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Newly Admitted Students
 

Responding to the Offer of Admission

Your offer of admission is your official OISE acceptance letter and it provides important information about your studies (for example start session, registration status, home department, degree, and program length). It’s essential for you to carefully review your letter and have a clear and accurate understanding of it. Note additional requirements may be established in your program; refer to the relevant departmental section in the current SGS Calendar for details.

A Confirmation Form accompanies all offers of admission. After considering the offer, complete, sign, date, and promptly return the Confirmation Form. Whether accepting or declining the offer – don't delay!

An offer may be cancelled if it is not accepted within three weeks (six weeks for overseas applicants).

Your timely response is very important if you decide to decline an offer; an admission space can be made available to another successful applicant. If you decline our offer for the 2017-18 academic year but wish to be considered for future admission you will be required to formally re-apply.

Submit your Confirmation Form via email attachment (PDF) or fax or mail or in-person:
confirmation.oise@utoronto.ca
OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit
252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-225
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
(fax) 416-323-9964

Are you accepting an offer of admission to one of OISE's initial teacher education programs?
All applicants who accept an offer of admission to the Master of Teaching in Teaching program or the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education program must pay a $300.00 non-refundable tuition deposit by Thursday June 1, 2017 to hold their admission space in the program.

A Tuition Deposit Form accompanies all applicable offers of admission. A tuition deposit is not required for other OISE programs.

The tuition deposit can be paid any time after receiving an official offer of admission and submission of the deposit constitutes acknowledgement that this fee is non-refundable. When studies in the program begin, the deposit will be credited toward applicable tuition fees.

To pay the non-refundable tuition deposit you must do the following:

1) Obtain a certified cheque or money order or bank draft in the amount of $300.00 (Canadian) made payable to “University of Toronto”. No other forms of payment are permitted.

2) Forward the certified cheque or money order or bank draft along with your full-page Tuition Deposit Form (a photocopy of the form is acceptable) directly to:
University of Toronto
Student Accounts Office
215 Huron Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A2

Important notes:

  • the tuition deposit is non-refundable; there are no refunds, waivers, exemptions, or deferrals   
  • your Tuition Deposit Form must accompany your payment to ensure it is correctly processed
  • do not submit payment or your Tuition Deposit Form to the OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services; payment and form must be forwarded by you directly to the University of Toronto Student Accounts Office
  • a tuition deposit received via Canada Post (or equivalent service) with a postmark of June 1, 2017 or earlier will meet the receipt deadline
  • occasionally an offer of admission is presented very close to the June 1 deadline (or even a bit later); under such circumstances the tuition deposit should be paid within seven business days of the date of offer of admission
  • submission of the Tuition Deposit Form and/or payment is not a substitute for formally accepting an offer of admission; a Confirmation Form accompanies all offers of admission and you must complete, sign, date, and promptly return the Confirmation Form to the OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services


Funding and Financial Support

Funding is often a key part of admission; get all the facts from the OISE graduate student funding website. If you are eligible for an OISE funding package it is stated on your offer of admission.

Students are encouraged to explore the wide range of financial support available in the form of scholarships and merit-based awards.


Start Date and Registration Status

Admission is valid only for the beginning date specified on the offer of admission in the section “Program to Begin”. New students are expected to begin their program in the Fall Session (September). Applicants unable to attend the session for which they have been accepted must normally re-apply and must compete with all other applicants for admission to the later session. It is not possible to register (or enroll in courses) for an alternative start date unless special approval is granted by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services.

Deferral of Admission
In exceptional circumstances a department may recommend deferral of admission for a maximum of twelve months (i.e. to the next academic year) following the date of initial acceptance. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit, as soon as possible but must be received prior to registration, and no later than the deadline to register for the session to which the applicant has been accepted. Applicants whose requests for deferral of admission have been approved should be aware that any changes made to degree program requirements will be operative in the deferred program.  As well, an official transcript will be required to document any new postsecondary level study completed in the interim period. Applicants whose requests for deferral of admission have been approved and who have been awarded an OISE Graduate Assistantship may not defer the award to the next academic year, unless the offer of admission is within the Graduate Funding cohort.

Delay to Winter Session
A start date delay from Fall Session to Winter Session (January) is generally not supported. In exceptional circumstances some programs may permit students to delay and begin their program of study in the Winter Session of the year of acceptance. Requests for a change of start date to the Winter Session must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit, as soon as possible but must be received prior to registration, and no later than November 1 of the year of acceptance. Applicants who have been awarded an OISE Graduate Assistantship may delay the award to the Winter Session if their request for a change of start date to the Winter Session is approved.

Part-time or Full-time Registration
Admission is valid only for the registration status (either full-time or part-time) specified on the offer of admission in the section “Status”. Students wishing to change their status must submit a written request (including which sessions are applicable) to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit, and restrictions may apply.


International Applicants (Printer-Friendly Version)

Prospective international students must ensure they obtain a Study Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) from a Canadian embassy, consulate or high commission outside Canada before beginning their studies in Canada. Prospective international students from many countries will also need to obtain an Entry Visa in order to enter Canada (a list of these countries). It is not possible to change from visitor to student status within Canada. However, students may apply for extensions to their Study Permit from within Canada before the expiry date, with the correct documentation. Information on the application process to obtain a Study Permit and required documentation is on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

The following information is provided at the request of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Include it with the offer of admission in your application for a Study Permit (plus Entry Visa if applicable).

Duration of Program
Programs vary in length. The following is the expected time required for a graduate student to complete his or her degree.

Master’s Programs: The average duration of time to complete a master’s degree is two years.

Doctoral Programs: Doctoral programs normally have a minimum duration of four years.

The Last Day on Which a Student May Register
The deadline to register depends on your beginning date (specified on the offer of admission in the section "Program to Begin").

September Admission: Courses begin the week of September 11, 2017. We recommend students pay fees by no later than August 25, 2017 to allow for processing by the registration deadline and to avoid late fees. The last day to register is September 15, 2017. Under extenuating circumstances late registration is permitted up until the last day of September. However, the availability of courses may be limited for those who register late and a late registration fee may apply.

January Admission: Courses begin the week of January 8, 2018. The last day to register is January 12, 2018. Under extenuating circumstances late registration is permitted up until the last day of January. However, the availability of courses may be limited for those who register late and a late registration fee may apply.

Tuition Fees for International Students
Tuition fees vary according to program of study. International fees apply to non-exempt International Students. In addition, International Students must pay for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). All International Students must have health insurance coverage obtained through UHIP.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario government, certain categories of International Students are exempt from paying higher international fees. Instead they pay academic fees equivalent to those for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents (also known as Landed Immigrants). Students may qualify for an exemption in a number of ways related to their sponsorship and source of financial support.

Lots of detailed information about fees, including possible international fees exemptions, is available on the official University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

For reference only, below is 2016-17 Fall/Winter Sessions, full-time International Student fee information (Canadian dollars, subject to change):

DEGREE PROGRAM ACADEMIC FEE INCIDENTAL / ANCILLARY FEE
MEd, MA (Child Study and Education), MT $31,040 $1,461.69
MA, PhD $20,530 $1,461.69
EdD $30,030 $1,461.69

 


 

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