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 following months, either at Spring Orientation, our Course Enrolment Sessions in June/July or interacting with you by phone, e-mail or Skype.

Message from the Registrar's Office: May 28th, 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, and some information we want to draw to your attention as you're preparing to start school in September.

1. Course Enrollment

As you may or may not know, your course enrollment day will be Thursday, July 26. You will have a specific start time assigned to you, which you'll be able to find on ACORN starting on Friday, July 20. 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 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 2. 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. Fees and OSAP for 2018-19

Tuition fees for the upcoming year have now been posted to ACORN, 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 30 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. 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!  

5. 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 2 and lasts until Saturday, September 8. 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 
416.978.2687 |