Course Enrolment

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When to Enrol in Courses

Year of Study
(Based on credits earned,
including transfer credits)
Check Your Start Time on ACORN Course Enrolment Begins on ACORN
Year 1
(0 - 3.5 credits)
July 16*
*new date as of July 15
July 21 at 8am
Year 2
(4.0 - 8.5 credits)
June 8 July 14
Year 3
(9.0 - 13.5 credits)
June 23 June 29

How to Enrol

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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?

The Course Enrolment Workbook will guide you through a series of short videos and exercises to help you plan your first year. The fill-in-the-blank options will take you step-by-step through the process of course selection.

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Follow along with us as we cover course enrolment topics step-by-step with extra guidance from the Course Enrolment Workbook.

Watch the Course Enrolment Videos

Choose How You Learn: Course Delivery Options

Click here to watch the Course Delivery Options video

In addition to choosing your courses, you can also decide how you want to learn.

We offer four course delivery options for you to choose from.

Regardless of the delivery option that you choose, it's important to read the course syllabus for each of your classes! Your professor will outline everything you need to know about when classes take place, how to get in touch with them, academic expectations and more.

Delivery mode

What you can expect



  • Weekly classes with scheduled attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities
  • Class sizes will be at a reduced capacity to practice safe physical distancing
  • This delivery option is subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing

In-person (rotating live lecture and in-class video stream)


New for 2021-2022

  • Attendance in-person is required; lectures cannot be viewed remotely
  • Class sizes will be at a reduced capacity to practice safe physical distancing and will be split between two classrooms. The instructor will teach in Classroom A, and a live broadcast will be streamed into Classroom B. The next week, the instructor will teach in Classroom B, and a live broadcast will be streamed into Classroom A. This rotation will continue throughout the term.

In-person & online rotation


  • Classes will rotate between attendance in-person and online delivery.
  • Class sizes will be at a reduced capacity to practice safe physical distancing

Online Synchronous with in-person final exam


New for 2021-2022

  • Online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities
  • Students to write their final exam on-campus (subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements)

Online Synchronous


  • Online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities

Online Asynchronous

  • Lectures can be viewed 'on demand' and students can go through course material at their own pace
  • All students are still required to meet deadlines for course work as noted in their course syllabus

Workshops, Webinars, and Online Chats

We have special events that have been designed just for you! Our Academic Advisors, Financial Aid Advisors and current students are here to help through a variety of programming to help you choose your first-year courses.

Course Enrolment Webinar Recordings

If you missed a webinar, or want to re-watch your session, they are now available for you to access:


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Ask a Student: Enrolment 101

Join current UTM students to chat about course enrolment, student life, and anything else you might be wondering about our campus! Have fun meeting new friends, and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the U of T Bookstore!

Sessions are now over

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Get started by downloading your copy of the Course Enrolment Workbook!


Enrolment Day FAQ Check-in

July 21, 8am - 4pm

We'll be online all day answering your questions about courses enrolment, registration, waitlists, and more! Come join us live for immediate support.


Post-Enrolment Check-in

July 22, 9am - 12pm

We'll be online the day after course enrolment to offer support as you need it. Join your Academic Advisors and Peer Leaders as they answer your questions about enrolling into your first year courses, what to do if you are on a waitlist, and any other questions you may have!


Course Enrolment FAQ Check-ins

July 26 - August 31

These check-in sessions are the best way to connect with us and get answers to your course enrolment questions. Register for as many sessions as you need as the countdown to classes begins!



    Attend a session online and you'll automatically be entered to win one of three gift cards to the U of T Bookstore!

    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!

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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 friendship 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

    Build a strong academic foundation that will support your success in first-year through to graduation. Taught by professors with a strong background in teaching learning strategies and academic skills, utmONE courses are for-credit first-year courses designed to help you transition to university. UtmONE courses offer a supportive and engaging learning environment; sections are smaller than typical first-year courses so you’ll have more opportunity to interact with your fellow classmates, teaching assistant and professor. UtmONE courses are open to students in all disciplines and the credit received can count toward the distribution credits required to graduate.

    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

    This is a for-credit course that teaches writing- and reading-related skills that are necessary for success in the transition to university work. ISP100 is delivered from the perspective that all writers can improve their writing, so that all students will benefit by taking it. Visit the ISP100 Writing for University and Beyond web page for more information about the course, student testimonials, instructor interviews and how to enroll. ISP100 is a required course for students who plan to pursue programs in Visual Studies, Anthropology (excluding Forensic Science), Physics, Earth Science, or Computer Science.  ISP100 is also required for students applying for program entry in 2022-2023 in Chemistry and Political Science.

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    ISP130 Numeracy for University and Beyond

    This is a for-credit course that teaches the quantitative literacy and numeracy skills that are necessary to develop the core areas you’ll need to be successful at university. ISP130 is delivered from the perspective that all students can improve their skills, and students from all skill levels will benefit from taking it. Visit the ISP130 Numeracy for University and Beyond web page for more information about the course and how to enroll.  ISP100 is recommended for students who plan to pursue programs in Geography, but students in other programs are welcome to enroll if space allows. 

    Next Steps: After You Enrol in Courses

    Becoming a registered student means you have enrolled in courses AND paid the minimum tuition amount of your fees (or officially deferred them). Your fees will be posted to your invoice on ACORN in mid-July.

    To avoid being removed from your enrolled courses, make the Minimum Payment to Register as indicated on your financial account in ACORN – or defer your fees (if applicable) – by the published deadlines. More information about fee payment and fee deferrals on the Fees & Financial Aid page.

    Get Help 

    Questions about workshops, webinars, and online chats?

    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