Foundational Year: College One Programs

First Year Foundations

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. First Year Foundations (or "One Programs") enable first-year students to explore their interests, engage with community, and experience the extraordinary in a small seminar setting.

One programs typically combine one or more small-group, 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 in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design are also eligible for admission to these programs if space permits.

Students may apply to more than one "One" program, however, students may only accept one "One" program offer.

Download the U of T One Programs brochure.

Learn more about the First Year Foundations.

Application Process and Deadlines

Students are encouraged to apply to a "One" program as soon as possible as space is limited. Please note that the following programs have application deadlines:
  • Woodsworth One - Applications received by April 30 will receive a response by June 1

Students will receive an email confirmation that their application is under review, and applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Students will receive a response to their application no later than June 1, 2015 if their application is submitted before this date. Offers are ONLY made to students offered admission to the University. We ask that students respond to their One program offer no later than June 21st, or by the deadline included in the offer email.

Acceptances will be communicated by email, and students will be asked to return to this website to accept their offer. Program applications will remain open until space is filled. Please check back regularly for updates.

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 Innis One: The Creative City  
 Munk One
 New One: Learning Without Borders  
 SMC One: Cornerstone  
 Trinity One  
 UC One: Engaging Toronto  
 VIC One  
 Woodsworth One  

Accepting a One Program Offer

Please click on the "Accept" link below to accept your One program offer. Please be sure to respond by June 21st, or the deadline indicated in your email offer.

Please note: Acceptance of an early One program offer prior to accepting an offer to the Faculty of Arts and Science simply ensures your place in the One program should you decide to register. Early acceptance to a One program offer does not commit you to the University of Toronto. If you decide to accept an offer of admission to the University, you must follow the acceptance instructions included in your offer package.