Preparing for Graduation

Course Selection in Your Last Year

U of T Mississauga is committed to ensuring that graduating students can enrol in a set of courses that will allow them to graduate in a normal period of time. This commitment depends upon the student doing all that is necessary at the optimum and appropriate times as indicated in this guide and in the Academic Calendar.

Students must have enrolled in appropriate programs (changes to program in the final year of graduation may not be considered), completed appropriate prerequisites, and requested courses from a full range of the possible options that would allow them to complete their program and degree. Students must have used ACORN to attempt to enrol in these courses at the earliest possible opportunity.

If students are still unable to obtain required courses for graduation, they should meet with an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar during the first registration period to receive guidance on their next steps.

Meeting Your Degree Requirements 

You need to meet degree requirements and program requirements in order to graduate.

Use Degree Explorer to review your degree and program requirements. If you have any questions about your degree requirements you should meet with an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Please meet with your undergraduate department advisor to review your program requirements. 

  • If you have confirmed your request to graduate, check Degree Explorer at the end of March to see if your Subject POSts have been confirmed by the relevant department(s)
  • You can view your eligibility to graduate in early May.
  • Graduation requests for June 2018 will appear on ACORN between November 16 and January 21.

Students who appear as though they may complete 20.0 credits will have a request to graduate entered onto their ACORN record. Students who confirm their request to graduate and are assessed as “complete” will have their degrees conferred at the next available convocation ceremony whether or not they are able to attend.

 It is your responsibility to check your graduation status. If you plan to graduate in June and do not see a graduation request on ACORN, go to the Office of the Registrar to speak with an Academic Advisor before January 21 to have your graduation request added.

Your U of T Degree

When you login to ACORN, it will indicate the degree you may be eligible to receive. You will be prompted to request graduation with the specified degree or to indicate that you do not wish to graduate with the specified degree. If you wish to graduate, but with a different degree from the one specified (e.g., ACORN indicates that you might be eligible to receive an Hon. B.A., but you are eligible to graduate with an Hon. B.Sc.), you must contact the Office of the Registrar. 

Outstanding Debt to the University

Parchments are withheld until all outstanding U of T fees, library fines, health service missed appointments, damaged departmental equipment and payment for all deferred exams have been paid in full. Degree parchments are held by the Office of Convocation for pick up one year following each graduation ceremony.

More information on Graduation