About Admission Categories
You’ve been admitted to an Admission Category at U of T Scarborough. Your Admission Category is the starting point for your degree. During first year, you will complete prerequisites for your program(s) and then can officially be admitted to your program of study. You’ll learn more about this process and get yourself registered in the courses to meet your goals during Get Started.
When building an Arts, Science, or Business degree, you can mix and match Specialist (12-16 credits), Major (7-9 credits), and Minor (4-5 credits) programs to suit your goals. For example, you can pursue:
- a Specialist
- two Majors
- one Major and two Minors
Overall, in your undergraduate degree, you will take at least 20 credits across your chosen subject areas.
Information for Specific Admission Categories
Recommended prerequisites for Mental Health Studies and Psychology
Grade 12 U Math and Grade 12 U Biology are recommended prerequisites but must be completed to continue in Mental Health Studies or Psychology after first year. Students who are admitted without one or both prerequisites may complete the requirements during first year, either by enrolling in an equivalent high school course off-campus, or by taking the equivalent U of T Scarborough courses: BIOA11H3 and the Online Math Preparedness course. Please note that the equivalent U of T Scarborough courses may have enrolment limits, and may not be offered every term. BIOA11H3 is typically offered in the fall term. The Online Math Preparedness course is typically offered in August of each year.
Experience FirstYear@UTSC and Choose Your Courses | June 2023
As part of the program, you will be connected with your First Year Peer, an upper-year student mentor. You will also have the opportunity to learn about campus life and tips for academic success through self-paced learning modules and Prep Yourself Workshops.
In June, you will receive an email with all the details about FirstYear@UTSC and how to access the program.
Register for Courses | Begins July 5, 2023
Starting in June 2023, attend Get Started to plan your courses with the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) and be ready for first-year course enrolment on July 5. Academic and Learning Strategists are available to answer your questions on course selection and guide you through the process. Visit the Get Started website to learn about the virtual and in-person supports available to you. We encourage you to register early!
For more information about registration, refer to:
First-Year Core Courses Pathways
Students admitted to the admission categories and/or those with an interest in the programs mentioned below, should enroll in the following core courses during the Fall and Winter semesters, in the recommended order. These courses are highly in demand, and spaces are limited. To access the complete set of courses you should take, please refer to the Please refer to the Program Pathways,
Pay Your Fees | August 2023
As soon as you register for courses in July, an invoice displaying your tuition and student fees will be available in ACORN.
Your minimum tuition fees payment or proof of deferral of fees will be due in mid-August. Final payment will be due by the end of September. Financial deadlines are listed on the Registrar’s Office website.
Brush Up on Academic Skills | Summer 2023
Take advantage of our learning resources to prepare for your first-year courses! Programming includes: