Important Dates 2018-19
October 2018: Applications available on the ORPAS website.
January 4, 2019 (11:59 PM ET): Deadline for all application materials, including references.
January 10, 2019: Deadline to write the CASPer test. Deadline to release CASPer results to the University of Toronto.
January 11, 2019: Deadline for ORPAS to receive payments.
January 30, 2019: Deadline for ORPAS to receive initial transcripts for all coursework to date.
February 2018: ORPAS calculates 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.
March 1, 2019: Deadline to report any discrepancies in the Verification Report to ORPAS. If you completed graduate-level courses or were educated outside of North America, the Department of Physical Therapy will perform a manual sub-GPA calculation.
First Week of April 2019: 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. Please note: requests to be considered for the Alternate CAP must be submitted within a week from the date of receiving the initial CAP invite. No exceptions.
April 17, 2019: Applicants invited to the CAP have until 4 PM EDT on this date to RSVP for the CAP. No exceptions.
April 24, 2019: Alternate CAP day for students with religious observances and exam conflicts (test takes place at the University of Toronto during business hours).
(Saturday) April 27, 2019: CAP day at the University of Toronto.
May 17, 2019: Admission results will be emailed to all applicants who have not yet received a response. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be provided with instructions on how to respond (accept/decline) to an offer via ORPAS. Individuals placed on the waitlist will be provided with information on what to expect. Hard copy notification letters will also be mailed to all applicants on this date. It may take up to two weeks to receive the package depending on your permanent mailing/home address reported in ORPAS.
May 31, 2019: First-round offers expire.
June 7, 2019: Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances. This is the earliest date by which waitlisted applicants may be contacted with an offer to the University of Toronto’s MScPT program. The waitlist remains in effect until the beginning of classes in September 2019. If you have firmly accepted another Physical Therapy offer from the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University, McMaster University or University of Ottawa, we are not permitted to contact you with an offer. You will be removed from the University of Toronto’s MScPT waitlist and no further official correspondence takes place. There are no guarantees that we will make offers to applicants on the waitlist.
June 30, 2019: 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 2019: Applicants who have accepted admission to the MScPT program at the University of Toronto will be mailed a registration package, which includes details on registration, schedules, textbooks, etc.
August 1, 2019: 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.