Welcome Guidance Professionals and Teachers
Our team at Trent is looking forward to being a valued resource for you, and working together to help students find and unleash their potential at Ontario’s #1 undergraduate university.
Here you will find the information and tools to help you understand Trent's application process, reopening of campus tours, COVID-19 FAQ's and supports for your students as they navigate their next steps to university.
Admission to Trent
Trent Forward Fall Plan 2020
From our School to Yours
Campus Tours, Virtual Connections & Events
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.
Offers of Admission
Offers of Admission will begin rolling out to successful applicants in December. Early Offers of Admission may be extended to high achieving students based on final Grade 11 marks.
See the Offers of Admission section on the Admission Deadlines page for more detail.
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%).
Summer School /Online Courses
Students are eligible to enrol in summer school and/or online courses. Trent may use these grades in calculating final entrance averages for admission and scholarship purposes.
The University has announced a “multi-access” approach for the fall, which means that when and where possible, we will open our on-campus operations, spaces and activities, and are planning on-campus academic and social events and activities for students. At the same time, most courses will be made available through online or remote delivery.In some cases, programs, courses or course components may require in-person instruction (in the case of labs, specialized hands-on or small cohort courses, workshops, seminars, etc.).
Trent will operate its residences in the fall. Some changes will be made to ensure the safety of our students. Notably, all residences will operate on a “single” or one-person-to-a-room basis (which will eliminate the option of "double" and "triple" rooms for the foreseeable future), complete with the latest health and safety training and protocols.
As we move forward, our actions and decisions will be continually 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. To read the full Trent Forward Plan, and for continued updates, please click here.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
We know your students have questions about the future as they plan to attend university. We want to help. Here a a few common questions:
Are students that take required courses in semester two disadvantaged for an offer of admission?
No. Admissions to all Trent programs are calculated based upon the final grades received. Students may still be waiting to hear from us if we have not received updated grades.
Is June 1 still the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission?
Yes. June 1, 2020 was still the deadline for students to accept an offer of admissions for Fall 2020 start for the majority of our programs. If a student has not accepted their offer, their deadline may have been extended to August 15, 2020. Students should refer to their OUAC account to inquire about their deadline date.
A number of our programs are still accepting applications. A full list of programs still open is available on the OUAC webpage.
If a student is repeating a course or taking courses over the summer, are they disadvantaged for an offer of admission?
No. Students should let us know that they are upgrading their courses. They can do this by completing an “Intention to Upgrade” form on their MyTrent portal.
What is the criteria/process for a student to defer their offer of acceptance for 1 year?
If a student is looking to postpone their start date at Trent, they can do so for one academic year. To defer an offer, they must first accept their offer of admission to Trent then complete the Deferral Request form on the MyTrent Portal.
During the deferral time, they are not able to study at another post-secondary institution.
How will a student’s grade 11 marks effect their application next year?
All offer of admissions to Trent are based on a student’s final grade 12 grades. An applicant can receive a conditional offer based on Grade 11 marks, however, must meet admissions conditions that are based in Grade 12 final marks.
Will universities be lowering admissions averages for fall 2020?
At this time, Trent will not be lowing entering averages for programs.
How will Trent account for gaps in student learning from this school year once current student arrive in the fall?
Trent University is committed to the academic and personal success of all of our students. Our academic departments will ensure the necessary supports are in place for students to succeed.
For a full list of FAQ's for Applicants and Future Students, please click here.
Fall School Visits
We would love the opportunity to connect with you and your students this fall. If you would like to schedule a visit, please contact our liaison office at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Enrolment Advisor will be in touch to schedule a date and time that works for you. The safety of you, your students and our staff are the highest priority. Should guests not be permitted into your school during the fall due to COVID-19, we would be happy to arrange a virtual visit with you instead.
Excailbur Packages, right to your doorstep!
Are you needing additional copies of our Viewbook or other Trent information? We are happy to mail you a package to your school with supplies to distribute to your students. Please email email@example.com with your request.
In person campus tours will resume at our Peterborough campus this summer at a reduced capacity. To ensure a smooth transition, we are prioritizing applicants and new students to Trent. Tours will follow all regulations suggested by the government and local health units to ensure the safety of our staff and guests. Those wishing to book a campus tour should visit our Campus Tour Registration page for updated tour information.
Many of our students say they knew Trent was right for them when they saw our campuses for the first time. Although on-campus University events are currently cancelled until further notice, there are a number of ways students can discover Ontario's #1 Undergraduate University from wherever they are. For a full list of opportunities to connect, please visit our Virtual Visit pages.
Due to COVID-19, our private class group tours are suspended at this time. The safety of our staff, faculty, current students and guests are a top priority. We look forward to connecting with you and your students at a later date when it is safe to do so.
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.
- We have a Guidance Hotline for you to call if you have questions while meeting with your students. Call us at 705-748-1011 x 7222.
Recruitment & Tours Office, Peterborough campus
Recruitment & Tours Office, Durham GTA campus
Sasha Trivett, Manager of Student Recruitment
- 705-748-1011 ext 7584
Kevin Whitmore, Director of Recruitment & Admissions
- 705-748-1011 ext 7748