Respond to Your Offer
Offer of Admission Letters
Your official offer letter is the one that has been added to your application via the School of Graduate Studies online admissions application. You will not receive a paper admission package in the mail.
Your offer letter provides important information about your studies, including:
- Start date (when your program begins);
- Status (full-time, part-time);
- Graduate unit;
- Degree and program name;
- Faculty advisor (designated by some programs, an OISE professor who can give you academic guidance and support); and
- Program requirements.
Further details about your program requirements can be found in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar by graduate department:
- Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development
- Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
- Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education
- Department of Social Justice Education
Please note, links will direct you to the 2022-2023 SGS Calendar and will be updated to the 2023-2024 Calendar when it becomes available.
You are Required to Accept or Decline Your Offer
Your offer letter includes a Confirmation Form. Once you decide whether to accept or decline the offer, complete, sign, date the form and upload it to your application profile as a document.
Please respond to your offer within three weeks from the date of the offer letter or your offer may be cancelled. If you decline your offer or the offer is cancelled, you must formally re-apply if you want to be considered for future admission.
Delaying or Deferring Your Start Date
Admission is only valid for the date stated on your offer of admission in the "Program Begins" section (e.g., September 2023).
Applicants unable to attend the session for which they have been accepted must re-apply and compete with other applicants for admission to a later session. Enrolling in courses or registering for an alternate start date is impossible unless special approval is granted by the Registrar's Office & Student Experience.
Note: Typically, the Registrar's Office & Student Experience will consider deferral of admission or delay to Winter session requests from newly admitted students as of the beginning of April (not before). For newly admitted students to the September class, requests for deferral or admission or delay to the Winter session will be considered no sooner than the beginning of May.
Changing Your Registration Status
Admission is only valid for the registration status stated in your offer of admission. It will show either full-time or part-time.
The first day to request a change in registration status is April 15, 2023.
To request a change of registration status please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your request. All requests are subject to approval and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Tuition Fee Deposit (Teacher Education Programs Only)
If you accept an offer of admission to the Master of Teaching program or the Master of Arts in Child Study & Education program, you must pay a $300.00 non-refundable tuition deposit by June 1 to hold your admission space in the program. Submission of the deposit constitutes acknowledgment that this fee is non-refundable. When studies in the program begin, the deposit will be credited toward applicable tuition fees.
Payment of the tuition deposit is not a substitute for formally accepting an offer of admission. You must formally accept your offer by completing and submitting the Confirmation Form found in your offer letter within three weeks of the date found on your offer letter.
Occasionally an offer of admission is presented very close to the June 1 deadline or later. If so, the tuition deposit should be paid within seven business days from the date of the offer of admission.