Admitted Students Checklist

Once you receive your offer of admission, there are some important things you need to do before September. If you have questions, attend an upcoming webinar, web chat or in-person event or contact our recruitment team

The deadlines below are for students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science in 2023.  


✔ Accept your offer in your JOIN U of T portal no later than the deadline listed in your offer letter. For information about deferring your offer, visit the Future U of T website

✔ If you are an international student, apply for a study permit as soon as you receive your offer. Visit the Centre for International Experience to learn more or contact an International Student Immigration Advisor at

If you are a transfer student, apply for your mandatory transfer credit assessment as soon as possible but no later than your deadline to accept your offer. You may be refused registration if you do not apply for transfer credit. Exempt from this rule are internal transfer students from the University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. 

✔ Consider applying to a First-Year Foundations Ones Program. Exclusive to first-year students, Ones programs combine small-group, theme-based courses with events and activities. Some require an application as early as March. 

✔ Review the University of Toronto’s COVID-19 policies.  


✔ If you plan to live in residence, you must submit a residence application on StarRez. First-year students must complete the residence application by March 31, 2023 in order to maintain the first-year residence guarantee. Residence is not guaranteed for upper-year students. 


✔ If you are an international student, pay your admission deposit by the deadline listed on your JOIN U of T portal. Deposits must be submitted online via ACORN using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). For instructions on how to pay your admission deposit, refer to the Finances section of the ACORN How-to page. Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons are not required to submit an admission deposit.


✔ Take advantage of transition supports (optional). The Faculty of Arts & Science, your college and an upper-year student mentor will email you over the summer about orientation events, academic and social programs like Arrive Ready, advising sessions and more to help you prepare for first year.

✔ If you are a first-year student, apply for an optional First-Year Learning Community (FLC). FLCs are groups of 25 students registered in the same courses and labs who meet bi-weekly during the school year for academic, developmental and social activities. Applications open in late May.

✔ Prepare for course enrolment. While course enrolment does not start until July 20, you can plan ahead by checking out our New Student Guide for a step-by-step overview of how to choose and enrol in your first-year courses, including courses just for first-year students

✔ Accept your residence placement and pay your residence fees. If you have applied for residence, you will receive a residence placement via email in June, July or August. 


Activate your UTORid and get your TCard to access online and in-person student services. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.

✔ Ensure you have submitted all final required documents. Check your JOIN U of T portal to make sure you have submitted any outstanding documents, such as final transcripts, to meet your admission conditions. Be sure to refer to your offer letter for your specific deadline. 

  • If you are a transfer student from another university or college in Ontario, submit your final transcripts electronically via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC)
  • If you are a transfer student from an institution outside of Ontario, ask your university or college to send your final transcripts electronically via Parchment, Naviance or Scoir. 
  • Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, your university or college must email transcripts directly to
  • Internal University of Toronto transfer students are not required to submit final transcripts. 
  • For all transfer students, your admission conditions will automatically apply to any summer courses taken prior to registering in a program.

✔ Enrol in courses. You can start enrolling in your courses through ACORN at an assigned time on July 20. Your enrolment start time will be available in ACORN starting on July 3. If you are a transfer student and do not have a transfer credit assessment, you can and should enrol in courses at your assigned start date and time.

✔ Register for Accessibility Services, if applicable. Accessibility Services helps students who have a disability, injury or mental health challenge navigate barriers to their academic success. To access these services and supports, you must submit an intake form before 5 pm on July 14. 


✔ Pay or defer your fees. After you enrol in courses, you will be able to view your tuition fee invoice in ACORN. Complete your registration by making a payment or obtaining a tuition deferral (registering without payment) by the posted deadlines. Visit the Student Accounts website for more information on fees and payments.