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Complete Application Deadlines

December 15 - All International Students for September

March 15 - Master of Sacred Music Applicants only 

April 30 - Admission for September

Admission Requirements

Application Procedures

Specific Application Procedures for each of our Basic Degree programs are below.

General Application Help & Overview

More Questions? Email the Admissions Counsellor!

 

MPS and MDiv Application Procedure

1. Online Application for MPS/MDiv Conjoint Basic Degree Program. Please complete all sections carefully.  It is important to give your full and correct name on this form. Once entered, your name cannot, and will not, be changed without the appropriate verifying documentation.

2. Personal statement – The statement should be no more than four pages (double-spaced) and should touch on the following areas:

  1. regular spiritual practice; belief system
  2. relevant volunteer experience or prior professional experience including education
  3. why you are interested in the Emmanuel program and becoming part of the Emmanuel College community
  4. vocational goals

Be certain to put your name at the top of your statement. The personal statement can be sent as an attachment to emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca.

3. Video Submission – 3-5 minutes maximum (can be submitted as an Unlisted YouTube link)

  1. Tell us about the important experiences in your life that lead to your decision to apply to Emmanuel College.
  2. Discuss ways you anticipate growing emotionally and spiritually in the program, and ways you anticipate being challenged emotionally and spiritually.
  3. Let us know if there is anything else you would like to share with us.

4. Résumé/CV – The résumé or CV can be emailed to emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca.

5. General financial plan – Please provide an overall stratagem on how you plan to fund your theological education, indicating the total percentage from savings, employment income, government student loans, bank loans, other outside funding sources, and Emmanuel College financial assistance.

6. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, even if completed part-time or attended several years ago, to be sent to the Office of Admissions at Emmanuel College directly from the academic institution. All official transcripts received become the property of Emmanuel College and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another academic institution. Requests for copies of these official transcripts will also be declined.

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. We may require an applicant to have official international academic transcripts submitted directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada for verification as part of the admission process.

Transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or French must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document if WES not used.

7. Application Fee – A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 CAD must be received before an application can be processed. You may pay online through PayPal or send by post a personal cheque or money order payable to Victoria University to:

Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

8. Letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to Emmanuel College. Complete the applicant section of the Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet before providing the cover sheet to each person providing you with a reference. The referee should not be related to you. The Cover Sheet provides guidelines for completing and submitting the letter of recommendation. While completing the application, you will be asked to provide the names of those providing references. The Cover Sheet can be located here.

Letters of recommendation are required from each of the following sources:
i) Academic reference*
ii) Ministerial/pastoral or community/spiritual leader reference**
iii) Personal reference
iv) If you are applying as a transfer student within TST, your application will require a letter of recommendation from the Director of Basic Degree Studies or Dean of Students commenting on your academic standing and character.


* Ideally, the academic referee should be a university professor or instructor. If it has been some time since you attended university, provide a reference from someone who holds a university degree and who is capable of assessing you according to the guidelines for an academic reference listed below.

** In certain cases applicants may substitute a second academic letter of recommendation for the minister/pastoral or community/spiritual leader letter of recommendation.

Guidelines:

The ministerial/pastoral or community/spiritual leader reference should comment upon the following:
(a) Character and personality; (b) Emotional stability; (c) Theological and faith commitments; (d) Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures; and (e) Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership.

The personal reference* should comment upon the following:
(a) Character and personality; (b) Emotional stability; (c) Theological and faith commitments; (d) Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures; and (e) Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership.

*Personal references should not be related to the applicant

The academic reference should comment on the following:
(a) Intellectual and academic strengths and/or weaknesses; (b) Critical and analytical skills; (c) Maturity; (d) Written and oral communication abilities; (e) Ability to work with and learn from others; (f) Integrity; (g) Motivation and initiative; and (h) Personal judgment.

9. English Language Competency – If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability by taking one of the language tests approved by the University of Toronto and arrange to have the official results sent to Emmanuel College before the application deadline. Further details about the tests and minimum required score levels can be found here.

All documentation is to be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca
t. 416-585-4464 f. 416-585-4516

We will confirm the received documentation via email. If you do not hear from us, we strongly advise you to contact us.

Notification of Acceptance: Once an application file is complete and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee, please allow up to eight weeks to receive written notification of the admission decision.

Police Check: A Level 2 Vulnerable Sector Police Check is required for all MPS and MDiv students, and all other students taking courses requiring that they work with a vulnerable population. This will be completed after a student has been admitted.

NOTE: The Admissions Committee of Emmanuel College oversees the basic degree admissions process and sets minimum admission requirements for all basic degree programs as mandated by Emmanuel College, the Toronto School of Theology, the University of Toronto and the Association of Theological Schools.

The committee does not disclose the reason(s) for declining admission, nor do we accommodate requests for personalized feedback on rejected applications. Decisions related to admission to a basic degree program are not subject to appeal.

MTS and Certificate Application Procedure

1. Online Application for Conjoint Basic Degree Program. Please complete all sections carefully.  It is important to give your full and correct name on this form. Once entered, your name cannot, and will not, be changed without the appropriate verifying documentation.

2. Personal statement. The statement should be no more than two pages (double-spaced) outline the following:why you would benefit from studies at Emmanuel College

  • your vocational goals
  • your theology
  • your learning style
  • what you think you would contribute to Emmanuel College.

Be certain to put your name at the top of your statement. The personal statement can be sent as an attachment to emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca

3. Résumé/CV. The résumé or CV can be emailed to emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca

4. General financial plan. Please provide an overall stratagem on how you plan to fund your theological education, indicating the total percentage from savings, employment income, government student loans, bank loans, other outside funding sources and Emmanuel College financial assistance.

5. Official transcripts. Arrange for official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions, even if completed part-time or attended several years ago, to be sent to the Office of Admissions at Emmanuel College directly from the academic institution. All official transcripts received become the property of Emmanuel College and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another academic institution. Requests for copies of these official transcripts will also be declined.

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. We may require an applicant to have official international academic transcripts submitted directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada for verification as part of the admission process.

Transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or French must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document if WES not used.

6. Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee of fifty dollars Canadian ($50.00CAD) must be received before an application can be processed. You may pay online through PayPal OR send by post a personal cheque or money order payable to Victoria University to:

Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

7. Letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Emmanuel College. Complete the Applicant section of the Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet before providing the cover sheet to each person providing you with a reference. The referee should not be related to you. The Cover Sheet provides guidelines for completing and submitting the letter of recommendation. While completing the application, you will be asked to provide the names of those providing references. The Cover Sheet can be located here.

Letters of recommendation are required from each of the following sources:
i) Academic reference*
ii) Ministerial/pastoral or community/spiritual leader reference**
iii) Personal reference
iv) If you are applying as a transfer student within TST, your application will require a letter of recommendation from the Director of Basic Degree Studies or Dean of Students commenting on your academic standing and character.


* Ideally, the academic referee should be a university professor or instructor. If it has been some time since you attended university, provide a reference from someone who holds a university degree and who is capable of assessing you according to the guidelines for an academic reference listed below.

** In certain cases applicants may substitute second academic letter of recommendation for the minister/pastoral or community/spiritual leader letter of recommendation.

Guidelines:

The ministerial/pastoral or community/spiritual leader reference should comment upon the following:
(a) Character and personality; (b) Emotional stability; (c) Theological and faith commitments; (d) Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures; and (e) Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership.

The personal reference* should comment upon the following:
(a) Character and personality; (b) Emotional stability; (c) Theological and faith commitments; (d) Ability to work with and learn from others, including those who have different beliefs, commitments, cultures; and (e) Potential for theological study and/or potential for ministry, spiritual care or other leadership.

*Personal references should not be related to the applicant

The academic reference should comment on the following:
(a) Intellectual and academic strengths and/or weaknesses; (b) Critical and analytical skills; (c) Maturity; (d) Written and oral communication abilities; (e) Ability to work with and learn from others; (f) Integrity; (g) Motivation and initiative; and (h) Personal judgment.

8. English Language Competency. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability by taking one of the language tests approved by the University of Toronto and arrange to have the official results sent to Emmanuel College before the application deadline. Further details about the tests and minimum required score levels can be found here.

All documentation is to be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
Emmanuel College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca
t. 416-585-4464 f. 416-585-4516

We will confirm received documentation via email. If you do not hear from us, we strongly advise you to contact us.

Notification of Acceptance: Once an application file is complete and has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee, please allow for 8 weeks to receive written notification of the admission decision.

MSMus Application Procedure
Non-Degree Basic Application Procedure

Regulations for Non-Degree (basic) Students:

  1. must have a university degree or its equivalent, with at least a "B" or 70% average;
  2. are subject to the same course and administrative procedures, deadlines and regulations as degree students;
  3. may only take basic degree courses (1000-3999); TST course prerequisites must be observed;
  4. if information on this application is false or misleadingly incomplete, registration may be revoked retroactively and academic penalties assigned;
  5. will not have automatic library access: research reader cards can be purchased for use;
  6. are welcome to participate in college worship and also enjoy certain privileges extended by the Emmanuel College Student Society;
  7. will be credited with courses satisfactorily completed, should they decide to enroll in a degree program, provided the course is not stale-dated (taken more than eight (8) years) prior to applying to the degree program.
  8. can transfer up to a maximum of 10 courses into a degree program.

Non-Degree (basic) Application Procedures


Complete Application Deadlines

  • April 30 - Admission for Fall Session (September)
  1. Complete the Online Application for Non-Degree (basic) and Diploma Students.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 CAD. You may pay online here OR choose to send a cheque payable to should be mailed to the Admissions Office at the address below. An application cannot be processed until the application fee has been received.
  3. Provide a personal statement indicating why you are applying as a Non-Degree (basic) or Diploma student. The statement should be no more than one page (double-spaced). Be certain to put your name at the top of your statement.
  4. Arrange for official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions attended to be forwarded to the Admissions Office at Emmanuel College. To be official, these transcripts must be sent directly to the College by the institution concerned. Transcripts issued to the student will not be accepted.
  5. Arrange for an academic reference to be sent to the Office of Admissions at Emmanuel that comments on the following: (a) intellectual and academic strengths or weaknesses; (b) critical and analytical skills; (c) maturity; (d) written and oral communication abilities; (e) integrity; (f) motivation and initiative; and (g) personal judgment. Please use the Letter of Recommendation Cover Letter for Non-Degree (basic) and Diploma Students.

* Ideally the academic reference should be a university professor or instructor. If it has been some time since you attended university, provide a reference from someone who holds a university degree and who is capable of assessing you according to the guidelines for an academic reference listed below. The onus is on the applicant to identify appropriate alternative.

Office of Admissions, Emmanuel College

75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca tel. 416-585-4464 fax. 416-585-4516

We will confirm received documentation via email. Therefore if you do not hear from us, we advise you contact us.

Once an application is complete please allow 4-6 weeks to receive written notification of the admissions decision.

Have further questions? Contact the Admissions Counsellor here!

 

Online Application for Non-Degree (basic) and Diploma Students