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Next Steps

Your official Offer of Admission letter is available through the Admissions Application. To confirm your acceptance, please sign and submit within the Admission Application. 

Your Offer
After you have accepted your offer in writing your next step is to submit your $1000 deposit to ACORN by May 2, 2022. Not sure if your deposit was received? Log in to ACORN to view your Financial Account. If your offer is conditional, please arrange to have all necessary documentation sent to us directly. 

Your TCard
You can obtain your U of T student card (TCard) beginning May 1. Once you receive your student card you can activate your UTORID and your U of T email account. Following registration, email correspondence will be sent exclusively to your UTmail account. Please be sure to update ACORN with your new email address as soon as you receive it in order to avoid missing important information. See here for a short video that explains the steps involved for newly admitted students to convert their JOINids to UTORids.

Your Courses

  • Classes begin September 8, with the exception of Summer Workshops and August Intensives
  • For MFC students, classes begin September 19,  after the FOR3001 Haliburton Field camp from September 8 September 17.

We recommend that students arrive in Toronto by mid-August, at the latest, so that they have the opportunity to settle-in and attend Orientation activities before classes begin. If you are an international student, please look at the pre-arrival guide and next steps from the Centre for International Experience.

In order to help you to understand the progression of your degree, you can find degree diagrams for each of our programs on our website. The SGS Calendar outlines your program and, the many policies and procedures at the University of Toronto that you are expected to be aware of. You will automatically be enrolled in all of your required courses with the exception of option studios and electives; it is your responsibility to ensure you are in the right courses each semester. Course descriptions for elective courses will be posted in August. 

Course Exemptions; with the approval of the graduate unit a student may be exempt from a specific course requirement permitting the substitution of another course to meet degree requirements. If granted, the overall course credit requirements for the degree are not reduced. Click here for more information.

Your Finances 
No matter your finances, take the time to plan out all your expenses and set a budget to ensure you have adequate funding available for the upcoming year. 

If you are an Ontario resident looking for a government loan, start early and apply now for the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP).

If you are from out-of-province, check with your local funding agency about relevant deadlines. 

Teaching assistantship positions are posted on our website. Eligibility depends on a combination of your experience and academic background. The deadline to apply is typically the beginning of June. We encourage all students to apply. Please continue to check back for updates. Work Study opportunities are available through the Career Centre. Applications for Fall/Winter positions are posted at the end of August.

Daniels offers graduate awards upon admission, while you are at Daniels, and upon graduation. Most of these awards do not require applications. If there are any awards that require applications, a call for applications will be sent via email.

Pre-paying your first year of tuition fees: international students from certain countries may consider pre-paying the first year of tuition fees to facilitate their study permit application. 

In mid-July, you will be able to view your student fees through ACORN. The first installment of your academic tuition fee is due August 28. Fee deferral requests must also be submitted through ACORN by the same deadline. To find out more about fee deferral eligibility, making tuition payments, and more, review Tuition & Fees for more information.

Finally, please review the graduate fees and payment information outlined on the SGS website. Tuition payments or fee deferrals should be completed by August 28 to meet registration deadlines. 

Your Housing
If you require assistance with housing, the University of Toronto Housing Services provides helpful accommodation resources for you to explore. You can choose to live at home, in a University of Toronto residence, or take advantage of the many housing options near campus. Please look into housing options early as some options have deadlines by which you must apply. 

If you have been offered a place in residence, make sure you accept your residence offer and pay your deposit by the stated deadline. The Faculty has a limited number of spaces at Grad House. If you are interested in being considered for one of these spaces, please contact us at These spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis.