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Academic & Personal Counselling

The Colleges

Every Arts and Science student is a member of a college. Think of your college as a familiar neighbourhood within the university. All the colleges provide advising and support services for students. Academic advising, as well as counselling on financial and personal matters, is available through your college registrar's office. Also, each college provides its students with academic support services such as writing skill centres, math aid centres, libraries and computer facilities. And remember, no matter which college you belong to, you have access to all the courses and programs offered in Arts and Science.

The Registrar’s Office of each student’s college is the focal point for information and advice of all kinds, and should be consulted as soon as any problems of an academic or personal nature are encountered.

Most of the Colleges offer academic support services, such as Writing Laboratories to provide students with assistance in writing assignments, essays and reports; Mathematics Aid Centres; tutorial services; etc. For further information, see the individual College listings (see page 431), or consult the College Registrar.

Students with problems relating to the teaching of courses (lectures, tutorials, evaluation, work-load, etc.) that they cannot resolve with the instructors concerned, can obtain advice and assistance either from the Undergraduate Secretary of the particular Department, or from their College Registrar.

The Departments and College Program offices should be consulted for advice on courses and programs they sponsor. They also have brochures giving more details of courses and programs than is possible in the Calendar. First Year students are particularly urged to consult program sponsors during the Fall-Winter Session for details on enrolling in programs. (All students must enrol in at least one Specialist or Major or two Minor program(s) upon passing four courses.)

Students registered in Divisions other than Arts and Science who have problems with Arts and Science courses should go for advice either to the departmental Undergraduate Secretary or to the registrar of their own Faculty or School.

Innis College-Office of the Coordinator of Student Services & Registrar
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
416-978-2513 phone/416-978-5503 fax
hours: Monday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4:30 p.m., Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4:30 p.m.

New College-Office of the Registrar
300 Huron Street, Room 107, Toronto, ON M5S 3J6
416-978-2460 phone/416-978-0554 fax
hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m. (until 4 p.m. in June-July); Wednesday also 5-6 p.m.

St. Michael’s College-Office of the Registrar
81 St. Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
416-926-7117 phone/416-926-7266 fax

hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Trinity College-Office of the Registrar
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8
416-978-2687 phone/416-978-2831 fax
hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. , Tuesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.
summer hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. , Tuesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.

University College-Office of the Registrar
15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
416-978-3170 phone/416-978-6019 fax
hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Victoria College-Office of the Registrar
Northrop Frye Hall, Room 106, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
416-585-4508 phone/416-585-4459 fax
hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., 1:30-6 p.m.

Woodsworth College Registrarial Services
119 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A9
General Information: 416-978-4444 phone
416-978-4088 fax
Student Services: 416-978-2411 phone
hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Office of the Faculty Registrar

The Office of the Faculty Registrar works closely with departments and colleges concerning virtually all matters relating to Arts and Science students: it coordinates counselling, registration and enrolment, student records, transfer credit, petitions, final examinations and graduation. The Office of the Faculty Registrar, located in Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Room 1006, can provide general information about registration and enrolment, course listings, building and classroom locations, etc. It is also the location of the University of Toronto Transcript Centre, which produces transcripts for all divisions of the University.

You can also get useful information about Arts and Science from the Faculty Registrar’s web site (www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/current). In addition, if you have questions about any aspect of your undergraduate experience, you can e-mail the Faculty Registrar at ask@artsci.utoronto.ca.

Office of the Faculty Registrar/University of Toronto Transcript Centre
100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
416-978-3384 phone, 416-978-2487 fax
hours: Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. in July-August)

Student Services Offices

Career Centre Services

Career Centre Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street (416) 978-8000 www.careers.utoronto.ca

The Career Centre offers a wide variety of programs and services to meet the career planning and employment needs of students and recent graduates. To access these programs and services, students are encouraged to register with the Career Centre web site at www.careers.utoronto.ca. Career Centre Online provides information on all upcoming events, allows student sign up for in-house workshops and seminars, practice interviews, resume clinics, career talk appointments and special events.

Summer/Part-time/Temporary and Volunteer Employment: Thousands of employment and volunteer opportunities are advertised on our web site. These can help students gain valuable skills and experience.

Graduating Students Employment Service: A number of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and organizations who anticipate their hiring needs six-to-eight months in advance, come on campus to recruit the graduating class.

Recent Graduates Employment Service: This service assists recent University of Toronto alumni (up to two years) seeking immediate full-time employment by helping them develop an effective self-marketing plan. Employment opportunities listed with this service represent a cross-section of what is available in the current employment market.

Career and Employment Resources: The Career Resource Library has a unique and specialized collection of occupational, educational and employment related resources.

Career Counselling/Career Talks: Counsellors provide career development advice and coaching to students by helping them identify skills, clarify options, and teaching them how to research occupations.

Career Development and Employment Search Workshops: A variety of workshops are offered to assist students with career planning, conducting a strategic employment search, writing effective resumes and preparing for employment interviews.

Extern Career Exploration Program: A job shadowing opportunity allowing students to observe a professional in the workplace. Scheduled during Reading Week and in May.

Resume Clinic: Students preparing resumes and covering letters can have them reviewed before sending them out to potential employers.

Practice Interviews: Students interested in fine-tuning their interview skills can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with a counsellor and receive valuable feedback and tips on how to improve their performance.

Employer panels, Industry talks and Career fairs: The Career Centre invites employers and recent alumni to come on campus and participate in events that will offer students and recent graduates insights, advice and networking opportunities. They are scheduled throughout the academic year.

Student Outreach Service: Special presentations can be arranged for specific departments and delivered on campus rather than at the Career Centre. A minimum of group size of 30 is required.

Health Service

Health Service provides confidential, student-centred health care and offers a wide range of services for U of T students including comprehensive medical care, travel education, immunization, counselling and referrals. The multi-disciplinary team includes family physicians, registered nurses, a health promotion nurse, peer health educators, a community health coordinator and a lab technician.

Comprehensive sexual health care and counselling is available, and prescriptions and contraceptive products can be purchased at a reduced cost. Emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, pregnancy support as well as sexually transmitted infection testing, treatment and education is also available. When you visit Health Service, bring your OHIP or UHIP card, or health card from another province, and your student card.

Health Service is located in the Koffler Student Services Centre at 214 College Street, Second Floor. To book an appointment, call 416-987-8030 or drop in. Appointments are sometimes available for the same day.

Psychiatric Service

The Psychiatric Service offers assessment and/or treatment for students with emotional and psychological concerns such as anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, relationship difficulties, eating and body image issues, attention and/or concentration problems, problems with sleep and substance abuse.

Clinical staff possess expertise in a wide variety of therapeutic methods including individual, couple and group psychotherapy. This is a confidential service available to all full and part-time students who have paid their incidental fees and is fully covered by OHIP, other provincial insurance plans or the University health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

Psychiatric Service is located in the Koffler Student Services Centre at 214 College Street, Main Floor. No referral is necessary. To make an appointment, drop in or call 416-978-8070. For further information visit our Web site @ www.utoronto.ca/psychservices.


Counselling & Learning Skills Service

The Counselling and Learning Skills Service provides students with professional counselling for personal concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, emotional trauma from abuse or assault, prolonged stress. Client confidentiality is strictly observed.

The Learning Skills program includes lectures, workshops, and individual consultations on a variety of learning skills such as time-management, textbook reading, notetaking, etc. Counsellors are available by appointment or at the Learning Skills Drop-In Centre and Resource Library for assistance in developing study strategies, writing skills, and so on. These services are available in the Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street. To arrange an initial consultation, drop in or phone 416-978-7970. Further information available: www.library.utoronto.ca/calss/

International Student Centre

At the International Student Centre (ISC) all students are welcome to take part in social and cultural programs with an international focus, or just take a break from the pressures of studies. ISC's Work and Study Abroad resource centre, provides information on overseas programs. ISC also offers special services to international students: pre-arrival information (sent with the admission offer), reception service and orientation events, English language program, Newsletter, personal counselling and advice on non-academic concerns. Contact: ISC, 33 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2E3. Telephone: 416-978-2564.

Family Care Office

Many students balance family obligations with their studies. The University is committed to fostering a family-friendly learning and working environment.The Family Care Office provides information, guidance, and referral services to students requiring child care (facilities, programs, or subsides), elder care and assistance with other family matters.

Additional services include support groups and workshops such as Choosing Child Care that Works for your Family, Financial Survival for Student Families, and Caring for Ageing Relatives: The Legal Issues. All services are free and confidential. The Family Care Office has a resource centre containing practical material on family issues ranging from pregnancy and infant care to lesbian and gay parenting and caring for elderly family members. It also houses information on activities and facilities for student families on campus and in the community.

The Family Care Office: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street. Phone: 416-978-0951 or Fax: 416-946-5466 or E-mail: family.care@uotronto.ca

Web site: www.library.utoronto.ca/familycare


Student Housing Service

The Student Housing Service on the St. George Campus and its web site serves as a year-round source of up-to-date residence information as well as other information to assist students locate and arrange suitable student housing.


First year Arts & Science students apply for residence by indicating their interest in residence on their application for admission. Information on residence is provided with the Offer of Admission. It is advisable to apply for residence when you apply to the University - do not wait until you have been admitted.

U of T's Guarantee

Student housing is guaranteed for all full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program, whether they live outside or inside Toronto, who are offered admission by July 1st and who have indicated their interest in residence on their application for admission.

If you wish to be considered for residence but did not indicate your interest on the application form, contact the Admissions office as soon as possible. Do not wait until you have been admitted. If you have received your Admission to the University but did not indicate that you were interested in residence on your application form, you will not be guaranteed student housing, even though you may meet the rest of the guarantee criteria.

The University does not guarantee an offer of student housing to students new to U of T but with previous university experience, such as transfer students. However, if they indicate an interest in residence, residence information and application procedures will be included with their admission package. The University will offer student housing to this group of new students whenever possible.

Student Family Housing

Students interested in living in U of T's Student Family Housing apartments should apply as they are seriously considering attending the University - if possible before being given an offer of admission to the University, as the typical waiting period is 1 - 2 years. Applications for Family Housing are available online at the Student Housing Service web site.

Off-Campus Housing

The Student Housing Service has a registry of private and shared off-campus housing advertisements posted daily by city landlords and students. This accommodation is usually located within 30-45 minutes travel time to campus, either by walking, cycling, or using public transit. Rooms in shared houses or apartments generally cost $400 - $600 per month. Students requiring private apartments should expect to pay $600 - $750 (Bachelor), $750 - $1000 (One bedroom), or $1000 - $1400 (Two bedroom). The office has telephones available for students to use free of charge, to contact landlords and arrange an inspection of the accommodation. Undergraduate and graduate students may also view the ads on the Student Housing Service website using their U of T student number and library number to login. Newly admitted students can obtain a U of T library number before the school year begins through the Headstart program.

For more information on housing-related issues, contact:

University of Toronto Student Housing Service
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2Z9
Telephone: ( 416) 978-8045
Fax: (416) 978-1616
E-mail: housing.services@utoronto.ca
Web site: eir.library.utoronto.ca/studenthousing


Office of the University Ombudsperson

As part of the University's commitment to ensuring that the rights of its individual members are protected, the University Ombudsperson investigates complaints from any member of the University not handled through regular University channels. The Ombudsperson offers advice and assistance and can recommend changes in academic or administrative procedures where this seems justified. In handling a complaint, the Ombudsperson has access to all relevant files and information and to all appropriate University officials. The Ombudsperson handles all matters in strict confidence, unless the individual involved approves otherwise. The Ombudsperson is independent of all administrative structures of the University and is accountable only to Governing Council.

The Ombudsperson maintains office hours at all three U of T campuses (for an appointment, please telephone or e-mail us). For additional information, please visit our website at: www.utoronto.ca/ombudsperson

222 College Street, Suite 161, Toronto M5T 3J1
Telephone: 416-978-4874
E-mail: ombuds.person@utoronto.ca

Accessibility Services; Programs and Services for Students with a Disability

Accessibility Services
St. George Campus
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3H1
Voice: (416) 978-8060
TDD: (416) 978-1902
Fax: (416) 918-8246
e-mail: disability.services@utoronto.ca
Web site: http://disability.sa.utoronto.ca

University Commitment

The University, in its statement of institutional purpose states: "The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity." The University will make every attempt to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to persons who have disabilities. Faculty and staff carry a responsibility for creating and maintaining an inclusive environment in their teaching and work settings and responding appropriately to requests for accommodation of a disability. Accessibility Services provides support and advice for faculty and staff regarding appropriate accommodations, information about disabilities, and community resources.

Responsibilities of Students who have Disabilities

Students who request accommodations for their academic programs and related activities at the University are obligated to disclose their disabilities to the respective campus Service for Students with Disabilities, and request accommodations in a timely manner to facilitate the implementation of support and services. It is vitally important that students discuss their needs as early as possible with the Service in order to put accommodations in place. Students must present relevant and up-to-date documentation, as outlined on the website, from an appropriate health care professional.

Support Services For Students

There are offices on all three UofT campuses that work to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspect of university life. The focus in on skills development, especially in areas of self-advocacy and academic skills. Services are provided to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health disability, acquired brain injury or chronic health condition as well as students who have temporary disabilities such as a broken dominant arm.

The Service provides a wide range of support, including:

· Learning disability assessments
· Adaptive technology assessments
· Adaptive technology and assistive devices
· Alternative test and examination arrangements
· Volunteer note taking services
· Sign-language interpreters
· Information on disability-related issues
· Liaison with academic and administrative offices within the University and with off-campus agencies
· On-campus transportation (St. George campus only)

To access the Service, students meet with a counselor to discuss individual needs, accommodations, and strategies for success. Where appropriate, eligible students are referred to one of the professionals on staff such as the Adaptive Technology Equipment Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist, or Occupational Therapist, for assessments to identify strategies and determine accommodations. Any information about a student's disability is confidential and is not shared outside the Service unless the student gives permission. Students are encouraged to meet and discuss their needs with their instructors.

There is a Bursary for Students with a Disability (BSWD) for students who have applied and established eligibility for OSAP. The BSWD helps student with disability related educational costs while attending post-secondary institutions. To access the bursary, students meet with a Service counsellor on their campus. University alternate bursaries are also available for eligible support and services.

If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact Janice Martin, Coordinator @ 416-978-8062 or e-mail janice.martin@utoronto.ca

Sexual Harrassment Office

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention or coercion. It may take the form of verbal abuse or insults, innuendo, suggestive comments or jokes, unwelcome advances or physical contact, persistent pressure for dates, or any offensive emphasis on the sex or sexual orientation of another person or people. The University of Toronto endeavours to provide to all students, staff and faculty an environment that is free from sexual harassment. The University’s Sexual Harassment Policy provides a procedure for making a formal complaint.

The Sexual Harassment Education, Counselling and Complaints Office was established to educate the university community on this issue and to deal with complaints on a completely confidential basis. If you feel that you are being harassed, or are worried that a complaint may be made about your behaviour by someone else, contact the Office.

The Office is at 40 Sussex Avenue (3rd floor). It is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and can be open at other times by appointment. Telephone 416-978-3908.

First Nations House; Aboriginal Student Services and Programs

"Leadership, Spiritual Growth & Academic Excellence"

First Nations House, founded in 1992, houses the Office of Aboriginal Student Services and the Native Student Association. FNH provides culturally appropriate services to the Aboriginal students at the University of Toronto.

First Nations House provides a home for Aboriginal people on campus, a place for Toronto's Native community to interface with the university and a place where the university community can learn and interact with the Native community.

We are open to all of the University of Toronto community.

For more information, please contact:
First Nations House
Borden Building North
563 Spadina Ave., 3rd fl.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
416-978-8227 (Main) 416-978-1893 (Fax)
Web: www.fnh.utoronto.ca
Email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

Study Elsewhere Opportunities

The International Student Exchange Office (ISXO)

The World Could Be Yours!

Arts & Science students in all departments are encouraged to participate in the international and Canadian exchanges offered through the International Student Exchange Office. These exchanges allow you to experience new cultures and languages in an academic setting while earning credits towards your U of T degree. Exchanges may be for one term or a full year, and most are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.


The cost of an exchange includes your U of T tuition plus incidental fees, along with the cost of living and studying abroad. While on exchange, you are still eligible to receive government assistance such as OSAP. There are also many specific scholarships and bursaries run by various U of T offices, and the ISXO itself administers a needs-based bursary program; for exchange students who qualify, this bursary will usually cover at least the cost of airfare.


In general, undergraduate or graduate U of T students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, are eligible to apply. You must also achieve a minimum annual GPA of 2.5 for the year during which you apply. In addition, some exchange programs have special language requirements.


Arts & Science students may choose from over 70 universities in the following locations: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the West Indies. Please check our website for an up-to-date list of listing of our exchange partners.


Applications for most programs are due by the beginning of February, but you should always check with the ISXO about the specific exchange(s) that interest you.

For more information, please contact the ISXO:

Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Room 202


International Summer School Programs - Woodsworth College

Prepare yourself for a future in the global village by taking advantage of the opportunity to participate in one of the highly reputed Faculty of Arts & Science International Summer Programs. Administered through Woodsworth College, summer programs are offered in England (Oxford), France (Tours), Germany (Berlin), Mexico (Guadalajara), China (Hong Kong), Italy (Siena), Jordan (Madaba) and, Australia (Sydney). These programs are designed to give students an exciting international experience that fosters an awareness and appreciation for the people, cultures, and social and economic systems of the host country.

Students take specially designed University of Toronto undergraduate degree credit courses, relevant to the location for a period of one to two months. The courses have field trips that complement and highlight the course materials. Courses are taught predominantly by University of Toronto professors and, with the exception of language courses, courses are taught in English. Typically, full credit second and third year courses are offered in disciplines such as, history, political science, management, architecture, archeology, and the languages. All University of Toronto students in good standing are eligible to apply. There is no minimum GPA requirement. The courses and grades show on students' transcripts as regular University of Toronto credits and are calculated into their CGPA.

Application deadline for 2004: March 1 (or February 2 for Hong Kong scholarships). Financial aid is available for some programs.

For further information visit www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca or contact the Professional & International Programs, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street, Room 231/233, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A9 Phone: 416-978-8713 E-mail: summer.program@utoronto.ca

Professional Experience Year

The Professional Experience Year (PEY) provides students an opportunity to gain work experience in fields related to their programs of study. Full-time students with a CGPA of at least 2.0, with a minimum of 10.0, and a maximum of 15.0 full course equivalents, may apply to spend a twelve-to- sixteen-month period working in a related industry. This internship period normally occurs after second year for students completing a B.A./B.Sc., or after second or third year for students enrolled in an Hon. B.A./Hon. B.Sc. The 12 to 16-month period of employment, normally beginning in May, gives students the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the work environment. PEY students are often involved in challenging work projects from inception to completion, and are paid at competitive workforce salaries. They gain new insights into their academic and professional goals and return to their studies with a greater understanding of their discipline from a practical, hands-on perspective.

Students must seek approval from their Department Chair before applying to PEY. Students pay a one-time-only registration fee at the time of application. If a position is accepted, a placement fee will be required from the student at the time of fall registration, no later than the first Friday after classes begin in September. Incidental fees granting part-time student status and allowing continued access to University facilities and services are also required at fall registration. The PEY Program strives to provide opportunities for all students registered in it, but cannot guarantee employment. For further information, contact the PEY Office at 416-978- 6649. For specific departmental requirements, contact the department's Undergraduate Secretary.

Co-op Japan Program

The Co-op Japan Program is a national program under the auspices of the Federal Government’s Pacific 2000 Japan Science and Technology Fund. It provides senior science and engineering students across Canada with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Japan.

The goal is to develop a pool of young Canadian engineers and scientists with hands-on experience in Japanese industrial engineering and research practices. By enabling students to develop an understanding of Japanese industry, and by providing Japanese companies with access to highly skilled and motivated students, the Program encourages long term opportunities for scientific and industrial exchange between Canada and Japan.

The Program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least the first term of third year and meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications are due September 30 and January 31 of each year. For more information check the website at http://cjp.coop.uvic.ca.

Student Unions and Associations

The Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU)

The Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) represents over 17,000 full-time undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George Campus. ASSU is an umbrella organization with 40 student Course Unions. Getting involved with a Course Union is the best way to be directly involved in your education and it’s an excellent way to meet other students in your discipline. Annually, ASSU publishes student evaluations of courses and instructors in the ANTI-CALENDAR, which is free to all students. Other services include past final exams, lockers, photocopying, faxing and pop Also, if you have any problems with your courses or instructors go to the ASSU office and discuss your options in complete confidence. ASSU is in Room 1068 Sidney Smith Hall; telephone 416-978-4903.

E-mail: students.assu@utoronto.ca
Web site: assu.sa.utoronto.ca

The Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS)

All part-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto are members of APUS. The role of the Association is to ensure its members have access to a broad range of services, programs and resources within the University. This is achieved by representing part-time students throughout the decision-making process of the University, and of governments, as well as by acting as a voice for the concerns of its members. APUS also offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to part-time students throughout the year, and services such as final exams and photocopying. The APUS office, in Room 1089 of Sidney Smith Hall, is open days and evenings during the summer and winter sessions. For further information telephone 416-978-3993.


Each year the University appoints a well-known Canadian writer to work with students, faculty and staff interested in creative writing. For further information, contact the Department of English, 416-978-3190.


For students with particularly noteworthy academic results, there are three specific forms of recognition:

Recognition of Exceptional Academic Achievement: “Dean’s List”

This designation is given to degree students in the Faculty having a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher, at the end of the Fall-winter or Summer Session in which the fifth, tenth, fifteenth and twentieth course, offered by the Faculty and taken for credit, has been passed.

The Dean of the Faculty sends a signed certificate to each student. There is no monetary value. Students who satisfy these criteria but do not receive the certificate at the end of the appropriate session should write to the Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts and Science, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., Toronto ON, M5S 3G3. Dean’s List certificates are not issued at the end of the Fall Session.

Recognition of Exceptional Academic Achievement: “High Distinction” and “Distinction”

Students who graduate with a Cumulative GPA* of 3.50 or above are described as graduates “With High Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript.

Students who graduate with a Cumulative GPA* of 3.20 to 3.49 are described as graduates “With Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript.

* Note: the Cumulative GPA must be based on at least 5.0 credits taken in the Faculty and used for degree credit.

Faculty Scholarships

In addition to these recognitions, there are many academically-based scholarships and other awards for exceptional degree students. Full details of these scholarships are available on the Faculty web site at www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/scholarships and in the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006, 100 St. George Street.



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