How To Apply

CTLB03 will not be offered in the Fall 2020 term, but will return for the Winter 2021 term.  

The typically “in-class” lectures will be remotely offered (synchronously) through Quercus.
Placements will involve students working with community partners remotely or, if necessarily onsite, with strict safety precautions in place.
We appreciate your patience while we work with community partners to develop engaging, yet safe, experiential learning opportunities. We hope to start posting Winter 2021 placements by Fall 2020.


Students who wish to create their own placements for Winter 2021 are encouraged to start contacting potential supervisors as early as possible.


Here are the steps to enroll in CTLB03 AND apply for a placement:

1. Make sure you have the Prerequisites:
a. Completion of 4 FCEs
b. Selection of a UTSC major or specialist subject POSt. GPA and communication skills will be considered.
2. Request CTLB03H - Introduction to Community Engaged Learning on ACORN.

NOTE: DISREGARD the ACORN WAITLIST. We will automatically enrol students who's placement applications are accepted, despite them not being on the ACORN waitlist.

(CTLB03 is listed in the Calendar under "Teaching and Learning, Centre for". CTLB03 lecture attendance is essential; check lecture times in the course timetable to ensure your availability). Acceptance into the course requires permission from the Coordinator, Experiential Learning, CTL AND approval from the placement supervisor of the placement you apply to. You must enroll into CTLB03 AND apply for a placement following Steps 3 and 4 below. Note that you may apply for a placement before course selection begins, then enrol in CTLB03 during the course selection period.
3. Check the Experiential Learning website for placements that interest you. Students can only apply to one placement at a time. Placements are added as they become available. Alternatively, you can also Create Your Own Placement. Click here for more information.
4. Select the placement that interests you and if you want to apply click 'APPLY NOW' at the bottom of the description and complete the application form. (You will be asked for your UTORid and password). Note: you must include a copy of your unofficial transcript from ACORN in one of the acceptable file formats (PDF, Word or text). You will be notified by email once your application has been submitted. Please note that some outreach placements require a Police or Vulnerable Sector Check, which can take several weeks to process, so you must plan ahead when applying for a placement that requires one of these.
5. Wait for acceptance/denial of your application. Notification will be sent by email. Once accepted, we will change your ACORN status from “Invited” (INT) to “Approved” (APP). ONLY if you are accepted will you be officially enrolled in the course and responsible for tuition fees. If your application is not accepted, you may apply for another placement or cancel (“drop”) your course request on ACORN.
6. The Experiential Learning program coordinator will send you the Memorandum of Understanding to be completed by you and your placement supervisor together. You must contact him/her and come to an agreement about the details of your placement, such as a specific outline of student duties, time scheduling, project objectives, learning objectives, expected end-products and any required training. We will also provide you with an insurance waiver that the placement supervisor must complete.
In effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Experiential Learning team is currently working off campus.  Please feel free to contact us:
Kamini Persaud, Coordinator, Experiential Learning, CTL
Amelia Seto-Hung, Course and Program Assistant, CTL