Student Life offers a wide range of resources and services to help students find their way and achieve success.
Encourage your student not to be afraid to ask for help with any questions or concerns. Asking for assistance in the early stages of the problem seems to work best.
If you’d like to encourage your student to get help, please keep in mind:
Even good students look for help. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that they are self-aware and proactive.
You can help us to support the student in your family by becoming aware of the programs and services provided by Student Life departments, including but not limited to:
- Academic Success for students who wish to enhance their learning skills
- Accessibility Services for equal access to all aspects of university life for students with disabilities
- Health & Wellness for support and treatment for students’ physical and mental healthcare needs
- Career Exploration & Education where students can discover their skills, interests, and values as they explore career possibilities
- Centre for International Experience for learning abroad support, advisory and advocacy services
Other university resources
An important resource for your student is the registrar of the campus, faculty or college where your student is registered for classes. Your student may contact the office of their registrar for advice and help with:
- course and program selection
- interpretation of rules and regulations
- academic petitions
- OSAP and grants (financial aid)
- financial aid advising
- academic advising
- written confirmation of registration
Libraries and writing centres
- The University of Toronto has the third largest library system in North America.
- Writing Centres improve students’ capacity to plan, organize, write and revise academic papers.