Resources for Counsellors

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We value the partnership with secondary school guidance counsellors throughout the application process. We rely on school counselling staff in all jurisdictions to reinforce the university’s application requirements and deadlines and to highlight our admission requirements.


OSCA Today

Black Access to Educational Excellence Initiative Dismantles Barriers

by Deborah Peart

Read our feature in the Winter 2021 of OSCA Today (p22)


Table of Contents:

  1. Admissions and Programs Updates
  2. Guidance Community Mailing Lists
  3. Guidance Resources

Admissions and Program Updates

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New Programs

The Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills within the Department of Management provides eligible students the opportunity to participate in a 4-month (non-credit) paid work placement while completing their program of study.

Neuroscience will now be offered as a major program, in addition to the existing specialist program.

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Program Changes

For first-year students enrolling at U of T Mississauga in the fall of 2021 and beyond, Communication, Culture, Information & Technology will no longer be a joint program with Sheridan College. U of T Mississauga will continue to deliver the Honours Bachelor of Arts CCIT degree.

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Renamed Programs

Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies (under Humanities) has been renamed to Dramaturgy and Drama Studies. This does not apply to the Theatre and Drama Studies specialist program.

South Asian Civilizations has been renamed to South Asian Humanities.

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Suspended Programs

Exceptionality in Human Learning will no longer be offered as a major program. The specialist program will continue to be offered.

Admission Update Regarding COVID-19

We understand this is a stressful time for students preparing for post-secondary studies. We will continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the school year and will be as flexible as possible throughout the admission process. Here is some guidance and pieces of advice:

  • We've updated our Resources for Counsellors page to provide you with guidance to support students who have applied to U of T as well as those who are exploring their options.
  • As part of Guidance Dialogues Fall 2020, U of T prepared a quick video summary of useful updates (click to view on YouTube).
  • The University of Toronto has renewed its commitment to inclusive learning environments, transformative research and a safe, healthy community. Find out more about how we're doing by visiting the UTogether 2020 website.

Guidance Community Mailing Lists

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University of Toronto Counsellor Community Mailing List

Stay up-to-date with the latest application news and receive invitations to events for the counselling community from across U of T.

Join the Community Mailing List

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Black Access to Educational Excellence (BAEE@UTM) Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter for students, counsellors, and parents with updates about the Black Access to Educational Excellence (BAEE@UTM) initiative, useful resources, and other important information for Black students.

Join the BAEE@UTM Newsletter


    Guidance Resources

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    U of T On Demand

    Browse our library of recorded information sessions and explore the opportunities and experiences that await you at U of T —  on your own time.

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    Why U of T Mississauga

    Our unique and dynamic programs, our vibrant campus, and our diverse community of students, faculty, and alumni. Learn why else 16,000 students call us home.

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    Connect With Us

    Our recruitment staff and student ambassadors are ready to help you discover the University of Toronto and build your path to joining us in the fall.

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