Bachelor of Information (BI) Webinar
Join us for our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, April 14 – 1 pm EST. Here’s your chance to learn more about the BI Program and the admissions requirements, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Hosted by the Assistant Registrar, Student Engagement and Support. Register here.
The Bachelor of Information (BI) is a two year, professional, second-entry undergraduate degree program. At the earliest, students can apply in the second year of their undergraduate degree.
- Personal statement
- Unofficial transcript
- Proof of English Facility (if applicable)
The minimum academic requirements are outlined in the table below:
*If at the time of application you are in the spring of your second year, only the first 1.5 years of academic standing will be available for academic assessment. Acceptance into the program will be conditional upon the candidate completing second year and achieving the required academic minimums.
The personal statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the selection committee, pointing out how your academics, experience (work and personal) and career goals make you an excellent fit for the Bachelor of Information program. Email your Personal Statement to us as a Word document or a PDF, it should be between 400-500 words. The personal statement should address:
- What main topics, concerns and issues you would like to explore during your studies
- Your expectations of the program and what motivates you to pursue the BI program
- Extracurricular activities that have prepared you to be successful in the BI program
The essay will help the admissions committee identify applicants with excellent written communication skills, and to determine fit between the applicant’s expectations and the BI program itself.
Proof of English Facility (if applicable):
All applicants educated outside Canada whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The English language requirement may be satisfied using one of the following tests:
- a) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:
• paper-based TOEFL exam: 600 with 5.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)
• Internet-based TOEFL exam: 107/120 with 24/30 on the speaking section and 27/30 on the writing section.
- b) Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum required score of 95.
- c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum required score of 8.0.
- d) English Language Diagnosis and Assessment (ELDA)/Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE) with a minimum required score of 6 and at least 3 in the writing portion.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2020. All applications are to be completed online.
Apply through OUAC (105 Application)
- if you are NOT currently attending an Ontario high school day program (in Ontario or abroad), AND
- if you are NOT a current or former U of T student.
- if you were previously or are currently registered as a student at U of T
Apply through the International Application
- currently reside outside of Canada, AND
- are not currently studying, and have not previously studied in Canada, AND
- are not applying to any other Ontario university
You are required to email your personal statement and a copy of your unofficial transcript to email@example.com. Make sure your email includes your full name as it appears on your application.
The deadline to submit your supporting documentation is May 15, 2020.
For an overview of the Faculty of Information and our Bachelor of Information degree programs view/download the 2020 Faculty of Information Handbook.