Accepting Your Offer

2021 - 2022 Admissions Cycle - Tips on Accepting your Offer

Students receive stethoscopes during ceremony.

 

Congratulations on Receiving an Offer!

Our MD program admission decisions have officially gone out today, May 11. Please take a look at our pointers below to facilitate the process of accepting our offer.

All Accepted Students

To accept your offer of admission, please do the following:

  1. Consult your offer letter to confirm your response deadline and admission conditions(s). Offers are tied to a particular campus; declining that campus means you decline the offer from the University of Toronto. You cannot change the campus in your offer, or go on a “waitlist” for the other campus.
  2. Use the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) to send your response. Please log on to your completed OMSAS application, using your OMSAS user number, which starts with the letters ‘IT’, and password, and follow the instructions provided there. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from OMSAS that your response has been received.
  3. Please read and sign the ‘Response and Consent Form’ included in the offer letter with your original signature. Submit an electronic copy of this completed and signed form using our secure Sharefile link and a hard copy of the same form to the Undergraduate Medical Education Enrolment Services by the deadlines stated on your offer letter.

    Enrolment Services, Undergraduate Medical Education
    1 King's College Circle, MSB 2124
    Toronto ON M5S 1A8

  4. Make a tuition deposit payment using a credit card by following this guideline.
     Personal cheques, certified cheque/money order, and bank transfers are not accepted. 

Admission Conditions

  1. Required Final Transcript: For applicants whose offer condition requires proof of degree conferral, ensure that your transcript is sent to OMSAS after your convocation ceremony date and displays your degree conferral status. OMSAS must receive your transcript by June 30, 2021.
  2. Submitting your Transcript:
    • If you are currently attending an Ontario university, you must order your transcript on the OMSAS website.
    • For out-of-province students (studying outside of Ontario), you must arrange with your home university to send an official transcript directly to OMSAS.
    • Please do NOT send your transcripts to our Undergraduate Medical Education Office.
    • If information is missing from your transcript or your transcript is not received, you will be notified by email in mid-June.
    • If your letter of offer does not have any conditions, there is no need to submit an updated transcript.
  3. Submitting your Completion Letter: If your offer condition requires a letter confirming completion of graduate degree requirements or completion of third-year undergraduate studies requirements, please arrange to have the School of Graduate Studies/Registrar's office send this letter directly to md.applicants@utoronto.ca. Completion letters must be on letterhead.

Financial Aid

Newly admitted students are encouraged to apply for government student loans/OSAP as soon as possible in order to ensure that their applications are processed by the beginning of the academic session. Beginning the first week of June, the Student Financial Services team will begin reaching out to all incoming students to offer an individual financial counselling session either by phone or skype.

Response Form

Please remember to sign pages 2 and 4 of the 'Response and Consent Form' with your original signature. A completed copy must be submitted to UME Enrolment Services (instructions below) to meet the deadline as specified in your Offer Letter.

Tuition Deposit

Personal cheques, certified cheque/money order and bank transfers are not accepted. Please make your tuition deposit payment through your ACORN account.

Enable your JOINid

To access your ACORN account, please enable your JOINid. The JOINid is an identifier for new applicants to U of T. To enable your JOINid, please go to Enable your JOINid page. You will be asked to enter the following information: JOINid, U of T Applicant/Student Number, Date of Birth, and your OMSAS ID (please enter the unique 6-digit number). Please note that if you are a current/recent student at the UofT, you do not have to follow this step as you already have an active UTORID.

 

International Students

International students must read and sign the 'International Student Statement of Expectations Form' included in your offer package. This form must be submitted alongside your "Response and Consent Form" by the deadline indicated in your offer letter.

Anyone wishing to study in Canada who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident must obtain a Study Permit and in some cases a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before entering Canada. Prospective students should contact the nearest Canadian visa office as soon as they receive their offer of admission as some countries have long processing times.

To apply for a Study Permit, you may be required to provide your offer of admission to the University of Toronto and information about the expected time needed to complete the program. This will be sent to you when you accept your offer.

International students are not provided with health insurance through the Ontario government. You must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

The Centre for International Experience and U of T Mississauga International Education Centre offer support for international students and are gathering places for students with cross-cultural interests on campus. Details about an Orientation session for new international students will be sent via e-mail in June. This session will take place right before the start of classes.

 

Information regarding registration will be sent out after the Offer Letter, including our forms for the 2021/2022 academic year. Once again, congratulations!