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Year 12 | At-a-glance

All Year 12 students must update their Naviance account ASAP indicating all of the universities they are applying to and any offers received. This includes all universities in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Upcoming deadlines:

All applications submitted: Target date of December 1, 2020!

Scholarship Application Deadlines (nomination not required)

Please contact Ms. Berndsen for a transcript.

Boston University Trustee Scholars Program – December 1

UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award – December 1

Merit Scholarships at Vanderbilt University – December 1

Practice interviews

Please contact your university counsellor if you would like to participate in a mock interview for any of your university applications. It’s important to book at least several days in advance of your interview to ensure availability.

Early consideration deadlines for University of Toronto engineering or commerce

Students who wish to have their application for engineering or commerce programs at the University of Toronto reviewed for possible early admission offers in February or March must meet earlier deadlines, as follows:


The OUAC application must be submitted by December 1; the Online Student Profile must be submitted by December 15. Students who rank U of T engineering below third choice on their OUAC application will be disadvantaged in the admissions process.

Once you apply via OUAC, Ms. Berndsen will send you a transcript to upload to your portal along with additional information to include with respect to your academic profile.

Once students have applied on OUAC to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto, they will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the required supplemental application. Click here for a helpful overview.

It’s important to recognize that the supplement requires students to answer three randomly generated questions. Two of these must be answered orally through an uploaded video. The other problem-solving question requires an essay answer of no more than 250 words, written online within a 10-minute period.


The OUAC application should be submitted by November 25 in order to ensure that the supplemental application can be submitted by noon December 10 for early consideration.

The supplemental application for commerce consists of both short written essays and a video component.