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!
- 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.
Experience the University of Toronto Mississauga campus
Take a University of Toronto Mississauga 0.5 credit course*
Earn 2 Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits (1 IDC4U and 1 Co-op)
Participate in Experiential Learning and earn OSSD Co-op credit
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
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
- 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
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|
|Exploring areas of study||10 hours|
|Mentorship program||20 hours|
|Meeting with an academic advisor||5 hours|
|Total hours (approx.)||220 hours|
- 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.
How to Apply
- Enrolled as a full-time student at Meadowvale Secondary School or Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School.
- Enrolling or enrolled in English ENG3U or ENG4U with an expected grade of 70% or higher.
- Possess an overall academic average of at least 70%.
- Self-identify as Black African, Caribbean, Afro Caribbean, Latinx Black, and/or Black.
- Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Deadline: June 17, 2022 (now closed)
- PDF fillable application collecting student information (full name, date of birth, address, etc.).
- Information collected is used to create a U of T record and issue an official U of T Student Number that will carry forward to a future application for degree studies.
Proof of Status in Canada
- Status in Canada is required to create a student record at the University of Toronto.
- Admitted students are not required to pay tuition to participate. We do however require participating students to be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident in order to meet funding requirements.
Copy of High School Transcript
- A copy of your entire high school record is required for review.
- This document should include a list all courses completed and grades earned, as well as any current/future enrolled courses (if applicable).
- What are you hoping to achieve by participating in this program? (200 words max)
- Do you have any expectations of this program? (200 words max)
- Are you considering pursuing a post secondary education in the future? (No, Maybe, Yes)
June 17, 2022
- Application Deadline
- Submit to guidance office at Meadowvale Secondary or Fletcher's Meadow.
June - July 2022
- Application assessment and offers issued.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.