Summer 2023 Registration Guide

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The majority of our Summer courses are offered at an accelerated pace (with the exception of some Y courses). You can take up to a maximum of 2.0 credits in the summer. ACORN will allow you to enrol or waitlist for a maximum of 1.0 credit in the F and S term.

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

If you are planning to apply for Summer OSAP, review the full-time and part-time course load requirements for the summer session.

Course Enrolment

Sessional Dates

  Class Start & End Dates Final Exam Period
F courses May 8 - June 19, 2023  June 21 - 24, 2023
Y courses May 8 - August 14, 2023 August 17 - 21, 2023
S courses July 4 - August 14, 2023 August 17 - 21, 2023

Enrolment Dates

March 10

Check your enrolment start time on ACORN 
March 15 Course enrolment begins for U of T Mississauga degree students
March 16 Course enrolment begins for non-degree and visiting students
April 12 Starting at 6AM, UTM students can enrol in St. George or UTSC courses
Students from other U of T campuses may enrol in UTM courses

    For the Summer session, you can enrol and/or waitlist for a maximum of 1.0 credit in the F and S term.

    If you have 1.0 credit worth of waitlisted courses, and want to enrol in additional courses, 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. Your Academic Advisor in the Registrar's Office, or Program Advisor in the academic department can help you with these decisions.

     Tips and Considerations


    Registration Status

    Before course enrolment begins, eligible students are invited to register for the upcoming session. This status will then change to registered or financially cancelled as we approach the start of term:

    • 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.

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

    • Scenario 1: You enrolled in courses but missed the deadline to pay or defer your fees. Next steps: read the late registration section carefully.
    • Scenario 2: You are 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.

    • Scenario 3: 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 no fees will be charged for the session.

    Pay or Defer Your Fees to Register 

    Four steps to registration: Pay or defer your fees by the deadline; wait for it to process; Check your ACORN registration Status; Confirm you are registered

    Key Dates

      F, Y, and S Terms S Term Only
    (if you enrol after May 4)
    Check your invoice on ACORN April 17

    as early as April 17

    Minimum tuition payment deadline

    April 24

    June 16

    Proof of Payment period
    (if you missed the payment deadline above)

    April 25 - May 3 at 4 pm June 19 - 26 at 4 pm
    Fee deferral deadline on ACORN
    (troubleshoot common issues with fee deferral)
    May 3 June 26 at 4 pm
    Financial cancellation date May 4 June 27

    Once your tuition invoice is posted on ACORN, make a minimum tuition fee payment or defer your fees. This will register you, and reserve your spot in the courses you chose.

    If you have only waitlisted or interim courses: make a tuition deposit of $320 to reserve your spot using any payment method except by credit card. This minimum charge is refundable if you do not get into your course(s), and do not enrol in further Summer classes. Your invoice will display a $0 owing balance until you secure a spot in the course.


     Tips and Considerations

    • All outstanding balances from a previous session must be paid in full first. Otherwise, you will not be able to submit a fee deferral. New payments will be applied to your owing fees.
    • Apply early for financial aid to avoid delays.
    • If you have concerns about your financial situation, meet with a Financial Aid Advisor for guidance.
    • After you make a payment, wait 3-5 business days for your payment to process (and up to 14 business days for payments made outside of Canada). Save your receipt (or screenshot) until the payment has been credited on ACORN.


    Missed Deadlines

    Proof of Payment for Late Payments

    F, Y, and S Terms S term only Proof of Payment Form

    April 25 - May 3 at 4 pm

    June 19 - 26 at 4 pm  

    This step is only necessary if you missed the payment deadline to register. If you estimate that your payment will not be credited to your account before the financial cancellation date, submit the Proof of Payment form so we can help you register. 

    The form requires that you upload your receipt (or screenshot) confirming the details of your payment, which will need to show the following:

    1.    Your full name
    2.    Student number or U of T account number
    3.    Confirmation that your payment transaction is complete
    4.    Transaction date and amount paid
    5.    Name of financial institution

    To protect your privacy, you can redact any unnecessary information (for example, your credit card number, account balance, etc).


    Late Registration

    F, Y, and S Terms

    S term only*

    Late Registration Form

    May 5 - May 12 at 4 pm

    June 28 - July 10 at 4 pm  

    * If you were financially cancelled, and would like to take S courses without paying the late registration fee, submit a request via AskRegistrar. Follow the instructions below:

    • requests between June 1 - 16: click on "Connect with Us", select the Registration/Course enrolment category and use the subject line "Re-invite for Summer S courses".
    • requests submitted between June 17 - 26: click on "Connect with Us", select the Registration/Course enrolment category and use the subject line "Re-invite for Summer S courses". After you add courses, you will need to submit the proof of payment form.

    Late registration is for students whose registration status moved from invited to financially cancelled due to non-payment or an unsuccessful fee deferral. This process is a way for you to notify the university that you intend to study in the upcoming session, and need to regain access to course enrolment.

    The late registration form is open during the request period above. A late registration fee applies ($45 for the first day + $6 for each additional business day), which can be paid online using the payment link that you will receive after your request has been reviewed.


    Summer OSAP

     Choose the right option for you:

    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. Students in this situation can provide documentation from the admissions office of the graduate school they are planning to attend to confirm the specific pre-requisite requirements for entry into their program.

    After You Apply

     Check Your Status

    • After you apply, wait 4-6 weeks then login to the OSAP website to view your assessment. You will receive updates from OSAP when they become available.

     Confirmation of Enrolment

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

    • Your application is complete, and you are enrolled in the right course load to meet the conditions of your full-time or part-time loan (waitlisted and interim courses do not count). 
    • Your registration status for this Summer session is "Registered".

     When Funding is Released

    • 7-10 business days after your enrolment is confirmed, your funding will be credited directly to your ACORN account.

    Students on OSAP Probation

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

    If you have been placed on OSAP academic probation, you did not satisfy the minimum required credits in your previous study period. While you are on probation, you can still apply for, and be eligible to receive funding. However, you will be expected to pass the courses you registered for. If you pass your courses, the academic probation restriction may be removed from your OSAP file. If you don’t pass your courses, then you may be restricted from OSAP funding for a minimum of 12 months.

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

    November Graduates

    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.


    Refunds & Cancellations

    Refund Deadlines

    • If you are considering dropping a course, it is important to be aware of the relevant academic and financial drop deadlines and possible implications.
    • 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

    • If you are no longer able to attend or complete the Summer session, speak with an Academic Advisor if you need support or a Financial Aid Advisor if you are receiving a government student loan to ensure that you take all the necessary steps to keep your loan in good standing.
    • Learn more about cancelling registration.

    Managing Courses

    As you progress through your course, remember that you have options to manage your course load and CGPA. Please consider meeting with an Academic Advisor to better understand these policies and options, or to discuss how they can be incorporated into your academic plan.

    Dropping Courses

    Important considerations for dropping courses and late withdrawal.

    Credit/No Credit

    Learn how to use this option for distribution requirements or electives.

    Second Attempt for Credit (SAC)

    For students repeating courses, SAC can be used for up to 1 credit.



    When it comes to choosing courses, a popular question we're often asked is: "what should I take for my distribution requirements?" and "what are some good electives?"

    We've curated a list of options for you to consider in the Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. And don't worry - before adding our choices to this list, we double-checked that there are spaces in them, which means you can enrol on ACORN stress-free.

    If you're trying something new this summer, you can use Credit/No Credit for elective courses. You can earn a credit toward graduation, and protect your cumulative grade point average at the same time!

    Science Courses

    ANT101H5 F – Introduction to Anthropology
    Grab your Indiana Jones hat for this archaeological exploration of a weighty question: What makes us human?

    ERS101H5 F – Planet Earth
    Learn about the entire awe-inspiring origin and evolution of planet Earth

    ENV100Y5 F – The Environment
    Earn 1.0 credit in two months with this online asynchronous course. Get a bird's-eye view of our natural world, and some of the most pressing ecological issues it's facing.

    FSC100H5 F – The Real CSI
    You’ve seen the TV show; now learn the reality of crime scene investigation with this peek into the world of forensic science.

    PSY100Y5 F – Introductory Psychology
    Earn 1.0 credit while taking your first step on the journey from “armchair psychologist” to “actual psychologist” with an introductory-level look at the science of behaviour.

    Humanities Courses

    ARA312Y5 Y – Intermediate Arabic
    Build on the basics you learned from ARA212Y5, and level up your language skills in formal Arabic.

    DRE201H5 F - Acting
    Embrace your inner thespian! Intended for students with little or no previous acting experience, this is also a creative opportunity to enhance your interpersonal and presentation skills.

    EDS200H5 F – Learning through the Lifespan
    Journey through the human experience of learning—from infancy to late adulthood—including the cognitive and social factors shaping that process throughout our lives.

    HIS103H5 F – Revolutions in History
    Explore the dramatic history of revolutions—and their ability to shake some of our most closely-held beliefs about how society should be structured.

    WGS101H5 F – Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
    Become familiar with the history, theory, and politics of women and gender studies via this provocative look at the world through the lens of gender.

    WGS205H5 F – Introduction to Feminism and Popular Culture
    Examine the representation of women in media (including music, movies, social media, and more), while also considering cultural constructions of race, sexuality, class, and ability.

    Social Science Courses

    ANT216H5 F – Racketeers, Smugglers and Pirates: Anthropology of Illegality
    Unpack topics of morality, inequality, and politics as they relate to the state-imposed divide between what’s legal and illegal.

    MGM102H5 F – Management in a Changing Environment
    Take an up-to-the-minute look at the role of a manager in the Canadian business system, and how that role continues to be shaped by economic, technological, and social trends.

    MGT120H5 F – Introduction to Financial Accounting
    Get a handle on basic concepts of financial accounting and gain practical skills like how to understand and create financial statements.