Onthis page will find admission and scholarship requirements, important dates and deadlines, and many other opportunities and resources that are unique to Victoria College. Please share this information with your students.
For your convenience we have divided this page into the following 7 topics:
Why are students required to choose a College?
All students who apply to the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto (St. George Campus) must rank the seven colleges in order of preference. Students will not be able to submit their application without ranking the colleges.
The Colleges provide an intimate and supportive environment and are considered the students home base at the University of Toronto. It is also where students will academic and financial counseling, scholarships, participate in Orientation activities and determine which residence(s) they will be considered for.
Being a part of a College also ensures that students have a more personal experience at the University of Toronto.
How are the Colleges different?
Each College provides different residence and meal plan options, scholarships and bursaries, campus activities and clubs, and unique academic and non-academic programs.
The Colleges also vary in size, traditions and locations across the St. George campus. We encourage students to take tours to ensure that it is an environment they will thrive in.
How large is Victoria College?
Victoria College is a mid size college with roughly 3,300 students.
Does Victoria College have different admissions criteria from some of the other Colleges?
Victoria College has slightly different admissions criteria from some of the other Colleges. As we are a popular choice, we only consider applicants who have ranked Victoria as their first choice college.
We also require all first choice Victoria College applicants to submit a Victoria College Student Profile as part of their admissions' file.
As a result of demand, Victoria College also cuts off slightly higher than the Faculty of Arts and Science in all admission categories.
Can students change their college choice?
Students may be able to change their college choice on OUAC; please refer to the OUAC website for important dates and deadlines.
If a student would like to switch colleges after they have received an offer of admission they should contact their desired College as soon as possible to see if this is a possibility. Students may also be able to transfer Colleges after they have completed their first year.
Requests to transfer to Victoria College should be directed to our Associate Registrar, Emanuel Melo (email@example.com). Transfer Requests should include the reasons why a student would like to be a part of Vic, and student number.
Are students restricted to taking programs and courses sponsored by Victoria College?
No, programs and courses are open to students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science. We encourage our students to enroll in programs that are of greatest interest to them.
Does Vic admit students from all the admissions categories?
Yes! Each College tries to admit roughly the same proportion of arts/social science, science and commerce students. There is NO arts, science or commerce-specific college.
Are all applicants required to complete a Victoria College Student Profile?
All applicants who select Vic as their first choice College are required to complete the Victoria College Student Profile.
Applicants who select Victoria College as their first choice college and fail to complete the Profile will not be considered for admission to Vic but they will be considered by an alternate College at the University of Toronto.
What is the deadline to submit the Victoria College Student Profile?
The deadline to complete the Victoria College Student Profile will be posted on our website. Please encourage your students to check our website and their email accounts frequently and ensure they have entered their email address correctly on OUAC.
Can students log onto the Victoria College Student Profile on multiple occasions or do they have to finish it at one time?
Yes, students can login to the application on multiple occasions; however once a student has submitted their Profile no changes can be made. Please encourage your students to submit their Profile early as they may be eligible for early consideration.
Will the Victoria College Student Profile be used for admission to Vic?
The Profile will be used in admission decisions. Applicants who fail to complete the Victoria College Student Profile will be considered for an alternate College at the University of Toronto.
Who should I contact if I have further questions about this requirement?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What is the Vic One Program?
Vic One is an academically rigorous and rewarding opportunity for first-year students, and an experience that makes Vic truly distinctive. The program explores ideas and events from a multi-disciplinary perspective in small classes limited to 25 students. The focus in Vic One is on the development of strong research, writing and critical thinking skills that serve as serve important foundation for academic success.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students who have applied to the Faculty of Arts and Science, St. George Campus (regardless of College membership) are eligible to apply for the Vic One Program. However, Commerce and Computer Science applicants are restricted from applying for the Vic One Program due to first-year course requirements for these programs.
When will the Vic One application be available?
More information about the application dates for 2012-2013 will be available on our website shortly.
How many spaces are available?
The Vic One Program has a total of 200 spaces; a breakdown of the number of spaces available in each stream is listed below:
The Northrop Frye stream has 50 spaces (split into two sections).
The Norman Jewison stream has 25 spaces.
The Lester B. Pearson stream has 50 spaces (split into two sections).
The Egerton Ryerson stream has 25 spaces.
The Augusta Stowe-Gullen stream has 50 spaces (split into two sections).
The Arthur Schawlow stream has 25 spaces.
Who can I direct my students to contact for more information about the Vic One Program?
For more information about the Vic One Program please contact email@example.com or visit the Vic One website.
Is this a requirement for all Colleges?
No, this is only a requirement for newly admitted, first year Victoria College students.
Why are Vic students required to enroll in a seminar course?
We believe there are many benefits to enrolling in a first year seminar course. These small-size classes give students the opportunity to get to know fellow classmates, engage in interactive academic discussions, and develop strong written, oral and team work skills – it also provides an excellent transition from high school. This intimate environment helps to prepare students for future years of study, and enhances the university experience that Victoria College has to offer.
How many students will be in each course?
Course sizes will range between 20-40 students.
What courses will fulfill the small classroom requirement?
Students can enroll in Vic One, Vic One Hundreds (formerly Pathways), One programs offered by the other colleges or a 199 half (H) or full year (Y) seminar course fulfill this requirement.
Vic students will be given priority to enroll in all Pathway Seminar Courses.
Will the seminar course count towards a student’s degree?
Yes, the seminar course will count towards a student’s degree (as long a student does not exceed six full courses at the 100 level; this is only applicable to students who are entering with transfer credits). Seminar courses may also count towards the breadth requirement.
Will a visit to the Vic campus help determine if Vic is right for our students?
We encourage all students, who are considering Victoria College, to attend a campus tour. Our tours are student-led and will help potential applicants to get a feel for the campus and the environment at Vic. It is also a great opportunity to speak with a current student about their experience. Each campus tour will be followed by a brief information/Q & A session with a member of Victoria College’s recruitment/admissions staff.
To register for a campus tour or for more information, please visit our tours page.
Where will the campus tour take students?
Tours will take students into the four residences, library and other campus facilities.
Can Vic accommodate group tours?
We are happy to accommodate group tours. If you would like to bring your students to Vic, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please indicate the desired date and time of your visit (if possible please provide a couple of options), approximate size of the group, and the name of your high school.
We are also happy to speak with students about scholarship opportunities, the Vic One Program, campus life initiatives, etc. If your students are interested in learning about a specific area please include this information in your email.
How are scholarships assessed?
Admission Scholarships are automatically assessed at the time of admission.
Scholarships and Awards are highly competitive at Vic. Applicants will need an admission average above 90% to be considered.
Are there any special awards students can apply for?
Vic has a limited number of admission awards that consider factors in addition to academic merit. Students who have demonstrated community involvement, leadership, athletic or performance arts achievements or have demonstrated financial need are encouraged to submit the Scholarship Information Form. The Scholarship Information Form is available following the completion of the Victoria College Student Profile.
In addition, we have a special scholarship for students who wish to pursue a career as a high school teacher. The Vari Scholarship is a very generous scholarship that provides funding for five years (includes one year at OISE for a total of $50,000).
When will students be notified that they have received a scholarship from Vic?
Students will be notified with their offer of admission from the University of Toronto.
If a student’s final marks increase is it possible for them to be reconsidered for a Vic admission scholarship?
Unfortunately, students are only considered for scholarships at the time of admission.
However, this is not the only opportunity for students to receive a scholarship at Vic. We offer guaranteed in-course scholarships for students who maintain an A average in their first, second and third year, as well as a range of other awards. Please encourage students to visit our website for more information.
We also offer bursaries for students with demonstrated financial need.
How much does the typical admission scholarship range from?
Admission scholarships from Victoria College* generally range from $3,000-$5,000. Some admissions scholarships may be renewable for multiple years.
Admission scholarships are also offered by the University of Toronto and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Please visit the following webpages for information about these opportunities:
U of T Awards - http://apply.utoronto.ca/adm-awards/html/awards/mainawdpage.htm
Faculty of Arts and Science Awards - http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/undergraduate/undergraduate-scholarships
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Are all newly admitted first year students guaranteed a space in residence?
All newly admitted first year Victoria College students who have indicated interest in living in our residence by the specified date are guaranteed a residence space at Vic.
Can first year students have their own room? Only in special circumstances will first year students be given their own room at Vic. The Dean’s Office works hard to ensure that roommates are compatible. Students who have questions or concerns regarding sharing a room should contact the Dean’s Office (email@example.com).
Are students living in residence required to buy a meal plan?
Yes, all students living in residence at Vic are required to purchase a meal plan. We have different options available to accommodate the needs of our students. Our residences are also equipped with kitchens so students can prepare some of their own meal.
What styles of residence do you offer?
At Vic, we offer traditional dormitory style (both female and co-ed) as well as apartment style.
As Margaret Addison Hall and Rowell Jackman are our newer buildings the room size is more standard. The layout of the rooms in Annesley Hall and Burwash Hall vary greatly.