Welcome to the Visiting Student Program at the University of Toronto! Each summer, Woodsworth College admits hundreds of students from all over Canada and provides students with an opportunity to attend the University of Toronto for one academic session.
THE VISITING STUDENT PROGRAM-ST GEORGE CAMPUS
Visiting Students are from recognized universities located in North America, who are admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science on the basis of a Letter of Permission (LOP) issued from their home university. The purpose of enrolling in courses as a Visiting Student is to transfer credits back to an undergraduate degree program at their home institution.
Visiting Students are University of Toronto students for the duration of the session in which they are registered. As a Visiting Student, you have full access to all University of Toronto student services, world class resources and facilities, including all libraries, athletic facilities and health services. The Woodsworth College residence is also available for Visiting Students interested in housing during the Summer session. Woodsworth College residence is not an option for the Fall/Winter session. Located on the St. George campus, the new residence boasts suite-style apartments and impressive views of the Toronto skyline.
International students enrolled in institutions outside of North America may apply through the International Summer Program. Please visit the International Summer Program website or email our office for further information.
Visiting Students must be in good standing at their home university. They may not be on probation, suspended or expelled. Transcripts and English Facility Test results are not normally required; however, you should be prepared to present a transcript to an academic department to verify your prerequisite course background.
Returning Visiting Students: Students reapplying as Visiting Students will have to go through the application procedure for each session they are applying for. Returning Visiting Students will be assessed based on previous performance at UofT. Please note that, in accordance with University of Toronto policies, returning Visiting Students cannot re-take any courses they have already received a credit for at the University of Toronto, even if they have permission to do from their home university. Furthermore, returning Visiting Students can only complete 5.0 credits at the University of Toronto. Please keep this in mind as you apply.
Former UofT Students: If you have previously registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science as a degree student or as a special student you may not apply as a Visiting Student even if you have an LOP from another university. You should contact your previous college and complete a “Request for Re-activation” form. If you have previously registered in another Faculty at the University of Toronto, such as Engineering, you should contact that Faculty directly.