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How do I apply?

The Visiting Students Program application for the 2020 Summer Session is now available.

Due to COVID-19, all summer session courses will be offered remotely rather than in-person. 

The requirement for a letter of permission has been waived for the 2020 Summer Session. You will need to provide an unofficial or official transcript to demonstrate your eligibility for the program.

We are no longer accepting applications for courses that begin in May (F & Y courses).

The deadline to apply for courses that begin in July (S courses) is June 19, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email visiting.students@utoronto.ca.

 

1

Browse courses

Browse through the Faculty of Arts & Science course timetable to see which courses are available. Open the Additional Course Information dropdown box at the top of each course you’re interested in to see if there are any prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions that apply to that course. You should only list a course on your letter of permission if you’ve met the prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions for that course.

Some courses are not open to visiting students. Learn about which courses you are allowed to take as a visiting student.

2

Request a letter of permission

PLEASE NOTE: For Summer 2020 only, we are waiving the requirement for a letter of permission. We encourage you to speak with your institution prior to applying to ensure that your credit(s) will be transferred. If you do have a letter of permission, please include it with your application.


For Fall/ Winter 2020 - 2021: Request a letter of permission from your home university that lists the courses you’d like to take as a visiting student. 

Some courses are not open to visiting students. Learn about which courses you are allowed to take as a visiting student.

What to include in your letter of permission:

  • The letter of permission must be on your home university’s official letterhead.
  • It should include your full name and should indicate whether or not you’re in good academic standing at your home university.
  • List the University of Toronto course code and course title for each course you’d like to take here as a visiting student.
  • List as many courses as possible, in case you aren’t able to get into your preferred course(s).
  • Indicate the academic session during which you’d like to study here (e.g. Summer 2020; Fall/ Winter 2020-2021).

 

3

Send us your approved letter of permission

PLEASE NOTE: For Summer 2020 only, we are waiving the requirement for a letter of permission. We encourage you to speak with your institution prior to applying to ensure that your credit(s) will be transferred. If you do have a letter of permission, please include it with your application.


For Fall/ Winter 2020 - 2021: Once your letter of permission has been approved and signed by your home university, send it to us as soon as possible (or have your institution send it to us).

Here are the fastest methods for sending us your letter of permission:

You can also send your letter of permission by mail, but this will take longer. Our mailing address is:

Visiting Students Program Office
Office of the Registrar, Woodsworth College
119 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1A9

4

Apply

ONLINE APPLICATION

  • To apply, click the button above that says ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
  • Please note that the $90 application fee is non-refundable.

  • Upload your unofficial transcript to show that you are in good academic standing.
  • For the 2020 Summer Session, the deadline to submit an application is April 17, 2020. However, we recommend that you submit your application by February 21, 2020 to ensure course enrolment on March 2, 2020 (first day of summer enrolment).

What happens after I've applied?

  • You’ll receive an email confirmation of your online payment.
  • You’ll hear back from our office about the results of your application within two weeks.