First Year Students

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Join us for Get Started

Welcome to U of T Scarborough! You’ve made a great choice to pursue your academic goals here and we are here to support you along the way.

Get Started is an interactive academic orientation created for incoming students to welcome you to U of T Scarborough, support you in transitioning to university and help you prepare for selecting your courses. Parents and Supporters are also invited to engage with Partnering to Support Your Student, a series of sessions to share important information and resources available to prepare them for their students transition.

Before you Begin Classes

In September

  • Familiarize yourself with services and events offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre and other services on campus; remember, we’re here to help with your academic success!
  • As the end of the second week of classes approaches, critically assess your schedule: class time, study time, part-time job, family responsibilities, extra-curricular activities, etc. Is your schedule realistic? Will you be able to handle the load moving forward? If you are not sure, meet with an Academic & Learning Strategist to discuss your situation.
  • Drop by the Get Experience Fair to learn about opportunities to work and get involved on or off campus
  • Get involved in extra-curricular activities (e.g., student clubs and teams) and campus events.

During First Year

Upper Years

  • Thinking about your career? Attend the AA&CC Summer and Full-time Job Fair.
  • Thinking about graduate studies or professional schools? Attend the AA&CC Graduate & Professional Schools Fair in late September/early October.
  • Regularly use the online calendar in conjunction with Degree Explorer to track your progress to graduation.
  • Be sure to watch when you are enrolling in courses that you meet the pre-requisite requirements and that you are taking courses in the correct order to avoid ending up with non-credit extra courses.
  • Always review exclusions when considering taking a course. This is especially important to do when taking courses on another UofT campus.
  • Use the Planner feature of Degree Explorer to plan out your future course selection. If you are uncertain about your progress, book an appointment with an Academic & Learning Strategist.
  • Visit the AA&CC to work on your academic plan and to explore your career options.
  • Participate in AA&CC workshops and events to improve your study skills and work on your resume, cover letter and interview skills.
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.