Frequently Asked Questions

What benefit do I get from belonging to a college?

Your college provides a smaller home within the larger University.  While all colleges provide similar student services and activities, each has its own personality.  Your college serves as a support system where you can readily access academic, personal and financial advising.  Your college will also be the major focus of your social life through clubs, parties and other student-run activities.

Is it true that Trinity is the most difficult college to get into, and if so, should I even bother to apply? What are the cut-offs?

Although Trinity's admission averages tend to be higher than those of the other colleges, we do not have set "cut-off" marks. We look at students' overall records, how well they have performed in subjects related to their proposed courses of study, and the number and breadth of courses they have taken.  In addition, we take into account their Trinity College Student Profile.

Does Trinity have to be my first choice among colleges on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto in order for me to be considered for acceptance by Trinity?

Yes, because more students request a place at Trinity than we can accept.  If, for example, 1000 students request Trinity as their first choice, and we only have 400 spots for first-year students, we will choose our 400 out of that 1000 and will not be able to consider students who have listed Trinity as a second choice.

Do I have to complete the Trinity College Profile?

For full information on the Trinity Profile, please click here.

Does being a Trinity College student limit my enrolment in courses or programmes?

No, you may choose from all courses and programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Science, regardless of college affiliation.

Will I be able to take courses at Trinity College?

Yes.  The College has many courses at the introductory level, which allow students to take seminars in a small-group setting.  The College also sponsors three programmes: Ethics, Society and Law, Immunology, and International Relations.  Trinity also has a first-year programme called Trinity One, which has an International Relations stream, an Ethics stream, and a Public Policy stream.