The Application Process: General

Applications can be completed online at https://apply.utschools.ca/

Applications for all grades are due on Friday, December 1. 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 How to Apply page.

The application fee is $105 CAD. All fees related information can be found on the Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

  • Grade 7: 96 students (50-50 gender ratio)
  • Grade 9: 24 - 28 students (50-50 gender ratio)
  • 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 12% of the applicants gain admission [25 out of 100]
  • For Grades 10 and 11, 10-20% of the applicants may gain admission [1-4 out of 20]

No. Applicants are admitted to UTS solely on the basis of their own merit. However, if everything is equal, we may consider siblings first.

The 2017-18 tuition fee is $25,350, which includes course fees, cost of leadership and outdoor education program, and a student activity fee). New students must also pay an enrollment fee, which was $2,500 in 2017. 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 $1.2 million in financial assistance to approximately 20% of our students, from 5% to 100% of the tuition.

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.

 

The Application Process: Stage 1

The following criteria are considered during the Stage 1 process:

  • SSAT score [Middle Level for Grade 7 applicants and Upper Level for Grade 9, 10, and 11 applicants]
  • Performance on school report cards for the past 2 grades [marks, character, and work ethic]
  • Strength of the UTS Online 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 and December 9, 2017.  Any tests written after the December 9, 2017 deadline will not be accepted.

Yes, there is a fee of $127 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 Admissions Office, Kristine Maitland at 416-946-7995 or admissions@utschools.ca.

Detailed information about the SSAT test preparation can be found on the How to Apply page.  The only preparation recommended by UTS for the SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  UTS strongly discourages the use of independent SSAT preparation companies as they are unnecessary and expensive.   

UTS and SSAT strongly discourage the use of any companies in the business of preparing students for the SSAT.  The only course recommended by UTS and SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  Please read SSAT's statement about Test Prep Companies.

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. To inquire further, you can contact our Admissions Office, Kristine Maitland at 416-946-7995 or admissions@utschools.ca.

 

The Application Process: Stage 2

For Stage 1 applicants who are invited to Stage 2, the following 3 criteria are considered:

Grade 7

  • Performance on school report cards for the past 2 grades [Marks, Learning Skills, and Comments]
  • Performance on personal UTS interviews
  • Performance on the UTS entrance exams
  • Note: Middle Level SSAT scores are considered only for Stage 1 and are disregarded for Stage 2.

Grade 9, 10, 11

  • Upper Level SSAT scores (considered for both Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Performance on school report cards for the past 2 grades (Marks, Learning Skills, and Comments)
  • Performance on personal UTS interviews

All of this information can be found on the How to Apply page.

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 on the How to Apply page.

The UTS entrance exam consists of a Mathematics test and an English exercise.

  • The Mathematics test is 40 minutes long.
  • The English test is 20 minutes long.
  • The practice exam can be found here.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the UTS admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Officer, Kristine Maitland, at 416-946-7995 or admissions@utschools.ca