Congratulations On Your Offer!
If you received an alternate offer, it means that you were not eligible for admission to your preferred choice, but you had a strong application and qualify for admission to U of T Scarborough. Reasons for receiving an alternate program offer include:
- Overall average and/or prerequisite grades are below minimum requirements.
- Missing one or more prerequisites.
- Low Supplementary Application Form (SAF) or interview score (if required).
- Incomplete or missing SAF (if required).
You may have the opportunity to enter your preferred program at the end of your first year, depending on the specific program area requirements and space availability. You will need to take the specific first-year courses and request admission into that program at the end of your first year. The outcome of this request will be based on your grades in first-year courses, and program eligibility.
If you received an alternate program offer due to missing high school prerequisites, you may choose to complete the prerequisite during the summer before degree studies so that you’re eligible for first-year courses with that requirement.
U of T Scarborough offers a wide variety of excellent programs, so even if you are not admitted to the original program you applied to or decide you'd like to specialize in a different subject, there are many options to choose from as you define your academic path.
How Alternate Offers of Admission are Made
We automatically consider applicants for an alternate program if they are not eligible for their preferred choice. For Management programs, we first consider applications for the next closest Management program (Co-op Management applications will be considered for non-co-op Management, for example). For Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, we will consider students based on the alternate program choice selected at the time of their application.
Before making a decision, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Applying for Co-op While at U of T Scarborough
If you applied to a co-op program but received an alternate offer to the non-co-op option, you still have an opportunity to apply to co-op after first year.
Your first year will be very similar to students who have been admitted to co-op since you all have access to the same courses. If you meet the grade requirements and spots are available, you can then enrol in the co-op option starting in second year.
Information about Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics
If you applied to Computer Science for fall 2023 and received an alternate offer to a different admission category, see our information sheet to learn more.
At the University of Toronto, most students apply to a program after completing their first year of courses. If you decide that you want to enter Mathematics, you will need to take specific first-year courses and then request admission into that program at the end of your first year. The outcome of this request will be based on your grades in first-year courses. You can learn more in our Mathematics Information Sheet (PDF).
At the University of Toronto, most students select a program after completing their first year of courses. If you decide that you want to enter Statistics, you will need to take specific first-year courses and then request admission into that program at the end of your first year. The outcome of this request will be based on your grades in first-year courses. You can learn more in our Statistics information sheet (PDF).
If you are on the waitlist for the program you originally applied to, visit the Waitlist web page for further information and answers to frequently asked questions.
An Admissions & Student Recruitment team member would be happy to connect with you and answer your questions about your offer of admission. Let's chat about your academic and career aspirations, how you can achieve your goals at U of T Scarborough, your transition to University studies, what to look forward to as a student, and anything else that's on your mind. Email us at email@example.com.