In your first year at Rotman Commerce, you will take the required courses RSM100H (Introduction to Management), ECO101H (Principles of Microeconomics) and ECO102H (Principles of Macroeconomics), MAT133Y (Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce), and other courses of your choosing (electives) from the Faculty of Arts and Science so you have accumulated a minimum of 4.0 credits. These will meet the requirements of your Guaranteed Admission.

In addition, Rotman Commerce will also be pre-enrol you into first year designated sections of the recommended 200-level RSM courses listed below. These courses are not required to progress into second year in Rotman Commerce as you need only to meet the Guaranteed Admission Requirements.  But the three 200-level RSM courses are recommended as they will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of Accounting, Finance and Marketing. This will help inform your decision-making when choosing your Specialist for second year.

RSM219H1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting

RSM230H1 – Financial Markets

RSM250H1 – Principles of Marketing

More information about the courses may final exam found in the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar

To earn the BCom degree you need 20 credits. The normal course load is 5 FCEs (full credit equivalents) or a combination of full and half FCEs each year.

Typically you will have 5 courses per semester, where you will be spending 1 to 3 hours in class each week. So, you can expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours in class per week.

Yes, it is possible to complete a minor along your Rotman Commerce specialists. It will depend on the Rotman Commerce specialist you choose to pursue, and the minor you hope to complete. Talk to your academic advisor to get a sense of what you can minor in and how to fit it into your degree.

The program has been designed to be completed over 4 years. In addition to completing your degree, you will have the opportunity to partake in our extensive co-curricular programing, which is intended to complement in-class learning and your degree. Completing your program in the prescribed manner will also allow you to take advantage of our highly recommended international study opportunities.

Yes!!! Year after year, one of the biggest regrets we hear about from upper year students is that they didn’t join or didn’t stay with FLC. FLC is a mentorship program and it is only available to first-year students. It may not be obvious to you right now, but the value of the FLC program is exponential. Although it may seem time consuming at first, it is often in your upper years when you truly realize the benefits of FLC and what an incredible resource it is to any first year student. It will simply make your university career much easier.  So, the main question is: Can you afford not to join FLC? For more information about FLC please visit:

In early June, you will be invited to a series of Rotman Commerce Welcome Chats, which will be offered throughout the months of June and July. In addition, Rotman Commerce holds its own orientation activities, which will be held alongside colleges’ ‘frosh week’. At these events, you will learn more about the program, what to expect and how to best prepare for the coming years in the program!

All incoming first year Rotman Commerce students will be organized into Houses to further develop a sense of community, connection and spirit! Each House will have Co-Captains as well as an executive selected from within the House who will organize programming and events for the members of that particular house. There are five different houses: Bedford, Devonshire, Galbraith, Maddison and Harbord. Rotman Commerce Orientation will be the first opportunity for students to meet fellow House members.

There are lots of possible leadership opportunities! Check out our Student Life section for more information.



University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) is a financial aid program for full time students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (recognized convention refugees) and are eligible for need-based government student assistance or funding from a First Nations band.

You can apply for UTAPS here. For more information regarding UTAPS, visit:

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs based loan and grant program for full-time students that is funded by the federal and provincial government. More information on the OSAP program is available here.

Our Rotman Commerce Welcome Sessions are fun, informative and designed to help you gain an overview of the unique experiences available to Rotman Commerce students. We’ll introduce you to the courses you’ll be taking in first year and the different specialist programs to choose from starting in your second year. You will learn how to select your courses effectively and in a manner that is logical to the specialist path you plan to take. These sessions are only available to students that have accepted their offer to Rotman Commerce.

The Rotman Commerce Welcome Sessions are not the same as the ones being offered by your college. It is recommended that you attend both the Rotman Commerce and your college’s information session as the content may differ.

Your ACORN student number is the UofT applicant number, found on the e-mail and mail on the university’s acceptance letters.

For additional information, visit:


ACORN should be accessible via your mobile phone. An alternative is to visit an Internet café.

On July 21, log on to ACORN to find out your course enrolment start time for fall and winter classes. Enrolment in courses begins on ACORN on July 27. For more information, visit:


There are so many exciting courses to select from for your electives. The best way to explore them is by reading the online Arts and Science Calendar.

Students interested in participating in an International Exchange should first review the information regarding Exchange Programs at the Centre for International Experience (CIE). The Centre for International Experience is located in Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street.

The Summer Abroad Program is offered through Woodsworth College. You may find more information by visiting their office at 119 St. George Street on the 3rd Floor.

Here are the next steps for those of you planning on living in residence:

Congratulations! Here is a link to the “Next Steps” guide for admitted students:

Your offer letter comes from Admissions and Awards and then Rotman Commerce sends an information package. It will take about a week from the date you see your offer on

You are automatically considered for all merit based scholarships and you will find out if they receive one at time of admission. With respect to needs based awards, please view the following

Enrolment Services administers all applications and reviews applicants for merit-based entrance awards. There is no scholarship cut-off/range and all applicants are considered automatically for these merit-based awards every year. Note that the University of Toronto has more funds available for current students (in-course scholarships) versus entrance awards.

Congratulations on your offer – that’s great! If you are unsure about your college, it should be listed on your account at:

It is rare for offers to be withdrawn. In the unlikely event that your marks drop significantly, you will have the opportunity to explain what happened. There is usually a good reason (like an illness). Keep working hard. Keep doing what you’re doing and good things will continue to happen.

The Rotman Commerce Portal is a very important tool that you will be using on a regular basis during your four years as a Rotman Commerce student. In addition to our general information and various announcements, this is where you can do the following:

• Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor
• Register for Academic programming
• Register for Career Centre sessions

Your unique log in will be sent to you after you accept your offer of admission.

No. You have been admitted to the University of Toronto based on the courses you have either completed or are currently enrolled in. Any additional work that you complete over the summer months will help you with your preparation for university, but will not be evaluated by the University for admission.

It is difficult to change colleges after the admission decision has been made. Note that college membership has no bearing on your program of study — you can study any program with membership in any college. If you would like to switch colleges, you must contact the college you wish to switch into to find out if they have space available.

The recruitment team will be more than happy to put you in touch with current students to help you get to know the Rotman Commerce program better! You can contact them at:

You can change your contact information in ACORN, our student information system. Please ensure that your email address defaults to your account. Most of our correspondence is done via email and it is crucial that we have your most recent contact information.

All students in a Rotman Commerce subject POSt (which is declared at the end of your first year) will pay a program fee. The fee you pay depends upon the session of your admission into the Faculty of Arts & Science. The program fees for each academic session are (or will be) available through the Student Accounts website.

You should refer to the Fee & Refund Schedules on the Student Accounts website when planning or changing your timetable, as refund amounts vary depending on the cancellation date.

A student’s Fall-Winter session fees will be calculated by one of two methods:

Please note that ACORN splits the program fee over the fall and winter terms even if you are taking all your courses in only one term.

The program fee does not include incidental or ancillary fees. Tuition, incidental and ancillary fees for each academic session are (or will be) available through the Student Accounts web site above.