Partnering to Support Your Student
Congratulations on having your student join our family at U of T Scarborough. University is not only a major transition for incoming students, but also for parents and supporters. The Academic Advising & Career Centre offers special sessions during the student Get Started On Campus programming to specifically answer your questions and provide tips on how you can best support your student’s transition. Students can register their parent when they sign up for one of the in person sessions.
There are many websites with resources on how to support your student. Use our Family Guide to learn more and refer back to it later as your student moves through their degree:
This guide provides tips and resources to help you communicate with your student about their university experience and support them in their academic and career success. [Download PDF
U of T Scarborough Extended Family To Do List
You are your student’s support system off-campus, and we are here for them on-campus.
Appreciate that your student’s schedule may include a combination of lectures, tutorials, practicals and outside classroom activities, as early as 8am and as late as 10pm!
Recommend that your student consider a variety of courses and programs to allow for flexibility in their academic planning.
- Ensure your student reviews the academic calendar and takes responsiblity for understanding the policies and procedures. if they are unclear, encourage them to seek answers from the Academic Advising & Career Centre and various other departments available to assist them.
- Confirm with your student that tuition fees are paid by the appropriate deadline via the Registrar's Office to ensure that they are fully registered and remain enrolled in their courses.
- Be advised that under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the University may only discuss academic matters, including grades, directly with students.