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With many decisions on your horizon, choosing Trent was a great place to start.

Need to make changes to your application?

  • If you applied using the OUAC 101 or 105F application, any changes to your application must be made through your OUAC account. 
  • If you applied directly to Trent, email us at

Next Steps

The following step-by-step instructions will help you navigate through the admission process.

Know Your Trent Identification Number

You should have received an e-mail from us confirming receipt of your application. In that message we provided your Trent Identification Number (7 digit number starting with “0”) and please use this number every time you correspond with us. If your application is successful, it will become your official Trent University Student Number.

Your MyTrent Portal

Activate your MyTrent account through this link. In your MyTrent portal, under Academics, Admissions, you will find everything related to your admission application.  Any changes and updated will be posted there and please monitor your MyTrent on a regular basis.

Submit required documents to complete your application

Once we receive and assess your application form, we will post the required documents for admission assessment on your MyTrent under “Required Document” icon, located under Academics, Admissions. You have the following options for submitting your documents:

  • using specific upload forms available on your MyTrent portal. Documents received this way will be considered unofficial and may be used for conditional offers only. Official documents will be required if you receive an offer and decide to accept it.
  • sending original (hard) copies by mail. The address is located under the "Required Documents" icon, under Admissions, Academics on your MyTrent. Submitted documents become the property of Trent University and will not be returned.
  • having your current institution e-mail us your official transcript to

There are deadlines for completing an admission application* as follows:


Winter (January)

Spring (April, ESL only)

Summer (degree)

Summer (June, ESL only)

Fall (September)


November 15

March 1

March 15

May 1

June 15


Undergraduate studies*

Fall: September

Winter: January

Summer: May

Application Opens September 19 (OUAC 105 & Direct application)
October 1 (OUAC 101)
September 19 (OUAC 105 & Direct application)
October 1 (OUAC 101)
September 19 (OUAC 105 & Direct application)
October 1 (OUAC 101)

Deadline to Apply

June 1

November 1

March 1


TRENT-ESL: English for University

Fall: September

Winter: January

Spring: April

Summer: June
Application Opens September 19 (OUAC)
October 1 (Direct application)
September 19 (OUAC)
October 1 (Direct application)
September 19 (OUAC)
October 1 (Direct application)
September 19 (OUAC)
October 1 (Direct application)
Deadline to Apply June 1 November 1 February 15 May 1

*Some programs may have earlier deadlines.

If you are applying for admission on the basis of completion of high school, then we would normally require an official high school transcript, including your senior year mid-year and/or predicted, final (if applicable) grades. When on-line verification of final results is available, we will verify your final results on-line.

If you are applying for admission on the basis of post-secondary institution(s), then we would still require an official final high school transcript PLUS an official post-secondary transcript with most recently completed courses/grades. In some cases, we may also require WES (World Education Services) evaluation to proceed with an admission assessment.
At this admission stage, we will review your qualifications for transfer credits eligibility and update your MyTrent portal with our initial assessment. If eligible, the actual transfer credit assessment will take place once you have been admitted, accepted our admission offer, submitted an official final transcript and course syllabus.

For students applying for Post-Graduate Certificate programs, an official university transcript and confirmation of a Bachelor degree completion is required. 

Processing times and admission process

Our processing and decision making times vary depending on the month (January-May are being the busiest months). As we work with your application, we will be updating your MyTrent on a regular basis. For most of our programs, admission decisions are released on a rolling basis – it means that as soon as we have received the required documentation to make an admission decision, it will be released and you will be notified.  Admission letters will follow shortly after the notification. We issue electronic copies of admission letters only. 

Explore Trent 

As you wait for an admission decision, learn more about Trent University:

YOUR PROGRAM: Learn more about your program options. Hear from current Trent students as they share insights about their programs, faculty and experiences. 

YOUR COMMUNITY:  If you are living in or planning to visit Canada, come explore the campus and experience what Trent has to offer.

YOUR FUTURE HOME: Where you live while at university is just as important as what you study. Are you planning on living on- or off-campus?

YOUR STUDENT LIFE AND RECREATION: With more than 50 student clubs and groups and the state of the art Athletics complex, you will find lots of opportunities to pursue your hobbies and passions and stay fit while attending Trent.

REVIEW FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Please familiarize yourself with financial information. Please visit the Financial Services website to learn about tuition fees, payment deadlines, and other important dates. 

Have Questions?

We are here to help and please do not hesitate to reach out! In order to serve you better, please note the following contact information:
Admission related inquiries:
General inquires on Trent University (programs, services, scholarships, etc.):