How to apply to the SMP

Before completing your application

Please remember, that in order to be eligible for the program, you must be 16 years of age by June 30, 2024. 

To begin the application, you must first obtain a copy of your transcript from your guidance office, which is to be uploaded in either a PDF or JPEG format in the application form.

Please note that your Provincial Report Card will not be accepted as a substitute for your transcript.

Applicants must also have completed Grade 10 Science in the academic stream or have completed any Grade 11 science course either in the university (U) stream, university/college (M) stream, or the college (C) stream. Upon the successful completion of the SMP, students are eligible for a high school credit in Science, Grade 12, University / College Preparation (SNC 4M1).

Information requested in the application form

The online application requests the following information to be filled out:

  • General information
    • Your name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your gender
    • Your contact information
    • The contact information of your guidance counsellor/teacher
    • The contact information of your parent/guardian
    • Emergency contact information
  • Written response
    • You will also be asked to provide a statement of interest that explains “What makes you a good candidate for the Summer Mentorship Program”.
    • Please ensure to write and save your responses on a separate word-based application before copy-pasting your response in the SMP application form, as to prevent disruptions to the application process.

Summer Mentorship Program Application

  • Current Applicant Information
  • Address
  • School Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Program Qualification
  • Additional Information
  • Complete

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Mentorship Program in the Health Sciences.  Please review this information before you begin the application.

Please note that you must be 16 by June 30, 2024 to be eligible for this program.  In the application you will be asked to provide your name, your date of birth, your gender, your contact information, the contact information for your Guidance Counsellor/Teacher, the contact information for your parent(s)/guardian(s), emergency contact information, as well as a statement of interest.  You must provide an email address that you can access regularly.  Please ensure your email address is correct before you submit the form because we will use this to communicate with you. 

You will need to connect with your guidance office to get a copy of your transcript.  The transcript is attached to the application as a .pdf or .jpeg.  Please do not attach your Ontario Provincial Report Card as it is not an acceptable substitute and your application will be considered incomplete

The information that is collected from this application will not be shared with any other university departments or external contacts.  The information that we collect is used to consider your eligibility for the SMP.  If you are admitted to the SMP, we will share the information that is collected in your application with the school board for the purpose of administering the high school credit (SNC 4M).

A copy of the application will be sent to the email address that you provided in the SMP application once it is complete.  Please contact Dionne Banton, Outreach Coordinator oao.outreach@utoronto.ca if you have not received a copy of your application immediately after you complete the form.

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Select the gender identity(ies) that best fit you:*
The options identified below are based on the terminology used by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in the Policy on Discrimination and Harassment Because of Sexual Orientation and the Policy of Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression. [2] Trans refers to a person who identifies with a gender other than the one assigned to them at birth, or to a person whose gender identity and gender expression defers from stereotypical masculine and feminine norms. It is also used as an umbrella term for those who identify as transgender, transsexual, trans, gender variant, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, or an analogous term.
If you would like to self-identify as Indigenous [3] for the purpose of this program please select "Yes".*
[3] Indigenous peoples of Canada include First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Application deadlines

There are two deadlines for the Summer Mentorship Program. Space is limited, so we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.

January 12, 2024
First application deadline 

January 15 - 19, 2024
Email sent to arrange for interviews

February 10 - 11, 2024
First round interviews 

February 13 - 20, 2024
admission offers emailed to first round interviewees

March 22, 2024
Final application deadline 

March 25 - 29, 2024
Email sent to arrange for interviews  

April 13, 14, and 20, 2024
Second round interviews 

April 22 - 26, 2024
admission offers emailed to second round interviewees

July 2-26, 2024
2024 Summer Mentorship Program period

 

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