Submit your Application

How to submit your completed application and next steps
Before proceeding, make sure you have read and understand the information provided on Eligibility, Financial Assistance, and Requirements.

The Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto will begin accepting applications on February 1st, 2018. The deadline for applying to the Transitional Year Programme is Monday, May 1st, 2018. All the required forms (electronic and paper) must be received on or before Monday, May 1st, 2018.

In addition to sending us a completed application package, you must also submit an electronic version of your Application Form along with your Personal Statement as deltailed in STEP 2.

STEP 1: Attend Information Session

All applicants must attend an information session held between January and April 2018. We hold information sessions on a regular basis at TYP, on Tuesdays, from late January to the end of April. They are held at our office, at 123 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2E8.

We will collect your contact information at that time, and match it with your application. It is extremely important that you notify us if your contact information has changed. Failing to do so may result in significant delays while processing your application.

STEP 2: Mail or drop-off completed application packages

Please mail completed application packages to:

Transitional Year Programme
University of Toronto
123 St. George Street
Toronto ON
M5S 2E8

Be sure your package includes the following forms and documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Original transcripts
  4. Proof of Status (applies to non-citizen Permanent Residents of Canada or Convention Refugees ONLY)



STEP 3: Supervised Writing Sample

Once you have submitted all application materials, you will be asked to come to TYP to provide a supervised writing sample. You will have to write a short piece on a topic we propose in a limited time. NO SPECIAL PREPARATION IS NECESSARY. Dates for sample writing will include the following: March 28, April 4, April 12, April 18, April 26 and May 01, 2018. Please call us at (416) 978-6832 to register for the written sample.

Your application will not be considered complete until the writing sample is provided.


There will be someone to help with completing the application online on Thursday and Friday afternoons. We can also provide computers (2 at a time), and will walk you through the process – first come, first served. Please be prepared to answer detailed information about your employment history, education history, and contact information before arriving. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your personal statement (either email it to yourself, or bring it on a USB memory key).

Should you require any assistance or have any questions about the process, please contact us at (416) 978-6832 during standard business hours, or email us at