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First Year News Feed: How to Register, OSAP & Final Transcripts, July 9, 2021

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering



We hope you’ve had a nice week! Today’s News Feed has info on how to register for your first semester, details on financial aid and final transcripts, as well as the student-led Orientation Week (also known as F!rosh week).  

We are also still accepting registrations for many of our summer programs including Success 101, our academic skills mini-course being held on July 16. There is also an International
Student Workshop on Immigration Advising
 coming up on July 14. 

For those of you who are still interested in getting an early start on your fall term courses, the
deadline to register for APS164: Introductory Chemistry from a Materials Perspective is Sunday, July 11. Learn more and register for this Early Start Course


If you haven’t already, please be sure to read your Guide to First Yearfollow us on Twitter and if you have questions and want to connect with us, you can reach us through our Live Chat service.  

Have a nice weekend! 

The First Year Team 

(JesusMiracle, Leslie, Jennifer, Todd & Brianna) 

P.S. Not joining U of T Engineering? If your plans have changed, please notify our Admissions Office at  


How to Register

Here are the key details you need to know for registration in the 2021-2022 academic year:    

  • Unlike many first-year university students, your courses will be automatically added to your timetable on ACORN by early August.  
  • The only step you need to take to officially register as a student is to make a fee payment or deferral no later than August 19 (for OSAP/government financial aid recipients – scroll down for further info about this).  
  • Tuition fees will be listed on your ACORN account later in July.  
  • If you’re receiving a scholarship from U of T, it will be applied automatically to your ACORN invoice during the fall semester. You can subtract the amount of your scholarship from your minimum payment to register.   
  • More specific info about fee payments and deferrals will be included in upcoming First Year News Feed editions, and you can also find more information in the Guide to First Year
  • Need proof that you are student for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), travel documents or other purposes? The Office
    of the Registrar offers students Verification of Current Enrolment letters and Letters of Registration.  


OSAP/Financial Aid

If you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person in need of financial aid, and have not yet applied for OSAP (or for non-Ontario residents, your province’s student loan program), please submit your application right away. Although applications are accepted even after the start of classes, applying now means you will be able to defer your tuition in ACORN by the August 19 deadline. As well, applying now ensures your funds are sent to the University early in September. 

To learn more about financial aid, please see the Enrolment Services website and the Student Accounts website. You can read more about financial aid and other financial matters in the Guide to First Year


Final Transcripts

At this time, our offices are closed to courier traffic; we will process incoming postal mail but there may be a delay. 

  • If you are a current Ontario high school student, your grades will be forwarded to our Admissions office automatically by the OUAC. 
  • If you are a current BC high school student and have not already done so, complete your Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) selections through the BC Ministry of Education StudentTranscripts Service by mid-July. 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) results should be sent electronically from the issuing body directly to the University of Toronto. 
  • U of T is registered to receive electronic documents via Naviance eDocs/Docufide (Parchment Exchange)
  • Instructions for how to submit final transcripts/results for all other applicants is available on the Engineering Applicant Portal. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Office. 


Tell Me More: Coffee with Chris Yip
Tell Me More: Coffee with Chris Yip is the official podcast of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.

In each episode, Dean Chris Yip sits down for coffee with a member of our dynamic global community to talk about what they’re working on. You’ll meet dynamic undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading professors and accomplished alumni whose world-leading accomplishments illustrate how U of T Engineering is at the heart of bold solutions to design a better world.


Orientation Registration
[Editor’s note: The following is a special message from the student-run Orientation Committee]  

Hello and welcome 2T5s! We are SO EXCITED to tell you that you that registration for U of T Engineering’s Orientation Week (also known as F!rosh Week) is now open.
Register today so you can meet amazing people, get your #swag, and be welcomed into #skule! 

Check out the F!rosh Week social media platforms to stay updated and ask questions.   

(Purple) Love,  

The Orientation Committee 💜 

Where to find updated information
The First Year Office team periodically updates our Frequently Asked Questions page, and you’re always welcome to email us or use our live chat during office hours for questions that you can’t find answers to.

In addition, given the ongoing pandemic, there are still details and changes regarding facilities, courses, and policies which are being communicated as they are determined. Be sure to monitor your email regularly for official updates, and you should also check
the following authoritative pages regularly for current information:  

First Year Office
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

University of Toronto
35 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A4


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