How to Apply

All prospective undergraduate students, with the exception of exchange students and UofT Faculty of Arts and Science transfer applicants, must apply to U of T through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC)  The application process begins in the fall. To apply to Rotman Commerce through OUAC, you must apply to the University of Toronto, select the Faculty of Arts and Science at the St. George Campus, and then choose Rotman Commerce from the available program list.

Once Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto receives your application, they will send you an email acknowledgement that will include your JOINid/UTORid, your University of Toronto applicant number, and full information about the next steps in the application process. Please note that all prospective students will be required to submit a Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application as part of their applications. At Rotman Commerce, we are looking for the best and brightest students to join us – and we know that marks only tell part of the story. The Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application is a valuable part of our admissions process, and gives us a chance to get to know more about your abilities, strengths, and interests than your transcript can reveal. There is a non-refundable $50.00 CAD fee for the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application, which covers the costs of collecting and verifying student information. The fee is payable online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Details about accessing and completing the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application will be emailed to you after you have applied through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC). The Enrolment Services website has general application information available that applies to all undergraduate applicants. Please take note of the following deadlines that are of particular relevance to Rotman Commerce applicants.

Rotman Commerce is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017 entry, with the exception of transfer students from the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Applications will open again this October for Fall 2018 entry. 


High School Applicants

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING AN ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL (OUAC 101 APPLICATION)

Applications will open this October for Fall 2018 entry.

Minimum admission requirements:

  • Completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with six Grade 12 U/M subjects including English 4U and Calculus & Vectors 4U. (NOTE: It is expected that all students will have completed Advanced Functions as a co-requisite or prerequisite for Calculus & Vectors. However, in calculating your average for admission, the Faculty of Arts & Science will use the top four highest marks after ENG4U and MCV4U. Please note, Rotman Commerce does not accept repeated courses.
  • An average in the high-80’s on your six Grade 12 courses (including ENG4U, low to mid 80’s and MCV4U, mid to high 80’s).
  • Completion of the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application.

The admissions process:

Once you have applied to Commerce through the OUAC site, you will receive an email acknowledgment from Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto. Please ensure that Email: user@utoronto.ca is on your email safe list. This email will contain your login information for the Enrolment Services website Status Check as well as further information about the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application.

Most offers of admission are made in late-May. By this time, Rotman Commerce and the University of Toronto will have received comprehensive information regarding your academic record, extra-curricular involvement and supplemental application. This timeline ensures that we have sufficient information on which to base our admissions decision and that applicants are evaluated concurrently.

Residence Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1. Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS ATTENDING A SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO WHO ARE APPLYING TO MORE THAN ONE ONTARIO UNIVERSITY (OUAC 105 APPLICATION)

Applications will open this October for Fall 2018 entry.

You will be considered for your first University of Toronto choice. You may list additional U of T choices (to a maximum of three) and in the event that we are unable to offer you admission to your preferred program, we will consider you for alternate choice(s) where possible.

Minimum admission requirements:

If you are not currently attending an Ontario high school, please check the University of Toronto’s Enrolment Services website to view the minimum admission requirements that apply in your situation.

The admissions process:

Applicants from outside of Ontario are admitted on a rolling basis. Once you have applied to Commerce through the OUAC site, you will receive an email acknowledgment from Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto. We encourage you to submit the all documents well before the document deadline, including your most up-to-date transcripts available. Be sure to include your University of Toronto applicant number in all correspondence.

Please ensure that Email: user@utoronto.ca is on your email safe list. This email will contain your login information for the Enrolment Services website Status Check as well as further information on the Rotman Commerce Supplementary Application. Please consult with Status Check to ensure all of the required documentation has been received. Please note: It may take up to three weeks for your documents to be processed and noted on Status Check.

Residence Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1. Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS ATTENDING A SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF CANADA AND WHO ARE ONLY APPLYING TO U OF T (INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION)

Applications will open this October for Fall 2018 entry.

You will be considered for your first University of Toronto choice. You may list additional U of T choices (to a maximum of three) and in the event that we are unable to offer you admission to your preferred program, we will consider you for alternate choice(s) where possible.

Note: Prospective applicants who wish to apply to other Ontario universities in addition to the University of Toronto should use the 105 application. Since you may not concurrently have both a 105 and an international application to the University of Toronto, if you have already applied on the 105 application, do not use the international application as it will be cancelled with no possibility of refund.


CEGEP Students

Rotman Commerce accepts admission applications from CEGEP Year 1, 2 or 3 students. CEGEP students may apply using the application for High School Students.  If admitted, all CEGEP students will be registered in Year 1 at the University of Toronto, but those with two or more years of study will be assessed for transfer credits. The Transfer Credit Office will assess CEGEP academic credits and will approve a maximum of 5.0 credits (5 FCEs).  Students who progress through Rotman Commerce are typically limited to 3.5 transfer credits (FCEs). Students are required to meet with their academic advisors at their college or at Rotman Commerce once they are admitted to fully understand the transfer credit options.


UofT Faculty of Arts & Science Students not in First-Year Commerce

A number of spaces in Rotman Commerce will be available to University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science students who were not admitted to the First Year Commerce category but who have completed the required first year program entry courses (MGT100H1/RSM100H/RSM100Y, ECO100Y, and MAT133Y or equivalent). Entry into Rotman Commerce through this route is competitive. Students who apply are advised to simultaneously ensure that they have appropriate prerequisites for other Arts and Science programs of interest.

All St. George campus Faculty of Arts & Science students are required to enrol in subject posts at the end of the session in which they complete their fourth credit. You must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of subject posts for your degree before your course enrolment period starts, or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ROSI. Please check with your College Registrar for further information.

Students may NOT enrol in 200, 300 or 400 series RSM courses until they have been accepted into Rotman Commerce.

Important Note: Students enrolled in a commerce subject post pay higher fees; see Tuition information for complete details. If you are registered in the 2017 Summer Session and have at least 4.0 credits, and then accept an invitation to a commerce subject post, your fees in the 2017 Summer Session will be affected.

Application Procedures and Requirements

Applications are submitted in April-May and admission decisions are made and communicated in late June or early July. There is only ONE application period from April 1, 2017 to May 17, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. Interested students must apply during this period if you plan to complete the admission requirements by the end April 2017. Please note that the application procedures and requirements vary from year to year.

All admission requirements must be completed by April in order to be eligible for admission. Students who have not completed the necessary requirements (see below for specifics) by April must apply for admission the following year.

Application results will be available on ROSI in early July after decisions have been made by Rotman Commerce. Students should follow the instructions listed in Admission Results to view the status of their application.

All students must meet the following Admission Requirements:

  1. Complete MGT100H1/RSM100H/RSM100Y and ECO100Y, each with a mark of at least 67%
  2. Complete one of MAT133Y with a mark of 63 or equivalent.Equivalents:  MAT135H + MAT136H both with a final mark of at least 60% or MAT137Y with a final mark of at least 55% or MAT157Y with a final mark of at least 55%
  3. Attain an average of at least 73% across the three qualifying courses (MGT100H1/RSM100H/RSM100Y, ECO100Y and MAT133Y or equivalent)
  4. Accumulate a minimum of 4.0 credits
  5. Complete an online Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. The application process opens on April 1, 2017 and students should start by completing the request form to apply through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Go to the Arts & Science Registrar’s Office web site and read through the instructions.The online Supplemental Application must be completed by 11:59 P.M. EST on May 17, 2017 and should be accessed after you have completed the request form to apply through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Please note that a brief essay and video submission will be components of the Supplemental Application. You will be required to make a $50 Supplemental Application fee payment prior to receiving the link for the Likelive essay and video component. Note, too, that there can be a delay of up to one week between payment and access so you are advised to make your payment well in advance 11:59 P.M. EST on May 12, 2017.
  6. Admission will be based on required courses and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application.NOTE: Rotman Commerce is unable to make any exceptions to the entry requirements to its programs due to the large number of qualified candidates. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Making Your Application

Students apply for Rotman Commerce through the Faculty of Arts & Science Registrar’s web site by selecting the Specialist in Management Subject Post code ASSPE2431. Students apply to this subject POST whether they are interested in the specialist in accounting, the specialist in economics and finance, or the specialist in management. Successful applicants can choose to change to one of the other specialists or can remain in the specialist in management. The admission requirements for all programs are the same.

  1. Go to the Arts & Science Registrar’s Office web site and read through the instructions.
  2. Click on the link “Type 3 information” and then follow the link to the Faculty Registrar’s web site. You will be directed to a web site to complete an online Supplemental Application that will also be considered in the application process in addition to the academic requirements. The cost of the Supplemental Application is $50.00 and is mandatory to be considered for entry into the program.

Application results will be available on ROSI beginning in early July. Students should follow the instructions listed in Admission Results.


Transfer and Second Degree Applicants

Rotman Commerce is designed as a direct entry program and does not accept transfer or second-degree students.

Having said that, anyone can apply to any of the U of T programs including Rotman Commerce, and each application is reviewed in its entirety by the Enrolment Services. In case of extenuating circumstances, applicants need to detail their need for special consideration in writing as part of their application package. However there is no guarantee that an application would be considered successful for admission into their selected program (including Rotman Commerce).

Students are advised to explore the various MBA programs available through the Rotman School of Management and other graduate programs at the University of Toronto.


Non-Degree Students

Beginning in September 2016, University of Toronto Arts & Science non-degree students may only take MGT100H1, Introduction to Management.

Students seeking non-degree status (i.e., not wishing to proceed towards a University of Toronto degree but to take courses for an outside institution) need to apply through Enrolment Services in order to take any courses. Please review the procedures outlined on their website. If you wish to pursue higher-level RSM courses as a non-degree student, we strongly encourage you to inquire about course availability at other post-secondary institutions.


Exchange Students

If you are currently studying at another university and are interested in coming to Rotman Commerce on exchange, please consult the Centre for International Experience for guidelines and procedures.