• So, you've hit 'submit' on your UM application or you've already received an offer of admission - congratulations! If you're wondering what happens next, we have you covered. Our Next Steps for New Students series will cover everything you need to know about becoming a UM student.

Next Steps for New Students

Your application and admission offer

Join us to learn more about how and when admission & scholarship offers will be made, important dates to remember, submitting documentations and AP/IB transfer credits. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


Transitioning to university

Join us for an overview of university terminology and learn about some of the key differences between high school and university. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


Supporting your student - parent edition

Parents, guardians and loved ones are encouraged to join us to gain tips for supporting your students as they transition to university. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


Minnesota student session

Join us for this special session specifically for Minnesota residents to learn about reciprocity and the student loan processes. We also discuss international student information such as health insurance, study permits and accommodations. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


Indigenous student session

Join us to learn about our vibrant Indigenous campus community, the Indigenous Student Centre and supports for Indigenous students. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


International student session

Join us to learn more about becoming an international student at the UM. During this session we'll talk about submitting your final documents and provide helpful tips for a successful first year. This live 20-min session will be followed by a Q&A.


Get Ready to Register

Get Ready to Register is a three-part series designed specifically to help new students make choices and decisions about target programs, course selection and registration. Each builds on the next, so we encourage you to watch each of the three parts. After completing Get Ready to Register, you will have all the tools you need to plan and register for your first year courses.

Part 1: Supports to Navigate your Career Journey

Making decisions about your career can feel exciting, challenging, rewarding, and a little scary all at the same time. Career Services is here to assist you in identifying and reaching your career goals throughout your degree. Learn about the supports available to help you navigate degree and course selection, gain relevant and meaningful experiences, and make the most of your career journey during and after your studies at the University of Manitoba.

Part 2: First Year Planning Guide

The First Year Centre has created the First Year Planning Guide (FYPG) for brand new UM students. This session introduces the FYPG as the tool you will use for course selection. We review how to make the most out of the FYPG and highlight the following:

  • The difference between course planning and registration
  • Commonly required first-year courses
  • How to choose your first-year courses
  • Where to find help

While each FYPG session uses examples from different target program areas, watching any of these sessions will give you the tools to choose your first-year courses. Choose a session that most closely matches your areas of interest.

Life/Physical Sciences (LPS)

Sample target programs:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine

Health Care (HC)

Sample target programs:

  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Athletic Therapy  
  • Interdisciplinary Health Programs

Business/Agribusiness (BAB)

Sample target programs:

  • Asper School of Business
  • Agribusiness
  • Recreation Management
  • Economics

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Sample target programs:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Math 
  • Geological Sciences

Social Sciences/Services, and Exploring (SSS)

Sample target programs:   

  • Law
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Arts
  • Undecided

Part 3: Timetabling and Registration

Once you have an idea of the courses you want to take, the next step is building your timetable and completing registration. During this session, we walk you through the process of developing your schedule and the steps to becoming registered in UM classes. 
This session will cover:

  • Considerations for course load
  • Steps for becoming enrolled in classes
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Where to get help

*Please note that this session is designed for those who have already viewed Part 2: First Year Planning Guide.

What's Next?

What's Next? includes sessions to help you learn registration strategies and requirements, discover information about financial aid options, explore career development, and understand the supports and resources available for students.

​​​​​​​An Introduction to Financial Aid & Awards

In this session we session we will discuss the different types of Financial Aid available to students including government loans, emergency loans, as well as awards, scholarships, and bursaries.

Please note that the First Year Planning session is the same content as in the Get Ready to Register (GRTR) series. If you have attended, or registered for, any of the GRTR Part 2: First Year Planning Guide sessions, you may want to consider watching other sessions.

Transition to University 

Wondering what University is like?  How much work is it, really? What do you need to succeed in this remote environment? This session has the answers!

Students coming from high school, as well as their parents and supporters will learn: 

  • Some of the differences between high school and university
  • How to adjust to these differences
  • What tools are available and what you will need to succeed remotely 

Student Support

As a university student, many new and unexpected challenges may arise. The U of M has a variety of supports available to assist you in managing these challenges so you can be successful. In this session, you will learn about the many support services available to you as a U of M student.

Figuring out your Career Future

Figuring out where your career is headed is a process. This session will get you started on learning more about who you are and what you want for your career. We will detail steps you can take on your own and the ways Career Services can help you envision what’s next on your career path.