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Newly admitted students

Satisfy your conditions of admission

Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you’ll need to satisfy the condition(s) of admission stated in your offer letter.

It’s your responsibility to clear all conditions as soon as possible. Documents to satisfy a condition must be received in the Office of the Registrar and Student Services by August 31, 2019. Consider this deadline thoughtfully when making arrangements.

All conditions must be satisfied before final registration is permitted.

If you do not fulfil all conditions, course enrolment and registration will be cancelled and you will not be permitted to continue in your program. Possible future admission is not guaranteed and requires re-application (including payment and submission of supporting documents).

When every condition of admission has been cleared, an “All Conditions Satisfied” e-mail message will be sent to you.

Have you been admitted to the Master of Teaching program?

Because of the structure of the Master of Teaching program, August 31 is a very firm deadline. New students must satisfy all conditions of admission by August 31 or their offer of admission will be permanently withdrawn.

Transcripts

Most conditions require you to submit an official transcript. Official transcripts are paper records received by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by the issuing institution. Transcripts received in an unsealed envelope, or as faxed transcripts, informal grade reports and electronically transmitted transcripts are not official.

Submit paper official transcripts to:

Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-225
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
 

Common conditions of admission

Completion of your current program with a specified average and confirmation of degree conferred

Two elements must be satisfied:
 

  1. Proof you have obtained the specified average.
  2. Proof you have received your degree.

 

You must arrange to have an official transcript forwarded to us once you have completed all your courses (and any other program requirements). The transcript must show all final grades, and indicate that you have received your degree. Typically, degree conferral shows on a transcript after your convocation ceremony.

Save yourself time, expenses and frustration – ensure official documentation includes all the necessary information required to clear this condition.

If the transcript has not been updated to indicate conferral of the degree, the condition will not be satisfied. You’ll then be required to forward us an updated transcript or present your original diploma to us.

If you’ve completed your program requirements but will not be receiving your degree until after your OISE program begins (e.g., finishing-up in summer and convocating in November), you must arrange to have two documents forwarded to us:
 

  1. An official transcript showing all final grades.
  2. An official statement from your Registrar’s Office stating:
  • all degree requirements are complete;
  • you are eligible to graduate; and
  • expected date on which the degree will be conferred.
     

Official transcripts/documents are paper records received by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by the issuing institution. Documents received in an unsealed envelope, or as faxed documents, informal grade reports and electronically transmitted documents are not official. 

 

Did you study at the University of Toronto?

You’re not required to submit a paper official transcript showing final grades and degree conferral because your record is accessible to us. We’ll automatically review it when convocation ceremonies are finished (typically end of June).

If you want to clear your condition of admission beforehand, when your record shows all final grades, an official statement from your Registrar’s Office is required and must state:
 

  • all degree requirements are complete;
  • you are eligible to graduate; and
  • expected date on which the degree will be conferred.

 

Does your offer of admission to the Master of Teaching program specify teaching subject(s)?

To ensure teaching subject prerequisites are satisfied, all courses in-progress at the time of application must be successfully completed. Applicable in-progress courses may be part of a degree program or non-degree study. If all in-progress courses are not completed, your offer of admission may be revised or cancelled. 


Are you admitted to a PhD and currently completing an MA at the University of Toronto?

Students in an MA degree program at the University of Toronto who have been offered admission to a PhD degree program conditional on completion of the master's program may be dual registrants for one session in both degree programs under specified circumstances.

Review the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for information. A request for dual registration status must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services at admissions.oise@utoronto.ca.

 

Provide an official copy of an academic record

An official transcript from each and every post-secondary institution attended must be part of your student file. Make arrangements to provide us with the specified transcript.

Official transcripts are paper records received by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by the issuing institution. Transcripts received in an unsealed envelope, or as faxed transcripts, informal grade reports and electronically transmitted transcripts are not official. 
 

Does your offer of admission to the Master of Teaching program specify teaching subject(s)?

To ensure teaching subject prerequisites are satisfied, all courses in-progress at the time of application must be successfully completed. Applicable in-progress courses may be part of a degree program or non-degree study. If all in-progress courses are not completed, your offer of admission may be revised or cancelled.

Present your original bachelorís and/or masterís diplomas

This condition typically requires you (or an individual you designate) to visit the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in person to present required documents. Bring your offer of admission letter for reference. Documents presented will be reviewed and a copy added to your student file. Do not mail or courier an original diploma to us.

For credentials awarded by universities in China (after 1992), two documents are applicable: degree certificate and graduation certificate.

If an English language translation is necessary, it's typically indicated on your offer letter. Generally, a certified English translation of all international documentation written in a language other than English or French is required. A translation must include a copy of the document on which the translation is based. A certified official translation must be received by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by an accredited Translation Service.

If you will not be travelling to Canada for the duration of your OISE study (e.g., fully online cohort) or you are not currently in Canada and want to satisfy the condition prior to arrival in Canada, an alternative to in person presentation is to provide us with the following original notarized documents:
 

  1. Statement with your full name, date of birth, and current address confirming original bachelor's and/or master's degree diploma(s) were presented to, and reviewed by, the Notary Public.
  2. Photocopy of bachelor's and/or master's degree diploma(s).

 

A notarized document is one reviewed and certified/stamped by a Notary Public (or equivalently sanctioned individual). It must include the name and original signature (or stamp) of the Notary Public, plus the date produced and that date must be current.

Only original notarized documents will fulfill the condition of admission (electronically transmitted documents are not acceptable).


Present original diploma(s), or mail original notarized documents to:

Office of the Registrar and Student Services
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-225
Toronto, ON  M5S 1V6

Satisfactory completion of a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP) or submission of your masterís paper/thesis

Learn about the QRP in Guidelines for the Qualifying Research Paper.

You must submit the paper directly to the department to which you’ve been admitted (e.g., to the faculty advisor noted on your offer letter). Do not submit to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services.

The department will review and evaluate your QRP or master’s paper/thesis. Processes such as specific criteria and timelines vary across departments. Please review your program’s website

Provide official documentation of either the completion of, or withdrawal from, your current program

Students are generally not permitted to undertake two programs simultaneously. Make arrangements to provide us with an official letter (generated by a Registrar’s Office) verifying completion of the relevant program or permanent withdrawal from the relevant program.

Official documents are paper records received by the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by the issuing institution. Documents received in an unsealed envelope, or as faxed documents and electronically transmitted documents are not official.

Submit paper official documents to:

Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Admissions Unit
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-225
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Satisfactory completion of the OISE French Language Proficiency Test

If you’ve been accepted to the Master of Teaching program with French as a Second Language teaching subject, your offer is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the OISE Proficiency Test in French.

This test is the only French proficiency test we accept. It ensures that teacher candidates intending to teach French have the necessary language proficiency to be successful.