Foundational Year: College One Programs
Foundational Year Programs

All seven colleges in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs offer distinctive first-year programs that build community, foster critical thinking and writing skills and develop intellectual independence. Foundational Year Programs (or "Ones") enable first-year students to explore their interests, engage with community, and experience the extraordinary.

One programs typically combine one or more theme-based courses with co-curricular events (e.g. guest lectures) and experiential learning opportunities. All first-year, full-time students in the Faculty of Arts & Science, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for admission to these programs. All first year, full-time students on the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design are eligible for admission for these programs after the initial deadline of March 16th, 2014 if space permits.

Students are encouraged to consider first the One program in their own college, but may apply to the others or the Munk One, and may apply to more than one "Ones" program. However, students may only accept one offer to a "Ones" program.

Download the U of T One Programs brochure.

Learn more about the Foundational Year Programs.

Application Process and Deadlines

The initial deadline for applications is Sunday, March 16, 2014. Students who apply for a One program on or before March 16 will have their application(s) reviewed and receive a response no later than the deadline for Ontario students to respond to their offers of admission on June 2. Some offers may be made earlier. The response deadline is June 16; please reply to your offer by this deadline, or earlier deadline as mentioned in the email offer to the program.

Students will receive an email confirmation that their application has been received.

Acceptances into a One program will be communicated by email, and students will be asked to return to this website to accept their offer. Depending on available space, some One programs may be able to accept applications beyond the March 16 deadline and provide offers after June 2. This website will indicate which colleges are still accepting applications.

 ♦ Innis One: The Creative City   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ Munk One: Global Innovation   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ New One: Learning Without Borders   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ SMC One: Cornerstone   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ Trinity One   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ UC One: Engaging Toronto   Deadline Extended: Click on 
 ♦ VIC One (6 Streams)    
 ♦ Woodsworth One: Order & Disorder   Deadline Extended: Click on 

   Accept Offers

One program applications will be reviewed after March 16th, 2014.
Offers to One programs will be made no later than June 2.Some offers may be made earlier.
The deadline to accept a One program offer is June 16 ; however, some One programs may have an earlier deadline as mentioned in the email offer to the program.
Please note: By accepting such an earlier offer to a One program, you are not committing yourself to come to the Faculty, but simply retaining you claim on the place in the One program you were offered.