Getting Started: Key Registration Information

Welcome! The below is preliminary information to help you get started, but be sure to refer primarily to the information provided by your college. Your college registrar is your point of contact in case you have any questions about TCards, UTORids, ROSI/SWS, UHIP, fees, etc. Contact information for each College Registrar can be found here.

Information for international students can be found here.

Quick Glossary

T-Card: Your student ID card & library card.
UTORid: An eight-digit username that will allow you to access the Portal.
Portal: http://portal.utoronto.ca . The means by which you access all online services at U of T, including ROSI, email, your financial account, your courses via Blackboard, and more.
UTORmail: U of T email system. You must activate and use your U of T email address. UTORmail is accessible through the Portal.
ROSI/SWS: Synonyms. The registration system through which you register for courses, see your grades, communicate your address to your college/TST, etc.
Blackboard: Online course software, accessible via the Portal.
Fees: Invoices are available through the Student Web Service (ROSI) and payment can be made online or at any major Canadian bank.

TCard

Your TCard is your student card and official university identification. You will use it as a library card, athletic facilities membership card, and general identification card (for example, when you write your exams, or pick up official documents). You can get your TCard at the TCard Office in Room 2054A of Robarts Library (130 St. George St.). Make sure to bring your offer letter and photo identification. You can find more information about the TCard at www.library.utoronto.ca/services/card.

UTORid

Your UTORid is your key to accessing the Portal (see below). When you get your TCard, you will be provided with your UTORid and SAK (Secret Activation Key), which is a one-time password to set up your UTORmail account.'

Portal

The Portal is where you will find everything: your email, ROSI, your student account, Blackboard, etc. You can login from the main U of T page or login at http://portal.utoronto.ca. If you ever have any questions or problems, go to: http://www.portalinfo.utoronto.ca/

UTORmail

It is TST and U of T policy that each student must communicate via his or her U of T email address. It is your responsibility to check your email regularly. To activate your account, go to: www.utorid.utoronto.ca. You will be asked to enter your UTORid (on the lower left hand of your TCard) and SAK (Secret Activation Key).

In order to receive emails through Blackboard from your instructor, your U of T email address must be on ROSI. You are responsible for entering your email address on ROSI (accessible via the Portal, see below).

You can forward your emails from your U of T email account to an outside account, but be aware that there are some issues with delays and emails that are filtered by outside accounts.

ROSI/Student Web Service

Students in the Toronto School of Theology are fortunate that virtually all aspects of course enrolment may be conducted in real time on ROSI (Repository of Student Information), the University of Toronto's automated student records system. ROSI may be accessed on the Student Web Service (SWS).

You use ROSI to enrol in courses, change your mailing address, keep track of academic information and view your fees account. To use ROSI, log on to the website at www.rosi.utoronto.ca. Your User ID is your U of T student number. The first time you log on, your PIN is your birth date; you will be prompted to select a new PIN during your first session. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire that helps you reset your PIN in case you forget it.

Registration instructions and information are provided to you by your home college registrar’s office. To learn how to use ROSI, please refer to this demo and the instructions provided to you by your college.

If you want to update your address, telephone number or email, click on “Personal Information”.

After registration for a session opens, TST students enrol themselves in courses via ROSI. This applies to all courses except for Reading & Research courses, comprehensives or theses. Students are responsible to note the published deadlines for adding and dropping courses.

Blackboard

Blackboard is the software used across U of T and TST for online courses. All of your core courses and some of your other courses will be on Blackboard. When you enter the Portal, you will see your courses in the “My Courses” section. If a course that you are taking is not there, ensure that you are enrolled in the course on ROSI. Remember to put your U of T email address on ROSI so you receive emails via Blackboard. If you have any questions about Blackboard, go to : http://www.portalinfo.utoronto.ca/

Fees

Fees are paid at a major Canadian bank or via telephone or online banking. You are expected to check your invoice on the Student Web Service (ROSI). See http://www.fees.utoronto.ca for information about fee payment and check your college’s fee schedule for information about incidental fees. Tuition fees are available at http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees . Your personal account can be viewed in the Portal. Pay your fees as soon as possible. In each session, U of T sets a date on which students’ registrations are financially cancelled for non-payment. Also, please check the U of T fees website for interest charged on outstanding accounts.

International Students

Study Permit

If you have any questions about your study permit, please see your college registrar. For international students who are not planning on living in Canada during their studies, a study permit is still recommended to simplify travel and to make it possible to stay in Toronto for a session or two.

Work Permit

Students are eligible to apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit 6 months after the beginning of their full-time studies, as long as they have maintained satisfactory academic standing and been full time for at least six out of the past 12 months. Please see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/work-students.asp for more information. When filling in the online application, please select "UT - School of Theology" as your institution. If you have questions about the work permit, contact Diane Henson (diane.henson@utoronto.ca).

UHIP

The University Health Insurance Plan is compulsory for all international students. If you are not living in Canada, please see the UHIP office to see if there is a chance to arrange coverage only for the times that you are in Canada (please note that this may not be possible). If you have alternative coverage that you believe is as good or better than UHIP, go to the UHIP office with documentation in order to explore the possibility of being exempted from UHIP. Note that UHIP is compulsory and it is a student’s responsibility to visit the UHIP office if you think there is a reason that you should not require UHIP. (http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Coming/UHIP.htm)

Centre for International Experience

We encourage you to visit and join the mailing list of the Centre for International Experience, located at 33 St. George Street: http://cie.utoronto.ca/ 


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