Applications will become available online on September 8 at utschools.ca/admissions
Applications for all grades are due on December 1, 2020. 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 2020-21 tuition fee is $28,173, 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 $6000. 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 Paper-Based SSAT* can be written on any of the scheduled Flex dates listed on the SSAT website at any test center between August 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020. The Computer-Based SSAT (SSAT at Home or Prometric Test Center) can be written on any of the scheduled dates listed on the SSAT website between August 8, 2020 and December 1, 2020. Any tests written after the December 1, 2020 deadline will not be accepted.
*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, UTS recommends that all applicants choose computer-based testing over paper-based testing when possible.
Please visit Find Your Testing Options to discover the testing options available to you in your area.
Yes, there is a fee of $149 USD that is paid directly to SSAT. The fee for the SSAT written internationally (outside of Canada and the USA) is $287 USD.. For families with limited financial resources, a fee waiver for the SSAT test and the preparation materials can be requested by contacting our Admissions Office at email@example.com.
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 all applicants. Detailed information about the interview process can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.
The UTS entrance exam is part of the Stage 2 process and consists of a Mathematics component and an English component. Detailed information about the entrance exam can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the UTS admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org