University of Toronto (henceforth U of T) Admission Officer, Mr. Gowthaman Chelvarajah, visited NOIC Academy on Nov. 20th. During his visit, Mr. Chelvarajah set up a U of T recruitment workshop in the gym, inviting all members of the NOIC community to learn about the latest updates on its admission policies.
In this workshop, all the important information and policies regarding admissions were taken apart and introduced piece by piece to the students. There were several rounds of interesting and in-depth discussions between the students and the admission officer, as he covered topics ranging from the city of Toronto, UT’s three campuses, admission criteria and application procedures followed by a Q&A session.
What are the specific academic requirements for applicants?
The academic requirements can vary depending on the programs. Popular programs such as computer sciences, engineering and business usually require a minimal average of 90%. The competitiveness of these programs also require applicants to be well-rounded students that are distinguished in other non-academic areas. IELTS-wise, the direct entry requirement has always been the same: at least 6.5 for the overall score and no band below 6.0. If you took TOEFL iBT, then the requirement is 100 overall with no section below 22.
Mr. Chelvarajah also suggested that a campus tour is better way to know UT and its environment.
In the end, based on the visit and information from U of T representative, guidance counselors at NOIC would like to offer the following advice for our graduating class.
- Work hard on your six grade-12 4U/M courses and achieve the best average possible.
- There are more than enough majors for you at U of T. Choose your major wisely and not what everybody else is choosing.