Black Applicant Support & Engagement (BASE)

The Black Applicant Support and Engagement program—or BASE—demystifies the path to post-secondary engineering education at the University of Toronto.

Registration Closed

Registration for 2023 programming is now closed. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.


October 30, 2023–January 17, 2024
*See detailed schedule below




Black Identifying Grade 12 students

Program Fee


Program Highlights

  • This free program provides Black-identifying Grade 12 students with a customized experience and resources to assist them through the challenges of the university application and decision-making process.

  • Gain an understanding of the Ontario university application process.

  • Learn about all U of T campuses and Faculties, with a focus on U of T Engineering.

  • Learn about the requirements and supplementary forms of the U of T Engineering application process.

  • Gain an understanding of applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and other financial aids.

  • Have the resources and support of U of T Engineering staff throughout the application process.

Program Details


Session 1 — Monday, October 30
Welcome to BASE 2023

Event — Saturday, November 4, 2023
NSBE High School Conference- Hosted by The National Society of Black Engineers (in-person)

Session 2 Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Document Prep and OUAC document

Event — Saturday, November 25, 2023
Future Black Applicant Day - Hosted By U of T Central Recruitment

Session 3 — Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Narrowing Choices in Engineering

Session 4 — Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Navigating Financial Aid

Session 5 — Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Engineering Applicant Drop In Session

Session 6 — Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Engineering Applicant Drop In Session

Session 7 — Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Student Life at U of T 


BASE sessions take place from 6–7 PM through Zoom. Zoom Links will be sent the week before the session.


BASE is exclusively open to self-identifying Black students currently enrolled in grade 12 for the academic year 2023/2024 who have not participated in our Blueprint program.

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.


If you see that a course or program is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.

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