Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of information is included in T2U?
What is an online course like?
Is T2U a credit course at the U of A? 
My son/daughter is thinking of going to the U of A. How will T2U help them?
Who can register for T2U?
What if I don't have a U of A Campus Computing ID (CCID)?
What if I have problems with my CCID?
When can I register for T2U?
When does T2U start?
How long do I have access to T2U?
How do I access T2U?
How do I pay my T2U registration fee?
Are there more resources available that will help me prepare for university?
I have other questions about T2U. Who can I contact?

What kind of information is included in T2U?
T2U includes information on a variety of essential topics that will help you prepare for university and successfully manage your first year on campus. Topics include:

- University v. High School - what's different?
- What to expect at the U of A
- What to do before classes start
- Managing the first two weeks
- Successful schedules & the student life cycle
- University-level study, note-taking, & exam skills
- Post-secondary budgeting & finances
- Year-round resources for student wellness
- Answers to common student questions & concerns
- A special section for parents and families

In T2U, you will explore valuable information and campus websites, watch videos, try fun quizzes, and do hands-on practical activities. You can download or print most materials as well. Throughout first-year, you will also receive reminders designed to keep you on track and the latest information about campus academic resources and events.

What is an online course like?
Every online course is set up differently. T2U is set up in modules or sections that are similar to chapters in a book. And, each module (or chapter) has multiple individual pages. You can access the modules whenever you want, and review the materials at your own pace.

Is T2U a credit course at the U of A?
No, T2U is not a credit course. T2U is "non-credit." This means that you can access T2U for a full year, T2U activities (such as self-tests or quizzes) are not graded, and T2U will not appear on your U of A transcript.

My child is thinking of going to the U of A. How will T2U help them?
Starting university is a significant transition for all students, and T2U will answer many of the questions your student may have. T2U provides information about studying at the U of A, and about university life in general.

T2U includes information on numerous academic and non-academic campus programs. T2U provides not only information on the U of A student services, residences, and campuses, but also many other aspects of student life, such as student groups and activities, the Students’ Union, and managing finances.

T2U also provides resources on academic life at university, including studying and exam skills, building successful weekly and monthly schedules, understanding the differences between high school and university, and talking to your professors. There are sections devoted to preparing for the first two weeks of class and how to use the U of A's online learning system (the eClass system) — key knowledge for making a smooth transition to university.

Who can register for T2U?
T2U is available to anyone with a valid U of A Campus Computing ID (CCID) and is ideal for first-year students or anyone thinking about attending the U of A. Your CCID is needed to register in T2U. 

What if I don't have a U of A Campus Computing ID (CCID)?
When you complete your U of A application, you will be assigned a CCID. You can also obtain a guest CCID under certain circumstances. Contact the U of A's CCID Information Services with any questions about CCIDs. 

What if I have problems with my CCID?
Contact the U of A's CCID Information Services with any questions regarding your CCID.

When can I register for T2U?
You can register anytime. Please purchase your registration online here.

When does T2U start?
The T2U course opens on May 1, 2016. You can register any time, though! 

How long do I have access to T2U?
T2U is open to registered students from May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2017, and you can access the course 24 hours a day.

How do I access T2U?
T2U is housed on the U of A’s eClass site – the University’s online learning system. Most of your courses at the U of A will have an eClass or online learning page, so T2U prepares you for the upcoming year.

When you register for T2U, you will receive instructions on how to access the course through eClass. T2U also includes a module that teaches you how to use eClass.

Are there more resources available that will help me prepare for university?
Yes! You can join us for Academic Bootcamp, in the summer, and sign up for academic skills workshops, in the fall term. As well, Family/Parent Orientation activities are offered throughout the summer, and general first-year Student Orientation happens before the first day of classes.

The U of A Student Success Centre also helps students in all campus programs develop their academic skills, and offers group workshops and individual appointments throughout the academic year.

I have other questions about T2U. Whom can I contact?
If you have any additional questions about the T2U program, contact us by email. You can also call our office at 780-492-2682.