To be a non-degree student (special student), you must meet one of the following requirements
- Hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with at least six 4U or 4M courses and an overall average of 70%, or the equivalent (this does not apply to the “personal interest” category — see below)
- Qualify as a mature student by meeting the following conditions:
- have not been engaged in full-time studies for at least two consecutive years
- are considered to hold promise of academic success
- meet the requirements of the faculty you have applied to
Non-degree students (special students) fit into one of the following categories
To find out more about the these subcategories and to see all definitions, visit Academic Regulation 1.1.
- Personal interest: For students wishing to take courses for personal interest or for students who have not been granted admission. Students can take a maximum of six units (two courses) per term and the total cannot exceed 30 units.
- Improving academic standing: For students who have been required to withdraw from the faculty. Students can take a maximum of 12 units per term (four courses) and the total cannot exceed 30 units.
- Professional certification
- Transfer of units
- Gifted student (see the enrolment process for the Head Start program)
- Visiting Research Student (for more information, follow the Procedure for Visiting Research Students)
We reserve the right to verify your eligibility, cancel your enrolment or prohibit further enrolment if necessary. In addition, depending on your category, you must provide certain documents and meet certain conditions.