Received An Offer

Congratulations! At Trent, you are joining an inclusive community dedicated to collaboration and interaction among students, professors, and across disciplines. Here, you will expand your thinking, gain valuable skills, create lifelong friendships, and open the door to a world of possibility.

Your offer of admission will appear on your MyTrent and if applicable, on OUAC account. Your Offer of Admission letter and Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you by email and posted to your MyTrent.

So, what are your next steps?

This step-by-step guide will help you to be prepared and ready as a new student.

Admission and Immigration Matters

Review your admission letters: it is important that you review your admission letters right away to ensure that your personal biographical data is correct. Also, please pay special attention to your Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and information provided in it. If applicable, admission conditions stated in your admission letters must be met as soon as possible and by the start of classes at the latest. 

Respond to your Offer of Admission: It is important that you respond to your offer of admission as soon as you can.

If you used a “direct” application, you should e-mail your response (accept or decline an offer) to our Admissions Office.

If you applied through the OUAC (105F or 101 applications), you should post your decision on your OUAC account. 


Admissions Response and Tuition deposit ($500 CAD) Deadline Fall: September Winter: January Spring: April - ESL Only Summer: May - UG Only Summer: July - ESL Only


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Apply for your Study Permit: If you accept Trent’s admission offer, we encourage you to apply for your study permit as soon as possible. Your Letter of Acceptance has been specifically designed for Canadian immigration authorities.   Apply online for your study permit through Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

Academic Matters

Explore Your Program: as a prospective Trent student, you should explore the program of your admission as well as other academic options and courses that you may be able to pursue.

Visit the program website or review the Academic Calendar to learn more about your particular program(s) and other possible academic options.

Interested in learning when classes start and end? Last date to register for courses? What each program has to offer? You will find this information and much more in the Academic Calendar.

Financial Matters

There are important financial deadlines that you will need to comply if you accept an offer.

First, you will need to submit a tuition deposit of $500 CAD to secure your place at Trent University. Normally, the deposit must be submitted within two weeks of acceptance of admission offer and by the tuition deposit deadline. There are different ways to submit a payment. Visit the Financial Services website for specific information.

Normally, fees are paid per academic term and are due prior to the start of classes. Visit the Financial Services website for information on fees, payment deadlines, refund policies and much more.

Interested in learning about scholarship opportunities? We are proud of our long history of supporting outstanding international students through our Global Citizen Scholarship Program.

Explore our Residences

At our Peterborough campus, everyone is a part of a college, regardless of whether you commute to campus or live in a residential college. It’s your home away from home: a place to make friends, participate in events that will inspire and motivate you, get support and academic advice, connect with faculty outside of the classroom, and a whole lot more. Learn more about our Oxford-based Residential college system and benefits of being a member!

Interested in learning about your potential living space? Visit the Housing website for more information.

For our Durham campus, starting Fall 2020, students will be able to live on-campus in addition to having existing residence partnership options with Durham College and UOIT.  Visit the Durham campus Residences and Housing website for more information.

Discover Your Future Student Life and Community

University is so much more than just academics! Learn about how you can get involved in Trent’s clubs, groups, sports, and leadership programs, and what Peterborough and Durham have to offer to help you make the most of your university years.

Connect With Us

If you have the chance, visit Trent to find out why it might be a great fit for you.  In addition to Open House events scheduled several times a year, we offer campus tours daily and on some Saturdays in Peterborough, and as requested at our Durham campus.

Follow us on our social media pages where you can ask questions, meet others, and receive information about Trent, upcoming dates, deadlines, events, and your next steps.  We are here to help! Post your questions on Facebook, Weibo, Wechat, email us at or call +1-705-748-1314.