First Year Students
First Year Students
Students who have been newly admitted to the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and require accommodations, should register with AccessAbility Services as soon as the Letter of Offer is accepted. Students are strongly encouraged to register with AccessAbility Services as early as possible to avoid a delay in service.
First Year Transition Program: Summer StartUp
AccessAbility Services offers a summer transition program as well as monthly Traction Sessions to support incoming students with disabilities. This immersive program aims to help students in navigating their first year at UTSC, as well as build academic and learning strategies beneficial in university, such as reading, note taking, and time-management. Please visit our First Year Transition page for more information on the current year programming.
Will I receive the same accommodations at UTSC as I did in high school?
Not necessarily. University is a very different environment from high school. As such, your previous accommodations may not be sufficient to support you in this environment or some supports may be delivered in a different fashion.
I have been accepted to U of T Scarborough based on special consideration. Will my documentation be forwarded to AccessAbility Services?
Congratulations on your acceptance! Any documentation included with your university application will not be forwarded to AccessAbility Services. Students are advised to provide the service with a separate copy. We strongly advise students to register with AccessAbility Services as soon as possible upon acceptance of their offer of admission.
What financial supports are available to students with disabilities?
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available exclusively for students with disabilities. For more information or to book an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor, please refer to the UTSC Financial Aid Website. Access to a number of the awards depends on OSAP eligibility. We strongly recommend that all students with disabilities apply for OSAP, even if they think they will not be eligible. An official decision must be made regarding OSAP eligibility before other sources of funding can be pursued.
Who will have access to my AccessAbility Services records?
Our records are confidential. Students will not be identified on their transcripts or degree as being registered with AccessAbility Services.
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