Applying to Trent University

The journey starts now and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Applying to university is an exciting time for you and doesn't have to be a daunting task. Whether you're applying to a program at the Peterborough campus or our Durham Greater Toronto Area campus, here are your next steps:

International student? Find out more on how to apply.  

Check your Admission Requirements

What kind of applicant are you?

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Apply Online

You are encouraged to apply to Trent as early as possible as some programs have limited enrolment. All applications for undergraduate studies at Trent University must be submitted through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

  • Ontario secondary students will use the OUAC 101 application form at
  • If you are not currently registered as a secondary student, please apply using the OUAC 105 application and refer to the special application instructions below.

The OUAC website has many helpful resources such as Frequently Asked Questions, Video Tutorials and step-by-step guides.

Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.)

If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school, guidance counsellors will provide you with a P.I.N. (personal identification number) to access the OUAC site and application process.

All other applicants will create user profiles on the OUAC site, which will then automatically assign a P.I.N.

Special Application Instructions For:

Admissions Forms

Below you will find links to a variety of forms to support your application to Trent University.

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Email "Safe Sender" List

Once you apply, you will begin to receive emails from Trent Admissions outlining next steps and other important information to the email identified in your OUAC application.

Please ensure you add "" to your 'Safe Senders' list in your email.

You may want to check your Junk Mail if you feel you have missed a communication from Trent.

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Review Your Next Steps

Congratulations! You've made a great choice applying to Trent. Review your next steps in the already applied section.