Preparing for first year – fall 2021

Posted: July 15, 2021

Message from the Registrar’s Office


Greetings, first-year students!

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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 in the fall. We have a few reminders for you at this point, and some information we want to draw to your attention as you’re beginning to plan for September.

1. Course Enrollment

As you know, your first day for course enrollment will be Thursday, July 22, 2021. You will have a specific start time assigned to you as well, which you can find now posted on ACORN. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend reviewing the Getting Started Guide that is 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 an online appointment through the Hub.

Faculty of Arts & Science information for course enrollment (starts July 22, 2021):

2. Trinity First-Year Foundations 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 July 28. You can find course descriptions for all the first-year seminars being offered by Trinity this year in the Academic Calendar, under course codes TRN191H through TRN199H. Check them out and consider enrolling – this is a great opportunity to get to know a Trinity instructor in a small-group setting in your first year!

3. Fees and OSAP for 2021-22

Tuition fees for the upcoming year will be posted to ACORN on July 19, 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 & 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 2021-22 tuition fees.

Your first installment of tuition fees must be paid or officially deferred by September 1 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.

4. 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 on July 22. 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. Starting July 23, 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. Starting July 23, our office will then produce an official letter 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 beginning on July 23.

5. Accessibility Services

If you are planning to register with Accessibility Services, please do so as soon as possible, in order for all accommodations to be in place as early as possible after classes begin. You can start by visiting Accessibility Services’ registration page, and completing the Student Intake Form. You will then be contacted to set up an intake appointment. The advisors at Accessibility Services would love to hear from you before the office gets busy closer to the start of term!

6. UTORids and TCards

If you have not already done so, make sure to activate your UTORid and prepare to pick up your TCard when you arrive on campus. Full instructions are available on the TCard website. Appointment bookings to verify your documentation with the TCard Office will begin to fill up as the summer goes on, so get started early to ensure you can access all services as soon as possible in September!

7. Trin101

Further information about these topics and many more is available in our TRIN101 – 2021 Module on Quercus. Check out the Resources sections for detailed information about Academics and Course Enrollment, Money Matters, and more.

Please let us know if you have any questions at any point throughout the summer – we look forward to talking to you soon!

All the best,
The Registrar’s Office
Trinity College in the University of Toronto