Registration Information

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General registration for the Fall/Winter sessions begins in early August of each year. However, the TST member colleges may set their own registration deadlines for Fall/Winter session courses. Registration deadlines for Summer session courses are published in the Course Catalogue. Also refer to the calendar of Key Academic Dates for the last day to add a course and the last day to drop a course without academic penalty.

Information on tuition fees can be found here. Please consult with your college registrar for the college’s fee schedule for incidental and other fees. Information for students in conjoint degree programs regarding how to pay fees and refund schedules can be found on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

TST students in conjoint degree programs register for courses via the University of Toronto's ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network) system.

The first two digits of the course number indicate the college offering the course. See Key to Course Codes.

Basic degree courses are numbered 1000 through 3000

  • 1000-level courses are foundational courses
  • 2000-level courses are survey courses and may have prerequisites
  • 3000-level courses are specialized courses and normally have prerequisites.

Graduate degree courses are numbered 5000 - 6000 

Basic degree students require explicit permission to register for a graduate degree course.

Some courses have a limited enrolment or special enrolment instructions which are stated in the course description in the Course Catalogue.

Professors may set maximum enrolment limits for basic and graduate degree enrolment in 3000/6000 level courses. If no enrolment limit is shown for graduate degree students, the limit stated in the course description will apply only to basic degree students.

If a minimum enrolment is indicated, a professor or the member college may decide to cancel the course if the minimum number of students has not been satisfied. Students who are enrolled in a course which is cancelled will be notified.

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

For students in conjoint degree programs, tuition and incidental fees are assessed through the ACORN system. A student’s account status may be viewed on ACORN. Information on how to pay fees can be found on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

Students seeking to take courses outside of TST for credit in a basic or graduate degree program must request a Letter of Permission from the designated authority at their college of registration in advance of registering for the course. This must be done prior to the published Approval Request Deadline for the semester that the course runs. These dates can be found in the TST calendar of Key Academic Dates.

Basic Degree Students: Each member college is responsible for determining whether transfer credits for courses are permissible for basic degree programs. Contact your college registrar for more information.

Graduate Degree Students: Students interested in taking courses on a letter of permission should contact the GCTS Office well in advance of the Approval Request Deadline (refer to the TST calendar of Key Academic Dates). All credits obtained outside of TST must be presented on an official transcript from a recognized accredited institution and sent directly to his or her college registrar.

Students wishing to take courses at the University of Toronto for credit for a basic or graduate degree program need to get written confirmation, from their college basic degree director or the TST Associate Director of Graduate Programs, that the course can be used for credit in their degree program.

Students are normally required to seek permission of the particular University of Toronto department or division in order to be registered in the course by completing the School of Graduate Studies' Add or Drop Course Form (with the exception of basic degree students wishing to take 100, 200 and 300 series undergraduate courses in the Department for Study of Religion - these courses can be registered for via ACORN). The TST Associate Director of Graduate Programs signs as the Chair/Graduate Coordinator on the form. All required paperwork must be completed and submitted to your college registrar prior to the last day to add a course for the session in which the course starts - these dates can be found in the TST calendar of Key Academic Dates.

Graduate students should contact the GCTS Office well in advance of the Approval Request Deadline. A student taking a course offered by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) or another entity outside TST is bound to the policies of that institution. For SGS courses, course work extensions (Standing Deferred - SDF) are not routinely assigned and extensions cannot be granted beyond the end of the trimester following the end of the course (except, on rare occasions, with the approval of the Admissions and Programs Committee of SGS). If issued an extension by SGS or another entity outside of TST, the student must submit a copy of all relevant documentation to the GCTS Office.

Students in non-conjoint programs are not permitted to take courses at the University of Toronto.