University of Ontario Institute of Technology Homeschooled Admission

This page last updated:  2020-02-23



  • You have completed the Ontario secondary school curriculum (or equivalent) through a recognized home-schooling program.


  • You are required to complete or show knowledge in the prerequisite courses for the program you want to gain admission to.
  • You are evaluated using standardized tests (through distance learning or alternative education centres) or on a combination of SAT subject tests and a portfolio.
  • Parent-generated transcripts are accepted as a reflection of courses completed and marks attained, but these transcripts must be submitted in conjunction with standardized test scores.
  • If you have completed courses through distance learning or alternative education centres, include marks from these courses when you apply. If official transcripts show completion of specific prerequisite subjects, you don’t need to submit SAT subject test scores or a portfolio.

Note: Applications from individuals who do not possess a Canadian secondary school diploma will be considered.

Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


All applications to full-time undergraduate programs are processed by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

The OUAC online application system allows you to apply to multiple Ontario universities or programs with one application. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Apply online through the OUAC website using the 105D form.
  2. Be sure to apply by the application deadline for the program to which you want to be admitted.
  3. Once UOIT receives your application from the OUAC, we’ll send you information about the next steps in the admissions process.

Note: If you’re a student with a disability and want to be considered for admission on the basis of disability, please read the information on our Student Accessibility Services website.


All applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following criteria:

  1. Your first language is English.
  2. You have completed at least three years of formal, full-time study (no less than three courses per semester) at a secondary or post-secondary institution where the language of instruction and examination is English.
    Note: The minimum three-year requirement does not include time enrolled in an English as a Second Language program.
  3. You have achieved the required proficiency on one of the English language tests acceptable to UOIT.



  • Minimum score of 4 on Advanced Placement exams.
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours can be granted.


  • Minimum score of 5 on higher level International Baccalaureate examination.
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours can be granted.


  • A grade of C or better in Advanced Level (A level) courses.
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours can be granted.


Other university-level courses taken while in a secondary school will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Official documents must be supplied directly from the issuing institution/governing body to the Registrar’s office to ensure granting of credit.

Achieving these scores does not guarantee transfer credit. Granting of transfer credit is subject to faculty approval. For additional information please visit our Transfer credit website.