Either of the Pre-University Programs (Global Citizenship Program or Advanced Academic Program) will be a great fit for you! These programs are designed for students who are looking to apply to a North American university after high school. They will help enhance your academic English abilities and give you a glimpse of what university life is like. In the future, if you are still worried about your English requirement, you may want to take a look into the International Foundation Program (IFP). The IFP is available to academically qualified international students whose English proficiency scores do not meet the University of Toronto’s direct entrance requirements. For more information, please see IFP.
The Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is open to both international and Canadian students! We invite students from all over the world to discuss global issues and present their solutions to the “Global Challenge.” If you speak English as a Second Language and you are looking for a program to help enhance your English abilities, you are still free to apply to either the Youth IEP or AAP but we do not have Canadian fees. The program fees are the same for all students.
It depends! What are they looking for in a course? If they are looking for an opportunity for to learn/improve their English, the Youth IEP would be a great fit. The General English Course and Intensive English Course are a great pair. If they have a stronger level of English and are looking for a challenge, then one of the Pre-U program (GCP or AAP) would be a better fit.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
No – you have the choice of doing only a morning course or afternoon course, or both.
No – all IEP students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. We can only waive your health insurance if you have a Canadian Provincial Health Card (such as OHIP for Ontario). Please contact us at study.english@utoronto.ca for further information.
No – IEP students are not required to live in residence during the program. If you need accommodation during the program, residence rooms are available at a first-come-first-serve basis.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – if you are over 18 years old, you can purchase a short-term membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre. More information can be found here.
No – you should apply for both IFP and direct admission if you do not know whether you will meet direct admission EPT requirements before the document deadline. This also applies to the opposite scenario. If a student only applies for direct admission and does not meet the direct admission EPT requirements, they will not be automatically considered for the IFP – the student must apply for the IFP on the OUAC in order to be considered. More information about the English Language Requirements can be found here.
The International Programs Office can provide you with a letter of support. Please email foundation.program@utoronto.ca to request one.
No – the official document deadlines are listed here. Any documents submitted after the document deadlines may or may not be considered, at the discretion of Enrollment Services.
No – The IFP has pre-selected academic courses for you. In addition to a full Degree Course, students will also take three Language & Academic Skills Courses and one Discipline-Specific course.
No, there is no final English evaluation at the end of the year, nor is there any requirement to submit another IELTS or TOEFL test at the end of the IFP. In order to successfully pass the IFP, students will need to receive a passing grade (60%) in each of their courses. Students will get constant feedback and evaluation from their instructors so they are aware of their grades as the semester progresses.
In order to successfully pass the IFP, students will need to receive a passing grade (60%) in each of their courses. Evaluation in each course is based on attendance in lectures and tutorials, participation in class, essay writing, midterms and end of term examinations. Students will get constant feedback and evaluation from their instructors so they are aware of their grades as the semester progresses.
Your offer to the University of Toronto is conditional on the successful completion of the IFP. If you score less than 60% in an IFP course, you will not meet the conditions of your offer, and your admission offer to UofT will be withdrawn. You will get constant feedback and evaluation from your instructors so you are aware of your grades as the semester progresses. If you are worried about your performance in one or more IFP courses, you can schedule a meeting with the IFP Program Advisor to address your concerns.
Yes, but it will depend on your involvement in residence, distance from home and your CGPA. You will have to apply on your own with the Residence Office in the spring.
Yes, you can request a single room or specific roommate. The College Residence Office will do their best to accommodate your request; however, due to limited room availability, they cannot guarantee that your request will be granted.
If you chose to not live in residence, purchasing a meal plan directly from the University of Toronto’s Food Services will be your responsibility. For more information about the different options available, please visit the Food Services website. For more information regarding meal plans, please visit New College’s meal plan page.
Exam schedules will be released by the Office of the Registrar around October. You should be able to know when your last exam will be by then and plan accordingly.
You must pay your full tuition fee at once. Your tuition fee will be posted on your ACORN account as soon as it is available. Your residence fees will be posted on your ACORN account in three installments (August, November and January). Please remember to check your ACORN regularly to see if you have any outstanding fees that you need to pay.
If you are an international student, you may not opt out of the health insurance. Students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. If you are a Canadian GCP student, health insurance is not included in your program fees. However, it is mandatory if you are not covered by a Canadian Provincial Health Insurance (such as OHIP for Ontario). For further details, please contact us at summer.programs@utoronto.ca.
Yes, of course! If you have family members who would like to visit you during the program, please ask your parents to email summer.programs@utoronto.ca to request sign-out permission at least 1 business day in advance. If your family just wants to meet you at the residence lobby during your free time, your parents do not need to submit a sign-out request.
There will be some evenings when Extended Free Time will be available. With your parent’s permission, you may opt to take your Extended Free Time instead of going to your activity. All other times, activities and excursions are mandatory.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – the residence component of the program is mandatory.
If you are an international student, you may not opt out of the health insurance. Students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. If you are a Canadian GCP student, health insurance is not included in your program fees. However, it is mandatory if you are not covered by a Canadian Provincial Health Insurance (such as OHIP for Ontario). For further details, please contact us at summer.programs@utoronto.ca.
No – all Youth IEP students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – the residence component of the program is mandatory.
No – the Youth IEP is an all-inclusive program, and all activities and excursions are mandatory.
Yes, of course! If you have family members who would like to visit you during the program, please ask your parents to email study.english@utoronto.ca to request sign-out permission at least 1 business day in advance. If your family just wants to meet you at the residence lobby during your free time, your parents do not need to submit a sign-out request.
General
Either of the Pre-University Programs (Global Citizenship Program or Advanced Academic Program) will be a great fit for you! These programs are designed for students who are looking to apply to a North American university after high school. They will help enhance your academic English abilities and give you a glimpse of what university life is like. In the future, if you are still worried about your English requirement, you may want to take a look into the International Foundation Program (IFP). The IFP is available to academically qualified international students whose English proficiency scores do not meet the University of Toronto’s direct entrance requirements. For more information, please see IFP.
The Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is open to both international and Canadian students! We invite students from all over the world to discuss global issues and present their solutions to the “Global Challenge.” If you speak English as a Second Language and you are looking for a program to help enhance your English abilities, you are still free to apply to either the Youth IEP or AAP but we do not have Canadian fees. The program fees are the same for all students.
It depends! What are they looking for in a course? If they are looking for an opportunity for to learn/improve their English, the Youth IEP would be a great fit. The General English Course and Intensive English Course are a great pair. If they have a stronger level of English and are looking for a challenge, then one of the Pre-U program (GCP or AAP) would be a better fit.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
IEP
No – you have the choice of doing only a morning course or afternoon course, or both.
No – all IEP students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. We can only waive your health insurance if you have a Canadian Provincial Health Card (such as OHIP for Ontario). Please contact us at study.english@utoronto.ca for further information.
No – IEP students are not required to live in residence during the program. If you need accommodation during the program, residence rooms are available at a first-come-first-serve basis.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – if you are over 18 years old, you can purchase a short-term membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre. More information can be found here.
IFP
No – you should apply for both IFP and direct admission if you do not know whether you will meet direct admission EPT requirements before the document deadline. This also applies to the opposite scenario. If a student only applies for direct admission and does not meet the direct admission EPT requirements, they will not be automatically considered for the IFP – the student must apply for the IFP on the OUAC in order to be considered. More information about the English Language Requirements can be found here.
The International Programs Office can provide you with a letter of support. Please email foundation.program@utoronto.ca to request one.
No – the official document deadlines are listed here. Any documents submitted after the document deadlines may or may not be considered, at the discretion of Enrollment Services.
No – The IFP has pre-selected academic courses for you. In addition to a full Degree Course, students will also take three Language & Academic Skills Courses and one Discipline-Specific course.
No, there is no final English evaluation at the end of the year, nor is there any requirement to submit another IELTS or TOEFL test at the end of the IFP. In order to successfully pass the IFP, students will need to receive a passing grade (60%) in each of their courses. Students will get constant feedback and evaluation from their instructors so they are aware of their grades as the semester progresses.
In order to successfully pass the IFP, students will need to receive a passing grade (60%) in each of their courses. Evaluation in each course is based on attendance in lectures and tutorials, participation in class, essay writing, midterms and end of term examinations. Students will get constant feedback and evaluation from their instructors so they are aware of their grades as the semester progresses.
Your offer to the University of Toronto is conditional on the successful completion of the IFP. If you score less than 60% in an IFP course, you will not meet the conditions of your offer, and your admission offer to UofT will be withdrawn. You will get constant feedback and evaluation from your instructors so you are aware of your grades as the semester progresses. If you are worried about your performance in one or more IFP courses, you can schedule a meeting with the IFP Program Advisor to address your concerns.
Yes, but it will depend on your involvement in residence, distance from home and your CGPA. You will have to apply on your own with the Residence Office in the spring.
Yes, you can request a single room or specific roommate. The College Residence Office will do their best to accommodate your request; however, due to limited room availability, they cannot guarantee that your request will be granted.
If you chose to not live in residence, purchasing a meal plan directly from the University of Toronto’s Food Services will be your responsibility. For more information about the different options available, please visit the Food Services website. For more information regarding meal plans, please visit New College’s meal plan page.
Exam schedules will be released by the Office of the Registrar around October. You should be able to know when your last exam will be by then and plan accordingly.
You must pay your full tuition fee at once. Your tuition fee will be posted on your ACORN account as soon as it is available. Your residence fees will be posted on your ACORN account in three installments (August, November and January). Please remember to check your ACORN regularly to see if you have any outstanding fees that you need to pay.
Pre-U
If you are an international student, you may not opt out of the health insurance. Students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. If you are a Canadian GCP student, health insurance is not included in your program fees. However, it is mandatory if you are not covered by a Canadian Provincial Health Insurance (such as OHIP for Ontario). For further details, please contact us at summer.programs@utoronto.ca.
Yes, of course! If you have family members who would like to visit you during the program, please ask your parents to email summer.programs@utoronto.ca to request sign-out permission at least 1 business day in advance. If your family just wants to meet you at the residence lobby during your free time, your parents do not need to submit a sign-out request.
There will be some evenings when Extended Free Time will be available. With your parent’s permission, you may opt to take your Extended Free Time instead of going to your activity. All other times, activities and excursions are mandatory.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – the residence component of the program is mandatory.
Registered
If you are an international student, you may not opt out of the health insurance. Students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program. If you are a Canadian GCP student, health insurance is not included in your program fees. However, it is mandatory if you are not covered by a Canadian Provincial Health Insurance (such as OHIP for Ontario). For further details, please contact us at summer.programs@utoronto.ca.
Youth IEP
No – all Youth IEP students are required to have health insurance coverage through the program.
No – the New College Residences are dormitory-style. There are shared single-gender washrooms available on each residence floor.
No – all the residence rooms will already have linens, a blanket, and a pillow. If you require additional bedding, you are welcome to bring your own.
Yes – the residence component of the program is mandatory.
No – the Youth IEP is an all-inclusive program, and all activities and excursions are mandatory.
Yes, of course! If you have family members who would like to visit you during the program, please ask your parents to email study.english@utoronto.ca to request sign-out permission at least 1 business day in advance. If your family just wants to meet you at the residence lobby during your free time, your parents do not need to submit a sign-out request.