Fall 2022 - Winter 2023 Guide

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The Basics

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What You'll Need to Choose Courses

  1. Use the Academic Calendar to explore the courses and programs at U of T Mississauga.

  2. The UTM Timetable lists the courses offered for the upcoming year, when and where they take place and important enrolment information such as enrolment controls.

  3. ACORN maintains a record of your academic history and performance. You will use it to enrol in courses, view grades and tuition fees, and much more. To log in, use your JOINid/UTORid and password. TIP: Check out the ACORN how-to guide for step-by-step tutorials on how to use it!
     

When Do Classes Begin and End?

  • F courses: September 8 - December 7
  • Y courses: September 8 - April 6
  • S courses: January 9 - April 6

Your Registration Status

On ACORN, you will have one of three statuses for the Fall - Winter session:

Invited

  • You are invited to enrol in courses for the upcoming session and/or you have selected courses.

  • If you made a recent payment, it has not yet been received.

Registered

  • You have enrolled in at least one course, and your tuition payment or fee deferral has been accepted. Your registration is complete!

Financially Cancelled

There are academic and financial reasons to explain why this status appears on your ACORN account.

  • You enrolled in courses but missed the deadline to pay or defer your fees. If you wish to take courses and register for the upcoming session, please read the instructions on late registration carefully.

or

  • No action was taken. You did not enrol in courses for the upcoming session, and the deadline to register has passed. This status has been placed on your account to reflect that you are not currently registered, and therefore, no fees will be charged for the session.

or

  • You have been placed on academic suspension. Please review your academic history on ACORN. Students on suspension will receive an official email from the Office of the Registrar regarding the terms of their suspension.

Late Registration

Students who are financially cancelled may submit a request for late registration in order to add courses on ACORN.

A late fee of $44 plus $5 for each additional weekday will apply to any student who wishes to reinstate their registration after being removed from courses for non-payment of fees, or for students who enrol in courses for the first time as of:

  • Beginning September 2, 2022 for F and/or Y courses

  • Beginning December 14, 2022 for S courses only

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Understanding Your U of T Degree

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A standard U of T degree is made up of 20.0 credits. Throughout your time at U of T Mississauga, you will complete:

  • Degree requirements
  • Program requirements
  • Distribution requirements
  • Electives (courses outside of your program of study)

Degree Requirements

U of T Mississauga offers the following degrees:

Your resource for checking course, program and degree requirements is the Academic Calendar.

Follow the degree requirements listed in the Academic Calendar for the session you were admitted to the university as a degree student (i.e., If you were admitted to the university beginning September 2020, you would follow the degree requirements listed in the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar).

Program Requirements

You can specialize and concentrate your studies in one academic discipline, or combine your interests using one of the following combinations:

  • 1 Specialist
  • 2 Majors
  • 1 Major + 2 Minors

You are eligible to choose a program or combination of programs on ACORN once you have completed 4.0 credits.

Follow the program requirements listed in the Academic Calendar for the session that you enrolled in the program (i.e., If you enrolled in a program in the Summer of 2019, you would follow the program requirements listed in the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar).

Distribution Requirements

For your degree, you must complete at least 1.0 credit from the following divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Distribution requirements are an important part of your degree requirements. Click here to learn more.

Electives

Elective courses are courses outside of your program of study.

For example, if you are an English Specialist, a Psychology course would count as an elective.

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Planning Your Courses

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First time enrolling in courses at UTM?

Click here to learn how to enrol in courses!

We'll guide you through how to check your course enrolment start time, how to plan your courses, how to build a weekly schedule, what to do if you are unable to add a course, and more.Newly admitted students are invited to register for course enrolment support over the Summer. Visit the New Students website to find a list of dates for workshops, online chats, and webinar sessions.
 

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Status

  • Students enrolled in 3.0 credits or more in the Fall-Winter session are considered full-time.

  • Students enrolled in 2.5 credits or less are considered part-time.

ACORN will allow you to enrol or waitlist in a maximum of 2.5 credits in each term (or 3.0 credits when the course enrolment limit increases on July 27).

If you are waitlisted in the maximum number of credits and need additional courses, you must decide whether to stay on the waitlist or remove yourself from the waitlist in order to add a course with available space.

Note: Full-time and part-time status for OSAP is assessed differently. See the OSAP section for more information.
 

Students on Academic Probation

We highly recommend that you meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss an academic plan for the upcoming year. It's very important that you select courses that will help you achieve good standing, or be eligible to continue on probation at the end of the Winter session.

Note: Academic probation with the University is not the same as OSAP probation.
 

Graduating Students

We're committed to ensuring that graduating students can enrol in a set of courses that will allow them to graduate in a normal period of time. This commitment depends upon the student doing all that is necessary at the optimum and appropriate times as indicated in this guide and the Academic Calendar.

Students must have enrolled in appropriate programs (changes to program in the final year of graduation may not be considered), completed appropriate prerequisites, and requested courses from a full range of possible options that would allow them to complete their program and degree. Students must have used ACORN to attempt to enrol in these courses at the earliest possible opportunity.

If students are still unable to obtain the required courses for graduation, they should meet with an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar during the first registration period to receive guidance on their next steps.

Use Degree Explorer to review your degree and program requirements. If you have any questions about your degree requirements you should meet with an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Please meet with your undergraduate department advisor to review your program requirements.

  • If you have confirmed your request to graduate, check Degree Explorer at the end of March to see if your Subject POSts have been confirmed by the relevant department(s)
  • You can view your eligibility to graduate in early May.

Students who appear as though they may complete 20.0 credits will have a request to graduate entered onto their ACORN record. Students who confirm their request to graduate and are assessed as “complete” will have their degrees conferred at the next available convocation ceremony whether or not they can attend.

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Course Enrolment Dates

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Year of Study
(# of Credits Earned)

Check Your Start Time on ACORN

Course Enrolment Begins on ACORN

Year 4 and 5 
(14.0 or more credits)

June 23

June 28

Year 3
(9.0 - 13.5 credits)

June 29

July 6

Year 2
(4.0 - 8.5 credits)

July 7

July 13

Year 1
(0 - 3.5 credits)

July 14

July 20

Non-degree and visiting students

Not applicable

August 3

Your start time is determined by your year of study. Your year of study is defined by the total number of credits you have earned, or expect to earn, by the end of August.

Degree students can view their course enrolment start time on ACORN by clicking "Enrol and Manage" from the Academics menu option.

First time enrolling in courses at UTM? Learn how to enrol in courses here.


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Credit/No Credit for UTM, UTSC, and UTSG Courses

When you enrol in a course, ACORN will give you the option to declare Credit/No Credit during the appropriate request period for a course at any of the three U of T campuses. This option will allow you to complete a course with no impact on your GPA. Instead of earning a numerical grade, a "CR" or "NCR" notation will appear in its place on your transcript. 

  • Degree students can request a maximum of 2.0 credits to be assessed as Credit/No Credit.
  • May only be used for distribution requirements and elective courses only.
  • To earn a credit or CR notation, you must have a final grade of at least 50%
  • Grades below 50% will not earn a grade, and a notation of NCR will appear on your transcript. 
  • UTM students must follow UTM academic and financial deadlines even if the course is taken at another campus, with the exception of Late Withdrawal and Credit/No Credit. 

 

CR/NCR Deadlines

Campus

F courses

Y courses 

S courses

UTM

September 22 - December 7, 2022

September 22, 2022 - April 6, 2023

January 23 - April 6, 2023

St. George

September 22 - December 7, 2022

September 22, 2022 - April 6, 2023

January 23 - April 6, 2023

UTSC 

September 22 - December 5, 2022

September 22, 2022 - April 10, 2023

January 23 - April 6, 2023

*In courses with a final exam, the CR/NCR option must be requested or cancelled no later than the last day of classes in the term in which the course was offered. In courses with no final exam, the deadline to request or cancel CR/NCR is before the date of the final test or the due date of the final assignment.

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Second Attempt for Credit Policy

Under the standard policy of repeating passed courses, the repeated course will be designated as “extra” and will not be included in the GPA calculation or the degree credit count.

Effective May 1, 2019, University of Toronto Mississauga students can utilize the Second Attempt for Credit (SAC) option for up to a maximum of 1.0 repeated credits. By opting into this, the first attempt will be designated as an “extra”, and the second attempt will count for degree credit and in the GPA calculation.

The Second Attempt for Credit option is restricted to U of T Mississauga students who have been approved to repeat a previously passed course (using the Course Enrolment Exception Form) but is not restricted as to year, level of course, or campus. 

In courses with a final exam, the SAC option must be requested no later than the last day of classes in the term in which the course was offered. In courses with no final exam, the deadline to request SAC is before the date of the final test or the due date of the final assignment.

Submitting Your Request (or Cancel an Existing Submission)

Use the Second Attempt for Credit Form to request SAC or cancel an existing request by the deadlines noted below

 

Request Period

F courses

September 22 - December 7, 2022  

Y courses 

September 22, 2022 - April 6, 2023

S courses

January 23 - April 6, 2023


Processing Time

Requests will be processed once the request period has passed. Approved requests will result in the first attempt being marked as extra, and a recalculation of the CGPA to account for this change to your academic record. Please note that academic standing for previous sessions will not be reassessed.

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Late withdrawal (LWD)

If you miss the deadline to drop a course and have it removed from your transcript, your last opportunity to withdraw from the course at your discretion is by requesting a late withdrawal (LWD) online for a maximum of 3.0 credits.

The course will remain on your transcript but will have no impact on your CGPA. A final numerical grade will be replaced with the grade "LWD" instead. The approval is final and cannot be reversed.

For full details on the policy, and eligibility, please visit the Academic Calendar.

LWD Deadlines

 

UTM

St. George

UTSC

F courses

December 7, 2022

December 7, 2022

December 5, 2022

Y courses

April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

S courses

April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023

April 10, 2023

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Understanding Your Fees

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Fees are determined by the number of credits you take and by the program you are enrolled in.

Some programs are deregulated, meaning they have higher fees and a different fee structure. Refer to the Fees for Deregulated Programs section of the Program Selection Guide for details. It is essential to be aware of the fee structure before adding a deregulated program. 

Incidental Fees 

These fees support student services such as athletics and recreation, student societies, and more. Incidental fees vary for full-time and part-time students. If you are enrolled full-time (3.0 credits or more), and then drop to part-time, you should do this within the 100% refund period, otherwise, you will be subject to full-time incidental fees. 

Ancillary Fees

These fees are associated with your program of study and specific academic activities such as lab or studio fees.

International Fees

International students are charged higher tuition fees than domestic students.  Determine whether you may be eligible for an international fee exemption.

Additional fees and resources:

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 Deadlines to Pay or Defer Your Fees

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Now that you have selected at least one course, make a minimum tuition fee payment (found on your ACORN invoice) or defer your fees (if eligible) to become a registered student. Students who miss the deadline are at risk of being financially cancelled and removed from all courses.

Follow the deadlines below: 

  F, Y, and S Courses                            S Courses
(if you enrol after August 29)
View Your Tuition Fees on ACORN As early as July 18 As early as July 18

Deadline to make your minimum tuition payment to register

August 17

submitting proof of payment is not required if paid before or on this date

November 30

submitting proof of payment is not required if paid before or on this date

Submit your proof of payment online

August 18 - August 31 at 4:00 pm

December 1-12 at 4:00pm

Fee deferral request period
(eligible students only)
July 18 - August 31 July 18 - December 12
Deadline to have a "registered" status on ACORN August 31 December 12
Financial cancellation date September 1 December 13
Late registration fee begins September 2 December 14

Tuition Invoice

You can find a breakdown of your tuition fees on ACORN by clicking on the Finances menu and selecting the "View invoice" button. Your invoice will show your upcoming fees for each session that you enrol in. 

If you have enrolled in at least one course, you will be able to view your invoice on ACORN once fees are posted online (see above for the release date). Invoices are not mailed, but you may print them anytime using your internet browser settings.

Returning Students

Please ensure that you have paid off all outstanding fees from a previous session, in addition to making your tuition deposit for the Fall-Winter session. If you have financial concerns, please speak with a Financial Aid Advisor immediately.

Students with ONLY Waitlisted/Interim Courses

Your invoice will display a $0 owing balance until you secure a spot in the course. However, you must make an advanced minimum payment of $311 to reserve your spot. Note that ACORN will not accept credit card payments if your current balance is $0, but any other payment option such as online banking is supported.

This minimum charge is refundable if you do not get into your course(s), and do not enrol in further classes.

For payment options, or instructions on how to request a fee deferral, click here

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Service Charges on Outstanding Fees

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Once classes begin, your outstanding fees can be paid in full, or in instalments. Fees that remain unpaid by the published deadlines will incur a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum). We can help you minimize or avoid service charges on your tuition fees during the year. Here are our tips and suggestions to help keep you on track:

  • Avoid service charges by paying your fees in full or minimize service charges by making monthly payments.
  • If you make changes to your course load or get into a requested/interim/waitlisted course, check your invoice for updates and make your payments on time.
  • Drop courses by the refund deadline, if applicable. 

Tuition Fee Refunds

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If you are considering dropping a course, it is important to be aware of the relevant academic and financial drop deadlines and possible implications. After considering your options, if you decide that dropping a course is right for you, do so on ACORN by the relevant deadline.

Refund Deadlines

The Dates & Deadlines page includes the deadlines to receive full or partial refunds for dropped courses, and the last day to drop a course and have it removed from your academic record.

UTM students who enrol in courses at other U of T divisions (Scarborough or St. George) follow the UTM academic and financial drop dates, with the exception of the deadline to request a late withdrawal after the drop date (LWD) or Credit/No Credit.

Students who rely on OSAP or other government aid should speak with a Financial Aid Advisor before dropping a course. In some cases, dropping courses may result in significant changes to your funding and jeopardize future funding eligibility. Students who drop a course will have their OSAP entitlement reviewed and they may not be entitled to a refund, as it may be sent back to the NSLSC to pay down your existing loan balance.

Cancelling Your Registration 

Should you decide to drop all of your courses in the Fall-Winter Session, ACORN will ask if you would like to cancel your registration before you drop your final course. If you are sure that you do not intend to enrol in other courses for the upcoming session, cancel your registration.

Cancelling your registration will trigger a full or partial refund of incidental/ancillary fees if you do so within the appropriate time frames. Full details can be found on the Student Accounts website.

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Graduating Students

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Declare Your Intent to Graduate

  • Students who may be eligible to graduate at the November Convocation ceremony will be invited to request or withdraw their intention to graduate on ACORN between June 28 - September 8, 2022.
  • Students who may be eligible to graduate at the June Convocation ceremony will be invited to request or withdraw their intention to graduate on ACORN between November 21, 2022 - January 30, 2023.

Planning Your Final Year

Student Responsibilities
It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet your program and degree requirements in order to graduate. Using Degree Explorer, the University of Toronto's degree planning tool, students can review their academic history, and progress towards completion of both degree and program requirements.  If your program requirements show as Incomplete in Degree Explorer, please meet with your Program Advisor in the related academic department.  If you have questions about your degree requirements or graduation in general, please meet with an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar

For more information, visit our Graduation and Convocation page.

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Support

Our office has dedicated staff who can provide you with one-on-one support to answer any questions you may have about course selection, academic options, and financial aid opportunities. Our Academic Advising and Financial Aid teams are here to help you. Connect with us through AskRegistrar

Program advisors in each academic department are also available to discuss your program requirements. You can find their name and contact information by visiting the program page in the Academic Calendar.

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