- Academic & Personal Counselling
- Services and Programs for Students
- Student Unions and Associations
- Study Abroad/Study Elsewhere
The Office of the Registrar and Student Services
The Office of the Registrar and Student Services provides academic advising, counselling on financial and personal matters, and other support services for all John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (Daniels) students. The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is the primary intersection for student information and advice, and should be consulted as soon as any problems of an academic or personal nature are encountered. The office is the first stop for students to find answers to any questions during their undergraduate career. The Office of the Registrar and Student Services addresses virtually all matters relating to Daniels students: it coordinates counselling, registration, enrolment, student records, transfer credit, petitions, final examinations, and graduation. Students with complaints or problems relating to the teaching of Daniels Faculty courses (lectures, tutorials, evaluation, workload, etc.) that they cannot resolve with the instructors concerned can obtain advice and assistance from the Office of the Registrar and Student Services. Students registered at Daniels who have problems with Faculty of Arts & Science courses should go for advice either to the Faculty of Arts & Science departmental Undergraduate Administrator or to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services at Daniels. Students with questions about any aspect of their undergraduate experience, can e-mail the Office of the Registrar and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is a reliable first stop for students who have questions or concerns or are facing issues that are getting in the way their success. The staff within the Office of the Registrar and Student Services can provide advice and guidance on virtually all matters relating to Daniels Students.
Academic accommodations are arranged through Accessibility Services when students experience disability-related barriers in demonstrating their knowledge and skills. It is extremely important that you contact the office as soon as you are accepted to UofT so that it is possible for accommodations to be arranged prior to the start of classes. http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/as. 455 Spadina Ave, Suite 400; 416-978-8060.
- Creative and critical thinking
- Idea-generation exercises and tools, including mind-maps, outlines, dictionaries, thesauri, web searches, and a variety of word play and other experimental methods
- Analysis of design, culture, historical topics, texts, etc.
- Review of readings and assignment sheets
- Review of composition elements, such as the thesis, the topic sentence, etc.
- Discussion of research methods
- Conversation and transcription
Discussion of grammar and syntax
It is recommended to schedule several appointments in advance according to assignment deadlines.
Diversity & Equity
Diversity and equity are fundamental values at the University of Toronto. Students from every background are supported by policies and resources that help create an inclusive environment and one that actively works against discrimination.
Accessibility Services provides services and resources to students with all types of disabilities, such as physical, sensory, medical, mental health, learning and temporary.
The University provides students with opportunities to get involved in community work through volunteer postings, the Centre for Community Partnerships, volunteer chapters, volunteer fairs, and initiatives led by student groups.
Regularly checking volunteer postings is the perfect way to get a feel for the wide range of opportunities that exist. Whether looking for experience in a specific area or are hoping to get ideas on how broaden your horizons, feel free to review postings throughout the school year. Off-campus volunteer jobs are posted at the Career Centre. On-campus volunteer jobs are posted on Ulife.
The Centre for Community Partnerships:
All University policies can be found in the Governing Council Policies website.
U of T is committed to fairness in its dealings with its individual members and to ensuring that their rights are protected. In support of this commitment, the Office of the University Ombudsperson operates independently of the administration, being accountable only to the Governing Council, and has unrestricted access to all University authorities.
Student Housing Services also provides emergency and temporary housing for all U of T students. Contact them to get connected with an emergency housing coordinator.
Health & Wellness
As the undergraduate programs grow into their place in the Daniels Faculty, AVSSU plans to continuously grow and adapt with them to best serve all of the future students of architecture and visual studies.
Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS)
For students with particularly noteworthy academic results, there are three specific forms of recognition:
Recognition of Exceptional Academic Achievement: “Dean’s List Scholar”
This designation is given at the end of the Fall/Winter or Summer session to Daniels Faculty degree students who successfully complete their fifth, tenth, fifteenth, or twentieth degree credit* in the Faculty with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher.
*The following courses are included in this credit count for the Dean's List:
- Daniels Faculty courses completed for degree credit;
- Courses in other divisions (e.g. Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George) completed for degree credit while registered as a student in the Daniels Faculty;
- Retained Credits: Courses completed while registered as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George);
- Courses completed with a final standing of "CR" or "P" which meet the criteria above.
Excluded from this credit count for the Dean's List are:
- Transfer Credits from secondary school (e.g. AP, IB, GCE, etc.) and/or other post-secondary institutions;
- Other division courses (e.g. FAS, UTM, UTSC, etc.) completed while registered as a student in a division other than the Daniels Faculty except those that are retained;
- Courses designated "Extra" on a student's academic record;
- EDU courses taken as part of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP).
A “Dean’s List Scholar” notation is automatically added to each qualifying student’s transcript in late July (for those who satisfy the criteria at the end of the Fall/Winter session) and in late October (for those who satisfy the criteria at the end of the Summer session). There is no monetary value. Students who satisfy the criteria but do not receive a transcript notation by the dates above for the appropriate session should write to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Room 100, 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J5 or at email@example.com . Dean’s List Scholar notations are not applied at the end of the Fall term.
Recognition of Exceptional Academic Achievement: “High Distinction” and “Distinction”
Students who graduate with a Cumulative GPA* of 3.50 or above are described as graduates “With High Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript. Students who graduate with a Cumulative GPA* of 3.20 to 3.49 are described as graduates “With Distinction”. This achievement is noted on the diploma and transcript.
* Note: the Cumulative GPA must be based on at least 5.0 credits taken for Daniels degree credit.
The Faculty offers many academically-based scholarships and other awards to exceptional degree students. Full details of these scholarships are available on the Faculty website at https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/undergraduate-awards.
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) - The World Could Be Yours!
Daniels Students who are interested in studying abroad and completing courses at another academic institution may be eligible to apply for an Outbound Exchange. Outbound Exchanges are run by the Centre for International Experience at the University of Toronto. Students in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design can earn Faculty of Arts and Science credits while on exchange. Students who wish to earn Architecture or Visual Studies credits, should contact the partner institution or the CIE to verify that the courses they wish to take are open to exchange students. These exchanges allow students to experience new cultures and languages in an academic setting while earning credits towards their degree. Exchanges may be for one term or a full year or summer.
All students considering an Outbound Exchange must review the Daniels Faculty Guidelines for Outbound Exchange on the Daniels website here: https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/exchange.
The CIE hosts Learning Abroad Info. Sessions and please see their Events page for details.
The cost of an exchange includes the University of Toronto tuition plus incidental fees, along with the cost of living and studying abroad. While on exchange, students are still eligible to receive government assistance such as OSAP. There are also many specific scholarships and bursaries run by various U of T offices, and the CIE itself administers a needs-based bursary program; for exchange students who qualify, this bursary will usually cover at least the cost of airfare.
Eligibility: In general, undergraduate University of Toronto students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies at Daniels, with a minimum CGPA of 2.25, are eligible to apply. Students must also achieve a minimum annual GPA of 2.5 for the year during which an application is made. A few exchange programs do have higher GPA cutoffs, and others have special language requirements.
See this page on the Learning Abroad website for guidelines on how to plan and apply for an Exchange.
- Be a degree-seeking student within the Daniels Faculty
- Completed at least 4.0 credits at U of T before participating in an exchange
- Minimum CGPA of 2.25
- Not have already received 7.5 transfer credits (including on admission transfer credits)
Destinations: Students may choose from over 135 universities in the following locations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea (South), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and the West Indies. Please check the CIE website for an up-to-date listing of exchange partners.
Summer Abroad Program - Where will you be next summer?
Students are also encouraged to consider taking part in a U of T Summer Abroad course (these are different to a summer exchange). Information on summer 2022 programs will be posted by mid-December.
The Summer Abroad programs are designed to enrich students' academic lives by providing an exciting and educational international experience. Students complete full-year University of Toronto undergraduate degree credit courses from the Faculty of Arts and Science that are relevant to each location. Relatively small classes (about 25 students on average) are taught by University of Toronto professors or faculty from the host university. All classes, with the exception of languages courses, are taught in English.
One of the most important and engaging aspects of these programs is that the learning is not limited to the classroom. The locations themselves become your "living textbook." You will observe and experience many of the things you study, including the language, history, culture, art, religion, business and politics of the host country.
Since 1972, thousands of students have earned a University of Toronto credit outside of Canada through one of our programs. The responses have been consistently enthusiastic - many previous participants rate their Summer Abroad experience as the best summer of their lives!
In keeping with the University of Toronto's policies on equity, diversity and excellence, the Summer Abroad programs strive to be fully inclusive. Studying abroad presents unique challenges in regard to equity issues. However we seek to ensure to the greatest extend possible that all students enjoy the opportunity to participate in these programs. Our support for equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Daniels students are eligible to apply to the Summer Abroad Program.
Information on Summer 2022 programs will be posted by mid-December. https://summerabroad.utoronto.ca/
Courses: Students take specially designed University of Toronto undergraduate degree credit courses, relevant to the location, for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. The courses have field trips that complement and highlight the academic materials. Courses are taught predominantly by University of Toronto professors and, with the exception of language courses, are offered in English. Typically, full year second and third year courses are offered in disciplines such as history, political science, management, literature, film, architecture, fine art, religion, and languages. The Science Abroad program allows students in various science disciplines to earn a full-year research credit while gaining laboratory experience overseas. Most courses do not have prerequisites.
All Summer Abroad courses and grades show on students' transcripts as regular U of T credits and are calculated into their cumulative GPA.
University of Toronto undergraduate students
- U of T students who have completed one or more courses must have a CGPA of at least 1.75 at the time of application.
- First-year students with no final grades yet may also apply but must have completed a term of study by the time of application.
- Students on academic probation or suspension at the time of application are not eligible to participate.
U of T students in a professional faculty
- Daniels students may enrol in Arts & Science courses as electives.
- Please check with your Faculty to ensure that you have permission to enrol in the course you have chosen. Once admitted, additional information may be requested from you to assist in your registration.
Admission to Summer Abroad programs is competitive (decisions are not made on a first-come, first-served basis and there are not necessarily spots for all applicants). Applicants will be assessed on the strength of their overall application including:
- Academic record over the past 12 months
- Relevance of the course to the applicant's program of study
- Personal statement addressing specific questions (which will be listed in the application)
- Additional responses to questions regarding adaptability
Note that Woodsworth College may request additional documents in certain cases.
Contact Us - Professional & International Programs Woodsworth College
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or call 416-978-8713 between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
Virtual appointments with our Summer Abroad program advisors can be booked online.
Our mailing address is as follows:
Professional and International Programs
Woodsworth College, University of Toronto
119 St. George Street, 3rd Floor