Academic

General academic information for all first year students

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Set your clocks (for Toronto time)!

The first round of course enrolment for first-year students starts Thursday 28 July. Check your start time on ACORN before...

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New FAS course selection module

The FAS has just uploaded a really helpful online module: Registering for Courses. It’s got all the information you need...

changing minds

Will I get the courses I want?

The FAS predicts enrolment patterns based on the admission categories of newly admitted students. Therefore, most students get the courses...

start time

Worried about your start time? Hold on!

First-year students are all given a start-time for 28 July. If you don’t know your start time, visit ACORN immediately...

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Advice from a few UofT Professors for First Year Students

A few UofT professors share their advice for first year students who may be nervous about asking for help.  ...

20 credits

the 20.0 credit rule (wait! what is a credit?)

You need 20.0 credits to graduate. What is a credit? Examples: ANT100Y1Y ENG100H1F BIO130H1S Y = full-credit course, worth 1.0...

language

Do I have to write a language placement test if I want to sign up for a language course?

The FAS offers language instruction in over 40 languages, including modern languages and ancient languages. Some departments require a language...

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class size: would you call that a grande or venti?

There are 500 1st-year classes taught in FAS. Some classes are really large. 7 of the most popular courses are...

seminars

What are “Vic One Hundred Seminars”?

Victoria College offers the Vic One Hundred Seminars. Like the First-Year Foundations, also called One Programs, the Vic One Hundred...

making it to class on time

Can I schedule classes back-to-back and make it to my classes on time?

All classes in the daytime in the FAS start at 10 minutes after the hour and end on the hour....