Frequently Asked Questions

I completed a Co-op component as part of my academic program, which was over the summer term. How will you assess the Co-op component?

For Co-op studies, all full-time academic semesters count towards the GPA. We are aware of the nature of Co-op programs and know that some academic terms occur in the summer, as students may be in work placements in other terms. If you took a full course load or more during the academic terms (September-April or September-August, as determined by your program), and have completed 6 academic terms, you are eligible for weighting. Applicants who completed a Co-op program are encouraged to submit an academic explanation essay with links to program credit requirements and course load, especially if the transcript does not include information specific to Co-op. The essay and additional information at the links provided will help determine wGPA eligibility for Co-op students.  

I completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Will it be treated as a graduate degree?

The PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a professional, undergraduate degree and not a graduate degree. 

I completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Will it be treated as a graduate degree?

The PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a professional, undergraduate degree and not a graduate degree. 

I completed all the requirements for my graduate degree, but my convocation is scheduled after the application deadlines. Do I need to submit a letter from the graduate department regarding my status in the graduate program at the time of application?

No. A letter from the graduate department confirming your status in the graduate program is not needed at this time. Please ensure that you make arrangement for your official graduate transcript to be sent to OMSAS. We will conduct verification checks between December and January by reaching out to the graduate contact you have listed on your OMSAS application to confirm your degree and progress.

I have already heard from other Ontario medical schools regarding interviews. What takes U of T so long?

Medical schools have different assessment procedures. At U of T, the interview is the final stage of the admissions process. Applications are reviewed in detail prior to ranking for interview. Due to the volume of applications, the process of careful review and scheduling means you may hear from us later than from other schools.

I have completed a thesis in the 2019-2020 academic year, which is worth two full-course credits and the grade was reported in Winter 2020. Will you take into account my thesis grade in the GPA calculation and credit requirement?

Although we treat Winter 2020 grades as credit (CR)/no credit (NCR), all credits obtained during the Winter 2020 term will count toward the course-load, credit, and prerequisite course assessments. If your university has divided the course and given a semester course mark for the first term, we will count that mark in the GPA calculation.

I have completed a thesis in the 2019-2020 academic year, which is worth two full-course credits and the grade was reported in Winter 2020. Will you take into account my thesis grade in the GPA calculation and credit requirement?

Although we treat Winter 2020 grades as credit (CR)/no credit (NCR), all credits obtained during the Winter 2020 term will count toward the course-load, credit, and prerequisite course assessments. If your university has divided the course and given a semester course mark for the first term, we will count that mark in the GPA calculation.

I have completed research during both my undergraduate and graduate studies. Should I include all the research experiences or only those at the graduate level on my ABS?

Research at both graduate and undergraduate level can be included on your ABS.

I will be applying during my third year of undergraduate studies, am I eligible for wGPA?

No, you need to have completed at least three years of study at the time of application to qualify for wGPA.

I will be applying during my third year of undergraduate studies, am I eligible for wGPA?

No, you need to have completed at least three years of study at the time of application to qualify for wGPA.