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Application steps

Step 4: Apply via online admissions application


All applicants must use the School of Graduate Studies online admissions application to apply for admission. 

It's your responsibility to:

  • select desired term/start session and program of study;
  • input accurate and complete information;
  • respond to faculty questions;
  • provide referee information so referees can be contacted;
  • pay both application fees (total 235.00 CAD);
  • upload required supporting documents;
  • monitor the status of supporting documents and take action to move from Awaiting to Received; and 
  • monitor the overall status of your application.
     

General Tips

A reference number is assigned to your application after you submit it (see top-right of Application Status page). Make note of this reference number and include it (along with your name) in all contact with OISE regarding your application.


After you have created an application record you can log-out and return later to edit and/or change information - but only before clicking-on Continue on the Review page (which submits your application).


After you enter information and provide a signature, the Review page allows you to Continue (if you’re sure your application is done) or Save for Later (if you want to subsequently return to your application and possibly make changes).


On the Review page when you click-on Continue you acknowledge that you will be unable to make changes to your application afterwards and you have ensured your application is accurate, complete, and ready for submission.


On the Review page after you click-on Continue you will not be able to edit/change information you have entered, including program of study selection. Be extremely careful when selecting a program of study (including degree) because your application will be processed based on this information. Changes to program of study selection are not possible after you click-on Continue. We will not add, remove, or revise any program selection information and there are no exceptions to this policy. 


On the Review page after you click-on Continue you will not be able to edit/change your responses to the faculty questions.


The Faculty Questions page gives you an early opportunity to upload supporting documents (such as resume). While you must enter your responses here, we recommend waiting to upload supporting documents on the Application Status page where you can review the Application Checklist.


After you submit your application, on the Application Status page you can:

  • pay both application fees;
  • upload required materials/supporting documents; and
  • review the Application Checklist that displays all required supporting documents (Awaiting or Received).


An application is officially submitted only after payment of both application fees (total 235.00 CAD) and you pay each separately:

  1. SGS Application Fee (125.00 CAD)
  2. Supplemental Application Fee (110.00 CAD)


After you start an application, we recommend finishing it as promptly as possible (including payment of both application fees). It’s possible to start an application, but subsequently a program closes for application. Do not pay an application fee after a program is closed for application (see Application Deadlines and Closing Dates). A late application will not be considered and all application fees are non-refundable. 
 

Start New Application: Application Type

Select “Fall 2022 - Summer 2023” to create an application for the 2022-23 academic year. New students are expected to begin their program in the Fall Session, which commences in September.
 

Graduate Unit Selection

This is where you choose the program of study to which you’re applying.
 

Graduate Unit
Select the OISE Department associated with the program you want to undertake:


Attendance Type
Attendance type full-time or part-time is specified on an offer of admission and restrictions may apply if you want to change it. Some programs, such as PhD degrees, require full-time registration. Consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.

If you’re open to both full-time or part-time: 1) select full-time, and 2) mention you’re agreeable to both full- and part-time in your response to faculty question: “Is there any additional information you want to share with the Admissions Committee that will inform their review of your application?"


Program of Study
The drop-down menu includes all OISE programs and if a program of study is not open for application a message will be displayed.

You can apply for one, two or three OISE programs within the same academic year under one total application fee at any time if the program is open for application. Do not apply to the same program of study more than once.

Be extremely careful when selecting a program of study (including degree) because your application will be processed based on this information. Changes to program of study selection are not possible after you click-on Continue on the Review page. We will not add, remove, or revise any program selection information and there are no exceptions to this policy.


Concentration/Field
If a program has an associated field (or fields) select/rank in order of preference. Typically, at least one field must be selected and selecting more than one is optional (see program’s website).
 

Collaborative Specialization
If a program has associated collaborative specializations, select/rank in order of preference. Selecting a collaborative specialization is not required (it’s optional). Applicants are responsible for reviewing a collaborative specialization's application information and directions (many have a separate application process).
 

Teaching Subject
Applicants applying to the Master of Teaching program with a Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior concentration must indicate their intended teaching subject(s). One teaching subject must be selected for Junior/Intermediate, and two for Intermediate/Senior (where restrictions are applicable). Applicants must ensure they hold the appropriate undergraduate course prerequisites for a chosen teaching subject.

 

 



Frequently asked questions 

I’m having problems with the online application – help!

The online application won't let me apply to the program I want – what's wrong?

I want to apply to several programs, can I?

How much is the fee to apply and do I have to pay it?