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Information for new students

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Welcome to FIFSW

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW). We hope you will accept our offer and join us this fall.

We know that once you’ve accepted your offer of admission, you’ll be excited to start a new stage of your life. But we also understand that you have much to do before September — and so many questions! How do I choose my courses? When do I pay my fees? What awards are available?  How do I find housing?  The Student Services and Registrar’s Office is here to guide you through the planning and preparation of arriving at the University, all the way through to graduation.

Please use this website as your first-stop resource.  Throughout the summer we will continue to add timely information and resources to guide you on your journey, so check back often for updates.

Next steps

Scroll through this page for more information or click the linked headings below to jump to the information you need.

Coming soon

Check back often as new information will continue to be added to guide your arrival to FIFSW.

Accessibility Services
MSW program options
PhD program information

Important dates

Date Event Program(s)
4 weeks after offer letter date Deadline accept or decline offer of admission All
4 weeks after offer letter date Deadline to pay the deposit to secure admission All – international students
June 1, 2024 Deadline to pay the deposit to secure admission All – domestic students
March 20, 2024 International Student Session (virtual) All – international students
April 10, 2024 MSW Advanced Standing Welcome Session (virtual) MSW Advanced Standing
April 22, 2024 Summer courses commence MSW Advanced Standing optional Summer starters
May 2, 2024 PhD Welcome Session (virtual) PhD
September 4, 2024 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop (in person) MSW Two-Year and MSW Advanced Standing
September 5 & 6, 2024 PhD New Student Orientation (in person) PhD
September 9, 2024 Fall classes commence All
September 11, 2024 Practicum (SWK4702Y Practicum II) commences MSW Advanced Standing

Visit our dates & deadlines page for a full list of dates regarding course enrolments, registration, holidays, and more.