Summer Online Calculus

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is providing incoming students the opportunity to complete APS162H1S: Calculus for Engineers I during the second half of the summer (July 3 through August 16, 2018).

This experience will enable you to get a sense of university-level calculus before you begin your first term, and at no additional cost.* This is an accelerated, for-credit course that can replace your fall calculus course.**

  • Things to consider about taking an online course:
  • Are you able to take initiative and work independently?
  • Are you interested in getting a head start on your university coursework?
  • Do you feel comfortable emailing an instructor or the First Year Office if you need further assistance?
  • Do you have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection? Do you have enough time to devote to this course for the months of July and August?
  • Would you be able to complete the final exam on-campus at the end of August/beginning of September?

If you said yes to the above questions, here are some more details to consider:

  • Because you will not be a full-time student until the start of the fall term, you will not be able to use any of the additional campus services through the duration of the online class. This means you will not have access to the Library, Health Services, athletic facilities and other similar resources until fall term begins.
  • If you find that the online course experience is not for you, or you are struggling with the course content, you will be allowed to drop the online course with no repercussions. The drop deadline is July 30, 2018. Dropping the course will not impact your academic record, or your fall term enrolment.
  • If you complete APS162 successfully in the summer, you will be encouraged to complete APS163H1F: Calculus for Engineers II in the fall term.
  • If you do not complete APS162 successfully in the summer, you will be automatically enrolled in MAT186H1F: Calculus I (classroom-based) for the fall term (the mark for APS162 will remain in your transcript if you do not drop it before July 30).

We are happy to help you with any additional questions that you may have about this decision in the First Year Office in GB 170. We can also be reached at 416-978-4625 or

* Returning/re-enrolling first-year students may register for APS162H1S but will be charged standard part-time tuition for the course. Visit the Student Accounts website for details.
** Unfortunately, Engineering Science students may not register in APS162H1S: Calculus for Engineers I, as the course does not meet the needs of the Engineering Science curriculum. International Foundation Program students are also ineligible for this course.

To Register for this course:

Please email the following details to the First Year Office:

  1. Your full name as it appears in ACORN;
  2. Your U of T student/applicant number;
  3. Your engineering program; and,
  4. Confirmation that you wish to be registered for APS162H1: Calculus for Engineers I.

Important: This email must be sent from the same email address associated with your U of T application (the one listed in ACORN).

Deadline: The last day to request registration for APS162H1 for summer 2018 is July 9, 2018.

(updated June 6, 2018)