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.
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
Earn 4 Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits and take a University of Toronto Mississauga 0.5 credit course*
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:
- 0.5 University of Toronto credits
- utmONE: Special Topics at the Intersection of Science and Social Science (UTM108H5)
- 4 OSSD credits
- 1 E-learning course (Self-selected)
1 English course (Black Voices – ENG4U0)
2 Co-op credits (DCO3O0)
- 1 E-learning course (Self-selected)
- 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 one of the following schools:
- Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School
- Erindale Secondary School
- Turner Fenton 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
- The SEE UTM application is a 2-step process with a deadline of June 12, 2023 5:00pm
Step 1: Complete the SEE@UTM Application Form
- Students will apply by submitting an online application (MS Form) consisting of 3 sections:
- Section 1: Personal Information
- Section 2: High School Information
- Section 3: Supplementary Information
- Once completed, students will receive an email to prompt them to progress to step 2.
Step 2: Submit Additional Documents
- Students and Guidance Counsellors will receive an email requesting additional documents (Documents needed to complete your application)
- Please reply to the email, attaching the documents outlined below:
- Proof of Status in Canada (Scanned PDF of ID)
- High School Transcript (Scanned PDF)
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).
- Why would you like to participate in this program? (200 words max or audio/visual submission)
- What would you like to accomplish in the next 2 - 6 years? (200 words max or audio/visual submission)
- Are you considering pursuing a post secondary education in the future? (No, Maybe, Yes)
- If you have chosen to submit a visual/audio/and or other art submission to answer your supplementary questions, please email the file (Only required if you have not provided a written response to the supplementary questions in the application form)
June 12, 2023:
June - July 2023:
Application assessment and offers issued.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, admitted students are not required to pay tuition to participate.
Participating students must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident in order to meet funding requirements.
A copy of your entire high school record is required for your application to be successfully submitted. Without a high school transcript, we cannot complete a review your application to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. This document should include a list all courses completed, and grades earned, as well as any current/future enrolled courses (if applicable).
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.
You will receive an email to advise that your application has been successfully submitted.
Please call (905) 828-5400.
In addition to UTM staff, the PDSB has provided a teacher to supervise students on site.
We are looking for an overall average in all high school courses of at least 70%. We are also looking for all English courses with a minimum grade of 70%.
The admission team will notify successful applicants via email in between June - July. Please ensure the email we have on file from your application is correct, and check your junk/spam folders just in case.
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.
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, 2023, likely once a week.
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.
Supplementary information (questions within the application) will not be used to evaluate candidacy for SEE UTM. We would like to ensure we provide a unique experience for you. Therefore, we would like to get to know a bit more about you. We have provided 2 methods for answering the questions below.
Method 1: Written/Typed response
Method 2: Video/Audio/Art response
Important Information for Method 2: If you would like to submit a response via video/voice-recording or other art, please email or provide a OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox link where we may access the file to email@example.com.