Welcome Guidance Professionals and Teachers
Our team at Trent is looking forward to being a valued resource for you, and working together to help your students find and unleash their potential at Ontario’s #1 undergraduate university.
Here you will find information and tools for you to help your students connect virtually with Trent, book a presentation, understand Trent's application process, attend our Virtual Guidance Event, and find contact information for all of your questions. Times are changing and we are here to help your students navigate learning about, and applying to, Trent.
Fall 2021 Visits & Presentations
We want to connect with you and your students this fall. Book your in-person or virtual university presentation with a Trent recruiter today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Email Subject Line: Fall University Presentation Request
- School Name
- Guidance Counsellor Name
- Guidance Email
- Visit Type - In person (Please include your preferred time) - Virtual visits can be scheduled at one of the following times:
- Mondays 10:00 am or 3:00 pm
- Tuesdays 9:30 am or 2:00 pm
- Wednesdays 11:00 am or 1:00 pm
- Thursdays 7:00 pm
- Saturdays 1:00 pm
Excalibur Packages, right to your doorstep!
This fall we will be sending copies of our 2022 Viewbooks and other Trent materials directly to your school.
Trent Talks: High School Edition 2021
Would you like your students to hear from world class professors from the comfort of their classroom? Trent Talks is a series of short lectures prepared by Trent faculty for secondary school classes. These talks are a way for Trent University to give back to our community by sharing its passion for research, teaching, and learning. Each recorded talk is approximately 45-60 minutes in length, and is available to you on demand. See the Trent Talks we have available for you.
Fall 2021 Guidance Update
Mark Wednesday, October 27, 9 am to 10:30 am in your calendars for our Fall Virtual Guidance Update. Bring your coffee and questions as we share what is new for 2022.
Grade 10/11 Information Night
On February 17, 2021 we hosted an Information Night for grade 10 and 11 students. For your convenience, the recorded session is now available below. Please feel free to share with you students who are interested in being university bound after graduation.
Release of Information Form
In order to speak with Trent University about a student's application, the student must fill out and submit a "Release of Information" form, available on MyTrent.
Applications to many programs remain open.
Calculating Entrance Average
Admission to Trent is based on a minimum overall average of 70% on top six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses and a minimum of 60% in ENG 4U. Professional programs have specific admission requirements that differ from Trent's general admission. Non-Ontario secondary students have specific admission requirements. Please refer to the Out of Province Admission section for more details. For more information about Trent admission requirements, please visit the Admissions Requirement Chart.
Average cut-offs fluctuate year to year, depending on the number of applications received, and the strength of the applications. Typically, cut-offs range from the low 70s to the mid 80s. Applicants are encouraged to aim for the highest average possible to increase eligibility for a given program, as well as scholarship consideration (entrance scholarships begin at 80%).
Offers of Admission
Offers of Admission continue to go out on a rolling-basis, as we receive updated grades.
For applicants not meeting the competitive average for programs with heightened admission requirements, we automatically assess for an alternate offer to another program.
For applicants with studies still in-progress, all offers of admission are conditional. Conditions can be found at the bottom of the offer letter that arrives by mail.
If an applicant has accepted an offer at another institution, Trent will continue to assess for an offer.
Offers can be deferred for up to 1-year. To request a deferral, applicants must accept their offer and then complete the "Deferral Request" form under the Academics tab of the myTrent portal (form will remain open until the end of August). Deferrals are confirmed in July/August, as admission conditions are confirmed.
Summer School /Online Courses
Applicants may upgrade over the summer months to meet admission conditions. The "Intention to Upgrade" form will need to be completed (found under the Academics tab of the myTrent portal). Trent may use these grades in calculating final entrance averages for admission and scholarship purposes.
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The Bridge Program
As exciting as heading off to university can be, it can also be a bit worrying (especially, perhaps this year). Many students are looking for some extra help to get used to university. The Bridge Program is designed to give new students a strong foundation, one which will help them be successful in their first year at Trent. If you have students who are anxious about starting first year of university, you may want to recommend The Bridge Program to them. Classes run August 16- 31, 2021. Registration for The Bridge Program is now open.
We are planning for in-person learning at our Peterborough and Durham campuses for fall 2021. We remain committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible, in a way that allows for campus connections, athletics and recreation, and opportunities to live and study, socialize and gain work experience on campus. For students who prefer remote learning, we will at the same time, be providing some enhanced opportunities for students to study remotely.
As we move forward, our actions and decisions will continually be informed by the monitoring of the COVID situation in the University and the communities in which we are located. If the pandemic requires it, we will change and adjust our plans and actions to protect the health and safety of our students and our communities. For a list of FAQ's for Applicants and Future Students, please click here.
We appreciate the time and effort you dedicate to your students and their success. Please contact us personally at any time if we can be of assistance to you, your students, or your school.
- Call 705-748-1011 x 7222 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to speak with recruitment and admissions staff in person.
Recruitment & Tours Office, Peterborough campus
Recruitment & Tours Office, Durham GTA campus
Sasha Trivett, Manager, Student Recruitment
- 705-748-1011 ext 7584
Eliza Nicholson, Manager, Admissions
- 705-748-1011 ext 7846
Miguel Capilla-Bagatella, International Student Enrolment Advisor