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How do I ensure that I meet the requirements to complete my degree program?

It is important to familiarize yourself with the regulations set out in your university’s academic calendar. An academic calendar outlines important dates, such as when terms begin and end, when exams will be held and when your reading week breaks will be.

You will also need to be aware of the final dates to add and drop courses, and the financial deadlines associated with registration, including final refund dates.

To find a university’s academic calendar, visit their website or contact the university’s registrar.

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Who can access my academic information?

Due to privacy laws, your student record information (including application, admission and registration information) will not be released to your parents, guardians or supporters without your written permission.

To give someone access to your student record information, you will need to fill out an information release form.

To find these forms, visit the university’s website or contact the university’s registrar.

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Is residence right for me?

Residence is convenient – your classes are only minutes away. You live in a furnished room and have access to several resources designed to help you succeed, both academically and personally. You may also meet people who will become lifelong friends.

If you want more privacy or personal space, and freedom from regulation and supervision, you may prefer living off-campus.

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When should I start looking for housing off campus?

You should begin as early as possible. This will allow you to explore more housing options and reduce the stress of a last-minute search.


  • Begin by searching your university’s off-campus housing listings, which often include rental ads.
  • Check for new ads daily and visit as many units as possible.
  • Research what typical rental rates are for the area.
  • Bring an inspection checklist when you visit units so you can do thorough checks.
  • Record your thoughts about each place you visit.

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Who should I reach out to with questions about degree requirements?

Your university’s academic advisors are your first point of contact for helping navigate degree requirements and making sure you are taking the courses you need to finish your program of study. You may also want to contact your future or current department for information about course selection.

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Where can I find information about transferring from another university or college?

Contact the university you are interested in. They can provide more information about their transfer policies and supports.

You can also find out if certain courses are eligible for transfer credit through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information about credit transfers in Ontario.

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