Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to Trinity College!

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 U of T will be an exciting time, but can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Don't worry, the staff in the Trinity Registrar's Office 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 on the right to get in touch with one of our advisors. We look forward to meeting you over the upcoming months, whether at Spring Orientation in June or through our phone, email, in-person, and Skype advising sessions offered over the summer.


Message from the Registrar's Office: July 13th, 2018

Greetings, first-year 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 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 course enrollment day will be Thursday, July 26th. You will have a specific start time assigned to you, which you'll be able to find on ACORN starting on Friday, July 20th. If you haven't already done so, we recommend reviewing the Getting Started Guide that is attached to this email and 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 on our website . 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, & Economics; Ethics, Society, & Law; International Relations; the Anne Steacy Biomedical Health Stream; the Butterfield Environment & Sustainability Stream; and the Anne Steacy Medicine & Global Health Stream. To learn more about any of our streams and apply, please visit If you have any additional questions about the program please contact the Program Coordinator, Dryden Rainbow, at

5. Fees and OSAP for 2018-19

Tuition fees for the upcoming year will be posted to ACORN on July 16th, and you will see that all students have initially been assessed for full-time fees. If you ultimately enrol 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 2018-19 tuition fees. Your first installment of tuition fees must be paid or officially deferred by August 29th 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 on July 26th. 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 27th, 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 27th, 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 beginning on July 27th.

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, fax, or at an in-person visit. The counsellors there would love to see you before the office gets busy closer to the start of term!

8. Orientation Week 2018

Orientation Week is a great opportunity for new students to meet one another, and to become oriented to Trinity and the wider U of T community. Orientation Week begins on Sunday, September 2nd and lasts until Saturday, September 8th. You can sign up for Orientation Week now, on the Newly Admitted Student Hub.


Please let us know if you have any questions at any point throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

All the best,

The Registrar's Office

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