Applications will become available online on September 1 at utschools.ca/admissions
Applications for all grades are due on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Note: There are no openings for Grade 8 and no admissions for Grade 12. See the SSAT section below to check the deadlines for the SSAT test. More information can be found on the utschools.ca/admissions page.
The application fee is $120 USD. All fees related information can be found on the Tuition and Financial Assistance page.
Grade 7: 96 students (balanced by gender)
Grade 9: 24 - 28 students (balanced by gender)
Grades 10 & 11: 1 - 4 students based on attrition
For Grade 7, approximately 25% of the applicants gain admission [96 out of 400]
For Grade 9, approximately 10% of the applicants gain admission [25 out of 250]
For Grades 10 and 11, 8% of the applicants may gain admission [1-4 out of 50]
No. Applicants are admitted to UTS solely on the basis of their own merit.
The 2019-20 tuition fee is $26,960, which includes course fees, cost of leadership and outdoor education program, and a student activity fee. New students must also pay an enrollment fee of $5500. Additional costs including texts, supplies, class field trips, etc. can range from $300-600 depending upon the grade. All overnight trips that are not covered by tuition and student activity fees are optional. Participation in an athletic team or other team (e.g. chess) will not generally incur additional costs.
Yes. UTS has one of the largest financial assistance programs among independent schools in Canada. UTS awards approximately $1.3 million in financial assistance to approximately 20% of our students, from 5% - 100% of the tuition.
No. The UTS admissions process is a needs-blind process and applying for financial assistance has no bearing on admission decisions. Admission decisions are made based solely on the admission criteria and are made independently of the financial assistance decisions. UTS is committed to maintaining accessibility, equity, and diversity in our admissions process and offers a generous bursary program of $1.3 M to approximately 20% of our student population from 5-100% of tuition assistance. We welcome all qualified students to apply.
Stage 1 results are based on candidates' SSAT scores, report cards, teacher recommendation form(s) (only for Grades 9, 10, 11) and the completed application.
The SSAT can be written on any of the scheduled Standard or Flex dates listed on the SSAT website at any test centre between October 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018. Any tests written after the November 30, 2018 deadline will not be accepted.
Yes, there is a fee of $132 USD that is paid directly to SSAT. For families with limited financial resources, a fee waiver for the SSAT test and the preparation materials can be requested by contacting our Nandita Bajaj, Head of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approximately 50% of the Stage 1 applicants are invited to Stage 2 based solely on the SSAT scores, strength of the online application, and report cards.
Because the invitation to Stage 2 is based on multiple criteria (including the number of applicants) and not the SSAT score alone, it is difficult to predict the minimum SSAT score of a successful Stage 2 candidate. As a result, a high SSAT score alone will not guarantee an invitation to Stage 2.
For Grade 7 applicants, results are based on the interviews, entrance exams, report cards, and the completed application. For Grades 9-11 applicants, results are based on interviews, SSAT scores, report cards, teacher recommendation form(s), and the completed application.
For Grade 7 entry, SSAT scores are considered only during Stage 1 and are disregarded for Stage 2. For entry in Grades 9-11, SSAT scores are considered in Stage 1 and Stage 2.
The personal interviews are conducted in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) for Grade 7 and 9 applicants and as personal one-one-one interviews for Grade 10 and 11 applicants. Detailed information about the interview process can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.
The UTS entrance exam consists of a Mathematics test and an English exercise.
The English test is 30 minutes in length and involves a page-long writing exercise on a given topic.
The Math test is 45 minutes long and consists of 5 problem-solving questions. Students are graded on the process of their work and as such are expected to show all the steps of their work.
The content of the UTS Math and Writing test is similar to that of the content on the SSAT test for the Quantitative and the Writing sample, respectively. As such, the SSAT test preparation guides serve as good preparation tools for the UTS exam even though the format of the test is quite different.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the UTS admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com