Google Search

Office of the Registrar


Course Dates - Start & End Dates for UTSC courses

For the complete list of current sessional dates - click here.

Session & Section Code

UTSC Classes Start
UTSC Classes End
2015 Summer
May 4
June 15
May 4
August 4
June 22
August 4
2015 Fall / 2016 Winter Session
September 3
December 3
September 3
April 4
January 4
April 4


Course Enrolment

Course enrolment is done on-line through ROSI. To improve accessibility to ROSI and reduce student frustration during peak registration periods, course enrolment is broken down into manageable enrolment windows based on year of study. This means degree students will be given a start time to begin course enrolment on their assigned day. It is important to find out your start time prior to the start of course enrolment (refer to chart below). Non-degree, special and visiting students are not assigned a start time, and should see notes below so they know when they can begin their course enrolment.


Year of Study:
(credits likely completed by end of Winter 2015)
View Your Start Day/Time on ROSI beginning: Course Enrolment begins:
First Year: less than 4.0 credits
March 31
April 6
Second Year: 4.0-8.5 credits
March 31
April 6
Third Year: 9.0-13.5 credits
March 31
April 6
Fourth Year: 14.0+ credits
March 31
April 6
Fifth Year CTEP: 19+ credits
March 31
April 6
Non-degree, special & visiting students
April 8 (starting at 10 am)

Enrolment in STG & UTM courses

UTSC students may enrol in courses on the St. George or Mississauga campuses beginning at 6am on April 21, 2015. Enrol on ROSI. There are restrictions for the number of courses UTSC students may take on another campus. For rules - click here. For important deadline information concerning F1 or F2 courses on the St. George campus click here.


Year of Study:
(credits likely completed by end of Summer 2015)
View Your Start Day/Time on ROSI beginning: Course Enrolment begins:
First Year: less than 4.0 credits
June 29
July 7
Second Year: 4.0-8.5 credits
June 29
July 10
Third Year: 9.0-13.5 credits
June 29
July 9
Fourth Year: 14.0+ credits
June 18
June 23
Fifth Year CTEP: 19+ credits
June 18
June 23
Non-degree, special & visiting students
July 13 (starting at 10 am)

Enrolment in STG & UTM courses

UTSC students may enrol in courses on the St. George or Mississauga campuses beginning at 6am on August 14, 2015. Enrol on ROSI. For rules - click here.


Course Enrolment Limits
  • Students may add up to 2.5 credits on ROSI when course enrolment begins
  • Students may add up to a maximum of 3.0 credits on ROSI beginning April 20 at 1 pm

  • Students may add up to 2.5 credits on ROSI when course enrolment begins
  • Students may add up to 3.0 credits on ROSI beginning August 13 at 1 pm

Course Load
Standard course load per session:
The University of Toronto Scarborough is on a trimester system and has three distinct sessions - Fall, Winter and Summer. This allows you to pursue your studies at the speed that best fits your needs. It is expected that most full time students will carry a 2.5 credit course load per session in at least two of these sessions. Most courses at UTSC are half credit courses. A regular full time course load is 2.5 credits per session (ie. equivalent 5 half credit courses).

Full-time vs. part-time attendance:
A standard course load is 2.5 credits in a session. Taking more is considered a heavy course load and not recommended unless you are a very strong student academically, with minimal non-academic commitments. Students who register in 1.5 credits or more in a session are considered to be full time, however, it will take longer than four years to complete your degree. Enrolment in fewer than 1.5 credits in a session is part time.

OSAP eligibility:
To be eligible to receive OSAP, students must be registered in a full-time course load in each session. This means you must carry at least a 60% course load (ie. 1.5 credits or more), or if you are a student with a permanent disability 40% (ie. 1.0 credits). For details click here.
Course Load Restrictions

There are instances where restrictions are placed on the number of courses a student is permitted to register in. Students are responsible for knowing these. They are as follows:
  • Probationary students - students placed on academic probation will be permitted to register in a maximum of 2.0 credits per session. They will not be permitted to take a standard course load until such time as they clear probation or are allowed to continue on probation because they have achieved a sessional grade point average of at least 1.60. For details click here.
  • Students writing deferred examinations will have their credit load in the session leading up to the deferred exam reduced by the credit load of exams deferred. For the purpose of calculating the course reduction, the normal credit load per session is considered to be 2.5. For example, a student writing a deferred exam in the Fall deferred exam period with a credit weight of .5 (half credit) would be permitted to enrol in a maximum credit load of 2.0 credits in the Fall session.  To see sample course loads click here.
  • Overall course load limit for students
    A standard course load is 2.5 credits per session. The maximum course enrolment permitted on ROSI is 3.0 credits per session and is considered a very heavy course load. Students with exceptional circumstances who feel it is absolutely necessary to take more than this permitted amount must request permission from their program supervisor.
  • Overall course load limit for B.B.A. students
    Students may take a maximum of 3.0 full credits in any one session. On occasion, B.B.A. students who have completed at least 10.0 full credits and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 may be permitted into an additional half-credit course. Requests to add an additional course must be made in writing to This must be done after the wait list period has ended and before the last day to add courses for the session (see the Sessional Dates section of this Calendar). Students must provide an academic rationale for the request and include their name, student number, the course code and section requested. Please note that approval of a request to add a course outside Management and Economics does not guarantee a place in the course. Requests from students who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.


Taking Courses on Other Campuses

Rules for taking courses at other UofT campuses apply to degree students, and are listed in the U of T Scarborough Calendar. Students are responsible for knowing these regulations.

Students are permitted to take up to 5.0 full credits in other undergraduate arts and science divisions of the University of Toronto. No more than 1.0 of a student's first 4.0 full credits as a U of T Scarborough student may be taken on another campus (Note: Students who plan on taking fewer than 1.5 credits in their first session as a UTSC student must enrol in UTSC courses only). Students may be withdrawn from courses after classes have started if their registration violates these rules. (Students who first registered at UTSC in Fall 2002/Winter 2003 or earlier may, if they wish, follow the rules outlined in the 2002/2003 Calendar.)

Note: The Faculty of Arts & Science and the UTM Calendars do not usually list U of T Scarborough courses as exclusions. Students taking such courses must check the U of T Scarborough Calendar for possible exclusions. Students who are in any doubt about whether or not an exclusion exists or whether or not a course can be used to meet a prerequisite of another course or can be applied to a program requirement should consult their program supervisor.

Note: Only programs offered by the University of Toronto Scarborough may be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Note: This rule applies only to UTSC degree students; non degree and visiting students are exempt.





Important notes
    • If you plan on taking a "required" course for your program at another campus, you must discuss this with your program supervisor to ensure it is an equivalent course. Complete a Program Exception form and submit this to the Registrar's Office.
    • Ensure that you have met any requirements for the course listed in the relevant calendar (prerequisites, corequisites etc.)
    • Be aware that UTM & STG may have different class start and end dates as well as exam period dates. You are responsible for knowing these. Refer to the relevant registration material.
    • UTSC students must adhere to UTSC financial and academic deadlines, regardless of where the course is being held. If unsure of these, check with UTSC Registrar's Office staff.
    • Refer to the relevant campus registration information for any special enrolment instructions. For important dates and deadlines related to intensive summer courses (F1) held in the Summer session on the St. George campus - click here.



Dropping Courses

If you decide that you do not want a course, you should drop it on ROSI as soon as possible. Do not occupy a space you do not want. You are responsible for any fees and academic penalties incurred if you do not drop courses by the appropriate deadlines, even if you have not attended the course. UofT Scarborough students must adhere to UofT Scarborough deadlines, regardless of which campus the course is held on.

Be aware of:

Academic Deadlines - the deadline to drop courses without academic penalty is listed under Sessional Dates in the Calendar. If you drop a course by this deadline, there will be no evidence on your transcript that you attempted the course. If you miss this deadline, you may request late withdrawal from the course - for information click here.

Financial Deadlines - these are dates by which to drop courses, programs and cancel registrations and receive either a full or partial refund. Late drops will result in no fee refund. Visit the Student Accounts website for payment information and the refund schedule - click here.


Declaring Late Withdrawal from a Course (LWD)

UTSC students, who miss the initial deadline to withdraw from courses without academic penalty (see dates in Calendar) and find they cannot complete the course, may submit a request on eService to withdraw late from the course. This process may be used to withdraw late from current session courses only, and not from previous sessions. There is a process in place and there are some restrictions. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for advice and read this information in its entirety before declaring intent to withdraw late from a course(s).

Students may NOT use this process to request late withdrawal from a course if:

  • they have already withdrawn late from the maximum permitted (3.0 credits as a UofT undergraduate student).
  • they write or attempt to write the final examination in the course.

The Process
Declaring late withdrawal from a course(s):

  • The request must be submitted during the declaration period (below) using eService (not ROSI). You will need an active UTORid account to access eService. This is NOT a formal petition. See the table below for course declaration periods. The dates may differ slightly depending on which campus offers the course (UTSC-Scarborough, FAS-Faculty of Arts & Science on the St. George campus, UTM-Mississauga). Late requests will not be accepted.
  • *UTSC Summer F section courses. Students who write the final exam may NOT request late withdrawal. Students must request late withdrawal from these courses before the final examination is held. Requests for late withdrawal will be cancelled, upon discovery, if the student attends or completes the final exam.
  • Students are permitted to use this process to withdraw late from a maximum of 3.0 credits during their studies at UTSC, FAS or UTM.
  • Students may not use this process to request late withdrawal from courses taken in previous sessions.
  • Where students withdraw late, a notation of LWD will appear on the transcript, instead of a grade, and there will be no impact on grade point averages as a result.
  • Where LWD is granted, no fee adjustment will apply. Students remain responsible for the full course fee. This is not negotiable.
  • Once a request has been submitted, the approved late withdrawal is final. Students may not request to have the course added back.



  • Note: The system will open at 9am on the starting date, remaining open until midnight on the period ending date.


UTSC Courses

FAS Courses

UTM Courses

Summer 2015:




F Section

June 9- June 15, 2015

June 9-21, 2015

June 9-23, 2015

Y Section
July 21 - August 6, 2015
July 21- August 10, 2015
July 21 - August 18, 2015
S Section
July 28 - August 6, 2015
July 28 - August 10, 2015
July 28 - August 18, 2015

2015 Fall/2016 Winter:

F Section
November 20 - December 7, 2015
November 20 - December 10, 2015
November 20 - December 6, 2015
Y Section
February 16 - April 7, 2016
February 16 - April 11, 2016
February 16 - April 10, 2016
S Section
March 21 - April 7, 2016
March 21- April 11, 2016
March 21 - April 10, 2016



Course Waitlists

Waitlists enable you to reserve a space that may become available in a lecture meeting section(s) that is currently full, or the enrolment category which you satisfy is currently full. If space becomes available, and you are next on the wait list, you will automatically be enrolled in the meeting section. Waitlists do not guarantee you a space in the meeting space, but allow you to wait for a space if one becomes available.

If you are still on a waitlist by the start of classes, you are NOT entitled to attend the course. Think carefully about replacing the waitlist course with another that you can enroll in. There are risks in joining a course late. Missed assignments may not be graded and should you decide to drop the course your fees will be assessed in accordance with the financial refund schedule. Fee refunds are not petitionable. The University only adjusts fees when there is evidence of error by the University.


  • Waitlists are available from the start of course enrolment and end as follows for UTSC courses: Summer (May 13: F&Y / July 2: S), Fall/Winter (September 14: F&Y) and Winter only (January 13: S). For updates regarding this, check the Web Timetable.
  • IMPORTANT! Starting the day after waitlist ends for the session, you should list your courses on ROSI. If you need to make course adjustments you will want to make them before the last day to add courses and the financial refund deadline for the session.
  • You may waitlist a maximum of 1.0 credit per session - See Table A below
  • Waitlist requests are factored in to the maximum course load permitted in a session. See Table B below.

Table A
Course Weight Section Code Waitlist Credit WaitList Credit Waitlist Credit
Indicates credit value Indicates when course runs Value for Summer Session Value for Fall Session Value for Winter session
Y Y 1.00 0.50 0.50
H Y 0.50 0.25 0.25
Y F 1.00 1.00 -
H F 0.50 0.50 -
Y S 1.00 - 1.00
H S 0.50 - 0.50

Table B
If you are enrolled in this many credits in a session (with approved or interim status)... can have this many "waitlisted" courses in a session.
0.00 1.00
0.50 1.00
1.00 1.00
1.50 1.00
2.00 0.50
2.50 0.00
3.00 0.00


  • It is your responsibility to check your waitlisted courses periodically to monitor your ranking on the waitlist and to check if you have been enrolled into the course. In addition, check your status in the course on the day after the waitlist period ends for the session.
  • Waitlists are available only for lecture meeting sections. If you are successful enrolling in the lecture, you will still need to add any tutorial or practical meeting sections associated with the course.
  • You may waitlist for any number of lecture meeting sections of the same course. Regardless of how many meeting sections you waitlist for in a particular course, it will still only count once. If you are subsequently enrolled into any one of these waitlisted lecture meeting sections, you will automatically be removed from the waitlist for that course. So make sure you only waitlist for meeting sections that fit your schedule and are willing to take.
  • You cannot be enrolled in a lecture meeting section for a particular course, and waitlist for another meeting section in that same course. If you try this, you will be placed on the waitlist and will lose your original place in the course (including any practicals/tutorials associated with the course).
  • You may modify your lecture meeting section waitlist request. If you cancel your request and add yourself back on the waitlist again later, your name goes to the bottom of the list and cannot be reinstated in the original spot.
  • List your courses on ROSI often. They will appear as follows: approved (successful enrolment), interim (Int - request awaiting decision), or wait (waitlisted).

Enrolment Controls and how to read them:
Course enrolment controls are set in ROSI in order to give priority for enrolment to students in a particular student group. Enrolment controls are commonly set based on a student’s year of study or the program (subject POSt) they are enrolled in. Courses may have a number of enrolment controls or may not have any at all. Enrolment controls can be found on the Web Timetable under the Enrolment Controls link.

Here is an example:
Course Code: HISC14H3F
Enrolment Controls: restricted to students in a history major or specialist
Space Allotment: 40 spots

How waiting lists work:
If you try to enroll in a course (or enrolment control group) that is full, ROSI will give you the waiting list option if the course has one.

The message that ROSI displays varies depending on whether the course is completely full, or if the space allotted for your enrolment category is full. The message will tell you the number of students already on the waiting list and the number of spaces available for the course.

The Ranking Process:
Rank is your place in line on the waiting list. Depending on enrolment controls, you can be waitlisted for the course, or by your enrolment control group. In either case, your place on a waitlist is determined by date stamp.

When you list your courses on ROSI you will be able to see which courses you have waitlisted. There will be a message about rank attached to each waitlisted course. This message will tell you what your rank is.

For example:

  • If you are waitlisted for a course that has no enrolment controls the message might read “Your rank is 4 out of 20 total spaces in the meeting section”.
  • If you are waitlisted by your enrolment control category, the message might read “Your rank is 1 out of 10 possible spaces in your enrolment category. There are 50 total spaces in the meeting section”.

When the waitlist period ends:
Beginning the day after the waitlist features ends for the session, you should check on ROSI to see your course status.  If you still see courses listed as “wait”, check back later in the day for your final status.

When you list your courses on ROSI and a course is NOT listed in either the “Approved” or “Wait” section, this means you were not enrolled through the waiting list process.  You may still, up until the last day to add for the session and at your own risk, join the course late by adding it on ROSI if a space becomes available.

Waitlist Slotting:
Slotting on to a waiting list for a course is not done in "real time".  It is done on an hourly basis between 5 am and 11:30 pm, and is also run once overnight.

This means that at the time you first place yourself on the waitlist your ranking on the waitlist at that time may not be accurate; there may be other students adding themselves to the waiting list too.  Rest assured your request to be put on a waitlist will be time stamped.  For accurate notification of your rank on the waitlist, check back on ROSI in an hour or so or the next day if you added yourself to the waitlist after 11:30 pm.

What is a Course Code?

Interpreting a Course and Section Code:

Course codes are eight characters long eg. ANTA01H3

  1. ANT - First three characters indicate the discipline or subject area (Anthropology)
  2. A - Fourth character indicates the level of the course with “A” indicating the most elementary level and “D” the most advanced
  3. 01 - Fifth and six character are the course number
  4. H - Seventh character indicated the credit value:H = half credit, Y = full credit
  5. 3 - Eighth character indicates the campus:3 = UTSC, 5 = UTM, 1 = St. George

Section code follows the course code and indicates the duration of the course
eg. ANTA01H3 F

ROSI section code Summer Session Fall and Winter Sessions
F May - June September - December
S June - August January - April
May - August
September - April


The WebOption is a novel approach to the way in which lectures are offered to students at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The idea, originally conceived by Dr. John Bassili, involves offering the lecture component of courses in both traditional and online versions simultaneously. Specifically, the method retains the "traditional" approach in the sense that lectures are delivered by the professor at a designated time and in a designated lecture theatre. As the lecture is presented it is video taped, and that video tape is immediately transferred to streaming video and uploaded to the course website.

Students within WebOption classes therefore have the option of either attending the traditional lecture as it is delivered, and/or watching the taped version of that lecture online at a time and place that is convenient for them. In all other ways, traditional course administration is employed. Thus, students all write exams together on campus, and all students have the opportunity to attend office hours or to contact the professor via e-mail.

While the concept is simple, its implementation has lead to benefits at virtually all levels within the university. Most importantly, the students love the flexibility this option provides both in terms of scheduling but also in terms of allowing them to get more out of the lectures. That is, many students welcome the ability to (a) watch lectures when they feel alert, (b) control the local distractions that cannot be controlled in a traditional lecture setting, and (c) pause and rewind lectures during their presentation. In fact two thirds of the students we have surveyed feel that watching lectures online provides a superior learning experience.

Thinking in terms of pedagogy, the WebOption, which utilizes both traditional-style lectures and online versions of those lectures, provides strong support for students with different learning styles. Nothing is lost for those students who prefer live face-to-face lecturing, and much is gained for those who prefer the online presentation. In addition, because the lectures are given anew each year, the content stays fresh, allowing the professor to discuss contemporary events without worrying about the content being "dated" in any way. One unexpected advantage of the WebOption was the extent to which students registered with our AccessAbility services value the online option. Hearing impaired students love being able to control the volume of the lecture, and they appreciate the lack of other auditory distractions (i.e., the audio comes directly through FM system from the professor's lapel microphone). Those with attentional issues appreciate that they can rewind lectures when they miss points, and those with mobility issues very much appreciate that they need not find their way to campus 3 times a week.


Prepared by Steve Joordens, a colleague of Dr. Bassili, and one of the professors with regular and extended experience with the Web-Option approach.

Go to the WebOption website


Calendar Archives

2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-9 2007-8 2006-7 2005-6 2004-5 2003-4 2002-3 2001-2 2000-1
1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95