Congratulations on being offered admission to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts & Science!
You probably have many questions about choosing courses, living in residence, or transitioning to university. This site is designed to help you figure out the answers to your questions. And for anything you're still unsure about your college registrar's office is there to help!
We've also put this information in video form - check out our Next Steps Videos.
What to do now...
Accept Your Offer
- Follow the instructions in your offer package to accept your offer of admission by the stated deadline.
- Check the Join U of T Portal to make sure your acceptance has been received.
Learn Important Information
- Read through our Welcome Guide for new students.
Get Your Residence Guarantee
- If you're interested in residence, be sure to indicate your interest on the MyRes portal by March 31st. Doing so will ensure that you are guaranteed residence, provided that you are a full-time first-year student entering university for the first time and have been admitted by June 1st.
- Course enrolment doesn't begin until the end of July, but it's never too early to start researching the courses and programs you may be interested in.
- Read the Program
Information to get an idea of what courses you need to take in
- Use the Arts & Science Calendar and U of T's Course Finder to help search the over 4,000 courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science
- Learn more about program selection and how to start planning for your degree
What to do later...
- If possible, attend a Welcome Event or Advising Session at your college to familiarize yourself with academic requirements and procedures.
- Campus tours are available weekdays at 11am and 2pm and on Saturdays at 2pm. Register online.
- Can't make it to campus? Try the Virtual Tour.
Get into Residence
- After admission, you need to log back into MyRes portal to rank the residence options available to you.
- Your residence will send you an email with instructions on how to accept your residence offer. If you plan on living off-campus, the Housing Services Office can provide information about finding an apartment.
Join a Community
- First Year Foundations combine theme-based, small-group learning with extra-curricular experiences and provide for an exceptional first-year. Each of the seven colleges and the Munk School of Global Affairs offers their own First Year Foundations program. These optional programs are open to all first-year, full-time students in the Faculty of Arts & Science regardless of college affiliation.
- Consider signing up for a First Year Learning Community (FLC). FLC groups are capped at 24-30 students who will be enrolled in some of the same core courses and will meet regularly outside of class time for useful activities. Registration opens in mid-June.
- First-Year Seminars are small classes capped at 24 students each. There are over 100 courses available in many innovative subjects.
Enroll in Your Courses
- Read through the Arts &
Science Calendar and Registration
Instructions and Timetable to map out a rough course schedule. Be sure to plan some alternatives, just in case
- Sign on to ACORN (also called the "Student Web Service"). View your course enrolment start time on ACORN in mid-July.
- At your start time in late July, enrol in your courses on ACORN. Be sure to log on to ACORN as soon as your enrolment window opens for best course selection!
Pay Your Fees
- Plan a budget for the upcoming year.
- View your fees invoice on ACORN after enrolling in classes.
- Pay the first instalment of your fees or request a fee deferral by mid-August. (Deferrals are possible for students with Canadian government student loans.) Failure to pay your tuition on time will result in removal from all your courses. To be a registered student you need to have enrolled in courses AND paid the first installment of your fees (or officially defer them).