Support, Engage, Experience University of Toronto Mississauga (SEE UTM)

 Support, Engage, Experience University of Toronto Mississauga

Support, Engage, Experience University of Toronto Mississauga (SEE UTM) is an access program and collaboration between the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and Peel District School Board. SEE UTM aims to make post-secondary education more accessible to students who come from communities historically underrepresented at UTM. These students may have been marginalized due to socio-economic status, race or ethnicity, family history, or other factors but have the potential, given the opportunity, to excel.

SEE UTM will be running in September 2022 as a pilot program. Experience university education, and earn OSSD and university credit at University of Toronto Mississauga! 

Objective

  • Make a post secondary education more accessible.
  • Empower Black African, Caribbean, Afro Caribbean, Latinx Black, and/or Black students who are historically underrepresented at UTM and other educational institutions.
  • Inform students who have the potential to excel but have been faced with systemic barriers due to socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, family history or various other factors.

Program Features

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Experience the University of Toronto Mississauga campus

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Take a University of Toronto Mississauga 0.5 credit course*

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Earn 2 Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits (1 IDC4U and 1 Co-op)

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Participate in Experiential Learning and earn OSSD Co-op credit

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Mentorship provided by a current UTM student

*Successful completion of SEE UTM offers a 0.5 university credit applicable to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto, and is transferable to other post-secondary institutions 

    Credit Evaluation and Peer Mentoring

    Credit Evaluation

    Credit Evaluation

    PDSB students will earn the following credits towards their high school diploma upon completion:

    • Credit from the University of Toronto 0.5 credit
    • OSSD IDC4U credit
    • OSSD 1 COOP credit

    Peer-to-peer Mentorship

    Peer-to-peer Mentorship

    • Each participant will be matched with a current UTM student mentor
    • Support their learning in the courses
    • Share their understanding of campus community and engagement through co-participation in on-campus initiatives
    • Provide academic guidance and support

    Additional Opportunities for Engagement

    Additional Opportunities for Engagement

    Workshops run by the Centre for Student Engagement focused on post secondary preparation may include:

    • “Discovering and Connecting your Strengths”
    • “Let’s Talk Finance"
    • “Life in Post-Secondary”
    • “Community & Support in Post-Secondary"

      Anticipated Time to Complete the Program

      In the classroom, facilitated study groups 48 hours
      Co-op Program 110 hours
      Workshops 15 hours
      Exploring areas of study 10 hours
      Mentorship program 20 hours
      Meeting with an academic advisor 5 hours
      Total hours (approx.) 220 hours

      What's Provided

      • Tuition costs covered for students participating in the SEE UTM (tuition cost refers to the cost to take to one 0.5 credit).
      • Access to University of Toronto resources such as libraries and athletic facilities.
      • Transportation to and from UTM and lunch.
      • Co-op placements within UTM.
      • Course for SEE UTM students through the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at UTM.
      • Academic advising and administrative support through UTM.
      • Textbooks, access to e-books where necessary and other class supplies as needed in the class.
      • Other services as needed to ensure student success.

      Timeline

      June 17, 2022

      • Application Deadline
      • Submit to guidance office at Meadowvale Secondary or Fletcher's Meadow.

      June - July 2022

      • Application assessment and offers issued.

      September 2022

      • SEE UTM Start!

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What do I need to be eligible to participate in the program?

      We are looking for an overall average in all high school courses of at least 70%. We are also looking for all English course to have a minimum grade of 70%.

      When will I know if I am eligible to participate in this program?

      The Admission team will notify successful applicants via email in late-July. Please ensure the email we have on file from your application is correct and check your junk/spam folders just in case.

      How can I update the information I originally included on my application (i.e. email, address, preferred name, etc.)

      If the information you submitted on the initial application has changed, please contact us directly at pathways.utm@utoronto.ca with your full name, date of birth, and the updated information you would like changed.

      Can I get more information about the course I will be taking at U of T Mississauga?

      We will have more detailed information about the course shortly. For the time being, you should know that you will be enrolled in one half-credit course at U of T Mississauga that will be delivered on-campus between September 8 and December 7, 2022, likely once a week.

      Is the course I am taking a university level course?

      Yes, the course offered through this program is a degree-level course that can be counted toward the total degree credits required to earn a U of T degree in the future. The course may also be recognized as transfer credit at other post-secondary institutions across Ontario, Canada, and internationally.