Academic

General academic information for all first year students

The 20.0 Credit Rule (Wait! What’s a Credit?)

You need 20.0 credits to graduate. What is a credit? Examples: ANT100Y1Y ENG100H1F BIO130H1S Y = full-credit course, worth 1.0...

Do I have to write a language placement test if I want to sign up for a language course?

The FAS offers language instruction in over 40 languages, including modern languages and ancient languages. Some departments require a language...

class size: would you call that a grande or venti?

There are 500 1st-year classes taught in FAS. Some classes are really large. 7 of the most popular courses are...

What are “Vic One Hundred Seminars”?

Victoria College offers the Vic One Hundred Seminars. Like the First-Year Foundations, also called One Programs, the Vic One Hundred...

Can I schedule classes back-to-back and make it to my classes on time?

All classes in the daytime in the FAS start at 10 minutes after the hour and end on the hour....

What are the FAS degree requirements at UofT?

There are six basic requirements that you need to complete in order to graduate with any of an Honours Bachelor...

How many courses am I allowed to sign up for?

Unless you are restricted to part-time status, you are allowed to sign up for a maximum of 6.0 courses in...

How many courses should I sign up for?

Many students complete their Honours degree in four years. When considering how many courses to take, remember:  it’s not a...

What is the Credit/No Credit option?

In the FAS, you can designate up to 2.0 degree credits as Credit or No Credit (CR/NCR). You have the...

What is a “FLC”?

A FLC, or “flick,” is a non-credit course. Every second week throughout the academic year, these groups of 25 students...