One-on-one Help with Admissions Letters

You can reserve one appointment per academic term in our regular Writing Centre schedule to address graduate and professional schools application materials, such as personal statements. You may have additional appointments only if they are drop-in appointments (not booked ahead of time). You can also bring application and admission letters to the Writing Room, our drop-in space. We provide support for personal statements for students registered in New College and also for students majoring or minoring in one of our programs (Caribbean Studies, Equity Studies, African Studies, Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health; also Women and Gender Studies, Human Biology). We do not look at job application materials (resumes and cover letters) at the Writing Centre.

Workshops on Scholarship Applications

Attend a workshop given by our Registrar and a Writing Centre faculty member, right here at New College! Learn more about the range of scholarships available to you for graduate school. We will discuss the process of applying for them and show you examples of successful statements of intent. You’ll be able to work on your draft statement and learn some strategies for making your research shine.

Workshops on Personal Statements

Applying to Medicine, Law, or another professional or graduate program? Learn how to present your strengths and frame your experience to your advantage. 90-minute workshops, various times throughout the school year. Register online.

Professional Faculty Information Sessions

If you are applying to graduate school or a professional school at U of T, be sure to attend one of their program information sessions. Details about information sessions are usually posted on their websites as upcoming events.

Career Education and Exploration Centre

The Career Centre offers workshops to support students with career exploration, further education, the job search and much more! Pay particular attention to the CV and Personal Statement Camps that are modelled after New College’s own Writing Retreats and will be productive places to make headway on your application, with support and feedback from New College Writing Instructors, Career Educators, and peers.

Advice from SGS

Browse the Resource and Support pages of U of T’s SGS website. In particular, this page offers some helpful advice on searching for a supervisor.