Offers of Admission

Basic Requirements for Admission (Required For All Programs)

You must complete the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). A minimum average of 70% is required for consideration for admission. A minimum grade of 60% must be obtained in ENG4U. You must present a minimum of six 4U/M courses to be considered for admission.

Note: Some programs may have higher average and supplementary application requirements. Some programs may also require a minimum number of 4U courses.

Failed and Repeated Courses

If you repeat a course, the highest of the 2 grades will be used in the admission average calculation, if applicable.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

For full-time enrollment beginning in September, Trent University expects to send offers of admission on an ongoing basis starting in January. You must complete or be registered in six 4U/M courses. Admission decisions will be made using grades from a minimum of 3 final 4U/M courses if you are in a semestered school, or 6 interim 4U/M courses if you are in a non-semestered school. Grade 11 grades may be used to extend an early offer of admission when sufficient 4U/M grades are not available. All offers of admission are conditional pending the successful completion of all OSSD requirements and prerequisites with satisfactory academic standing.

Extenuating Circumstances

If you have experienced extenuating circumstances that may have affected your academic performance (e.g., your average is below 70%), you may submit a supplementary application. For more information, contact the admissions office at admissions@trentu.ca or call 705-748-1215. The supplementary form is available online.