Parents: STEPUPP

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Welcome to StepUPP

Your child wants to attend university but you’re not sure where to start, or even if it’s the right choice.  

You are not alone. Many parents who have not attended university themselves or who come from another country with a different educational system, are often unsure of how to help their children set (and achieve) their higher educational goals.

We are here to help. Introducing STEPUPP – University Preparation for Parents.

This guide contains information to help you and your son or daughter make informed decisions about which post-secondary educational path is right for him or her.

Diane Crocker
Registrar & Director of Enrolment

Lorretta Neebar
Associate Registrar
Recruitment, Admissions & On-Campus Events


The StepUPP Program Guide

How to choose the right path for post-secondary education

The application and admission process and preparing for post-secondary education

Finance 101: Navigating the financial aid system and how to get money for school

The first year: How to support a student in college or university

Glossary of common terms

Useful links and resources


STEPUPP is funded by the Government of Ontario and operated by the University of Toronto Mississauga.