The website for Upper Canada College uses cookies to enhance the user experience. To review our Privacy Policy, please click on "Additional Information" button above.
Applying to UCC

Applying to Boarding

Thank you for your interest in boarding at Upper Canada College. Our vibrant and diverse boarding community is an exceptional opportunity for students from around the globe to benefit from the gold standard education program (IB) and myriad extracurricular opportunities. Students also benefit from studying in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Application for 2024 entry is now available. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

List of 4 items.

  • Level

    Year 8
    Year 9
    Year 10
    Year 11
  • Birth Year

  • 2024 Intake

  • Deadline

    Rolling (most spaces filled by May)
* Students are entering an accelerated program and various criteria are used to establish entry-level placement. Please see the Guide to Upper School Grade Placement for more info and contact the office with any questions. No students are admitted directly into Year 12. Candidates who live a commutable distance from the school are generally not eligible for the boarding program.

How to Apply

List of 9 items.

  • Step 1 – Explore UCC

    Before you start an application, we encourage you to learn more about our programs, take a virtual tour and connect with us to get a feel for school life. Start your exploration now.
  • Step 2 – Login to or Create your UCC Application Account

    To start your application for 2024 entry, you must first login to or create your UCC application account. If this is your first time applying, you will need to create an account. Please ensure that when you create the account, you use the candidate’s legal name as it appears on his birth certificate or passport.

    If the system recognizes your email address during account creation, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press "Submit". If this occurs, or you created an account previously and do not remember the account information, click on "Forgot Login?" You will then be prompted to enter your email address and request both your username and password. After submitting this request, please check your email inbox for two emails containing your username and instructions for logging in. Creation of more than one account per family may lead to a delay in the processing of applications and/or documents.

    Only the candidate's parents are legally authorized to create an account and submit an application. Agents wishing to submit an application on behalf of a parent should contact the Office of Admission at before creating an account.
  • Step 3 – Submit an Application Form and Pay the Application Fee

    Once you’ve logged in or created an account, click on the application form button to start filling out the form. You can save your work and return to complete and submit it at any time -- please allow 30 minutes to an hour in total to complete the form. Please ensure that all form fields are complete before submitting as the application information cannot be edited once submitted. Please allow two days for processing the application form and payment.

    Boarding decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in December with most spaces filled by May, so we encourage families to apply as early as possible. The application fee schedule is as follows:
    • $200 until Nov. 1
    • $300 Nov. 2 onward
  • Step 4 – Submit Birth Verification and Final Report Cards

    Once your form has been processed, you can log back in to upload PDF copies of the following documents:
    • Final (June) 2021–22 school reports
    • Final (June) 2022–23 school reports*
    • Passport open to the photo and name page
    Images of multiple pages should be merged into a single file before uploading using an app such as Adobe Scan.
  • Step 5 – Complete an assessment

    All candidates applying to boarding will be offered an online entrance assessment hosted by the UCC Admission Team. These are offered upon completion of an online application. 
    Additional testing requirement for international students:
    International students for whom English is not their primary language of instruction must also submit their results from the Duolingo English Test platform. Select Upper Canada College from the list of Secondary Schools to have the test results sent directly to our admission office.

    International students who have been studying in a primarily English-language school for three (3) years or more are exempt from this requirement.
  • Step 6 – Apply for Financial Assistance

    UCC committed more than $5 million in financial assistance for the 2023–24 year to ensure the College remains affordable for our families. Assistance is available to Canadian citizens starting in Year 5, so we encourage all interested and eligible applicants to apply.

    Financial assistance is awarded on the basis of family need as established by a third-party organization, Apple Financial Services. Financial assistance decisions are separate from admission decisions. Awards range from $5,000 to full tuition.

    A small percentage of financial assistance (less than two per cent) is dedicated to one-time merit-based Entrance Scholarships, awarded to top candidates based on the strength of their admission applications. No additional application is required.

    The Boarding deadline to apply for needs-based financial assistance is February 1, 2024. Visit Tuition and Financial Assistance to learn more and apply.
  • Step 7 – Submit a Current Report Card

    All applicants will also need to submit a current school report once that item is activated on the checklist. Generally a mid-term report is issued by schools in November or December. Please upload a current report as soon as the checklist upload becomes available.

    Please do not submit any additional documents unless requested.
  • Step 8 – Await your Interview

    Upon receipt and review of all required documents, selected candidates will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. The interview is designed to assess a prospective student’s areas of strength, needs, potential for success and alignment with UCC's values. It is also an opportunity for parents to gain deeper insight into who we are and what we do at UCC. Please note in some cases interviews will not be scheduled until entrance assessment results have been received. 

    We require at least one parent/legal guardian to participate in the interview process. If the parent(s) require language/translation support, please advise the Office of Admission during interview scheduling.

    Online interviews will be held from mid October through mid-April.
  • Step 9 – Receive your Decision

    Boarding applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the first round of offers being made in December.
The word experience The UCC Difference