Ready for University?
Your first year of university will be very exciting but very different from what you experienced in high school. You are probably asking yourself... “What courses will I take?” and “Will I make any new friends?”
The transition from high school to university can be much easier through the Faculty of Science Cohort program.
Our Cohort program is a great way for you (and other first year science students) to connect with the faculty and form new friendships.
What is the Cohort Program?
The Cohort program consists of 4 timetables, each containing 3 first year classes. When you join an individual cohort, you will attend those 3 classes with the same group of students. Seeing familiar faces in class makes the campus feel a lot smaller and adds to the first year experience.
What are the benefits to joining the program?
- The Cohort program provides a forum for you to meet people and make friends faster
- We are linked with Residence Services, Orientation and the Vitamin A program so you can also connect with people through outside activities
- Half of your first semester timetable is already made for you- making the registration process much easier
- You will be assigned to a Cohort Leader (an upper-year science mentor student) who can be an excellent resource
- You will have access to various seminars and events throughout the year
Who is eligible for the program?
All first year students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Science, and will attend directly out of high school are eligible to register. Whether you have applied to a General, Specialization or Honors degree, the cohort program is an excellent choice for all.
How does it work?
Four different timetables are available for you to choose from, each with three courses already decided for you.
Step 1: Review the timetables and choose one that suits you best
Step 2: Sign up using the registration link below and follow all instructions (After you complete the application form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail)
Step 3: We will register you in the three courses listed on the timetable.
Step 4: Complete your registration by adding one or two additional fall term classes to your timetable. Please do not register for classes that are held at the same time as the Cohort classes. (You cannot be in two places at once)
2011 registration for the cohort program will open the Spring
Making lifelong connections...
We cannot register you in cohort classes until you have been granted early or final admission.
The Cohort program is for the first term of university only.
You are free to design your second term schedule however you like.
Once you sign up, the courses may take 1 week to appear on your timetable
Download a Cohort brochure