Congratulations on your conditional acceptance to the University of Toronto!

As a newly admitted student, you may have a lot of questions after receiving your admission offer and what you should be doing next. We have provided a list below to simplify these next steps for you.



Accept your offer by the deadline on OUAC.

Be sure to submit any final documents by this deadline as indicated on your admission letter on JOIN UofT.


Submit your CAD $5,000 tuition deposit

Important Note: Due to office closures on the U of T campus, the University is no longer able to accept money orders. Please pay your deposit by credit card on Acorn using the following instructions.

Your deposit will be applied to your IFP tuition. The deposit must be paid by credit card. Instructions on payment information can be found in your offer letter. Please email us your proof of payment at

How to pay your deposit by Credit Card

To pay your deposit by online Mastercard or Visa credit card on ACORN  – Log in using your JOIN id credentials. There will be a 1.75% convenience fee, not remitted by the University of Toronto.


Apply for your visa and study permit.

As an international post-secondary student in Canada, you require a Post-Secondary Study Permit. For those currently studying high school in Canada, you cannot use your high school study permit as it will be considered invalid. For more information about study permits, please visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. After you have accepted your offer, we will provide a letter that you may use for immigration purposes.



If you applied for IFP and direct admission to another program, you may log into the University of Toronto StarRez residence portal and indicate your interest in residence. You must complete the StarRez application by March 31, 2020 and receive and accept an offer of admission by June 1, 2020.  


If you applied for the IFP only: please accept your admission offer and pay the required deposit by your stipulated deadline (refer to your admission letter). Once you accept your IFP admission offer and pay the deposit, your name will be entered into the system and you will receive more information regarding residence at a later time. You do not need to log into Star Rez. 


In order to proceed further in undergraduate studies after the IFP, students must successfully complete the following International Foundation Program courses:

  • the academic degree credit-course
  • the discipline specific course
  • the language and academic skills development courses

Throughout the Fall/Winter IFP, there is continual assessment so that students are aware of their standing and have the opportunity to improve their performance if they are not meeting expectations.

Faculties & Admission Streams

During your IFP experience, you will be introduced to your faculty and your admission stream, which forms the foundation of your university experience in the coming years.


Each faculty offers students unique and rewarding experiences and opportunities.

As an IFP student, you were accepted into one of the following Faculties

  • Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design
  • Faculty of Music

It is important to remember that you cannot switch your faculty after you have been accepted into the IFP.

For example, if you are accepted into the Faculty of Arts & Science and wish to switch to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, you will have to reapply to the University of Toronto.

Admission Stream

Your admission stream is the category of study in your Faculty that you applied to and that the University of Toronto has accepted you for.

Each admission category offers a wide range of courses and program options for you to choose from upon your successful completion of the IFP.