How to apply to Toronto Metropolitan University | Ultimate University Guide

Written by Nicole Lorraine Prieto and Arry Pandher

Want to apply to Toronto Metropolitan University?

Applying to Toronto Metropolitan University is as easy as 123. But before you breeze through the application process, you first need to choose your program and check if your program is still accepting applications! You should read about the admission requirements in our How to Get into Toronto Metropolitan University Guide, so you can prepare all your requirements beforehand.

Once you’ve completed your admission requirements, you can now move forward with the application process!

1. Submit Your Application

Applications to Toronto Metropolitan University is done through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). To apply to Ryerson, you need to complete the:

  • OUAC 101 for Ontario high school students
  • OUAC 105 for Canadian or permanent resident high school students from outside Ontario

The OUAC has a Base Application Fee that covers your initial three universities or program choices. If you want to add more choices, you will need to pay additional fees. The application fee is provided every October, so make sure to check their site by then to learn more about the updated fees.

If you have any questions on your undergraduate application, you can contact [email protected] for OUAC 101 related questions and [email protected] for OUAC 105 related questions.

2. Submit Your Required Documents

After completing your OUAC application, you may need to submit additional required documents to support your application. Here’s how to access and submit forms and other documents:

  • Get your Toronto Metropolitan University Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application.
  • Activate your Toronto Metropolitan University Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Toronto Metropolitan University Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.
  • Twenty-four hours after activating your Toronto Metropolitan University Online Identity, visit the Choose>Toronto Metropolitan University Applicant Portal.

What Documents Do You Need to Submit?

Non-Academic Requirements

On your chosen program’s webpage, you can check if they require non-academic requirements to support your application.

Academic Transcript

If you completed the OUAC 101 application, you don’t need to submit these forms. Your grades will be submitted by your guidance office to the OUAC.

For applicants through OUAC 105, you are responsible for submitting your secondary school academic transcript. Your transcript should show your individual marks or grades achieved in each course or subject taken and, if applicable, the diploma or degree awarded to you.

Here are a few reminders on submitting your academic transcript:

  • If not on the transcript, you should also include the grading scale for your school.
  • Do not upload your course syllabi/descriptions with your transcripts.
  • If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide the documents in the original language and a certified or notarized literal English translation.

All transcripts received via the upload process are considered unofficial. Toronto Metropolitan University will request official transcripts if or when required in an Offer of Admission.

Official transcripts are sent directly by the issuing school and/or agency in a sealed envelope. They bear an original seal or stamp and/or official signature. The official documents should be received by Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline indicated in your official Offer of Admission.

Supplementary Forms

This is only for students applying through the OUAC 105 form. Your application will not be reviewed until this form is completed, so don’t forget about this step in your application process!

You are especially required to complete Section 2 of the Supplementary Form (Self-Reported Grades) if you are currently enrolled in a Grade 12 secondary school from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, or Yukon.

Document Submission Preparation

Take note of the following Toronto Metropolitan University guidelines in submitting your documents:

  • Toronto Metropolitan University can choose not to review your uploaded document if it is of poor quality or illegible, if a virus is detected, or if the document does not match the item on the checklist.
  • Your full name must appear on all uploaded documents.
  • Scanning at a resolution of 300 DPI is recommended.
  • An individual file may not exceed 50 MB (51,200 KB) in size.
  • The checklist requirement selected for upload must match the document uploaded—do not upload all your supporting documents as one file.
  • With the exception of an underscore (_), the file name of any uploaded document must not contain any punctuation.
  • Keep your file name short and relevant to its content.

3. Check Your Application Status

The Choose>Toronto Metropolitan University Applicant Portal is updated every night, but it may take up to seven to ten business days for any submitted documents to be processed and reflected. This portal is the university’s primary way of communicating with you, so check your portal often to see your application status and what documents have been received and determine which ones still remain outstanding.

There are two important sections for tracking your application:

My Application Status

Your application status is listed under the title of your chosen program. Applications for the program are under review appears until an admission decision is made or you cancel your application.

My Communications

You will receive personalized letters here include important information about your application status and requirements. Carefully review letters and follow-up if required.

Admission decisions, including the official Offer of Admission, appear in this section. Toronto Metropolitan University does not send admission decisions by mail.

Communication from Toronto Metropolitan University to applicants is date-sensitive. If a response is required, and you do not respond within specified time frames, your application and/or Offer of Admission may be cancelled.

As an applicant, you have access to your Choose>Toronto Metropolitan University Applicant Portal until late September. After that, your account will be deactivated. If you get accepted, your communications will remain available through Ryerson’s Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS), where you can view your academic, financial and personal information at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Tuition Fees

If you decide to pursue your post-secondary education at Toronto Metropolitan University, your university expenses depend on your program and whether you live in residence. For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, you can expect fees for full-time undergraduate programs to range from $7,000 to $12,000.

Click here for an estimate of the fees for Canadian and permanent residents who are in full-time undergraduate programs grouped per faculty:

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