Prepare For September

prepare for september

Apply for Residence | As soon as possible

Log in to the StarRez portal to apply for a space in on-campus housing and check for updates. If you're interested in living on campus, you should complete this step as soon as possible.

Important dates:

  • June 6 to 9: Student Housing & Residence Life offers will be emailed to first-year students with residence guarantee (applied on or before March 31). 
  • June 21 by 4:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit acceptance deposit to confirm your space for the Fall and select your meal plan. Pay deposit and select meal plan using the StarRez portal.
  • Mid-August: Room assignments communicated.
  • Early September: Move-in day (by appointment)

Learn more about Student Housing & Residence Life and the resources and supports available for students living on campus. 

Look for Off Campus Housing | Upon offer of admission

If you wish to live off campus, visit our Off Campus Housing web page for search tips. Visit the University’s Off-Campus Housing website for listings, finding roommates, and other helpful resources.

Apply for Scholarships and Finalize Your Financial Plan

Visit our website for information on: 

The first installment of your tuition fees will be due in mid-August. If you’re receiving government student loans/grants or a scholarship, you may be eligible to defer your tuition fee deadline. 

Connect with AccessAbility Services

If you are a student with a disability, we encourage you to explore the extensive services and supports available to you from AccessAbility Services. Learn more: 

Brush Up on Academic Skills | Summer 2023 

Take advantage of our learning resources to prepare for your first-year courses! Programming includes: 

Activate your UTORid and Get Your TCard | Summer 2023

Convert your JOINid to a UTORid. Your UTORid is your key to online resources like your U of T email account and Quercus, our online teaching and learning environment. All students are required to have an active UTORid and it is strongly advised to activate yours before the start of classes in order to avoid missing any course content. You’ll also need to have your UTORid activated in order to receive your TCard (U of T student identification). Learn more about UTORid on the U of T Scarborough Office of the Registrar website and the TCard website

Update Your Contact Information on ACORN | Summer 2023 

To stay up to date on communications from the university, it is important to ensure your contact information on ACORN is correct and regularly updated. This includes your email address*, phone number, mailing address, and emergency contact. If your contact information changes at any time, you can always go back to “Profile & Settings” on ACORN to update this information.  

*It is mandatory to update your email address to your @utoronto address once you are admitted. Critical messages may not be directed to personal accounts. 

Please note that many students apply to university using an email address provided by their high school or previous post-secondary institution. You may lose access to this email account upon graduating from high school or graduating/withdrawing from a previous institution.

International Students

If you are an international student, you need a valid study permit to study in Canada. Apply online for your study permit as soon as you receive your offer of admission from U of T Scarborough. If you have a valid study permit from previous studies in Canada, you don’t need to change or apply for a new study permit. However, you have to extend your study permit inside Canada two to three months prior to the expiry date. If you are admitted to a co-op program, please apply for your co-op work permit along with your study permit.  

To travel to Canada, you need to have the correct documents and follow the current procedures around COVID-19. For more information about entry to Canada and pre-arrival: 

ISC will provide you with all the support and guidance you need for a successful transition to U of T Scarborough.  

As an international student, you will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) once you register at the University of Toronto. Check your U of T email address for your UHIP coverage card. Your UHIP coverage for the upcoming academic year is from September 1, 2023 until August 31, 2024. If you are arriving before September, contact the International Student Centre for bridging coverage. To learn more about UHIP, visit the International Student Centre (ISC) website.

The University of Toronto offers a limited number of need-based admission awards to international undergraduate applicants to help with educational costs. These are selected based on academic merit, as well as demonstrated financial need. When a student is selected on academic merit, faculties and divisions at the University of Toronto may use the International Financial Aid Profile, which is available in your JOIN U of T portal, to assess qualified international undergraduate applicants for scholarships based on a financial need component. 
You can learn more about U of T Scarborough's entrance scholarships for international students on our entrance scholarships web page
These awards will make a significant contribution towards tuition and other fees at U of T Scarborough, however, students must be able to pay the balance of their expenses. You will need to develop a realistic financial plan to fund your studies throughout your time at U of T Scarborough. 
Scholarship decisions will be communicated to successful applicants before the deadline to accept an offer of admission.