2018 Summer Registration Guide

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We are so glad that you've decided to join us for the Summer! This Guide is designed to simplify course enrolment, paying your fees, and everything in-between. It will guide you through these steps so that you can focus less on how to do it, and more on what's really important – your goals and how to best achieve them.

While the basic steps to course enrolment and registration are easy (add courses + pay/defer your fees by the deadline), choosing the right courses can be tricky.

Don't worry - you're not alone. If you have questions or concerns about any of the steps below, we're here to help! Our office has dedicated staff who can provide you with one-on-one support to answer any questions you may have about the topics below.

What Would You Like to Learn More About?

The Basics

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What You'll Need

When Do Classes Begin and End?

Our Summer session officially begins May 7. During the Summer, classes at UTM can look a little bit different from the Fall-Winter session. The majority of our courses are offered at an accelerated pace (with the exception of some Y courses) to give you the flexibility to make the most out of your summer. Our sessional dates are:  

  • F courses: May 7 - June 18
  • Y courses: May 7 - August 13
  • S courses: July 3 - August 13

Your Registration Status

On ACORN, you will have one of three statuses for the Summer 2018 session: 

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • You have not enrolled in courses for the upcoming session, and have not made a tuition payment. This status has been placed on your account to ensure that your status for the Summer is correct, and no fees will be charged for the session.

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Course Enrolment

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Check March 14: Check your enrolment start time on ACORN 
Check March 19: Course enrolment begins for U of T Mississauga degree students
Check April 25: Deadline to make your minimum payment for Summer as listed on your ACORN invoice
Check May 2: Check that your status on ACORN for the Summer session is "Registered."

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

Summer Course Load

Students can take up to a maximum of 2.0 credits during the entire Summer Session, with a maximum of 1.0 credit in each of the F and S terms. 

NEW: ACORN will allow you to enrol or waitlist in a maximum of 1.0 credit in each term. If you are waitlisted for 1.0 credit, and need additional courses, you must be prepared to make a decision on whether to remain on the waitlist, or remove yourself from the waitlist in order to add a course with available space.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Status

Students enrolled in 1.5 credits or more in the Summer session are considered full-time. Students enrolled in 1.0 credit or less are considered part-time

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

Taking Summer Classes

Summer courses are an intensive way to earn university credit. A variety of full-credit (Y) courses and half-credit (H) courses are offered, however in a compressed time period. Some students thrive in the condensed course format, while others are significantly challenged by it. When deciding to take a Summer course, consider your learning style, whether you need to work, other commitments outside of school, whether you rely on OSAP, and your academic status.

Are you on Academic Probation after the Fall/Winter session?

Taking courses in the Summer session is considered very risky for students on academic probation, and is not recommended. This is due to the compressed format and fast pace of the Summer session, and the fact that your academic standing will be assessed again at the end of August.

If your CGPA is less than 1.50 at the end of the last Fall-Winter session, and your academic status is on probation, we highly recommend that you meet with an Academic Advisor to ensure that you understand the risks involved with taking Summer courses.

It's very important that you select courses that will help you achieve good standing (CGPA of 1.50 by the end of the Summer), or a Summer SGPA (Sessional GPA) of 1.70 to continue on probation into the Fall/Winter session. 

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

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Paying or Deferring Fees

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  F, Y, and/or
S Courses
S Courses ONLY
(if you enrol after May 4)
View Your Summer Tuition Fees on ACORN April 15 As early as April 15
Deadline to make your minimum tuition payment April 25 June 15
Fee deferral request period (eligible students only) April 16 - May 2 April 16 - June 26
Deadline to have a "registered" status on ACORN May 2 June 26
Submit your proof of payment online or in person if you made a late payment May 2 June 26
Financial cancellation date May 3 June 27
Late registration penalty begins May 4 June 28

How Much Do You Owe?

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 semester that you enrol in. 

If you have enrolled in at least one course, you will be able to view your invoice on ACORN starting April 15. 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 semester, in addition to making your tuition deposit for the Summer. If you have financial concerns, please speak with a Financial Aid Advisor immediately.

Students with ONLY Waitlisted/Interim/Requested Courses

Your invoice will display $0 owing balance for the Summer session until you secure a spot in the course. However, you must make a minimum payment of $278 to reserve your spot. This minimum charge is refundable if you do not get into your course(s), and do not enrol in further Summer classes.

Next Steps

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. 

Paying Your Fees

Fees can be paid through your bank (online, telephone, or in-person), or by credit card through ACORN

For detailed instructions on how to make a fee payment, see below (dates to be updated as soon as they are available):

Fee Deferral

Students who are receiving OSAP or an out-of-province loan may be eligible for a tuition fee deferral, as their funding would not be available until classes begin. A fee deferral allows eligible students to officially register for their studies without having to make a minimum fee payment until a later date. Click here to learn how to request a fee deferral!

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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:

  • May 4 for Y and/or F courses
  • June 28 for S courses only


Request Period How to Submit Your Request
May 4 - May 11 at 1pm
May 14
- June 26
  • If you were financially cancelled on May 3, and wish to take ONLY S courses, you may request to be re-invited at no extra cost. A late registration fee will not apply during the request period noted on the left).
  • Send an email to the UTM Office of the Registrar through ACORN's  Help & Contact feature. If you're not sure how to access it, please click here to view a screenshot.
June 28 - July 9 at 4pm

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Please refer to the chart below to determine if you are eligible for OSAP for the Summer session, what application method to use, and related deadlines. 

Non-degree students are not eligible for OSAP unless they intend to take a course that is a requirement for entry for post-graduate studies, and has not been previously completed. 

Full-Time Summer OSAP

If you received Fall-Winter OSAP in 2017-2018: 

  • Do not submit a new application through the OSAP website, as this will cause delays and potential reduction in your funding. Use the application form linked in the chart below:
Study Period Minimum Credit Requirements Application Process Application Deadline
May to August (Y session, or
F + S terms)
1.5 credits or 1.0 credit for students with documented permanent disabilities Submit the U of T Summer OSAP Extension Form Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: July 9.
May to June
(F term)
1.0 credit or 0.5 credit for students with documented permanent disabilities Submit the U of T Summer OSAP Extension Form Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: May 13.
July to August (S term) 1.0 credit or 0.5 credit for students with documented permanent disabilities Submit the U of T Summer OSAP Extension Form Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: July 9.

If you did not receive Fall-Winter OSAP in 2017-2018: 

Study Period Minimum Credit Requirements Application Process Application Deadline
May to August (Y session, or F + S terms) 1.5 credits, or 1.0 credit for students with documented permanent disabilities Submit a new application through the OSAP website Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: June 19.
May to June
(F term)
Not eligible N/A N/A
July to August
(S term)
Not eligible N/A N/A

Part-Time Summer OSAP

  • U of T Mississauga students may opt to enrol in 0.5 - 1.0 credit in the Summer session.
  • If needed, they may apply for part-time Summer OSAP with the understanding that they will carry two separate loans at the time of repayment: their full-time OSAP loan, and their part-time OSAP loan. As each loan is borrowed under different course load requirements, they are considered to be separate loans. 

Study Period

Minimum Credit  Requirement for ALL students

Application Process

Application Deadline

May to August (Y session)

1.0 credit or less  

OSAP website

Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: July 7.

 May to June
(F term)

0.5 credit

OSAP website

Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: May 11.

July to August

(S term)

0.5 credit

OSAP website


Recommended Deadline: March 31 for priority processing and access to register via fee deferral early.

Final deadline: July 7.

After You Apply 

Check Your Status 

  • Login to the OSAP website to view your assessment details 4-6 weeks after you submit your application.
  • You will receive updates from OSAP when they become available.

How and When Your Enrolment is Confirmed

U of T will automatically confirm your enrolment at the start of each term if:

  • Your application is complete, and you are enrolled in a full-time course load (waitlisted and interim courses do not count). 
  • Your registration status for Summer 2018 on ACORN says "Registered".

When Funding is Released 

  • 7-10 business days after your enrolment is confirmed, your funding will be released directly to your bank account.
  • Once you receive it, you must make your tuition payments!

Students on OSAP Probation 

OSAP requires you to pass at least 3.0 credits in 2 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’re on Academic Probation for OSAP, it means that you did not successfully complete your studies last year while you were on OSAP and that for the next academic year, your academic progress will be monitored closely. This happens if you don’t complete your required course load, or if you dropped classes after receiving your funding.

During your OSAP probation, you can still receive OSAP. However, you will be expected to pass the courses you registered for. If you pass your courses, then the Academic Probation restriction will be removed from your OSAP file. If you don’t pass your courses, then you will be restricted from OSAP funding for a minimum of 12 months.

Prior to enrolling for the Summer session, students who are on probation with OSAP are encouraged to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor. 

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

Need more information? Visit our OSAP page!

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Dropping Courses

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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. 

Cancelling Your Registration for the Summer Session

Should you decide to drop all of your courses in the Summer 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 in the Summer 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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  • F term (June) Exam Period:  June 20-22
  • S and Y (August) Exam Period:  August 16-18

For the final exam schedule (when available), information related to deferring a final exam, reporting an exam conflict, or making a religious accommodation request, please visit the Examinations page.

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Planning to Graduate in November?

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Students who may be eligible for November 2018 Convocation will be invited to request or withdraw their intention to graduate on ACORN between June 19 and September 6.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

I have a course/timetable conflict. What should I do?
What is “Credit/No Credit”?
What is LWD?
Can I repeat a course that I have already passed?
Can I take courses at the St. George or Scarborough campus?
Can I take courses at another Canadian University?
Does UTM offer opportunities to study abroad?

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