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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

sUCcess Commons

The UC sUCcess Commons is a resource students can use to receive support for their academic, professional and personal lives.

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Receive the Support You Need to Succeed

University College offers students a number of services that provide one-on-one support. The sUCcess Commons gives students the guidance and supports that allow them to reach their academic and personal goals.

We bring essential campus services directly into the college, so students have access to dedicated staff with reduced wait times and more personalized support.

sUCcess Commons Offers:

  • Personalized support to student academic and personal needs;
  • Student advising and counselling;
  • Group workshops and sessions.

Success Starts Here

With a focus on student needs and requests, the University College sUCcess Commons has integrated resources and services from across the University of Toronto's St. George campus. This provides convenience and tailored support for a balanced higher education experience for all University College students.

Our Services

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Academic Skills Education

Book an appointment with University College’s designated Learning Strategist, Julia Andrews, to discuss topics such as how to learn online, time management, assignment planning, study strategies, note-taking, writing outlines, motivation, procrastination, critical thinking, essay organization, and test-taking. 

To make an appointment, email Julia at

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Career Education and Advising

Make an appointment with our career educator to explore career options, upgrade your job search skills, take part in a mock interview, learn about employment opportunities and make a plan for after graduation.

If you have any questions regarding the service offers or how to book an appointment, Call 416-978-8000 or email:

To book an appointment to meet with a Career Educator, please visit


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International Student Advising and Exchange Opportunities

International students can meet an international transition advisor to get advice and support about life, school, and working in Canada. International and Canadian students can also meet to discuss study abroad and intercultural opportunities.

Schedule an appointment or direct questions here:

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Accessibility Advising

Our accessibility advisor can help you verify disability-related needs that require accommodations in your learning. These advisors work closely with students to create accommodations and facilitate the accommodation process with their instructor and staff.

You can register for accessibility accommodations and make an appointment to meet with an accessibility advisor by contacting Accessibility Services through email or phone (416-978-8060).

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

Short-term counselling is available to students for a wide range of concerns, from relationship problems, self-esteem issues and interpersonal issues to depression, anxiety, substance or alcohol use and body image concerns.

To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (selection option 5) and ask to book a time with an University College counsellor.


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Writing Centre

One-on-one instruction offers the best way to become a stronger and more adaptable writer. The highly trained instructors at the Writing Centre work with you in 50-minute appointments on course assignments at any stage and in any subject.

We help you develop your capacity to plan, organize, write, and revise your academic papers. 

Have Some More Questions?

To inquire about any of the above UC sUCcess Commons services, or to make an appointment, please email us with the following:

  • Student’s LEGAL name (preferred name in brackets)
  • Student number
  • Email
  • Contact number
  • Name of Success Commons Service 
  • Reason for booking
  • Availability for appointment

Want to Book an Appointment with a Learning Strategist? You can do that directly. Email Julia Andrews at

Want to book an appointment with the Writing Centre? You can do that directly.

Please note, for the 2020-2021 academic year, we are unable to book Career Advising appointments on behalf of the student. To book an appointment to meet with a Career Educator, please visit