Current Students > FAQ

Do I get to choose which courses I take in the IFP?

No. The IFP has pre-selected academic courses for you. Faculty of Arts and Science, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, and Faculty of Music students will take a history course entitled “Themes in World History”. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering students will take one course entitled “Engineering Strategies & Practice I & II”. In addition, IFP students will take 20 hours of English language training a week to support and supplement the academic courses.

Will I have to take a final English language test to pass the IFP?

No. Successful completion of the IFP is dependent on receiving a passing grade in the academic course (60%) and in the language and academic skills development courses (60%). Students will get constant feedback and evaluation from their instructors so they will be aware of their grades as the semester progresses. There is no final English evaluation at the end of the year, nor is there any requirement for another IELTS or TOEFL test before they enter U of T as a full-time student.

How do I pass the IFP?

Successful completion of the IFP is dependent on receiving a passing grade in the academic course (60%) and in the language and academic skills development courses (60%). Evaluation in these courses is based on attendance in lectures and tutorials, participation in class, essay writing, midterms and end of term examinations.

Can I live in Residence next year?

Yes, but it will depend on your involvement in residence, distance from home and your CGPA. You will have to apply on your own with the Residence Office in the spring.

Can I request a single room/specific roommate in Residence?

Yes, you can request a single room or specific roommate. The College Residence Office will do their best to accommodate your request; however, due to limited room availability, they cannot guarantee that your request will be granted.

Can I get a meal plan if I do not live in Residence?

If you chose to not live in residence, purchasing a meal plan directly from the University of Toronto’s Food Services will be your responsibility. For more information about the different options available, please visit the Food Services website.

For more information regarding meal plans, please visit New College’s meal plan page.

When can I buy my return ticket home for Winter Break?

Exam schedules will be released by the Office of the Registrar around October. You should be able to know when your last exam will be by then.

Do I have to pay all my fees at once?

You must pay your full tuition fee at once. Your tuition fee will be posted on your ACORN account as soon as it is available.

Your residence fees will be posted on your ACORN account in three installments (August, Novermber and January). Please remember to check your ACORN regularly to see if you have any outstanding fees that you need to pay.

I need a letter to extend my visa. Where can I get one?

The International Programs Office can provide you with a letter of support. Please email foundation.program@utoronto.ca to request one.