The Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging Program offers an opportunity for individuals who are at least 19 years of age to pursue degree studies at the University of Toronto.

Currently accepting application for the Winter 2016 Session with classes beginning in January.

The final day to submit an online application is November 27, 2015. Applicants will have an additional two week to submit transcripts and other supporting documentation.

Academic Bridging is designed for individuals who have been away from formal education for some time and do not meet the University’s established requirements for direct entry admission; the course is intended to bridge the gap between a student’s prior education and the requirements of first year university courses in Humanities and Social Sciences.  Students who successfully complete the Academic Bridging Program are admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Toronto, with retained credit(s) towards their degree.

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Winter Academic Bridging Program? Simply navigate thought the side tabs for more information and course offerings.



Intrested in the 2016 Summer Session? More informaiton to come in January.


Millie Rotman Shime

The Academic Bridging Program is named in honour of Millie Rotman Shime, a University of Toronto graduate and Toronto secondary school teacher of History and English, whose life exemplified the best that any great university may expect of its alumni.  Her father, the late Manny Rotman, who received his Bachelor’s Degree from Woodsworth College in 1985 at age 76, wished to commemorate Millie’s memory by helping others who shared her passion for learning.  Beginning as the Pre-University Program for mature students in 1967, it was updated and renamed the Academic Bridging Program in 2000 with the generous support of the Rotman family.

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