Course Enrolment FAQ's
- How many courses should I take each term?
- How do waiting lists work?
- How many credits can I take, and what is a "course overload?"
- How do I know which courses are being offered and when?
- There are two courses I want to take, but they are offered at the same time. What can I do?
- Why can’t I enrol in a course?
- What are course restrictions and how do I find out what they are for individual courses?
- How do I withdraw from a session, and will I get my money back?
- What does "withdrawal without academic penalty" mean?
- I am a former student and would like to re-enrol? How do I reactivate my ROSI student account?
- How do visiting students apply to U of T Mississauga?
- When can I add an 'S' (Winter Session) term course?
- Who is considered a "part-time student?"
- What is a course overload?
- How do I apply for course overload?
- When are new Academc Calendars available?
- Can I repeat a course?
- What does an "extra" course mean?
- When are exam and term marks posted on ROSI?
- How do I get a letter to confirm registration, proof of enrolment, Visa, CPP, RESP etc.?
- How do I reset my PIN?
- Can I take courses at the St. George campus?
- When I tried to register for my courses I got a message that said "You are not eligible to use the course and section option. For assistance please contact the Office of the Registrar." Why can't I register for my courses?
Students are encouraged to enrol in the number of courses with which they feel comfortable and which they can reasonably expect to complete successfully.
- Students who are enrolled in a total of 3.0 or more credits in the Fall-Winter Session (September to April) are considered to be full-time, and should attempt to balance their course load evenly between the Fall and Winter sessions.
- Many students take 4.0 credits during the fall-winter session and 1.0 or 2.0 credits during the summer session.
- Students are considered to be part-time if they are enrolled in 2.5 or fewer credits in the Fall-Winter Session.
- A student who is on "academic probation" may take no more than 5.0 credits in the Fall-Winter Session.
- The maximum credit load in the Fall-Winter Session combined is 6.0 credits and in the Summer Session it is 2.0 credits.
- Students must successfully complete 3.0 credits to maintain OSAP and residence eligibility.
2. How do waiting lists work?
If a lecture section is full, ROSI will ask if you want to be placed on a waiting list. If you go on the waiting list, and if a space becomes free, ROSI will automatically enrol you in the course and notify you at your UTOR (utoronto) e-mail account.
Please note: Being placed on a waiting list does not guarantee that you will be enrolled in a course. Waiting lists apply only to lecture sections: you will still need to enrol in tutorial or practical sessions yourself.
3. How many credits can I take, and what is a "course overload?"
The maximum credit load in the Fall-Winter sessions combined is 6.0 credits and in the Summer session it is 2.0 credits. Enrolment in credits over the maximum must be approved prior to registration. Students who wish to exceed these limits must complete a course overload request form before registering in the course. Students will not receive special consideration of any kind because of a course overload.
The course overload form can be found online here.
4. How do I know which courses are being offered and when?
There are two ways to find out about courses. View the Academic Calendar for a listing of all the programs and possible course offerings. Then, go to the online course timetable to review all courses being offered in the current session, instructor info, times, dates and locations. Courses listed in the Academic Calendar are not necessarily offered in every session. Some of these courses may be obsolete or offered in alternate years - so it is important to cross reference courses of interest found in the Academic Calendar with the online timetable in the current session.
5. There are two courses I want to take, but they are offered at the same time. What can I do?
You cannot be in two places at the same time. You must choose the course that is most relevant and postpone enrolling in the second course until a time that it fits your schedule.
6. Why can’t I enrol in a course?
While most courses are open to students who have met the prerequisite requirements, in any program of study and in any year, some courses have enrolment conditions, consisting of enrolment controls, that govern which students are permitted to enrol in which course. Check for enrolment controls in the course timetable in the column titled “enrolment controls”.
7. What are course restrictions and how do I find out what they are for individual courses?
While most courses are open to students who have met the prerequisite requirements, in any program of study and in any year, some courses have enrolment controls that govern which students are permitted to enrol in that course. Check for enrolment controls in the course timetable in the column titled “enrolment controls”.
Controls may be based on one or more of the following:
- Admission Category
- Subject POSt
- Degree POSt
- Year of Study
- Associated Organization
Enrolment Controls are defined by the following codes:
R — Enrolment is this course is RESTRICTED to specific categories of students at all time. This restriction does not change in the second registration period.
P — Students in a specific admission category or program of study (Subject POSt) will receive PRIORITY in enroling in this course during the first registration period. During the second registration period, any remaining space is available to all students who have met the prerequisite requirements.
A — Students must receive APProval from the appropriate academic department. The department will review all requests and either APP (approve) or REF (refuse) your request. If the status is approved, no further action is required. If you have been refused, you may want to enrol in another course.
SA — Students must receive APProval from the Psychology department. The department will review all requests and either APP (approve) or REF (refuse) your request. If you have been refused, you may want to enrol in another course.
D — Enrolment required with the department. Contact the academic department before the end of the second week of classes or see individual listings in the timetable for instructions.
NOTE: This is in addition to any arrangements you have made with your supervisor.
8. How do I withdraw from a session, and will I get my money back?
Students who find it necessary to stop attending all of their courses and wish to withdraw from the Fall-Winter Session or Summer Session, must drop all of their courses on ROSI and cancel their registration for the session by the last date to withdraw without academic penalty. For academic penalty deadline dates please refer to the Registration Guide or our online Calendar.
Academic course drop deadlines are not the same as financial refund deadlines. In fact, the academic drop deadlines are much later than the refund deadlines. For financial refund deadlines please visit the Student Accounts website.
Merely ceasing to attend classes will result in a failing grade for each course. Before a refund of fees will be issued a student must:
- Pay any outstanding fees
- Return all books to the library and pay any outstanding fines
- Vacate any laboratory or athletic lockers and return any equipment in their possession
9. What does "withdrawal without academic penalty" mean?
Merely ceasing to attend class is not in itself the act of dropping (or cancelling) a course. Students must officially withdraw from a course by using ROSI before the last date to withdraw without academic penalty; students cannot drop courses in person at the Office of the Registrar. The deadline to withdraw without academic penalty changes each year and are listed in the Registration Guide.
Students wishing to drop a course after the official deadline, may do so only by petition with strong supporting documentation. Once the deadline has passed, poor performance in a course is not an acceptable reason for late withdrawal.
Academic course drop deadlines are not the same as financial refund deadlines. In fact, the academic drop deadlines are much later than the refund deadline. For financial refund deadlines please visit the Fees Office website.
10. I am a former student and would like to re-enrol? How do I reactivate my ROSI student account?
Former students who have not registered at U of T Mississauga for 12 or more consecutive months, must reactivate their student record in order to resume their studies. Students must submit a re-registration form with a payment of $24.
11. How do visiting students apply to U of T Mississauga?
If you are a student from a North American university and would like to take courses at U of T at Mississauga for credit at your home university, please visit our Visiting Students website for more information.
12. When can I add an 'S' (Winter Session) term course?
You may add an S term course starting in the first registration period and throughout the year up to the "last date to add" in January. Once you add a S course you are required to pay tuition for it, unless the course requires you to complete and pass a prerequisite course in the first term, at which point you will not be charged for the course until the prerequisite is sucessfully completed. Quite often S courses fill up in the first term so if you wait until January you may lose your chance for a seat in the course.
13. Who is considered a "part-time student?"
Students are considered to be part-time if they are enrolled in 2.5 or fewer credits in the Fall-Winter Session. During the Summer Session you are considered part-time if you are enrolled in 1.0 or fewer credits.
14. What is a course overload?
The maximum number of credits students can take is 6.0 for the Fall-Winter Session and 2.0 for the Summer Session. If you want to take more than the maximum number of credits you must apply for a course overload prior to registration. Most students take 5.0 or 4.0 credits during the Fall-Winter Session.
15. How do I apply for course overload?
Course overload requests will only be considered if a student is about to graduate in the next scheduled convocation; all other types of requests are generally denied. Students who wish to apply for a course overload but are not graduating, MUST visit an academic advisor. Students must submit a completed course overload request form to the Office of the Registrar, before registering in a course.
16. When are new Academic Calendars available?
They are available online in April of every year. Click here to view the current calendar. A limited number or print copies are available for a small fee. All first-year students are provided with a print copy of the calendar during spring group advising sessions, and they may also be requested at the Office of the Registrar.
17. Can I repeat a course?
Students may not repeat any course that they have passed. The only exception occurs when students require a 100-level course with a specific grade higher than “D” for entry into a limited enrolment program. Students may repeat such a course once as an ‘extra’ course which will have no effect on the student’s status or GPA.
18. What does an "extra" course mean?
An extra course is designated to a course that a student has already taken and passed but is repeating the course in order to obtain a higher grade to be eligible for a limited program which requires a specific GPA. See also “Can I repeat a course”.
19. When are exam and term marks posted on ROSI?
Generally, marks are posted on ROSI seven to 14 business days after the end of the examination period. Marks are not mailed to students.
20. How do get a letter to confirm registration, proof of enrolment, Visa, CPP, RESP etc.?
Letters can only be provided to students who are currently enrolled in the current academic session at U of T Mississauga. Past session enrolment can be verified at any time. All letters need to be processed in person at the Office of the Registrar, with a student showing legal, photo ID; letters will not be sent to a student by fax or mail. There is also a $7 administrative fee per document.
21. How do I reset my PIN?
Log in to your ROSI account and click on the “maintain your PIN” option located on the main page. If you have questions or problems, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 905-828-5399.
22. Can I take courses at the St. George campus?
U of T Mississauga students are expected to take courses at U of T Mississauga. During the first registration period, enrolment in St. George courses is restricted to St. George students. Generally, enrolment for U of T Mississauga students opens up during the second registration period providing there is still space available in the course.
A student's eligibility to take St. George courses is determined by the number of credits he/she has earned at U of T Mississauga, the program of study and the availability of similar courses at U of T Mississauga. Students are not eligible to take St. George courses until they have successfully completed 4.0 U of T Mississauga credits. Students may be withdrawn from courses at any time if their registration violates these rules.
For more information on registration deadlines, please click here.
23. When I tried to register for my courses I got a message that said “You are not eligible to use the course and section option. For assistance please contact the Office of the Registrar." Why can’t I register for my courses?
It is possible that you are trying to register outside your scheduled time period. Your registration date is determined by the number of credits you have passed (toward your degree) plus any course that is currently in progress at U of T or for which you have received transfer credit. Click here to review enrolment dates.