hi i finish grade 12 in december and im planning to come to uoft from overseas but the thing is uoft intake is in september!! that’s like 9 months! york has an intake in may and i was planning to enrol there as it would be sooner. would i be able to transfer to uoft from york? and if so, when would the earliest and latest i could transfer be?
first of all, chill.
having 9 months off is great. if i were you, i would take that time to get some rest. lie on a beach somewhere. read trashy magazines. drink fruity drinks with squiggly straws. eat some papaya. but enough about me. this is about you.
i could tell you about the whole process of transferring from York to U of T, but in my humble opinion, it’s really not in your best interest to do this. i realize that you may have a motive to get ahead, but after consulting many academic advisors, we all think this is a very bad idea.
behold, a list a pro’s and cons about transferring from York to U of T
-the deadline to apply to York for january intake is dec 7th, while the deadline to apply to U of T for september intake is jan 13th. you’d basically be applying for U of T and york at around the same time.
-some of your credits earned at York may not transfer equally. also, even if your credits end up transferring, your grades will not.
-the whole process of transferring is just super complicated and it’s really not worth it
-you’ll establish a friend group/ community at York, and then have to leave it.
-first year is tough enough; it’s not going to help if you’re stressing about getting into another school or figuring out how your credits transfer
-in an effort to get ahead, you may even delay your education if you aren’t able to transfer all your credits
do you catch my drift?
if you really want something to do in the next 9 months, you could consider getting a job, volunteering, travelling, or taking a class at your local university! the possibilities are endless. once you start university, it’ll be hard for you to take time off to do these things. plus, you should really give yourself a break after completing high school. you deserve it!
if you really want to go ahead with this plan, i recommend that you make an appointment or send an email to a registrar at York (doesn’t necessarily have to be in person) and look at your options.
some things to consider from our end:
-make sure you fulfil the general requirements for transfering to U of T from another canadian university.
-make sure you meet the requirements for whatever program you’re thinking of pursuing
-you will also need to request an assessment of your transfer credits upon admission
-hey, actually, this link pretty much says it all
in conclusion, please don’t do this. if not for yourself, do it for us, your friends at the innis college registrar’s office. apply to U of T for september intake. we wish you all the best in all your endeavours and hope you end up here some way or another!