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Future Students


Accepted an Offer

Student in her convocation gown on the podium during convocation shaking hands with Dr. Don TapscottCongratulations! Welcome to Trent University. By accepting your Offer of Admission, you are now officially a Trent student and part of our community.  A world-class education awaits. At Trent, you will be inspired, challenged and supported to achieve your dreams.

Next Steps

There a several very important next steps now that you have accepted your Offer of Admission.

Know your student number and email

Your Trent identification number – the number that has appeared on all admissions communications – is now your official Trent student number. Just in case, we have emailed your number to you as it is important to know for future communications and interactions at Trent.

Your Trent email will activate mid-June, and an “email” tab will appear in your myTrent portal account at trentu.ca/mytrent. Once your email is active, Trent University professors and staff will begin contacting you only through your Trent email account.

Choose your home away from home

  •  On-campus in dormitories or apartment-style housing.  Residence is guaranteed if you apply by the deadline. 
  • Off-campus  Our housing listings will help you find apartments, houses, or roommates.
  • Homestay placements with a Canadian family offer you a chance to learn more about Canadian culture and practice your English. 

Peterborough Campus: Everyone is a part of a college at Trent, regardless of whether you commute to campus or live in residence. It’s your home away from home. A place to make friends, participate in events that will inspire and motivate you, get support and academic advice, connect with faculty outside of the classroom, and a whole lot more.

Students who live off campus will receive an email to choose their college affiliation at the end of June. Residence students are affiliated based on where they live. Learn more about each college at trentu.ca/colleges

Apply for your Study Permit

If you haven’t already done so, you should apply for your Study Permit now.

Your Offer of Admission and Letter of Acceptance contain all of the program details that you will need to apply for a study permit.  As processing times vary depending on the visa office and time of year, it’s best to apply as soon as possible. Apply online for your study permit from Citizenship & Immigration Canada 

Register for TIP Camp

At TIP Camp, you will make friends with students from around the world, meet Trent staff, and learn more about life on campus.  TIP orientation programs are for all international students, and Canadian students who have been living or studying abroad. We’ll pick you up at the airport or you can meet us on campus. Register now.

Explore your course options

New students can register for courses through Academic Record in your myTrent account. Now is a good time to review course descriptions and learn how to build a timetable.
Online resources are available at: trentu.ca/advising/resources.php

Need some help in registering?  We’re here to help.  Contact the TIP Office to set up a phone or Skype advising session.

Entering Trent-ESL?  You don’t need to register for courses.

When can you register?

Order your student card

Your TrentU Card provides access to on campus services such as printing, photocopying, the library and Athletic Centre. Avoid lineups in September and upload your picture ahead of time. Login to myTrent to submit your favourite passport style photo online. Click on MyAccount and then TrentU Card. Your card will be processed and ready for pick-up when you arrive!

Stay Connected

 Get to know the TIP Staff and your International Ambassadors.  We are here to help! Post your questions on Facebook, Weibo, Wechat, email us at tip@trentu.ca or call +1-705-748-1314.

We are committed to your success.

Explore these services available to all students:

  • Advising Services: Academic Advisors can help you with your academic goals and in choosing the right courses for your degree path. TIP’s International Advisor can provide support for questions relating to academics, cultural transition, campus engagement
  • Student Accessibility Services: Benefit from a variety of integration services to support learning and sensory disabilities, as well as physical and mental health throughout your academic career at Trent. Visit: trentu.ca/sas
  • Fitness & Athletic: Trent offers amazing facilities and the chance to compete at the varsity, club or intramural level. Visit: trentu.ca/athletics

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Trent International Student Association: facebook.com/groups/tisatrentu/
  • Trent Central Student Associations: trentcentral.ca
  • Course Information: trentu.ca/calendar
  • Tuition and Fees: trentu.ca/financialservices
  • Residence & Housing: trentu.ca/housing

Please contact us for any information concerning planning your arrival at Trent University.  We can be reached at +1-705-748-1314 or email tip@trentu.ca