Support for Students who have been or are in extended society care
Transitioning to University can be made easier with the right support. These resources are specifically designed to help you reach your full potential, while providing you with the foundation, guidance and support you need.
Begin making personal connections on campus
Finding resources and support at Trent begins with connecting with one of Trent’s five colleges. Once you’re in a college, you’ll be speaking to the University’s Access and Inclusion Enrollment Advisor. They will collect your information, learn more about who you are and the support you need, and then connect you with relevant resources around campus.
Trent’s Collegiate System offers a unique opportunity for the creation of engaging and meaningful experiences outside the classroom, whether you choose to live locally or participate remotely.
Academic Advising in the Colleges
Academic Advisors help undergraduate students clarify their academic goals, decide which courses to take, understand academic regulations and degree requirements, connect with the services they need and, ultimately, take charge of their own education.
Academic Skills in the Colleges
Find online resources, workshops, and individual appointments to support your efforts to improve and refine your skills for success at university.
Find career counselling, workshops and other supports to assist students in finding employment and careers after graduation. Experiential Learning opportunities are available for students in all programs.
The University offers short-term therapeutic support, as well as specialized support (BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, and Single-Session Therapy) to current students.
Student Accessibility Services
Students who require academic accommodation support can find it through Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Meet with an Accessibility Advisor to develop a plan for your time at Trent.
Student Health & Wellness
The Student Wellness Centre consists of Counselling, Health & Accessibility Services including gender-affirming care. All services are strictly confidential and co-located in Blackburn Hall on the Symons campus.
First Peoples House of Learning
FPHL is honoured to offer cultural services to a diverse community of Indigenous learners. Find support towards your academic success and discover your leadership potential.
Peer support programs like Rebound, Peer Support, Black Student Support, and Out on Campus create a warm and welcoming space for all Trent students to receive support from their peers. These programs are free, non-judgmental, and confidential.
Navigating OSAP, Work Study, and Out of Province Funding
Many students need some form of financial assistance in order to achieve their academic goals. Trent’s financial aid team will work with you to find ways to help you with the costs of your university education.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Trent University offers a full and diverse scholarship program, designed to foster, and reward your academic excellence. You are automatically assessed for Entrance and In‑course scholarships; no application is required.
Application Fee Waivers
Ontario high school applicants can request an application fee waiver by emailing Lynn Yeboah.
Applicants applying from outside of an Ontario high school may reach out to email@example.com to request a free Direct Application form.
Alumna Donation Creates Bursary for Students Supported by the Children’s Aid Society
Generous donation from Elizabeth Wills-Edwards ’08 supports bursary for students who have lived under Extended Society Care - October 13, 2022 - Read More