Course Enrolment

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Course Enrolment Dates

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

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

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, 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 2023 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 help through a variety of programming to help you choose your first-year courses.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events!

Next Steps: After You Enrol in Courses

Once you enrol in your classes, your tuition fees (invoice) will be posted on ACORN around mid-July. Your next steps include:

  • Reviewing your tuition invoice in mid-July
  • Paying your fees in order to secure your spot in your courses (or deferring your fees if you are receiving a government student loan)

Learn more in the Fees and Financial Aid section

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!

Empowering First-Year Students! 

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. 

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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.

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utmONE First-Year Transition 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 2022-2023 Academic Year: 
  • UTM108: Critical Thinking for STEM Learning (SSc, SCI) 
  • UTM110: Rhetorics of Resistance (SSc, HUM) 

  • UTM111: Tools of the Trade (SSc, SCI) 

  • UTM115: Communication Among Cultures (SSc, HUM) 

  • UTM118: The Science of Learning (SSc, SCI) 

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

First-Year Foundational Courses

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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 30 students per section. The course is interdisciplinary, and it will benefit students studying in any discipline.  

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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 enroll.


Get Help 

Questions about workshops, webinars, and online chats?

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