Application FAQs

Preparing and Submitting Your Application - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to apply to more than one TST college?
No. An application is made to only one college. However, if you are not accepted by your first choice college, and if you wish to be considered for other programs or colleges, be sure to check the "Yes" box on the application form to indicate your consent to be considered for admission to other colleges or programs.

If I am not accepted to the college or degree program of my choice, will I be considered for admission into another college or degree?           
If you have indicated your consent for your application to be considered by other colleges and/or to other programs, you may receive an alternative offer of admission. Alternate offers are subject to admission requirements for that degree and availability of space. If you wish to be considered for alternative offers be sure to check the "Yes" box indicating your consent on the application form.

Will my references be contacted?          
The GCTS reserves the right to contact your references to verify reference letters or to request further information relating to your application.

May I submit more than one writing sample?          
Only one writing sample may be submitted. If you submit more than one, the first sample received, or the first attached to your application form, will be used.

What do I do if I am having difficulties uploading my documents?          
You can email your document attachments to Please ensure that you have used the correct file naming convention (see Step 2 - Gather Application Materials) and send them as email attachments. Please do not send documents that you have already uploaded to the online application form.

English Language Proficiency - Frequently Asked Question

Does my previous degree earned in an English language institution qualify to meet the English language proficiency requirement?          
If your first language is not English, you would not normally be required to provide proof of English-language proficiency at the time of application if:

  •  you have completed at least a two-year degree (full-time) at a recognized post-secondary institution or from an institution recognized by the University of Toronto, and where the language of instruction and examination is uniformly English
  • or if you have completed a degree of at least two year's duration (full-time) in one of the following countries/regions:

Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Please Note:

  • Some applicants from the above countries/regions may still be required to provide proof of English proficiency as English is not the sole language of instruction at all universities.
  • When results of multiple attempts at English language proficiency are submitted, or scores are submitted in addition to transcript evidence, only the evidence with the most recent date will be considered.
  • The language of instruction and examination must be verified by TST. Applicants should provide an official academic transcript with a note confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination. If the official academic transcript does not have this note, applicants should make arrangements for an official statement to be sent from their institution directly to TST confirming the use of English as the primary language of instruction and examination.

After You Have Submitted Your Application - Frequently Asked Questions

Can the GCTS office confirm that my materials have been received?          
We will confirm receipt of your online application form. Due to the high volume of emails, we are unable to respond to further questions relating to the receipt of individual documents. We therefore strongly encourage you to submit all application materials well in advance of the submission deadline. 

When will I hear the results of my application?           
If you submitted a complete application by the published deadline, decision letters will be sent via email in February for first found considerations and April for second round considerations.