Q: I am an English student at the St. George campus and would like to take courses at another Canadian or American university for transfer credit. How do I obtain authorization?
For detailed information about Letters of Permission and transfer credit, please refer to the information on Transfer Credits and Transfer Explorer, and students may seek advice from their College Registrar's office as to how transfer credits may apply to their degrees. St. George students may also take courses at UTM and UTSC. All ENG transfer credits, except ENG100H1 and its equivalents, will be accepted toward our programs, and each transfer would specify the program group it fits into, if any.
Q: I am an English student at the St. George campus and would like to study abroad for either one term, a year, or during the summer. What opportunities exist for students who would like to study elsewhere?
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) allows Arts and Science students to participate in Canadian and international exchanges while earning credits toward their U of T degree. The Department of English also offers a Minor program in Asian Literatures and Cultures, jointly with the University of Singapore. For information regarding eligibility, destinations, and application procedures, please contact the CIE at 416-978-2564 or visit the web page at: www.cie.utoronto.ca. The International Summer School Programs administered by Woodsworth College give students the opportunity to take undergraduate degree credit courses for a period of one to two months. For further information visit www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca or contact the Professional and International Programs office at 416-978-8713. If you are interested in taking a course outside of North America (but not through this summer abroad program), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I go for help with my essays and/or written assignments?
Each college at the University has its own writing centre with trained instructors who teach academic writing. In addition to free workshops and non-credit courses, writing centres offer individual consultation on planning, writing, and revising course assignments. The website Writing at the University of Toronto contains many useful advice files that answer common questions about academic writing, and includes the Writing Centre page with a link to the online system for making appointments. Students may email email@example.com in order to ask about our Graduate Student Tutors and their hourly fees. English Professors will announce any special writing workshops offered by the Department in their classes. For other academic help, please visit the Academic Success Centre. For English Language Learning: Reading eWriting and Communication Café, visit www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/ell.
Q: I am interested in going to graduate school. Where can I find information about applying to graduate programs in English or related fields?
Students who wish to pursue their education beyond an undergraduate degree are urged to check the requirements of the School or Faculty which they plan to attend. Programs in fields allied to English Language & Literature studies include other Languages and Literatures, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Journalism, Psychology, Drama, Cinema Studies, Political Science, etc. It is recommended that students planning to do graduate study in English enroll in the Specialist Program in English. Although no specific course is a requirement for graduate school, it should be stressed that graduate programs, including those at the University of Toronto, normally seek students who have a good knowledge of the major literary forms and periods of English literature from Chaucer to the Twentieth Century. Some knowledge of contemporary criticism and theory is also useful. Students seeking detailed information about graduate English Programs offered at the University of Toronto should contact the Department of English Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early each fall, the Department offers a "Going to Graduate School" seminar to provide information and advice to students planning to go on to graduate schools, and it is strongly recommended that potential Graduate Students attend this event.
Q: How can I seek advice from the Undergraduate Counsellor?
The Undergraduate Counsellor's office hours are normally 10 AM to noon and 2 to 4 PM, Monday to Friday, in Room 609, 170 St. George Street. Please drop in or telephone Ms V. Holmes at 416-978-5026 for general counselling, or to assess the day's availability (as cancellations are left on the recorded phone message). For detailed program counselling, please review your program on Degree Explorer before visiting the office with your student card and any relevant, printed course syllabi or transcripts.