2017 Summer Enrolment & Registration Guide

1. Registration

2. Engineering courses (first-year and electives)

3. What Engineering students need to know before taking Summer Session Arts & Science Courses and Engineering electives

4. Enrolling in Arts & Science Courses

1. Registration

Invoice, payment and OSAP deferral

To officially register for the Summer Session, you must both enrol in a course and pay fees. Summer Session course fees will be posted at the end of April.

The University no longer mails invoices for fees. Invoices for Summer Session courses will be posted in ACORN.

If you pay your Summer Session fees or officially defer your payment by April 27, 2017, your registration will be processed automatically. If you pay or defer your fees after the deadline, you must take your fees receipt — paid statement from the bank or printout of the online transaction — to the Office of the Registrar by May 17, 2017.

If payment or deferral is not received by May 17, your registration will be cancelled and your courses will be removed.

Note: The financial cancellation deadline (May 17) is one day before the day waitlists end (May 18). If you’re not enrolled in at least one course and your status is not “REG” by May 17, your registration in the Summer Session will be cancelled.

You may request a deferral of your fees payment if you have no outstanding fees from previous sessions and you applied for OSAP. The deferral is not automatic and must be completed in ACORN.

If you need to defer your fees and did not apply for OSAP by the deadline, visit Enrolment Services to request a deferral form.

Please keep your dated fees receipt in case you need it at a later date.

The Province of Ontario has introduced new guidelines concerning tuition fee billing. At the time of publication, the University of Toronto was reviewing its practices in the context of these guidelines  to determine how and when it will implement changes. Any revisions to the procedures referenced here will be reflected at www.fees.utoronto.ca.

Automatic registration and course cancellation

If your registration (payment or OSAP deferral) is not recorded by May 17, 2017, your registration will be cancelled and your courses will be removed from your schedule.

Students who have been removed from their courses and would like to be re-instated into them must do so by 4:00 p.m., May 22, 2017. To be re-instated, students must visit the Office of the Registrar, pay a $61 late registration fee and show proofs of payment or deferrals. Be advised you may not be able to be re-enrol in a course if space is no longer available.

Outstanding financial obligations to the University — including tuition and residence charges — must be paid in full before you may register for the next academic session. Payments are first applied to outstanding debts from previous sessions before they are applied to fees for the upcoming session.

The last day to add an S course for the Summer Session is later than the deadline to pay for a Summer Session course. Students must enrol in at least one Summer Session course and pay 50% of the required fees in order to maintain a Summer Session registration. Once registered, a student may add or drop courses according to published deadlines. Students attempting to add an S course without first registering before the payment deadline will not be able to do so.

Obligations of the student

Students who enrol in courses agree, by virtue of that enrolment, to abide by all of the academic and non-academic policies, rules and regulations of the University and of his or her academic division, as set out in the divisional calendar, and confirm responsibility for payment of associated fees, and agree to ensure that the accuracy of personal information such as the current mailing address, telephone number, and utoronto.ca email address is maintained.

A student’s registration is not complete until he or she has paid tuition and incidental fees, or has made appropriate arrangements to pay. Students who defer fee payment or whose payment is deferred pending receipt of OSAP or other awards, acknowledge that they continue to be responsible for payment of all charges, including any service charges that may be assessed. Details are available at Student Accounts.

2. Engineering courses (first-year and Engineering elective courses)

The following first-year Engineering courses will be offered during the 2017 Summer Session:

  1. APS105HIF — Computer Fundamentals
  2. APS106H1F — Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  3. APS112H1F — Engineering Strategies & Practice II
  4. ECE110H1F — Electrical Fundamentals
  5. MAT187H1F — Calculus II
  6. MIE100H1F — Dynamics
  7. MSE101H1F — Materials Science

Enrolment in these courses is limited to first-year students and must be done by the First Year Office. Visit the First Year Office website for more information. Upper-year students interested in taking one of the courses listed above must speak with their Academic Advisors.

The deadline to drop a first-year Engineering summer course is June 12, 2017. Typically, first-year students are not permitted to drop courses in ACORN. If you need to drop one of the courses listed above, consult an Academic Advisor in the First Year Office.

The first-year Engineering Summer Session 2017 timetable will be posted once available.

The following Engineering elective courses will be offered during the 2017 Summer Session:

  1. APS305H1F — Energy Policy
  2. APS323H1F — Writing Lab
  3. CHE566H1F — Elements in Nuclear Engineering
  4. JRE300H1F — Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  5. JRE300H1S — Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  6. JRE410H1F — Markets and Competitive Strategy
  7. JRE410H1S — Markets and Competitive Strategy
  8. JRE420H1F — People Management and Organizational Behaviour
  9. JRE420H1S — People Management and Organizational Behaviour

The first day you may enrol in Engineering elective courses in ACORN is April 10, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. Review the Engineering elective course timetable for times, locations and important notes.

2017 Summer Session Dates: Engineering Courses

April 10 Monday First day students can enrol in Engineering elective courses in ACORN (6 a.m.)
April 27 Thursday Last day to pay or defer fees
May 8 Monday F-Session Engineering elective courses begin
May 8 Monday First Year T-Program classes begin
May 17 Wednesday Courses removed for non-registered students
May 18 Thursday Last day for waiting lists for F Engineering elective courses
May 22 Monday Deadline for students to enrol in F/Y/S Engineering elective courses on SWS. Deadline for students to enrol in T-Program courses
June 12 Monday Last day to drop F courses (T-Program/F Session Engineering elective) without academic penalty*. Requests to drop T-Program courses must be submitted to the First Year Office (GB170) by 4 p.m.
June 22 Thursday F-Session Engineering elective classes end
June 22 Thursday T-Program classes end
June 23 – 30 Friday to Friday Final examinations for F-Session Engineering elective courses
June 23 – 30 Friday to
Friday
Final examinations for T-program courses
July 4 Tuesday S-Session Engineering elective courses begin
July 6 Thursday Last day for waiting lists for S-Session Engineering elective courses
July 3 Monday Canada Day Holiday: University closed
July 10 Monday Deadline to enrol in S-Session courses in SWS
July 16 Sunday Last day to drop Y Session courses without academic penalty*
July 31 Monday Last day to drop S Session courses without academic penalty*
August 7 Monday Civic Holiday: University closed
August 18 Friday S Session Engineering elective courses end
August 21 – 25 Monday to Friday Final examination period for S-Session Engineering elective courses


* Academic drop dates are not financial refund dates. Note the fees adjustment schedule for deadlines to drop courses and receive a refund for tuition fees. ACORN access fees apply to any student accessing ACORNfor course enrolment and are not refundable.

Waiting Lists

Waiting lists are available for Engineering elective courses from the start of course enrolment on April 10, 2017, until May 18, 2017, for F courses and July 6, 2017, for S courses.

You are responsible for any academic and incidental fees that arise from course enrolment.

After the waiting lists are closed, course enrolment for courses that previously had waiting lists becomes first-add, first-served. The dates for this period are:

  • May 18-22, 2017, for F courses
  • July 6-10, 2017, for S courses

During this period, you should try to enrol using ACORN.

It is important to officially cancel a course as soon as you decide to drop it. Fee refunds are calculated according to the cancellation date. Additionally, courses not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your record and may count as failures. The detailed fee schedule is available at Student Accounts.

3. What Engineering students must know before taking Summer Arts & Sciences courses and Engineering elective courses

The first day you may enrol in Engineering elective courses in ACORN is April 10, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. Review the Engineering elective course timetable for courses offered, times and locations.

If the time of an Engineering elective course is in conflict with another, you may only take one of the courses.

The first day that you may enrol in St. George campus Arts & Science Summer Session courses in ACORN is April 19, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.

Before you consider enrolling in an Arts & Science Summer Session course or Engineering elective course, please review the information below:

  • You are strongly encouraged to speak with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in an Arts & Science course. Your Advisor will confirm whether or not the course will count towards your engineering degree.
  • If you plan to take a Summer Session course to complete a Humanities and Social Science (HSS), Complementary Studies (CS), or free elective requirement, you must receive approval from your Advisor.
  • Courses that cannot be counted towards your Engineering degree are designated as “Extra.” “Extra” courses are not used to calculate your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). However, “Extra” credits can be used to fulfill the requirements of a minor. The decision to designate a course as credit or “Extra” must be made before the deadline to drop the course without academic penalty.
  • If you are not able to meet with your Academic Advisor before the Arts & Science Summer Session enrolment date, you are advised to meet with them prior to the 100% refund date to avoid any unwanted tuition charges.
  • The refund schedule for Engineering can be found at Student Accounts. Engineering students enrolled in Arts & Science and Engineering elective courses are subject to the Engineering fee and refund dates.
  • You are permitted to enrol or wait in a maximum of three “H” courses or one “H” and one “Y”—a total of 1.5 credits—for the Summer Session. If you are required to take more than 1.5 credits, you must speak to your Advisor.
  • The mark you obtain in a Summer Session course will not be used to calculate your Fall and Winter Session averages. However, your Summer Session course mark, provided the course was taken for degree credit, will be included in your CGPA.
  • If you fail the 2017 Winter Session and are required to withdraw, your Summer Session courses will be automatically removed from your schedule and you will receive a 100% refund.

4. Arts & Science Courses


The first day you may enrol in St. George campus Arts & Science Summer Session courses in ACORN is April 19, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. Students are encouraged to make use of the University of Toronto’s Course Finder service to search for courses.

Summer Session Dates: Arts & Science Courses

April 19 Wednesday First day for Engineering students to enrol in Arts & Science summer courses (6 a.m.)
April 27 Thursday Last day to pay/defer fees
May 15 Monday Classes begin in F and Y courses
May 17 Wednesday Courses removed for non-registered students
May 22 Monday Deadline to enrol in F and Y courses on SWS
May 23-26 Tuesday – Friday Late enrolment into Y courses (Registrar’s Office only)
May 22 Monday Victoria Day: University closed
June 12 Monday Last day to drop F courses without academic penalty*
June 23 Friday Classes end in F Session courses
June 26-30 Monday – Friday Final examinations for F courses
June 26-30 Monday – Friday Y Section Code Courses Break
July 4 Tuesday Classes begin for S Session courses; Y courses resume
July 3 Monday Canada Day holiday: University closed
July 10 Monday Deadline to enrol in S Session courses on SWS
July 16 Sunday Last day to drop Y Session courses without academic penalty*
July 31 Monday Last day to drop S Session courses without academic penalty*
August 7 Monday Civic Holiday: University closed
August 14 Monday Classes end for S and  Y Session courses
August 15-18 Tuesday-Friday Final examinations for S and Y courses

*Academic drop dates are NOT financial refund dates. Note the fees adjustment schedule for deadlines to drop courses and receive a refund for tuition fees. ACORN access fees apply to any student accessing ACORN for course enrolment and are not refundable.

St. George campus Arts & Science Calendar

St. George campus Arts & Science Summer timetable

UTM Summer Session guide

UTSC Summer Session guide

Use the Calendar and Summer timetable to decide which courses you wish to take. Double-check the time for courses you have chosen to avoid conflicts. ACORN does not check for time conflicts — it is your responsibility to create a conflict-free schedule.

Pre-requisites, co-requisites and exclusions indicated in the Calendar course descriptions must be carefully observed. Refer to the Calendar for definitions. Be aware that prerequisites, co-requisites and exclusions are not checked by ACORN in real time, but will be checked. If you do not meet them, you will be removed from the course. This can happen at any time, even after classes have started.

If you have already taken an exclusion, you will be required to withdraw from the course if discovered during the session of enrolment and will be refused degree credit in the excluded course if discovered at any time in a subsequent session.

Enrolment Controls

Enrolment controls are used to determine criteria/restrictions for enrolling in a course. Enrolment controls, if used, appear in the timetable listings. While not all courses have enrolment controls, some have multiple controls. All courses have enrolment limitations.

Unless otherwise noted, enrolment controls listed beside a course in the timetable listings apply to all lecture sections of a course.

Enrolment Indicators

Enrolment indicators are used in the “Enrolment Indicator” column of the timetable. They identify how enrolment controls are being used and/or alert you to different enrolment processes.

Read more about Enrolment Indicators and Enrolment Controls in the Arts & Science timetable. Note that Engineering students cannot register for Arts & Science courses before April 10 2017, at 6 a.m. regardless of an enrolment control or enrolment indicator.

Waiting Lists

All lecture meeting sections, with the exception of “E” indicator courses, have waiting lists. Waiting lists enable you to get in queue for a space that may become available in a lecture section that is full, or in an enrolment category that is full.

If a space becomes available and you are next on the waiting list, you will automatically be enrolled. It is your responsibility to check ACORN periodically to monitor your status.

When are waiting lists in use?


Waiting lists are available from the start of course enrolment on April 10, 2017, for Engineering students until May 18, 2017, for F/Y Session code courses and July 6, 2017, for S courses.

You are also responsible for any academic and or incidental fees arising from the course enrolment.

After the waiting lists are closed, course enrolment for courses that previously had waiting lists becomes first-add, first-served. The dates for this period are:

  • May 18 – 22, 2017, for F and Y section code courses
  • July 6 – 10, 2017, for S section code courses

During this period, you should try to enrol using ACORN.

It is important to cancel a course officially as soon as you have decided to drop it, since fees refunds are calculated according to the date the cancellation is recorded. Courses that are not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your record and may count as failures. A cancellation of your registration in the summer session past the first refund date will result in a less than 100% refund — refer to the Student Accounts website for details.

The deadline to apply for a Late Withdrawal (LWD) from an Arts & Science course is the last day of classes for the course section code. LWD requests must be made through your Academic Advisor. Review the policy and guidelines for LWD before considering such a request.

Changes are Immediate

Changes are recorded immediately on the student record system. When you cancel a course your space becomes immediately available for enrolment by other students, or enrolment through the waiting list function.

List Your Courses, Meeting Sections and Status

Always use the “list courses and meeting sections” option after you add or cancel courses or make changes. ACORN will list courses and meeting sections you are enrolled in when using this feature. You are charged fees for all courses in which you are enrolled. Listing your courses verifies that you have made adds and cancellations correctly.

Cancellation of Your Last Course

ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the Summer Session, choose “cancel registration.” This will ensure your fees will be adjusted.

If you intend to enrol in other courses later in the session, do not cancel your registration. This will allow you to use ACORN later in the Summer Session to add courses.