How to Apply

All prospective undergraduate students, with the exception of exchange students and U of T Faculty of Arts and Science transfer applicants, must apply to U of T through the one of the three applications categories detailed on this page. 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.

Details about accessing and completing the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application will be available through your Join U of T application portal after you have applied. The Enrolment Services website has general application information available that applies to all undergraduate applicants.

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed. Please visit us again in October 2018 for updated information on applying for Fall 2019!


High School Applicants

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

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 Rotman 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 and how to submit any supporting documents directly to Enrolment Services. 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 reflected on Status Check.

Most offers of admission are made in late-March. 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 the deadline, 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.

APPLICANTS NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING A HIGH SCHOOL IN ONTARIO (OUAC 105 APPLICATION)

Applicants are considered on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to make their submissions earlier since it is possible for Rotman Commerce to reach capacity prior to the deadline.

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 applicable to you.

The admissions process:

Applicants from outside of Ontario are admitted on a rolling basis. Once you have applied to Rotman 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 and how to submit any supporting documents directly to Enrolment Services. 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 reflected 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 the deadline, 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)

Applicants are considered on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to make their submissions earlier since it is possible for Rotman Commerce to reach capacity prior to the deadline.

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 applicable to you.

The admissions process:

Applicants from outside of Ontario are admitted on a rolling basis. Once you have applied to Rotman 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 and how to submit any supporting documents directly to Enrolment Services. 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 reflected 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 the deadline, 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.


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 (MGT100H or equivalent, ECO101H + ECO102H or equivalent,  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. Students must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of subject posts for their degree before the course enrolment period starts, or they will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ACORN. Please check with a 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 registering in the 2018 Summer Session after accumulating at least 4.0 credits, and then accepting an invitation to a commerce subject post, fees in the 2018 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, 2018 to May 18, 2018. 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 2018. 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 ACORN 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 MGT100H (or equivalent) with a mark of at least 67%.
  2. Complete ECO101H and ECO102H each with a mark of at least 63%. (Applicants who completed ECO100Y as an equivalent are required to have a mark of at least 67%).
  3. Complete one of the following: MAT133Y with a mark of at least 63%; MAT135H + MAT136H each with a final mark of at least 60%; or MAT137Y (or MAT157Y) with a final mark of at least 55%.
  4. Attain an average of at least 73% across the qualifying courses.
  5. Accumulate a minimum of 4.0 credits.
  6. Complete an online Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application.
  7. Admission will be based on required courses and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application.

Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Application process

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. Applicants to Rotman Commerce should apply to this subject POST regardless of their preferred specialist. Successful applicants can choose to change to one of the Accounting specialists, or the Finance and Economics specialist, or can remain in the Management specialist. The admission requirements for all specialists are the same.

  1. The application process opens on April 1, 2018 and students should start at the Arts & Science Registrar’s Office web site and click on the link to “Type 3 information”. Read through the instructions and complete the request form.
  2. The online Supplemental Application must be completed by 11:59 P.M. EST on May 18, 2018 and should be accessed after completing the request form to apply through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Please note that brief essays and a video submission will be components of the Supplemental Application. Applicants will be required to make a $50 Supplemental Application fee. Note, too, that there can be a delay of up to one week between payment and access to the Supplemental Application, so applicants are advised to make the payment well in advance 11:59 P.M. EST on May 14, 2018.
  3. Application results will be available on ACORN 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.