Admission Rounds – Explained!

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

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Admission rounds can be confusing - here's an easy to understand explanation.

Our first round of offers are about to start hitting inboxes and mailboxes very soon, Future Gryphons! While you wait patiently for any updates, we thought it would be helpful for students applying from within Canada to understand how each round will work, what grades are used, and some of the terminology we regularly use.

Cut-off Ranges – each program has a different estimated cut-off range, determined largely by application numbers from previous years.

Required CoursesOntario, Quebec, and all other provinces have their own specific course names and codes

Round One:
Early February

Averages typically must exceed our estimated cutoffs to be admitted in this round. Your admission average is based on:

  • Your top six completed 4U/M courses, including required courses
  • If you haven’t completed six 4U/M courses, then a combination of both 3U/M and 4U/M courses (including required courses)
  • If you haven’t completed any 4U/M courses, then your top five 3U/M courses (including required courses)

Round Two:
Early March – Mid April

Averages typically must be in the higher end of our estimated cutoffs to be admitted in this round. Your admission average is based on:

  • Your top six completed 4U/M courses (including required courses)
  • If you haven’t completed six 4U/M courses, then the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M and completed 3U/M courses (including required courses)

*If you don’t receive an offer in this second round, be sure to complete a Student Profile Form (SPF) by May 1, 2021.

Round Three:
Late April – Mid May

Averages typically must be within our estimated cutoffs to be admitted in this round. Your admission average is based on:

  • Your top 4U/M completed courses, including the required courses for the program you applied to

We will consider your application and review your completed SPF in this round if your average is over 75% and within 5% of our determined cut-off.

Things to keep in mind:

  • We also have an unofficial first round of offers that is sent through December and January to students that typically have an admission average well above our estimated cutoff range.
  • Our estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from the previous three years of admitted students.
  • You may get an alternate offer in round 1 or 2 if you didn’t meet the cut-off for the program you applied to. For example, if you don’t meet the cut-off for Bio-Medical Science, we may offer you entry into the general Biological Sciences program.
  • International admission operates differently, on a rolling basis.

For more information you can review the Admission Information section of our website and follow us on social media to discover more about our programs, student supports and campus life.

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