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Preparing to arrive in Canada

I will be taking courses in-person, and am preparing to travel to Canada. What do I do? Updated August 20, 2020 
As you prepare to come to Canada to pursue in-person studies for the upcoming year, the University of Toronto will issue eligible students a letter which may be used as confirmation of their studies at the border. Letters will be issued free of charge to eligible students. To determine your eligibility, please read Question 1 here. If you are eligible, and in need of a letter, please contact the International Education Centre at UTM by emailing international.utm@utoronto.ca. This letter is addressed to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) but does not guarantee entry to Canada.


Am I required to quarantine when I arrive in Canada?  Updated August 20, 2020 
Yes. Registered students who are entering Canada can expect to receive support from U of T as part of the new Mandatory Quarantine Accommodation Program. We will arrange transportation from the airport to a quarantine location where students will reside in a private room with a washroom. Their meals will be delivered to their door, and they will have access to daily support throughout their 14-day quarantine. Please visit the Mandatory Quarantine Accommodation Program website for more information.
 

Absence Declaration

When should I use the Absence Declaration Tool? Updated November 24, 2020
If are you experiencing acute circumstances, whether medical or non-medical, whether connected to your disability or not, you can use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN to indicate the days when you were unable to engage in your academic work.

If you are registered with Accessibility Services, you should work proactively with your instructors or Accessibility Services Advisor if you have accommodation needs due to your disability. Make sure to send your Letters of Accommodation to your instructors through AIMS early on so you can plan for the support you will need for all your courses. You can also speak with your Accessibility Advisor to facilitate this request. That way, if the situation becomes more complex, requiring a more coordinated effort from your Advisor to help you obtain accommodation across multiple courses or multiple items of course work, this will be easier. Please email access.utm@utoronto.ca to make an appointment to speak with your Advisor.

 

Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network

I'm an international student from China and I'm concerned connecting and accessing U of T's online resources. What can I do? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
Starting July 9, 2020, U of T students located in mainland China can use the Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network. This service will offer a fast, reliable, and consistent connection to U of T's network and resources, such as Quercus. Please note that this service should only used to connect to U of T resources from China, and some websites outside of U of T will not be available when using this service, such as YouTube and Yahoo. Learn more about the Alibaba CEN Service and visit the Information Commons website for instructions on how to instal the service on your device.
 

Fall term

Will service charges be suspended for the Fall 2020 term? Updated November 26, 2020 at 9:30 p.m.
Yes, the standard monthly service charge fees (1.5% compounded or 19.56% per annum) that are typically applied on outstanding balances are suspended until the end of January 2020. It will resume on February 16, 2021 and will be billed for outstanding Fall-Winter fees (and any outstanding/unpaid fees from a previous session). Service charges have been suspended since April 2020.  Updates will be available at fees.utoronto.ca.
 

I live in a different time zone, and am concerned about writing my final exam. What can I do? Updated November 26, 2020 at 11:05pm
We recognize that students are experiencing unique challenges that are out of their control. If you are living in a different time zone, and have significant challenges that make it difficult to complete your final exam in your local time (for example, no access to internet due to an unreliable connection overnight or no access to an internet cafe at the scheduled time), please submit the Exam Conflict form by December 4, 2020 at 11:59pm (ET). The Office of the Registrar will review all requests, and if approved, will work with the course instructor to facilitate the next steps. Please note that the decision to arrange an accommodation is at the discretion of your course instructor, and is not guaranteed.

 

My request for a time zone conflict was not approved. What can I do? Updated November 26, 2020 at 6:31pm
If your request for a time zone conflict is not approved, the expectation is that you will need to make the necessary arrangements in advance, and write your final exam at the scheduled time. If you have questions or concerns, please book an appointment with an Academic Advisor through AskRegistrar.

 

Will the deadlines for Credit/No Credit and LWD change for Fall 2020 – Winter 2021? Updated October 30 at 6:00 pm
UTM’s academic deadlines for CR/NCR and LWD will remain as published on our website. However, following the October 28, 2020 message to Faculty of Arts & Science students, some clarification of UTM policies may be helpful:

  • Each division at the University of Toronto, including UTSC, UTM and FAS, is an academically distinct faculty. Each offers its own academic programs and sets its own academic policies through university governance processes after extensive consultation.
  • Students registered at UTM and UTSC may declare or cancel CR/NCR in a course at any point up to the end of the 12th week of classes. They may choose this up to a maximum of 2.0 credits and cannot use a CR-graded course to satisfy a program requirement.
  • Students registered in all three faculties have the ability to choose LWD for a course up to the end of the 12th week of classes. They can do so up to a maximum of 3.0 credits during the course of a degree.
  • Prior to October 28, 2020 students registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science could only declare CR/NCR in a course up to the end of the 8th week of classes up to a maximum of 2.0 credits.  CR-graded courses cannot be used to satisfy a program requirement.
  • The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced on October 28, 2020 that the deadline for students to declare CR/NCR or choose LWD in a course would be extended to January 15, 2021 for F courses and May 7, 2021 for Y and S courses for the Fall 2020 – Winter 2021 academic year. This will provide FAS students with the ability to see final grades before making this decision. However, the maximum limits for each and the prohibition on use of CR-graded courses for program requirements remain unchanged.

Students who need guidance in making decisions about academic progress can consult with an Academic Advisor via AskRegistrar. 
 

Can I opt-out of UHIP fees for the Fall 2020 term? Updated October 29, 2020
Yes, international students who are studying remotely outside of Ontario for the Fall term can disenrol from UHIP by November 1, 2020. Once approved, the UHIP coverage will be cancelled and the fees removed from your ACORN account. A refund will be provided if it has been previously paid in full. Additional information about disenrolling for the Winter term may be available at a later time. Questions can be directed to the UHIP Office at uhip.information@utoronto.ca. A helpful video by the IEC is also available online.

 

What will classes be like in September? Updated June 17, 2020
We will be offering courses online and in-person. The newly designed online and in-person and course delivery options will give you the flexibility to choose – as you always have – how and when you learn. We encourage you to select the options that meet your needs to stay engaged, while balancing your academic and personal responsibilities. You can expect four delivery options:

  • In-person: regular weekly classes with scheduled attendance in smaller class sizes
  • In-person & online: scheduled attendance will rotate between these delivery formats
  • Online Synchronous: regular weekly classes with scheduled attendance
  • Online Asynchronous: “on-demand” lectures that you can view at your own pace without scheduled attendance

In the Fall, almost every course will allow you to study online if that is what you prefer, or must do for travel or medical reasons. However, there will also be safe opportunities and learning activities that you may chose for in-person engagement, as applicable. To learn more about what these options, please refer to the Fall-Winter Registration Guide.
 

Winter term

I live in a different time zone, and am concerned about writing my final exam. What can I do? Updated February 23, 2021
We recognize that students are experiencing unique challenges that are out of their control. If you are living in a different time zone, and have significant challenges that make it difficult to complete your final exam in your local time (for example, no access to internet due to an unreliable connection overnight or no access to an internet cafe at the scheduled time), please submit the Exam Conflict form by March 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET). The Office of the Registrar will review all requests, and if approved, will work with the course instructor to facilitate the next steps. Please note that the decision to arrange an accommodation is at the discretion of your course instructor, and is not guaranteed.
 

Can I opt-out of UHIP fees for the Winter 2021 term? Updated January 20, 2021
Yes, international students who are studying remotely outside of Ontario for the Winter term can disenrol from UHIP online between January 18 - February 28, 2021. Once approved, the UHIP coverage will be cancelled and the fees removed from your ACORN account. A refund will be provided if it has been previously paid in full. If you arrive in Canada before the end of the term, or during the summer months, please contact the UHIP team via email. Questions can be directed to the UHIP Office at uhip.information@utoronto.ca.
 

Summary of Confirmed Changes to the Winter Term (Dates) Updated November 20, 2020
The chart below will offer a summary of changes only. For a full list of academic and financial deadlines, visit the Important Dates page

Summary of New Changes for 2021

January

January 11 Classes begin in S courses and resume in Y courses
January 24 Last day to add or modify S courses on ACORN
January 24 Waitlist ends for S courses
January 24 For students paying course fees: Last day to drop an S course and receive a 100% course fee refund as long as you are registered in other courses for the Winter term.
January 24 For students paying deregulated program fees: Last day to drop from full-time to part-time and receive a 50% program fee refund.
January 25 First day to request Credit/No Credit for S courses
January 25 First day to request SAC for S courses
January 31 Last day to confirm or withdraw June 2021 graduation
January 31 For students paying course fees: Last day to drop an S course and receive a 75% course fee refund.

February
 
February 15 For students paying course fees: Last day to drop an S course and receive a 50% course fee refund
February 22 Last day to drop a Y course and have it removed from the academic record and GPA

March
 
March 15 Last day to drop an S course and have it removed from the academic record and GPA

April
 
April 9 Last day of classes for S & Y courses
April 9 Last day to request LWD
April 9 Last day to request SAC for S or Y courses
April 10-11 Study break
April 12 Make up day
April 12 Deadline to request or cancel CR/NCR for Y and S courses taken at UTSC
April 13-23 Final exam period (compressed) includes Sunday, April 18.
April 24 Exam contingency day
April 26-30 Deferred exam period

 

When will the University re-open in January? Updated November 20, 2020
The University and its services will re-open on January 4, 2021 for students who wish to book appointments, ask questions, or reconnect with us before classes begin on January 11, 2021.  
 

How will the delayed start to the term impact other sessional dates? Updated November 20, 2020
Details are currently being finalized. However, we are working to ensure that that we do not lose any instructional days. In order to do so, the final exam period will be compressed, and will end on April 23, 2021. Changes to other sessional dates, such as the refund period, and deadline to drop courses will shift accordingly by one week. We will update this FAQ page with a summary of changes.  

 

What should I do to guarantee my spot in the S courses that I chose? Updated October 14, 2020

  • If you are enrolled in a Winter S course by October 16 at 11:59pm (ET), we will consider your spot in the course guaranteed, even if the delivery mode changes.
  • If your in-person lecture moves to an online delivery mode, we will automatically add you to the online lecture section. In order to do this, we will need to freeze course enrolment on ACORN so no further changes can be made to UTM courses between October 17 – November 8, inclusive, for Winter courses. You will regain access to modify your UTM Winter courses on ACORN on November 9 at 9 am (ET) when we complete the updates.
  • In the event that a course offers a new online meeting section, in addition to the scheduled in-person meeting section, we will consult with you before making any changes to ensure that you remain in control over how you prefer to learn.  As always, once the changes to the timetable are complete, you will be able to adjust your S courses until the last day to add/drop according to your home division sessional dates.


When will I know if my Winter course has moved online? Updated October 3, 2020
In the Fall term, after the University of Toronto finalizes its review, we will notify impacted students after Reading Week (October 13 - 16) . We anticipate that the majority of Winter classes will be offered online or have an online delivery option. If you secure a spot in the course, you will stay in the course unless you decide otherwise—even if the delivery method changes!


Why is the University reviewing Winter classes in the Fall? I have already chosen my courses, and am worried about how these changes will impact me. Updated August 6, 2020
Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve in the coming weeks and months. The Fall term will provide a crucial model as we  plan our next steps to ensure the health and well-being of our community. We understand how important it is for you to know what classes you’ll be taking and how you will learn. We are in this together! Should the delivery mode change for a course in which you are enrolled, your enrolment in that course will remain guaranteed. The Office of the Registrar will send updates and instructions as soon as the information becomes available. This information will also be available on the Timetable website.
 

Should I be concerned that my online synchronous or asynchronous course will be changed to in-person or in-person rotation? Updated August 6, 2020
No. Courses scheduled to be online will remain online for the academic year.
 

As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, what can we expect this Winter term? Updated June 22, 2020
We will be offering a wide and comprehensive range of courses in the Winter term, and will follow provincial guidelines and recommendations from public health. Faculty, staff, and students can best plan for and prepare for an academic year based on the information we know right now, while continuing to stay informed. At this time, we encourage you to enrol in courses for the Winter term with the same considerations you are making for the Fall term. If you prefer to take courses through one of the online delivery options due to travel, medical, or other reasons, we encourage you to enrol in courses with delivery modes that best meet your academic and personal needs. In the event that we are required to modify course delivery options for the Winter term in the coming weeks or months, the Office of the Registrar will connect with you by email to ensure that you are informed. This COVID-19 FAQ page will also continue to be an updated resource for all members of our community. 
 

Incidental fees

If students are permitted to enrol as full-time students and studying from outside of the country for some or all of 2020-21, would they be permitted to receive the funding they would ordinarily receive if they were enrolled full-time in-person (i.e., bursaries, grants, scholarships)? Updated July 25, 2020
Yes - if a student meets the eligibility criteria for a scholarship (i.e., merit based funding), then the scholarship will be awarded to the student. With respect to need based funding, domestic students (i.e., Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents/Protected Citizens) living outside of Canada during full-time studies are eligible to receive funding as if they were enrolled in full time, in-person studies. International students living outside of Canada during full-time studies will continue to be considered for COVID-19 related grant funding on a case-by-case basis. Costs related to tuition will not be considered. 
 

Why do I pay incidental fee when I might not use the service? Updated February 17, 2021
Fees charged for services provided by the University and its student societies are established on the understanding that all students will contribute to the cost of these services. This is the only way to calculate fair and equitable fees to support the services and programs that all universities should offer for any students who might find themselves in need. These fees are assessed as part of a student’s academic registration. Certain fees assessed by student governments are refundable through a process publicized to all UTM students by the UTM Students Union each term.  Other fees, including campus-specific and university services like health & counselling departments, career centres, and recreation & athletics, are not refundable. Note that some fee charges to UTM students were reduced this academic year to reflect service reductions/suspensions during the pandemic; for example, the Shuttle Service and its fee were totally suspended this year, and others such as Recreation & Athletics and the MiWay U-Pass were reduced or are being partially rebated.


Where can I find information regarding the fees I pay? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
The University of Toronto charges separate compulsory non-tuition fees in order to be transparent about the fees students pay. This enables students to become aware of services and organizations to which they pay fees. The individual fees charges are listed in the student account invoice on ACORN. The reduction in fees will be applied and reflected on your invoice.


Why does my invoice show different fees for the Fall and Winter terms? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
The University expects that all services and programs will resume in January 2021 and that full costs will be charged. If the situation changes, the University will review fees. 
 

What fees have been reduced for Fall 2020? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
Student service fees (including Hart House and athletic fees) have been reduced.  The services offered at each campus and the incidental fees charged vary by campus. This is reflective of the local needs of the various campuses and any special programs within them.  Therefore, the reductions vary by campus.  Most programming continues online, through video calls or phone calls.

The fee reductions apply to all students registered at the campus. UTM Athletics & Recreation fee is reduced by 25%. KPE Sports & Rec fee is reduced by 30%; Hart House fee is reduced by 20%; Student Services fee is reduced by 35% (reduction includes the fee for the shuttle service’s suspension).

Some student societies have also reduced their fees.  Please check your invoice and with the society directly for additional information.
 

What are the details of the fee reductions? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
Given these uncertain times, the student services have closely considered their programs and services for the fall term and have made reductions as follows:

  • Athletics: KPE Sport & Recreation, UTM Athletics and UTSC Athletics: Intramurals and varsity sports will not be available for the fall term.  It is anticipated that some of the related facilities will be opening in the fall term.  Online options for physical activity, recreation and wellness will continue throughout the term.
  • Hart House:  It is anticipated that Hart House will be open for limited use during the fall term.  The online programming and athletic options will remain available.
  • Student Services:  All three campus Student Services have waived (St. George) or reduced (UTM and UTSC) the cost of space provide for student services and organizations. The space is anticipated to be available for students with appropriate physical distancing in place.
  • UTM student services has also waived the fee for the shuttle service while it is suspended.
  • UTSC has also reduced some of their fees related to space costs.
     

Will I be charged for the U-Pass or Shuttle Bus? Updated July 13, 2020 at 1pm
The U-Pass service, offering unlimited fare-free rides on MiWay (Mississauga Transit), is being maintained for UTM students (excluding the MMPA and MFAcc programs) in the fall term by the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union and the University of Toronto Mississauga Association for Graduate Students.

MiWay, Brampton Transit, Oakville Transit, GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission municipal services are expected to continue operations throughout the fall term.  The Brampton Transit express service between the Brampton Gateway Terminal and UTM will be suspended. 

The UTM shuttle services to/from the St. George campus and Sheridan College will be suspended and the related fee for Fall 2020 waived.
 

Course Enrolment

When will the Timetable and Academic Calendar be available? Updated June 17, 2020
They will be posted online the week of June 22. 
 

When will course enrolment begin? Updated May 21, 2020
All students will begin enrolling in July, at their start time. Please review the Fall-Winter Registration Guide to view the new dates, including when you can view your start time, and when enrolment will begin on ACORN. 


Why are the course enrolment dates postponed? Updated May 4, 2020.
We are currently revising our original course offerings and room scheduling timetable in order to plan for a safe return to campus in the Fall-Winter session. The original course enrolment dates that were posted in early March, and was scheduled to begin as early as June 2 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be rescheduled for a later date. At this time, we estimate that it may be delayed by at least one month and begin in July. We will confirm the new dates as soon as we can in the Fall-Winter Registration Guide, our Important Dates page, and an email will be sent to all students. 

Although course enrolment start dates will begin on ACORN at a later date, please begin planning your courses as soon as the Fall-Winter Timetable is available. Our Academic Advisors will be available for appointments online or over the phone to assist you. 

Summer 2020 (archived)

Can I still enrol in classes for the Summer? Updated March 15, 2020
Yes! Course enrolment begins on Monday, March 16 on ACORN. You can find more information in the Summer Registration Guide.


Will Summer classes also be held online? Updated May 15, 2020 at 4:30pm
Yes, we can now confirm that all F, Y, and S courses will be held online for the Summer session. While we had hoped to offer some courses in-person for July-August, we have determined it is not the right time begin reopening the campus. As soon as we can, we will confirm which courses are cancelled, and which will move to online instruction. For now, there is still time to pause, and wait for further updates.

The deadline to cancel your registration in S courses with no minimum penalty is July 5, and you have until July 12 to drop an S course and receive a 100% fee refund. If you intend to keep your S courses in hopes of completing it online, we ask that you keep your Summer courses on ACORN as they are. Once we confirm that a course is cancelled, you will be notified by email and removed automatically from the course to ensure that you do not accrue additional fees.

As more information becomes available, details about Summer courses will be updated on the UTM Timetable should you wish to explore other course options, or modify your academic plans.

We recognize that this update may impact the second half of your Summer academic plans. Our Academic Advisors, and Financial Aid Advisors are ready to support you, and answer any questions you may have related to your academic plans, important deadlinesOSAP considerations, and more. Click here to learn how to book an appointment.


Will service charges be suspended for outstanding balances this summer? Updated May 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Yes! As of March 26, 2020, monthly service charges were suspended for tuition and non-tuition fees. This has been extended for the Summer 2020 session. Updates will be available at fees.utoronto.ca.


Will Summer fees be reduced? Updated April 22, 2020
Some incidental fees have been reduced or refunded for the summer 2020 term. While the majority of these services are offered online or through alternative platforms, there are services that have a reduced cost due to the closure of buildings on campus. 

Athletic facilities continue to provide access to services in different formats. Fees have been reduced for the summer session based on the reduction in costs to maintain the physical space. 

In partnership with Mi-Way, the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union and the University of Toronto Mississauga Association for Graduate Students have waived U-Pass fees and suspended the service for summer 2020.

The U of T shuttle services to/from the St. George campus and Sheridan College and the related fee for summer 2020 has also been waived, and there will be a slight reduction in the winter 2020 fee given the extraordinary circumstances that resulted in the cancelling of the shuttle service. 

For more information, please see the section called All Students - Fees on the U of T Vice-Provost's website.

Winter 2020 (archived)

Are my courses cancelled? Updated March 13, 2020
No. U of T classes will be moving to other means of instruction beginning Monday, March 16 until Friday, April 3. This may include online learning using existing platforms. You are not expected to attend any in person midterms, tests, and assessments for the rest of the Winter 2020 session. The University is committed to ensuring that all undergraduate students are able to successfully complete remaining term work and final exams. Your instructors will provide you with course-specific information and updates. 


As a UTM-Sheridan student in a joint program, do I need to attend classes in person? Updated March 15, 2020
Sheridan will be suspending classes for the week of March 16 - March 20, inclusive in order to adjust curriculum for alternate modes of delivery. Beginning March 23, learning will resume in alternate formats with the intent to have students finish the winter term on schedule. Click here to read Sheridan's announcement.


Do I still need to come to campus? Updated March 18, 2020
Students are not required to return to campus for the rest of the Winter 2020 session. As of March 18, 2020, U of T buildings will be closed to the general public. Campus police is locking all exterior building entrances, classrooms, and labs. 

Students who wish to make travel arrangements to return home may do so with the support and encouragement of the university. Residence students who cannot return home due to travel restrictions or other obligations can request to remain in residence, and will be able to access Colmon Commons Dining Hall.
 

Service Charges for Outstanding Balances Updated March 26, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.
As of March 26, 2020, monthly service charges have been suspended until further notice for tuition and non-tuition fees. The April 15, 2020 monthly service charge has been cancelled. Updates will be available at fees.utoronto.ca.


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Dropping Courses

Will the deadline to drop a Y or S course from the academic record be extended? Updated March 21, 2020

  • Yes, the new extended deadline is Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Students may submit their request online through ACORN.
  • Students who previously submitted a late withdrawal request (LWD) were emailed on Friday, March 20 by the Office of the Registrar to notify and confirm that their LWD request has been cancelled, and that the course has been dropped and removed from their transcript.
     

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Credit/No Credit for Y and S courses for degree and non-degree students

What is the extended deadline? Updated March 30, 2020 at 9:25 a.m.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for UTM courses
  • Friday, April 25, 2020 for courses taken at the Faculty of Arts & Science or UTSC 

Your request will be processed after April 25, once the request period has passed. A confirmation email will be sent to your U of T email address when an update is available. 
 

How can I request or cancel Credit/No Credit for Y or S courses? Updated March 27, 2020

  • UTM students will use the new Credit/No Credit form for all U of T courses, regardless of which campus the course is being taken.
  • If you submitted a request on ACORN before March 19, you do not need to resubmit it using the new form. However, you can use the form to cancel an existing request. 
     

Will there be changes to the Credit/No Credit policy to extend the number of eligible credits? Updated March 19, 2020

For all undergraduate Y and S courses (including courses with no final exams), the following exceptions to the standard CR/NCR policy will apply: 

  • Degree and non-degree students are eligible to use this option. 

  • You will be allowed to use these courses to fulfill your program completion requirements. Please note that the percentage grade remains viewable by university staff. Some departments may use this for the purpose of assessing eligibility for program entry into limited enrolment subject POSts or certain courses.

  • You may choose the CR/NCR option for any or all of your Winter 2020 courses and they will not count toward the standard 2.0 credit limit. There will be no limit to the number of credits that you can choose to declare as CR/NCR for the Winter 2020 term. For example, a student may declare CR/NCR for 2.5 credits of their Winter 2020 courses under this new exception, and it will not deduct from the standard 2.0 credit limit.
     

UTM and UTSC students are not able to see their final grades before requesting CR/NCR, but students at the Faculty of Arts & Science are being permitted to. Why is that? Updated March 18, 2020 at 8:05 p.m.
We understand that the discrepancy is leaving students with many questions. The University is sensitive to the disruption caused by the impact COVID-19 pandemic. We are also committed to maintaining academic standards of degrees and programs, the regulations and procedures that govern these decisions, while allowing flexibility in these unprecedented circumstances. These may vary among the divisions across the University, as is normally the case.

At this time, the extended deadline to drop a course, the increased flexibility to the LWD policy, the extended deadline for CR/NCR and waiving the standard 2.0 credit restriction for CR/NCR is believed to be sufficient in granting students the ability to make informed decisions by April 22, 2020.

It is also important to ensure that additional delays are mitigated in order for us to successfully conclude the Winter 2020 term. This includes setting a deadline by which final grades are submitted to the Office of the Registrar, and are posted for students on ACORN as early as April 23. Final grades for all courses may not be posted at the same time, on the same day.  As a result, a decision was made to ensure that all students could fairly exercise the allowable options listed above by the same deadline.

Students who need guidance in making decisions about academic progress during these difficult times should consult with an academic advisor by setting up an appointment (online or by telephone).
 

Why do UTM students use an online form instead of ACORN for CR/NCR? Updated March 30, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.
At this time, ACORN will not be ready to accept or cancel CR/NCR requests until the end of April that follow the new, extended deadlines and unlimited requests for courses ending this term.

By moving our CR/NCR requests to an online form, UTM students have the option to declare or cancel CR/NCR as early as March 27 until the new April deadline.

This also ensures that students who require guidance can meet with an Academic Advisor early on to discuss their options before the end of term on April 22. We understand how important final grades are to students for a variety of reasons, including graduation assessments, academic standing, or applying for graduate or professional school. Our priority is to our students, and ensuring that everyone successfully completes the term without further delay.  Students can expect their CR/NCR requests to be processed and noted on their academic record after April 25, once the request period has passed.
 

I requested CR/NCR but I see my final grade on ACORN. Why is that? Updated April 23, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Don’t worry, this is temporary! As we announced on March 30, CR/NCR requests will only be processed after April 25. We will be doing a ‘clean up’ shortly and you will see the updates on ACORN soon.
 

Can I cancel my CR/NCR request for a UTM course? I can see my final grade, and now I want to keep it. Updated April 23, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Now that the April 22 deadline has passed, further changes cannot be made. During the request period, students were welcome to request or cancel as many times as they wished. If you are taking a course at another campus, you can make changes until the April 25 deadline.
 

I requested CR/NCR for the wrong course. What can I do? Updated April 23, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate CR/NCR cancellations or changes once the deadline has passed.
 

I was experiencing connectivity issues on April 22 and was unable to cancel my request. What can I do? Updated April 23, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
We are not able to accommodate CR/NCR cancellations or changes once the deadline has passed. If you sent us an email on April 22 because of a connectivity issue, we will review it on a case-by-case basis.

We are sympathetic to all our students who are managing multiple demands, and new circumstances as we adapt to our new conditions. If you continue to experience connectivity issues, please review the University's technology recommendations or report persistent issues.


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Second Attempt for Credit Option for Y and S courses

Updated March 19, 2020 

The new extended deadline is Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Students may submit their request using the Second Attempt for Credit form online


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Post-Admission Transfer Credit 

Updated March 20, 2020 

Students can complete the online Transfer Credit Request form for post-admission transfer credit submissions. As our office is currently closed to the public, we will be accepting PDF copies of your transcript via email transfer.utm@utoronto.ca.

We ask that you use your U of T email address, and write the following as your subject line:  Post-Admission TC - [your student number here]


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Final Exams or Assessments

What about final exams? Updated March 15, 2020 
We understand that many students are faced with difficult decisions regarding whether to return home, given the increasing challenges with international travel. As students are not required to return to campus for the Winter 2020 session, there will be no in-person final exams. At this time, we are working quickly with the Office of the Dean, and our academic departments to determine next steps. When more details are available, it will be shared with all students. Please check this website frequently for updates.

Students registered with Accessibility Services should continue to contact Accessibility Services to receive accommodations and support.
 

Where can I find information about my final exam? Updated April 3, 2020 at 2:35 p.m.
Your instructors will post all of the information you need to know on the course website. This may include the format of your final assessment, date/time for completion, and other instructions, including steps to take if you miss your exam.

You can find a direct link to each of your course websites on ACORN. Under the Academics menu, click on Timetable & Exams. Here is an example of what you can expect to find.


What if I am ill, or cannot complete the final exam/final assessment due to an unexpected circumstance? 
Updated April 3, 2020 at 2:35 p.m.
Please refer to your course syllabus for missed tests or assignments. These instructions will apply to your final exam or final assessment as well. 

As a reminder, if you become ill on the day of your final exam, use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN. A medical note is not required. 


What will happen to my exam reproduction request? Updated March 23, 2020
Exam reproduction requests will be delayed until further notice. Please note the following updates to our service:

  • Processing times for all requests submitted after March 19, 2020 will remain as pending
  • The 6 month window to submit a request for Exam Copies will remain open and extended accordingly. We will update this page once we have more information.

Should you have any urgent questions, please email exams.utm@utoronto.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.


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Grades

When will final grades be available? Updated March 18, 2020 
Final grades will be posted on ACORN as early as April 23, with additional updates to follow as they become available.
 

How can I appeal a final grade? Updated April 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
If you believe that your final assessment has been unfairly marked, please contact your instructor to request a re-evaluation. Students have up to one month from the date of return of an item of term work/grade posted, to inquire about the mark. If you are not satisfied with this re-evaluation, you may appeal to the instructor in charge of the course if the instructor did not mark the work (e.g., was marked by a TA). Such re-marking may involve the entire piece of work, and may raise or lower the mark. Please refer to the Academic Calendar: Re-marking Pieces of Term Work for further information.
 

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Convocation

Updated May 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

The University of Toronto will host a virtual ceremony to celebrate our graduates on Tuesday, June 2 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). Please visit the Office of Convocation website for more information, including the diploma release schedule. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

Updated March 26, 2020 at 9:40 a.m.

The University of Toronto has made the difficult decision to cancel all Convocation (in-person) ceremonies for the Spring 2020 session based on the latest guidance from public health authorities. Students who complete their degree requirements will still graduate and receive their degrees and parchments. Currently, discussions are taking place to explore possible alternative means of celebrating your graduation. Regretably, students cannot defer their ceremony to a later date, and the deadline to cancel a request for Convocation has passed. For more information, please view the Convocation FAQ. You may also read President Meric Gertler's official message.
 

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OSAP & OAN Support

Submit any required documents to us directly by logging in to your OSAP account and uploading your documents. Please note that we remain closed to the public. As such, any documents that are mailed to the Office of the Registrar will not be received at this time.

Six month interest-free moratorium

Updated March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

On March 31, 2020, the government of Ontario announced that they are temporarily deferring payments for students receiving OSAP. This means that you do not need to make any OSAP loan payments between March 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020. During this time, interest will not acrrue on your OSAP loans. 

If you have the means to make your payments - or any contribution - toward your OSAP loan during this temporary interest-free period, the full amount will deduct from your loan principal. 

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Winter 2020

Will dropping courses affect my OSAP/provincial student loans? Updated April 22, 2020
No.

According to the Ministry, there will be no academic penalties for students who reduced their course load below OSAP's minimum course load requirements for full-timee studies due to COVID-19. Affected OSAP files will not be reassessed, nor will there be any (OSAP) academic penalties. 

Students who fully or partially withdrew between January 25, 2020 to February 18, 2020 because of COVID-19 can request a review of their OSAP file by preparing a personal statement that includes:

  • an outline of the COVID-19 related circumstances 
  • the dates you were you impacted resulting in your full or partial withdrawal from your studies

Please sign and date your personal statement and upload it to the OSAP website if there is an existing 2020 Summer OSAP application. If you are not able to upload it, please email the document to Enrolment Services at osap.staff@utoronto.ca.


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Getting Your OAN Number or Resetting Your Password

Updated April 9, 2020 at 10:25 a.m.

As the University of Toronto buildings are closed to the general public, this service has been moved online for your convenience. 

Retrieve your OAN or reset your password online: 

  1. Login to the OSAP website 
  2. Click on "Forgot OAN or password?"
  3. Answer your challenge questions 


Mail-in Option

If you are not able to answer your challenge questions online, complete Section A only of the OAN reset form. Provide a copy of your supporting documents (as listed on the form) and mail it to: 

Student Financial Assistance Branch
Ministry of Colleges and Universities
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6G9
 

Phone Option

To reset your password via phone, book a phone appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor through AskRegistrar. You will be asked several questions from your OSAP profile to verify your identity before your password will be reset.
 

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