About the Application

Why Join?
First Year Learning Communities help first-year students to make connections within their program of study while developing academic, career and personal skills. Each year, past participants tell us how the program helped them to get to know their classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni. Students also tell us that the program helped them to adjust to university and to enhance their university experience.

About the Program
FLCs meet bi-weekly for FLC Meetings, facilitated by their upper-year FLC Leaders. FLCs are divided by program of study, with a maximum of 40 students in each FLC. There is no cost to participating in this program.

The program will begin early September and will run until April. FLC Meetings will take place on-campus and in-person. FLC programming may include of off-campus trips, special events, and/or virtual events.

Application Dates & Deadlines
The formal application period will run from June 1 to August 30. Applicants will be notified of their status in the program and FLC assignment by Sep 6.

Applying After the Deadline
Students may continue to apply after the application deadline and throughout the school year. Should you apply outside of this period, you will be added to our waiting list and notified should spaces come available.

To participate in this program, you must be an undergraduate, UTSC student in your first year at UTSC. Transfer students and students with transfer credits are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The First Year Learning Communities Program is open to the following programs of study:
  • Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts)
  • Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Life Science
  • Physical & Environmental Sciences
  • Psychological & Health Sciences

Management Students
If you are a Management student, we encourage you to apply to the FLIP Program. The FLIP Program is a comparable program designed for Management students. You can apply at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/mgmt/first-year-learning-integration-program-flip

Collection and Use of Information

The information collected is used to determine group assignments, program development, student status verification, and program communication. Upon acceptance and once assigned to an FLC, your name and email address will be provided to your FLC Leader, who will email your about FLC meetings and events.

The First Year Learning Communities Program utilizes different communication tools, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Canvas, and Slack. Your name and/or profile may be visible to other members of the program.

University Privacy Policy
The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to www.utoronto.ca/privacy or contact UT Scarborough's Freedom of Information Liason (FOIL), Brent Duguid, at (416) 287-7033 or brent.duguid@utoronto.ca, Office of Business, Operations and Strategic Affairs, 1265 Military Trail, AA415B, Toronto, ON, M5A1A4.