Welcome Guidance Professionals and Teachers

Throughout the year, 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 and support your students as they navigate their next steps to university.


Guidance Updates

Durham GTA Campus

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a hot breakfast as we connect and share the latest on our new academic programs, admissions updates, and exciting new campus developments. 

Registration is required. 


Peterborough Campus

Peterborough Campus Guidance Update at Fall Open House

Join students in the fun at at Open House in Peterborough on Friday, November 8.  While your students explore everything our Symons Campus has to offer, you’re invited to attend a brief counsellor session at 10:30 a.m. accompanied by refreshments in the counsellor’s lounge. 


From Our School to Yours

Your students have questions - and we have answers. We'd love to travel to your school to answer their questions about all things Trent. Whether they're curious about programs, student life, admissions, scholarships, or the university application process, we can help. 

Simply invite us to your next educational fair or arrange for us to bring one of these highly popular presentations to your school:

Career Class: 

An overview of post-secondary study options.  Suitable for Grade 10 career classes.

Your Ontario Universities (YOU): 

A roundup of the benefits of a university education plus practical advice on zeroing in on the university that's right for you. Suitable for students in Grade 11 or the beginning of Grade 12.

College to Trent University Pathways: 

What students who are planning to head to college right now need to know about transferring from college to university down the road. Suitable for Grade 11 and 12 students in the college stream.

Trent University Durham GTA Campus: 

A more focused look at the unique offerings available at Trent's Durham Greater Toronto Area Campus in Oshawa. Suitable for schools in Durham Region and surrounding areas.

Transitioning to University: 

A general overview of what to expect at university and how to make the transition from high school. Suitable for students in Grade 12 enroling in university.

Call 1-888-739-8885, e-mail us at discovertrent@trentu.ca or discovertrentdurham@trentu.ca.


Admission to Trent

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 January.

Early Offers of Admission may be extended to high achieving students starting in December 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% in top six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses and a minimum of 60% in ENG 4U.

Professional programs have specific admission requirements that may 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

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.


Secondary School Top Scholars

High achieving Grade 12 students are eligible to enrol in a course at Trent University, starting in September or January of their Grade 12 year. Upon successful completion, the student will have a Trent credit, which may be applied towards a Trent degree. The credit may also be transferable to other universities.

Special permission from the student's school principal is required.


Campus Visits

Open House Events

Trent University hosts open house events in November and March. Find out more at www.trentu.ca/openhouse

Campus Tours

Students can register for campus tours Monday-Friday and some Saturdays. Find out more at www.trentu.ca/tours

Contact Sasha Trivett, Manager of Student Recruitment to book a private group tour with your class.


Contact Us

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.

Guidance Hotline 

  • We have a new 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

Kevin Whitmore, Director of Recruitment & Admissions