I recently got my acceptance to U of T Life Sciences at the Saint George Campus! WOHOOO!
One problem. I applied to Trinity College and they put me in St. Michael’s College.
So, I understand that I was denied admission to Trinity, but I want to know, can I still go there for first year? Can I change my college after being admitted for first year?
I called them and they told me that you can’t change to Trinity after being admitted, but where there’s a will there’s a way right?
If that’s the case (say it ain’t so!), what other colleges do you recommend that have a similar “jist” at UofT. What do you think of University College and Victoria College? Or, tell me what’s nice about St. Mike’s (the one I’m admitted to)?
Hey Peter! Congrats on putting the “saint” in St. George. I liked your subject heading so much that I stole it for my own. Don’t we all wanna be “the guy?”
Which is why I’ve got some bad news for you. It’s pretty hard to switch colleges after you’ve been selected (esp. as an incoming freshman) because a lot of it has to do with how many spots are in residence. The only way to try and switch colleges is to make a personal case for yourself at one of the colleges at your choice. In your email to the college’s registrar, you have to specifically plead why your personality and charming good looks will make you the big man of campus at UC or Victoria. Though at this late point in the game, you might be out of luck. I do have friends who’ve had luck applying to other colleges in later years, so you can try again at a later date.
Trinity is notoriously small and snobby, so you might actually have more fun at St. Mikes than you think. Though it is vaguely Catholic here are some good things about St. Mikes:
*The Kelly Library – which has dope DVDs available for renting and a Starbucks that’s open late
*Real pretty buildings that house underrated programs like the Italian Studies and Book and Media Studies programs
*A close promixity to Hero Burger
*Catholic Schoolgirls and/or Catholic Schoolboys
*The Mike – their student newspaper
*An active student council
*”Classic student residences”
All I’m saying is don’t rule out St. Mikes before you try it. And keep in mind that your college DOES NOT restrict what classes you can take, or who you hang out with or where you go on campus. Mostly your college will affect your first year in residence (if you are living in residence), administrative/registrarial stuff and how much $$$ you donate to their alumni fund.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Godspeed Saint Peter.