Student Expectations

Keep Your Information Up to Date on ACORN

It is essential that you update your information on ACORN. The University needs to contact you to notify you of updates, deadlines, awards, scholarships, or send you monetary refunds if you qualify for one. You can make the following changes on ACORN at any time: 

  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Personal bank information

Declaration of Absence

Absence must be declared on the day of or day after your absence on ACORN in order to be considered for an academic accommodation for any course work such as missed tests, late assignments, and final exams.. Absences include those due to illness, death in the family, religious accommodation or other circumstances beyond your control. 

In addition, you must also follow the absence policies of the department and the instructor, which may require additional documentation. In the event of a missed exam, please refer to the Deferred Exam instructions. Proper documentation will be required. Consult the Office of the Registrar should your absence be lengthy or affect multiple courses. 

Confidentiality & Third Party Transactions

The University of Toronto is committed to protecting your privacy, as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). You are expected to address any concerns or access your admission, financial and/or academic information yourself. If a situation arises where a third party (such as a parent, partner, sibling, friend) needs to conduct business with the Office of the Registrar on your behalf (such as picking up or viewing university documents, except transcripts), you must obtain and sign a “Consent to Release Information” form in person at the Office of the Registrar.

Your Academic Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that:

  • Course selection is correct and complete.
  • All prerequisite, exclusion and corequisite requirements, program requirements, distribution and other degree requirements have been met.
  • Deadlines (including payment of fees, dropping and adding of courses) and other regulations have been observed.
  • All information provided to U of T Mississauga is kept up-to-date and accurate (e.g. mail & e-mail information, programs & degrees being sought, etc.)

Misunderstanding, misapprehension or advice received from another student will not be accepted as a reason for exemption from any regulation, deadline, program or degree requirement. If there is any doubt, seek guidance from the Office of the Registrar.

Your Code of Conduct 

The university requires that you conduct your academic and personal life with:

Honesty and Integrity...

in all aspects of your university career. All documents and personal information submitted to the university prior to, and throughout, your studies must be accurate and true. Your academic assignments must be the result of your own work. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and may result in severe academic sanctions.


for your own actions and obligations. You control your learning process and rate of progress.


towards others and yourself. Treat the U of T Mississauga community with respect; help to keep the campus clean; be polite to your fellow students, staff and faculty.


to your academic work. You will need to study three hours for every one hour of class time. Attend class. There are no shortcuts. Start early and succeed.