Course Enrolment

One of the most important milestones as a new student is getting to select which courses you'll take!

While it's exciting, there's also a lot of information to know and big decisions to make. But you're not in it alone; the Office of the Registrar is here to help every step of the way.

Here's an overview of some must-know info for navigating course enrolment at UTM.

Course Enrolment Dates

Note: These course enrolment dates are from 2023 and provided for reference only. When 2024 course enrolment dates are confirmed, they will be added to the Office of the Registrar's Important Dates page.

Year of Study*View Start Time on ACORNCourse Enrolment Date
Year 1
(0 - 3.5 credits)
July 14, 2023July 19, 2023
Year 2
(4.0 - 8.5 credits)
July 7, 2023July 13, 2023
Year 3
(9.0 - 13.5 credits)
June 29, 2023July 6, 2023

*Your year of study is determined by the number of credits you have completed (including transfer credits).

Essential Resources

Bookmark these websites for easy access to crucial information and deadlines:

Academic Calendar

Find essential information including course descriptions, academic policies, and sessional dates for the entire academic year.

Important Dates

Refer to this list of academic and financial deadlines to stay organized and keep track of important dates year-round.

Timetable Builder

View the schedule for all courses being offered and start visualizing options for your course timetable with this handy planning tool.


On your course enrolment day, beginning at your designated start time, ACORN is where you'll go to register for courses.

How to Enrol

Before you choose your courses on ACORN, we should cover the basics, and answer common questions you might have, such as:

  • How many courses can you take?
  • What courses do you need?
  • What are electives?
  • When do you choose a program?

Get started by downloading the Course Enrolment Workbook - a step-by-step guide that's the next best thing to having an academic advisor next to you! Follow along by watching short video tutorials and fill in the blanks with the questions you want to ask, courses and programs you want to take, and more. We will guide you through how to plan for your first year, how to complete your degree for graduation, transfer credit assessments, and more!

The Course Enrolment Workbook for 2024 will be posted soon.

Course Enrolment Workshops

We have special events that have been designed just for you! Our Academic Advisors and Peer Leaders are here to assist with a variety of programming taking place during the summer to help you choose your first-year courses and transition into your time at UTM.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events!

First Year Academic Transition Support

Navigating new experiences can be a challenge, especially when you're attending university - there are so many unknowns and so much to learn. Let LAUNCH, utmONE, and the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy's First-Year Foundational courses be your guide!

The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) offers first-year students courses that focus on developing university-level academic skills and learning strategies that are important for all students studying in any discipline.


Through interactive weekly sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn from an academically successful upper-year student mentor about the many aspects of being a UTM student. You will build academic skills, discover UTM resources, and even have the opportunity to meet with your mentor one-on-one, all while building meaningful friendships with students in your area of study. Successful completers will receive a notation on your Co-Curricular Record.

Visit the LAUNCH web page for more information and enrol in your LAUNCH stream through ACORN on your enrolment date.

utmONE First-Year Foundations Courses

utmONE First-Year Foundations courses support students to develop fundamental learning strategies, and sharpen their academic skills so that they can be successful in their university studies. The small size of these classes provide a supportive classroom environment where students can build connections with their peers, professor, and teaching assistant. 

These courses are for-credit and can count toward students' distribution requirements. Depending on the course, students can use the 0.5 credit toward their Humanities (HUM), Social Science (SSc), or Science (SCI) distribution credits.

Each utmONE First-Year Foundations course is taught around a theme that allows students to strengthen their academic skills while exploring an interesting topic as part of a scholarly community.

utmONE First-Year Foundations courses offered in the 2023-2024 Academic Year: 

Visit the utmONE web page for more information and student testimonials. You can enroll in a utmONE course through ACORN on your enrolment date.

ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond

All writers can improve their writing! 

ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond is a for-credit course that teaches writing- and reading-related skills that are necessary for success in university. You will build on your writing skills and develop a writing portfolio that will help you to investigate your own relationship with writing, explore how knowledge is produced through writing, and learn strategies for writing purposefully and effectively. ISP100 is delivered from the perspective that all writers can improve their writing, so that all students will benefit by taking it.  

ISP100 is a for-credit course taught in a seminar style, with a maximum of 25 students per section. The course is interdisciplinary, and it will benefit students studying in any discipline.

Visit the ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond web page for more information about the course and how to enrol.

ISP130: Numeracy for University and Beyond

Whatever you may read, be it a news article about the Covid-19 pandemic or a scholarly paper for your undergraduate course in Political Science, numbers are there and unavoidable. They reveal important information and tell a story – sometimes more powerful than words! ISP130: Numeracy for University and Beyond is a for-credit course designed to develop your confidence in engaging with numbers in a given context, as you will encounter in your courses at UTM and in everyday life so that you become informed and knowledgeable in making educated decisions about particular situations. 

Visit the ISP130: Numeracy for University and Beyond web page for more information about the course and how to enrol.

Next Steps: After You Enrol in Courses

After you enrol in your classes, you'll need to follow a few important steps to ensure your fees are dealt with in a timely way and your spot in your courses is secured:

  1. Check back on ACORN around mid-July to find your tuition fees (invoice) posted on your account.
  2. Once you've reviewed your invoice, you'll need to either:
    • Pay your fees (i.e. submit payment for the minimum amount to register, which is listed on the bottom of your ACORN invoice); OR
    • Defer payment of your fees, if you are receiving a government student loan.

More information is available on the Fees & Financial Aid page. Be mindful of the deadlines to avoid incurring late fees and/or losing your spot in courses.

Get Help 

Office of the Registrar
Room 1235, Innovation Complex
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L1C6
Tel: 905-828-5399  |  Fax: 905-569-4301
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