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Next Steps

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...

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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • Course enrolment doesn't begin until July 26, 2018, 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 first year.
  • 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...

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  • 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.


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  • 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). Joining a FLC helps students form friendships, maintain a healthy life balance and explore the campus and city of Toronto. Students in FLCs meet bi-weekly with 25 peers registered in the same courses and labs for academic, developmental and social activities.
  • First-Year Seminars are small classes capped at 24 students each.  There are over 100 courses available in many innovative subjects.


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  • At your start time on July 26, 2018, enrol in your courses on ACORN.  Be sure to log on to ACORN as soon as your enrolment window opens for best course selection!


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  • Plan a budget for the upcoming year.
  • View your fees invoice on ACORN after enrolling in classes.
  • Pay the first installment of your fees or request a fee deferral by August 29, 2018 (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).

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  • Obtain your TCard once you arrive on campus.  Visit the TCard office in the Koffler Student Services Centre.
  • Setup your UTmail+ email account once you have your TCard.
  • Attend Orientation Week, which be held in September at your college.
  • September 6, 2018 - classes begin!