Bachelor of Information


Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Information (BI) is a two year, professional, second-entry undergraduate degree program. Two years of university study is required. At the earliest, students can apply in the second year of their undergraduate degree.

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 Application and Deadlines

Our 2020/2021 application cycle is now open! The application deadline is April 30, 2021. All applicants must submit their application through the OUAC 105 Application and, in addition, submit the required supplementary application materials to us directly at admissions.ischool@utoronto.ca.

Academic Requirements

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.

Supporting Documents

  1. Personal statement (required)
  2. Unofficial transcript (required)
  3. Transcript Explanation Essay (optional)
  4. Proof of English Facility (if applicable)

Personal Statement

This is your chance to be creative! We want to get to know you and why you and the BI Program are right for each other. You can present you statement using your choice of media:

  • 90-second video (we are interested in the message, not your video production skills!)
  • Personal essay (400-500 words)
  • Website / Portfolio
  • Slideshow presentation
  • A storyboard telling a story about what you hope your two years in the program would be like
  • Or any other format that allows you best to communicate your ideas and helps us get to know you

Some aspects you might want to consider your personal statement (but you are free to take whatever approach makes sense for you):

  • Why does the BI program make sense for you at this point in your education?
  • How do the required courses in the BI program excite you intellectually?
  • Recount an experience working on a project, either solo or on a team, in a way that helps
    us to get to know you as a thinker and a do-er.
  • What kind of electives might you take in your second year to make the BI program your own?
  • What kind of impact do you want to have on the world?

Unofficial transcript

Transcript Explanation Essay (optional)

  • Transcripts don’t always speak for themselves or tell the whole story. We invite you to submit a brief (250 words max) statement that helps us read your transcript. You might wish to explain any circumstances that may have led to suboptimal academic performance or tell the story of a change in your academic direction.
  • Submit this as part of your supplementary application material via email to admissions.ischool@utoronto.ca 

Proof of English Facility (if applicable)

Application Process

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.

Apply through University of Toronto Internal Application for Full-Time Degree Studies

  • 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 admissions.ischool@utoronto.ca.  Make sure your email includes your full name as it appears on your application.

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