Supplementary Application Form

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Who Needs to Complete a Supplementary Application Form?

The Supplementary Application Form (SAF) is only a requirement if you applied to one of the following programs and is important for both admission and scholarship consideration. 

  • Management (regular and co-op)
  • Management & International Business (co-op)
  • Double Degree (BBA/HBSc) applicants (regular and co-op)
  • International Development Studies (co-op)
  • Paramedicine

If you have applied to one of the following programs listed above and do not submit an SAF, you will jeopardize your application.

What is an SAF?

An SAF helps us get to know you better. What is your story? We welcome students with varied lived experiences and whose activities demonstrate learning and/or leadership potential beyond their academic records. The SAF is a space for you to tell us about your life, interests, and goals for attending U of T Scarborough. We are looking for engaged students of any background who will bring leadership, passion, and diverse perspectives. 

At the University of Toronto Scarborough, we welcome students with varied lived experiences and whose activities demonstrate learning and/or leadership potential beyond their academic records. We believe strongly that every applicant should be given an equitable opportunity to join our learning community. Please fill out the SAF to the best of your ability so we can get to know more about who you are and what you have learned from your experiences (rather than simply listing how many extracurricular activities you have participated in). Your responses will be read by university staff with a diverse set of backgrounds and an anti-discriminatory lens. 

We strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require any accommodation in the supplementary application process, please contact utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca.

SAF Deadlines

The current deadlines to submit the SAF can be found on the Dates & Deadlines page. If you’ve already submitted an application for admission, please refer to the SAF deadline listed in your JOIN U of T portal. We encourage you to submit your SAF as soon as possible for earlier consideration. The sooner that we receive your SAF, the earlier you will be considered for admission. The SAF is available through the JOIN U of T website in late October/early November each year.

SAF Requirements

“Scarborough is a meeting place of peoples from around the world where we engage with local and global challenges and opportunities…embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from the diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives, and experiences represented in our community.” 
 
—Inspiring Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Vision for the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020–2025) 
 
Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has a story. What’s yours? 
 
At the University of Toronto Scarborough, we welcome students with varied lived experiences and whose activities demonstrate learning and/or leadership potential beyond their academic records. We believe strongly that every applicant should be given an equitable opportunity to join our learning community. 
 
The SAF is a space for you to tell us about your life, your interests, and your goals for attending U of T. The questions are designed to amplify your unique qualifications and contributions beyond your academic transcripts as we consider your application for admission.

We strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require any accommodations in the supplementary application process, please contact utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca
 
Please fill out the form to the best of your ability so we can get to know more about who you are and what you have learned from your experiences (rather than simply listing how many extracurricular activities you have participated in). Your responses will be read by University staff with a diverse set of backgrounds and an anti-discriminatory lens.

“Scarborough is a meeting place of peoples from around the world where we engage with local and global challenges and opportunities…embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from the diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives, and experiences represented in our community.” 
 
—Inspiring Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Vision for the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020–2025) 
 
Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has a story. What’s yours? 
 
At the University of Toronto Scarborough, we welcome students with varied lived experiences and whose activities demonstrate learning and/or leadership potential beyond their academic records. We believe strongly that every applicant should be given an equitable opportunity to join our learning community. 
 
This form is a space for you to tell us about your life, your interests, and your goals for attending U of T. The questions are designed to amplify your unique qualifications and contributions beyond your academic transcripts as we consider your application for admission.

We strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require any accommodations in the supplementary application process, please contact utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca
 
Please fill out the form to the best of your ability so we can get to know more about who you are and what you have learned from your experiences (rather than simply listing how many extracurricular activities you have participated in). Your responses will be read by University staff with a diverse set of backgrounds and an anti-discriminatory lens. 

Admission Interview

In addition to the SAF, an interview is required for admission to Co-op Management & International Business. Once your application and SAF have been reviewed, you may be invited to register for an interview. Submit your SAF as early as possible to ensure interview consideration.  

 “Scarborough is a meeting place of peoples from around the world where we engage with local and global challenges and opportunities…embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from the diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives, and experiences represented in our community.” 
 
—Inspiring Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Vision for the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020–2025) 
 
Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has a story. What’s yours? 
 
At the University of Toronto Scarborough, we welcome students with varied lived experiences and whose activities demonstrate learning and/or leadership potential beyond their academic records. We believe strongly that every applicant should be given an equitable opportunity to join our learning community. 
 
This form is a safe space for you to tell us about your life, your interests, and your goals for attending U of T. The questions are designed to amplify your unique qualifications and contributions beyond your academic transcripts as we consider your application for admission. We strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require any accommodation in the supplementary application process, please contact utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca
 
Please fill out the form to the best of your ability so we can get to know more about who you are and what you have learned from your experiences (rather than simply listing how many extracurricular activities you have participated in). Your responses will be read by University staff with a diverse set of backgrounds and an anti-discriminatory lens. 

The SAF for International Development Studies (co-op) will include sections about: 

  • Extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership potential and/or learning. 

  • Lived experiences. 

  • Why you have chosen to pursue International Development Studies and any experiences that sparked your interest. 

The IDS Co-op Admissions team utilizes the SAF to assess an applicant’s suitability for the program. We are looking for individuals who are curious about the world, passionate about social justice, willing to interrogate their own privilege and the systems we live in, and able to communicate their ideas with clear writing skills in the SAF. 

The SAF for Paramedicine intends to capture the information about the applicant, including the following: 

  • Extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership potential and/or learning. 

  • Lived experiences. 

  • Why you’re interested in Paramedicine as a career. 

Non-Academic Requirements

All students admitted to the Paramedicine program will need to meet the following requirements for the Centennial College portion of the program, which begins in second year. 

  1. Medical doctor's statement certifying a standard of health acceptable to both Centennial College and the clinical agencies, as outlined in the Ambulance Act. This includes full immunization and vaccination review which involves appointments with a Requisite Nurse, your family Doctor, lab work, follow-ups etc. Additional cost may be incurred by the student in order to meet this requirement. This is required during years two and three. It is advised that you begin this process during the summer, prior to your first semester at Centennial as it can take some time to get all of your immunizations up to date. 
  2. Class "G" driver's license; a class "F" license is highly recommended prior to third year. A class "F" license is required for employment with an ambulance service in Ontario. 
  3. Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Health Care Provider course. BCLS Certification is an annual certification that must be valid for the duration of the school year (September 1 to May 1) of years two and three. 
  4. Standard First Aid certification. SFA certification is valid for three years and must be valid for the duration of the school year (September 1 to May 1) of years two and three. 
  5. Lifting Evaluation, with a partner, of up to a 210-pound patient using various Paramedic equipment. (Students are encouraged to contact Physical Education and Athletics at U of T Scarborough to use the facilities to improve their abilities. For a modest charge, a personal trainer can provide an assessment and an individualized training program, if that is desired.) If you require additional details regarding the lifting requirements prior to agreeing to this declaration, please contact Michael Thomas, Program Coordinator at michaelthomas@centennialcollege.ca or 416-289-5000 ext. 8117. The lifting requirements are as follows (in pairs): Semester 1 at Centennial – 170 lbs, Semester 2 at Centennial – 190 lbs, and Semester 3 and 4 at Centennial – 210 lbs. 
  6. Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Search must be completed during the second and third year of the program. Clinical and field placement cannot be guaranteed to those with a criminal record. Information on how to obtain the background check will be provided upon acceptance of your application. Information on how to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Search will be provided prior to the start of year two. (Should be started prior to starting in September as the process can take more than 6 weeks.)
  7. Students enrolled in the Paramedicine program must be fitted with an N95 mask. In accordance with CSA Standards (CSA Z94.4-2011) people with beards are not able to be fitted for tight fitting respirators, including N95 masks. The tight-fitting respirators are not able to provide an effective seal along the wearer's face when they have a beard and are therefore not functional and cannot complete the requirements of the program.   

 
You must also be aware that under the Provisions of the Ambulance Act, employment as a paramedic is prohibited to any individual who: 

  • In the past year has received six or more demerit points on their driving record.
  • Has had a driving license suspended in the previous two years.
  • Has been prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada within the past three years.
  • Has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude for which they have not been pardoned. 

Missed Deadlines

Submit your SAF as soon as possible! We may still consider your SAF, pending space and the competitiveness of your application to the program to which you've applied. 

How to Complete Your SAF

To complete the SAF, you will need:

  • U of T JOINid. This was provided in your Acknowledgment of Application email from U of T and is made up of your last name and numbers. You will need to enable your JOINid before completing the SAF.
  • Waiting period. After applying to U of T Scarborough on OUAC, it takes anywhere from three to seven business days for our system to process this information and prepare the SAF required for your application. If you are trying to access the SAF before this update has been made, you will not be able to complete the form. Simply wait a few more days and try again!

Instructions:

  1. Set up your JOINid. Instructions are provided with your Acknowledgment of Application email from U of T. Please note that the system may take up to three business days to process your information.
  2. Log in to the JOIN U of T website and select the Application Status Check link. The password to access the SAF is the same password you used to access the JOIN U of T website.
  3. Answer all the questions on the SAF as specified. You can work on your SAF over a few days and save your responses, however, once it is submitted you are not able to make any changes.
  4. The SAF must be completed only by the applicant and you should be honest with your responses.
  5. Wait for the confirmation page. After you successfully submit your SAF, a confirmation page will appear thanking you for completing the form. Please be patient and wait for the message to display – this message is the confirmation that you have submitted the form.

Need help? 

  • If you're experiencing technical issues, try opening the SAF in a different browser (we recommend Firefox for the SAF). If problems persist, send us an email at utsc.admissions@utoronto.ca.
  • If you can't see the SAF, ensure the program you applied for requires an SAF (refer to the list above) and/or wait about a week after applying to U of T Scarborough for us to process your application and prepare your SAF.

SAF Overview Video

Learn all about completing your SAF with this helpful webcast! (Note: Dates and deadlines are from the 2022 application. Refer to the Dates and Deadlines web page for current information.)