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Newly Admitted Students


We’re so glad you have accepted your offer of admission to the University of Toronto with membership at Trinity College, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the community in the fall, either in person or virtually!

As a newly-admitted student, there are many things you have to do or take into consideration before classes begin in September. Your transition to the University of Toronto will be an exciting time, but can sometimes feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, the staff in Office of the Registrar at Trinity are here to help. We are a reliable first stop for any questions or concerns you may have about academic or financial matters. Please use the contact information below to get in touch with one of our advisors. We look forward to meeting you over the upcoming months, through our new online summer programs, through email,  and Skype advising sessions.  We’re really looking forward to connecting with you!

Office of the Registrar

On your right, you will find links to important resources for newly admitted students, including the Newly Admitted Student Hub (log-in to view details of your Trinity offer & more!).

If you are interested in applying to Trinity, please click here to learn how. To complete the Trinity College Applicant Profile, click here.

Newly Admitted Student Hub

Message from the Office of the Registrar

Greetings, first-year students! We have a few items that require your attention as you begin to plan for September. Please let us know if you have any questions at any point: We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

1. Course Enrollment

You will have a specific enrollment date and start time assigned to you, which you’ll be able to find on ACORN. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend reviewing the Getting Started Resource Guide – 2020.  It’s also posted in the Newly-Admitted Student Hub – it answers a lot of questions you’re likely to have about course enrollment. If you have other questions after taking a look at the Guide, we would be happy to try to answer them! Send our office an email, or sign up for a Skype appointment through the Hub. For those of you in the Toronto area, we’re also available for in-person appointments.

2. Trinity First-Year Seminars

First-year seminars are classes that focus on the discussion of issues, questions, and controversies surrounding a particular topic, in a small-group setting. Each seminar includes a maximum of 25 students, and is open only to newly-admitted first-year students. As incoming Trinity students, you are given priority for enrollment in seminars offered through Trinity College, so only you will be able to enroll in these courses until August 1st. You can find course descriptions for all the first-year seminars being offered by Trinity this year. Check them out and consider applying – this is a great opportunity to get to know a Trinity instructor in a small-group setting in your first year!

3. First-Year Learning Communities

FLCs are a great way to find community and support from a small group of peers who are studying the same subjects. The students in each FLC take two or three courses in common, belong to the same College or program, and meet regularly from September to April. Meetings are facilitated by an upper-year student peer mentor and an assistant peer mentor under the guidance of a faculty advisor and a staff advisor. For more information and to apply, visit the FLC website.

4. Trinity One

There is still time to apply to the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program. The goal of Trinity One is to provide excellent students with an opportunity to have an advanced seminar experience that is usually reserved for upper year courses. By gaining this kind of experience in first year, students are a step ahead by the time they enter 3rd- and 4th-year seminars. In addition, the program provides close interaction with faculty, mentorship from former students, and specialized academic training. Trinity One has six streams: Policy, Philosophy & EconomicsEthics, Society & LawInternational RelationsAnne Steacy Biomedical Health; Butterfield Environment & Sustainability; and Anne Steacy Medicine & Global Health. To learn more about any of our streams and apply, please visit the Trinity One webpage. If you have any additional questions about the program please email

5. Fees and OSAP

Tuition fees for the upcoming year will be posted to ACORN in mid-July, and you will see that all students have initially been assessed for full-time fees. If you ultimately enroll in 3.5 or fewer credits (including waitlists) for September through April, you may be eligible to be switched to per-course fees, and you can request this switch to be made through the Faculty of Arts and Science Online Services website.

If you are planning to apply for OSAP funding for the coming school year, applications are now available and we recommend that you submit yours as soon as possible. Applying early may allow your application to be processed in time for you to complete an online deferral of your first installment of 2020-2021 tuition fees.

Your first installment of tuition fees must be paid or officially deferred by the deadline (usually end of August-see Student Accounts Website for exact date) in order to finalize your registration and secure your place in classes. Online deferrals can be completed on your ACORN account after your OSAP application has been processed and you have enrolled in courses.

6. RESPs

For students seeking confirmation of enrollment for RESP purposes, please note that we can only provide these letters for you after you have enrolled in your courses. If your RESP company requires our office to complete a form, please email the form to our office now, and note your full name and student number in your email. After you enroll in courses, we will be able to process your form.

If you require a letter confirming your enrollment, please send an email request to our office and include your full name, student number, and any relevant information required by your RESP company. After you enroll in courses, our office will then produce an official letter, signed and stamped, confirming your enrollment for the upcoming academic session.

We recognize that the deadlines for many of these requests are imminent and will process all confirmations as quickly as possible.

7. Accessibility Services

If you are planning to register with Accessibility Services, you should contact them now and begin the process. You can start by visiting Accessibility Services’ registration page, and then submitting your forms by email.  The deadline to register for this coming Fall 2020, is July 17th.  Even after this date, you should still connect with Accessibility Services if you feel you would benefit from their services!  The counsellors there would love to see you before the office gets busy closer to the start of term!

8. Orientation Week

Orientation Week is a great opportunity for new students to meet one another in-person and online, and to become oriented to Trinity and the wider University of Toronto community. Orientation Week begins on Sunday, September 6th and lasts until Saturday, September 12. More information about the Trinity College Orientation will be e-mailed to incoming students through their e-mail account in the coming weeks.



Recently the University of Toronto hosted an online residence information session for newly admitted students who have applied to live in residence for Fall 2020.  The session provided information and answered student questions about what to expect regarding residence life and operations for the coming academic year.  A recording of the session is available to be viewed via the U of T Office of the Vice-Provost, Students’ website – click below.

Information for students applying to residence for fall 2020


Below, are links to other useful information.

Questions? Contact:

Office of the Registrar

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