Important Dates 2017-18
October 2017: Applications available on the ORPAS website.
January 5, 2018 (11:59 PM ET): Deadline for all application materials, including references.
January 12, 2018: Deadline for ORPAS to receive payments.
January 30, 2018: Deadline for ORPAS to receive initial transcripts for all coursework to date.
February 2018: ORPAS calculate a sub-GPA. You can check your Verification Report by logging into your ORPAS application. This report is available once your academic record has been reviewed by ORPAS. The Verification Report will present an up-to-date summary of all information contained in your application, including what transcripts and Confidential Assessment Forms have been received. It will also include the sub-GPA and a list of all courses/grades used in the calculation. ORPAS will send you an email once this report is available to view.
It is your responsibility to check this report and contact ORPAS by March 1, 2018, if there are any discrepancies. If you completed graduate-level courses or were educated outside of North America, PT Department will perform a manual GPA calculation.
First Week of April 2018: Emails will be sent to students receiving an invitation to write the CAP (admission entrance exam), and letters will be mailed to unsuccessful applicants.
Emails will be sent to the email address that was provided to ORPAS in your online application. Please check your settings on your email to ensure that the interview invitation is not re-routed to your “junk” mailbox.
(e.g. On Monday, April 3, Department of Physical Therapy sent out CAP 2017 invitation).
Alternate CAP request has to be submitted within a week from the date of receiving initial CAP invite.
April 18, 2018: Applicants invited to the CAP have until 4 PM EDT on this date to RSVP for the CAP.
April 25, 2018: Alternate CAP day for students with religious observances and exam conflicts (test takes place at U of T during business hours).
(Saturday) April 28, 2018: CAP day at U of T.
May 18, 2018: Admission results will be emailed to all applicants by 10 AM. Cindy Cao, Student Liaison Officer, will include instructions on how to respond (accept/decline) to offer via ORPAS, and what to expect for individuals placed on the waitlist.
Admission letters will also be mailed to all applicants on this date, it may take up to 2 weeks to receive the package depending on your permanent mailing/home address reported in ORPAS.
June 1, 2018: Response to first-round offers due.
Monday, June 4, 2018: This is the earliest date by which waitlisted applicants will be contacted with offers to U of T’s MSc PT program. The waitlist remains in effect until the beginning of classes in September 2018.
If you have firmly accepted another PT offer from Western, Queen’s, McMaster or Ottawa, we are not permitted to contact you with an offer. There are no guarantees that we will go to our waitlist to make any offers.
June 8, 2018: Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances.
June 30, 2018: Deadline for receipt of final transcripts (with degrees conferred) at ORPAS. This includes transcripts for any courses that were in progress when the ORPAS application was submitted. Typically the “degree conferred” notation is only added after the official convocation ceremony, so take this into consideration when ordering transcripts.
End of July 2018: Applicants who have accepted admission to the PT program at U of T will be mailed a registration package, which includes details on registration, schedules, textbooks, etc.
August 1, 2018: Upon entry to the physical therapy program, students are required to provide a copy of a valid certificate in both Standard First Aid and CPR including adult, infant and child training (Level C). First-year students must take the course no earlier than August 1 and no later than the first day of classes in September. A copy of the certificate as evidence of the certification/re-certification must be submitted to the department in September when classes begin.