirements must be satisfied before classes begin, we recommend that applicants begin the process to satisfy the VSC and health 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 one course (0.5 credit) each in Biology, Math, Physics and a Social Science. We also require grade 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) for admission to Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology. Please note that if you have completed more than one qualifying course in a prerequisite course category, we will include your strongest grade in our calculations.
Acceptable undergraduate courses will focus on molecular, cellular and/or human biology. For more information, please download the MRS Prerequisite: Biology guide.
Undergraduate Calculus or Algebra courses are acceptable. Statistics courses, however, are not acceptable. For more information, and examples of suitable courses, please download the MRS Prerequisite: Mathematics guide.
Acceptable undergraduate courses will focus on topics such as classical kinematics and dynamics, energy, force, angular momentum, oscillations and/or waves. For more information, and examples of suitable courses, please download the MRS Prerequisite: Physics guide.
We will consider courses in Sociology, Economics, Social Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Criminology and some Nutritional Sciences courses. For more information, please download the MRS Prerequisite: Social Science guide.
If you have further questions about prerequisite courses, please contact the MRS Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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.
Q: I am an international applicant and/or I have previously studied outside of Canada. Can I apply?
Yes, if you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or if you have completed prerequisite studies outside of Canada, you are welcome to apply if you believe that your previous studies may be sufficient to satisfy our admission requirements.
Please note that MRS will conduct an official assessment of your transcripts once you have applied, and we will be able to confirm your eligibility once our assessment is complete. As a result, we recommend that applicants who have previously studied outside of Canada apply early.
After you have submitted your application and you have been granted access to the U of T application portal, you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts directly to the application portal if your previous institution does not transmit transcripts electronically. Please note that official transcripts, sent directly from the issuing institution, would be required at a later time and before admission can be finalized.
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. Please consult with our office for further information and advice on course selection.
Q: What official documents will I need to send?
Applicants must submit transcripts from all post-secondary instutions attended as well as proof of English language proficiency if applicable.
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 (if you are not currently studying) or as soon as your Fall semester results are available. 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 should be submitted as soon as available and Spring results must be submitted by July 15.
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.
- Proof of English language proficiency.
If you are required to submit proof of English language proficiency, 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.
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 (including all results for coures completed during the Fall semester prior to the February 1 Application Deadline) and a request for a final transcript once your Winter semster courses are complete.
If you have studied outside of Ontario, your documents must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance whenever possible. Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, please upload an unoffical copy of your transcripts directly to the Join U of T portal. We may request official documents at any time during the application process. If admitted you will be required to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to Enrolment Services. 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: Where will I be able to practice after I graduate from the MRS Program?
Medical Radiation Sciences education in Canada is widely recognized and enables MRS graduates to pursue certification across Canada and abroad.
Students who successfully complete the MRS Program are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam (which you must successfully pass in order to practice as a Medical Radiation Technologist in Canada) as well as The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification exams (which you must successfully pass in order to practice in the United States). If you plan to practice in the United States, you should also review Individual State Licensure Information. Our graduates have also successfully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom and have met certification requirements in other jurisdictions.
As the registration/certification/licensure requirements vary by region and political jurisdiction, we recommend that you contact the regulatory body that oversees the profession in the jurisdiction in which you wish to work for more information about the registration/certification/licensure requirements and process.
Q: Does the MRS Program include work experience?
Yes, all students in the MRS program are guaranteed non-paid clinical placements at one or more of our partner hospital sites across the province. MRS students begin acquiring skills in a safe and simulated hospital environment before transitioning to clinic. The final two semesters of the program are focused on clinical on-site training.
Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology streams include 42 weeks of clinical experience:
- 8 weeks at the end of Year 1
- 4 weeks at the end of Year 2
- 30 weeks in Year 3
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology includes 48 weeks of clinical experience:
- 6 week-long rotations in Year 2
- 12 weeks at the end of Year 2
- 30 weeks in Year 3
Please note that the majority of our clinical partners are in the GTHA (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) and that our list of partner sites is subject to change.
Q: I’m not from Toronto, can I 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.
There are also opportunities to live on U of T's St. George campus. 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’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
1 King's College Circle, Room 2124, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8