Broad-Based Admissions Program

Broad-Based Admissions Program
Make a significant impact in the selection of the Class of 2T1

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is looking for exceptional communicators with some hiring experience to assess our pool of undergraduate applicants for this coming year. For the 2017 admissions cycle, students will be asked to submit answers to three questions in both written and short video format as part of a “broad-based admission” pilot program.

This volunteer opportunity requires a commitment of around nine to 11 hours per month from November 1, 2016 until the end of the academic year May 2017. Peak reviewing periods will take place between January and March of 2017. A selection of training sessions will take place on campus during the last week of November.

Interested alumni must:

  • have an interest in engineering education;
  • embrace diversity;
  • possess impeccable communication skills; and
  • have some experience with interviewing and hiring.

All applicants are required to submit a resume or CV and a brief description in their application email about why they are interested in this opportunity and what skills/experience they have had that will help them in this role.

The resume/CV and brief description can be sent using the subject heading: “Application for Alumni Admissions Assessor” directly to: rosie@ecf.utoronto.ca.

All successful candidates will be provided with an honorarium in recognition of the effort and commitment to this important component of our admissions process.

Key dates 

  • Volunteer applications deadline extended to Oct. 31, 2016
  • Training sessions will take place on campus and remotely in late November
  • Undergraduate assessments will begin in December 2016

For further information, please contact Rosemary Guido, Assistant Registrar, Admissions at rosie@ecf.utoronto.ca or 416-946-7118.

Broad-Based Admissions Program Overview

For many years, the Faculty has made use of an online student profile (OSP) as an integral component of its admissions process as this allowed information, such as extra-curricular involvement, to be incorporated into Faculty’s admissions decisions.

In 2015, the Faculty added a new component to the OSP: the personal profile. Each of our applicants will be asked to complete this profile online using their own computer and webcam.

Taking around 10 to 15 minutes to complete, the applicants will be required to respond to three questions in both written and video format. The applicants will be given a set of randomly selected questions and a fixed amount of time to think about their response and then write or record their response (on the order of two to five minutes for each part of each question). These questions will target specific cognitive and non-cognitive characteristics, which the Faculty has identified as important traits for success within our program. These include traits such as critical thinking and the ability to clearly articulate ones thoughts and ideas.