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 by your offer deadline
Your deposit will be applied to your IFP tuition. The deposit must be paid by credit card on your Acorn account following the instructions below. Instructions on payment information can also be found in your offer letter. Please email us your proof of payment at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 student in Canada, you require a valid study permit. If you are currently studying in high school in Canada with a valid study permit, you will have to apply to extend it before it expires. If you don’t yet have a study permit, you will need to obtain one before you can begin your studies in Canada. For more information about study permits, please visit the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) websites. If you are a Summer IFP student, after you have accepted your offer and registered for Summer IFP, we will provide an updated letter that you may use for immigration purposes.
Important Note: We understand that you may have concerns regarding the recent announcement of a cap on study permits for new international students in 2024. The University is working hard to get clarity on this process and we will do our best to keep our IFP students informed of any important updates as they become available. For detailed information and regular updates, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you wish to live in residence, you must log onto the University of Toronto StarRez residence portal and indicate your interest in residence. IFP applicants must complete the IFP Residence Application on StarRez.
Important Note: As the IFP is a conditional acceptance program, IFP students are not eligible for the University of Toronto residence guarantee. There are limited spaces available in residence for IFP students. It is important that you indicate your interest in residence on StarRez early.
Have questions? Book an Appointment with our team!
Our team is here to support you during your application process. If you have any questions about your application, next steps after you accept your offer, or just some guidance, follow the link below to book an appointment with one of our staff members.
CONDITIONS TO SATISFY
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
- 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.
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.
TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY (FOR IFP STUDENTS)
Students participating in the International Foundation Program (IFP), which is a full-time conditional admission program, are not eligible to enroll in courses outside the program and receive transfer credits.
In order for post-admission transfer credit to be granted, you must:
- Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts & Science
- Have completed your first session (Fall/Winter or Summer) in the Faculty of Arts & Science
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 1.50 and be in good standing in the Faculty of Arts & Science when you take courses at the other university
- Have not previously received credit for the same or similar course(s)