- December 15: International Applicants
- March 15: Master of Sacred Music Applicants
- April 30: All other Domestic Applicants
Emmanuel College only offers Admission in September.
- Academic Requirements
- English-Proficiency Testing
- International Degree Assessment
- Conditional Admission Requirements
Applications are only assessed after the application deadline. Admissions decisions will be issued by the following dates:
- February 1: International
- June 1: Domestic
1. Academic Background/Transcripts
In the online application you will be asked to list all post-secondary institutions attended, with the option to upload unofficial transcripts. For the purposes of application assessment, unofficial transcripts will suffice, however official transcripts are required upon an offer of admission and can be ordered to the Office of Admission anytime prior to the application deadline.
Transcripts are required for all University enrolled programs, completed and uncompleted. Transcripts from non-university programs are not required, but can be included.
- are transcripts that have been sent to the applicant from the institution; or a report showing marks accessible from a Student Information System, and can be uploaded to the application
- are transcripts sent directly to Emmanuel College's Office of Admissions, from the institution via post or email
- are only required upon an offer of admission, but can be sent anytime prior to the Application deadline
- During COVID-19, if your institution has the option, please request official transcripts be sent by email: email@example.com
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto.
Applicants are encouraged to submit official international academic transcripts directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada for verification as part of the admission process.
Transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or French must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document if WES is not used.
2. Relevant Experience
3. Letters of Recommendation
All programs require at least three letters of recommendation. References and their email addresses will be entered into your application. Upon submission of an application, the referee's will receive an automated email with instructions and a link to upload their reference letter directly to your application. References can be also emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org from the referee.
This should be a university professor/instructor or a university-educated connection who is capable of assessing you according to the guidelines listed below.
In certain cases, a second academic letter of recommendation may be substituted.
This reference should not be related to the applicant.
Master of Sacred Music Applicants only.
TST Transfer Student Reference
Students transferring within TST will require a letter of recommendation from their college commenting on academic standing and character.
Applicants will be required to enter the names and valid email addresses for all references cited in your online application.
References will receive an automated email with letter guidelines, along with a link and instructions for uploading their letter of recommendation directly to your application. References may be contacted to verify legitimacy.
4. General Financial Plan
Please provide a general overview of how you plan to fund your theological education, indicating percentage from savings, employment income, government student loans, bank loans, other outside funding sources and Emmanuel College.
- 50 per cent Government Student Loans
- 25 per cent Savings
- 15 per cent Family Support
- 10 per cent Employment
5. Supporting Materials
6. Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 CAD must be received before an application can be processed.
Please pay online through PayPal.
7. Admissions Counsellor Meeting
MSMus Additional Admission Information
The Admissions Committee of Emmanuel College oversees the basic degree admissions process and sets minimum admission requirements for all basic degree programs as mandated by Emmanuel College, the Toronto School of Theology, the University of Toronto and the Association of Theological Schools.
The committee does not disclose the reason(s) for declining admission, nor do we accommodate requests for personalized feedback on rejected applications. Decisions related to admission to a basic degree program are not subject to appeal.
Emmanuel College does not have the capacity to offer deferrals in the Master of Pastoral Studies Program. If an applicant is unable to accept an offer of admission for any reason, a re-application will be required for consideration to attend in the future.
All other Programs:
MDiv, MTS, MSMUs & Certificate applicants who are offered admission may request to defer the start of their program until the following September only, with a non-refundable deferral fee of $50.