Students wishing to take courses at the University of Toronto for credit for a basic or graduate degree program need to get 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 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 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 Deferreds - SDFs) 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.