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How do I apply?


The application deadline for the Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 session was JULY 27, 2018.

Late applications for the Winter 2019 term (January -  April 2019) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for the Summer 2019 session will open in March 2019. 


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.


Request a letter of permission

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 2018; Fall/ Winter 2018-2019).



Send us your approved letter of permission

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




  • If you would like to enquire about the possibility of submitting a late application for the Winter 2019 term, please email our office
  • Applications for the Summer 2019 session will open in March 2019. 

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.