Undergraduate F.A.Q's

What are the GPA requirements to get into this program

You can view the complete enrollment requirements here

What career opportunities are available in nutritional sciences?

You can review Postgraduate opportunities in Nutritional Sciences here

When are acceptance decisions available?


You can apply to most Collaborative Life Science programs during the first request period only, even if you are planning to complete the required courses in the Summer session. You can only request ASMAJ1068 during the first request period. 

First Request Period

In the first request period, there are three decision iterations during which you may receive a decision on your application. If you receive an invitation during one of the iterations, you must accept or decline the invitation during that iteration. If you do not accept the invitation during that iteration, your invitation will expire.

Decision Iteration Time period to check results and accept any invitations
First Decision Iteration May 20, 2022 – June 2, 2022
Second Decision Iteration June 8, 2022 – June 20, 2022
Third Decision Iteration June 24, 2022 – July 8, 2022

Important Dates 

When are applicants notified of successful admission into the Summer Research Program?

Applications are under review through March and the successful candidates are notified by early April. 

Does the department accept transfer credits to satisfy degree requirements?

If you completed courses at another university, you may be eligible for transfer credit for courses in which your final mark is 60% or higher. If you would like us to review your transfer credit assessment, please email dns.admin@utoronto.ca using Subject Line: Transfer Credit Inquiry 

Your email should include your full name, student number and the course you applied for a transfer credit toward.

Transfer Credits are handled through the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. For more information on the process please visit the FAS site here.

Will the department evaluate courses completed, or in progress, toward the degree requirements that are not listed as an exclusion to the required course?

Courses listed as an exclusion to a required course are accepted toward the degree requirements. 

Course substitutions can be evaluated by the Undergraduate Administrator in consultation with the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Education. Please review the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and exclusions before contacting our department. 

If you have a specific question about course substitutions, please email dns.admin@utoronto.ca

What is the DNS mentorship program?

The DNS (Department of Nutritional Sciences) Alumni-Student Mentorship Program offers students the opportunity to network and learn more about career opportunities in the field of Nutrition.  It involves being matched one-on-one with a DNS graduate who is enthusiastic about sharing their experiences and advice about steps after graduation. 

DNS Mentorship Program Info

DNS Mentorship Program Application

What should I do if I am thinking about dietetics?

Training Requirements of the Registered Dietitian

Details on the Dietitians of Canada website.

The University of Toronto does NOT have a Dietitians of Canada accredited undergraduate program. The BSc Nutritional Sciences does NOT lead to registration as a dietitian.

Accredited undergraduate programs in Ontario are offered by Brescia University College (affiliated with The University of Western Ontario)University of Guelph, Toronto Metropolitan University and Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa.

Are transfer credits (TC's) accepted or assessed for admission into the Nutritional Sciences major?

If you have been granted a TC for any of the required first years courses, please notify the department when you have requested enrollment in the major. The department will review your approved TC's and may request more information from you and/or a transcript from the transferring institution.

More information about Transfer Credits in the Faculty of Arts & Science can be found here.