Transferring Within Engineering

Information on transfers is available online.

Options for Engineering Science Students

Do I have the option of transferring out of Engineering Science for the Fall Term?

As a newly admitted first-year Engineering Science student, you have the option to transfer to any Core Program of your choice until September 13.

What if I want to transfer after the Fall Term?

If your Fall Term average is 60% or greater, you may transfer into a Core Program of your choice. If you term average is between 55% and 60%, you may conditionally transfer to the Core Program of your choice. If your average is between 45% and 55%, you will be required to transfer into a program with space. To transfer, you need to submit an online Request to Transfer Application that is available in the Engineering Portal.

What about transferring at the end of first year?

Transfers after first year are also possible and may be necessary if your average is less than 65%. If your winter term average is above 55%, you will be required to transfer into a program with space. To transfer, you need to submit an online Request to Transfer Application that is available in the Engineering Portal.

The T-Program

The Transition Program, or T-Program, allows students who fell behind in the Fall Term of first year to immediately address their problem areas. The program has helped many students catch up to their classmates.

If you are in the T-Program, you are able to repeat up to three Fall Term courses in the Winter Term. If eligible, you can redistribute your workload by deferring some first-year courses to the Summer Term (May through June). You will then return to regular classes in second year without losing any time in the four-year schedule for your engineering degree.

In any of the cases outlined below, you need to visit the First Year Office to determine your next course of action.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the T-Program?

If you have failed one or more of your Fall Term courses (less than 50%) and your average is less than 60%, you will meet with a first-year advisor in January to discuss your options and whether you are eligible for the program or not.

Options for Students in the Core Programs

Do I have to stay in the program I was admitted to?

If, after completing your first year in one of the Core Programs, you wish to transfer to another program within U of T Engineering, submit an online Request to Transfer Application (available in the Engineering Portal) by May 15. You will be asked to rank the program(s) you want to be considered for. The Faculty makes decisions on transfer requests once the Winter Term grades are available.

Is my transfer guaranteed?

We make decisions based on students’ averages and space availability. If you have at least 80% in both your Fall and Winter Terms in first year, you are guaranteed a transfer to any other U of T Engineering program except Engineering Science. Engineering Science has extremely high academic requirements, so those requests are handled individually. With less than an 80% average in both your fall and winter terms, you are eligible to transfer to a program with available space. Please note that it is often difficult to transfer into certain programs because of enrolment limits. Transfers between Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are allowed if admitted directly to either of these programs in the fall.

What if I fail a course but my average is above 59.5%?

You need to repeat any courses you fail immediately in the Winter Term and defer the same number of courses to the summer. A first-year Advisor will help you set up your new timetable.

What if I am doing very poorly in one of my courses during the fall?

You may have the option of dropping a course and deferring one course to the summer. Talk to a first-year Advisor to find out if this is available and advisable.

U of T Services and Support At a Glance

Academic Success Centre
214 College Street | 416-978-7970 |
Offers to work with students to develop the skills, strategies and competencies they need to succeed.

Accessibility Services for Students
455 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 400 | 416-978-8060 |
Facilitates the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life, with a focus on skills development, areas of self-advocacy and academic skills. Services include alternate test-taking arrangements, note-taking accommodation, sign language interpreters, adaptive equipment and more.

Athletic Centre
55 Harbord Street | 416-978-3437
Houses multiple gymnasia; three swimming pools; squash, tennis and basketball courts; dance studio; eight-lane, 200-metre indoor track, strength and conditioning centre, cardio machines, spinning room, fencing facilitates, sport medicine clinic and golf cage.

Career Centre
Koffler Student Services Centre, Main Floor
214 College Street | 416-978-8000 |
Provides in-house workshops and seminars, mock interviews, resume clinics, counseling and special events.

Centre for International Experience (CIE)
Cumberland House
33 St. George Street | 416-978-2564 |
Offers special services for international students, including pre-arrival information, reception services, orientation events, English-language program, newsletter, personal counselling and advice on non-academic concerns.

Community Safety Office
21 Sussex Avenue, 2nd floor | 416-978-1485
Responds to students, staff and faculty members of the U of T community who have personal safety concerns.

Health and Wellness Centre 

Koffler Student Services Centre, second floor
214 College Street | 416-978-8030
The new Health and Wellness Centre now offers U of  T students a single point of entry for access to all services previously offered through Health Services and CAPS. Health and Wellness offers University of Toronto students a wide range of medical and mental health services to support them in achieving their personal and academic best.

Family Care Office
Koffler Student Services Centre, Main Floor
214 College Street | 416-98-0951
Provides information, guidance and referral services to student who require child care, elder care and assistance with other family matters.

Indigenous Student Services 
563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor | 416-978-8227 |
Provides a number of culturally supportive student services and programs to Indigenous students and the general University community, including academic and financial aid counseling, resource centre, Elder-in-Residence and much more.

Hart House
7 Hart House Circle | 416-978-2452 |
Provides students with the chance to develop their interest in music, art, literature, debates, athletics and recreational activities that range from photography to scuba diving.

Housing Services
Koffler Student Services Centre, 2nd Floor
214 College Street | 416-978-8045 |
Serves as a year-round resource of residence information to assist students with securing suitable housing.

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
21 Sussex Ave., Suites 416–417 | 416-946-5624
Through a wide range of services and programs, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is dedicated to making U of T a community that celebrates the sexual and gender diversity of its students, staff and faculty.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre 
University of Toronto St. George campus
Gerstein Science Information Centre (Gerstein Library), Suite B139 | 416-978-2266 |
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre is here to help and support students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment. We’re here to help you understand, access and navigate supports such as counselling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid and legal aid. The Centre also works to end sexual violence on campus through training and education.

Student Accounts Office
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Responsible for academic fees collection for the University of Toronto. Tuition invoices are sent from this office; fees inquiries may be directed here.

Student Life Programs & Services
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214 College Street | 416-976-7135 |
Committed to ensuring students are educated in the broadest sense of the word through programs that are geared to the development of civic involvement, respect and leadership skills.

U of T Campus Community Police
Emergency: 911
Campus Police Urgent: 416-978-2222 |
Provides preventive patrol and crisis response (among many other services) 365 days-a-year, 7 days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day.

U of T Students’ Union
12 Hart House Circle | 416-978-4911 ext. 221 |
Administers health and dental plans, sells discounted TTC (public transit) passes, holds income tax clinics and more.

TravelSafer Service
416-978-SAFE (7223)
Provides a safe and reliable on-campus escort to students, staff, faculty and visitors after dark. The service enables people to travel between one campus location to another with a sense of security.

U of T Engineering Buildings

Also please see the U of T Interactive Campus Map for more building information and directions.

Code Building
BA Bahen Centre for Information Technology
DC Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research
EA Engineering Annex
EL Electrometallurgy Lab
FI Fields Institute
GB Galbraith Building
HA Haultain Building
MB Lassonde Mining Building
MC Mechanical Engineering Building
MY Myhal Centre
PT  D. L. Pratt Building
RS Rosebrugh Building
SF Sandford Fleming Building
WB Wallberg Building

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