OSAP Course Loads and Academic Progress

Course Load and Academic Progress Requirements

OSAP Probation 

In the Fall/Winter session, OSAP requires you to pass at least 3.0 credits over both terms, or 1.5 credits if you're studying in one session only.   Students with permanent disabilities must pass 1.0 credit per term.

If you are on Academic Probation for OSAP, it means that you dropped too many courses and/or did not obtain sufficient credits, while in receipt of OSAP assistance.  You may still receive OSAP funding during your probationary period.  OSAP will closely monitor your academic progress for the next academic year.   

Should you pass the minimum number of credits required (as indicated above), the OSAP Academic Probation restriction will be removed from your OSAP file. If you do not meet OSAP’s minimum requirements, then OSAP will restrict you from further funding for a minimum of 12 months.

Note: OSAP probation is not the same as being on academic probation with U of T.

Fall-Winter OSAP Course Load Requirements

Period of Study

General Requirements

Requirements for students with documented permanent disabilities

 

Minimum Credit(s) to receive OSAP (60% of a full course load)

Must Pass

Minimum Credit(s) to receive OSAP (40% of a full course load)

Must Pass

September to April

3.0 (1.5 credits per term)

3.0

2.0 (1.0 credit per term)

2.0

September to December

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.0

January to April

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.

Summer OSAP

Students must register for a 60% course load (1.5 credits) for the summer term (May to August) to be eligible to apply for OSAP. Students with permanent disabilities qualify to apply by taking a 40% course load (1 credit for the full term).

It is recommended that students apply for OSAP for the Summer Session by the end of March to ensure that funding is available when summer classes begin. Students who received OSAP funding in the preceding Winter term may apply for Summer OSAP using a one-page form available at the Office of the Regsitrar in March. Students who did not receive OSAP funding in the preceding Winter term should apply for Summer OSAP on the OSAP website.

OSAP Undergraduate Summer Course Load Requirements

Period of Study

General Requirements

Requirements for students with documented permanent disabilities

Minimum Credit(s) to receive OSAP

Must Pass

Minimum Credit(s) to receive OSAP

Must Pass

May to August

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.0

May to June only*

1.0

1.0

0.5

0.5

July to August only*

1.0

1.0

0.5

0.5

3 – Week Course*

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

*Must have received OSAP funds at the University of Toronto for the preceding Winter Session to be considered.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to be eligible for continued financial assistance from OSAP, students are required to remain in 60% of a full course load, (40% for students with a permanent disability) as shown the Fall/Winter and Summer OSAP charts above. Students must also earn a passing grade in the minimum course load required. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress in two periods of study will result in ineligibility for OSAP assistance. Students are advised to speak with a financial aid advisor when considering dropping a course.