Frequently Asked Questions
ELIGIBILITY: Is there any age limit for applicants?
FINANCE AND AWARDS: When do I receive the second portion of my funding?
Generally, OSAP and other government aid are not released all at once. Some is released when you register and begin classes and the rest is released at the start of your second term in January.
FINANCE AND AWARDS: Where can I obtain information about OSAP and government loans?
The application process may vary from province to province. Students must apply for loan assistance from their home province.
The University of Toronto financial aid page provides links to all provincial and territorial student loan programs.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: Are professional programs such as Dentistry, Law or Chiropractic College considered graduate programs?
No. Marks from completed years of university undergraduate professional programs such as Dentistry or Law are calculated as part of the undergraduate GPA. College marks (including Chiropractic, Naturopathic or Homeopathic programs) are not included in the GPA calculation.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: Are there quotas for how many graduate applicants are accepted?
No. There are no quotas of any kind. The most competitive of all applicants are offered admission to the program, regardless of academic level.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: Can I choose to be evaluated as an undergraduate?
No. If there is little material to evaluate an applicant as a graduate student, we may decide to evaluate you as an undergraduate, but you cannot choose this. It is at our discretion.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: Can I send updates on the status of publications or an updated CV to you?
No. Only material submitted through the OMSAS application can be considered. No changes or updates will be accepted after the application deadline.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: I won’t be finished by the June 30th deadline; can I withdraw from my graduate program if I get an offer? My supervisor says that it is okay.
No. The application would not be considered.
GRADUATE APPLICANTS: If I have completed my graduate program am I still considered a graduate applicant?
Yes. You are required to submit the additional material as part of your OMSAS application. Without this material your application will be incomplete and not be considered.