FAQ

FAQ

Pre-requisite courses

It is highly recommended that students do not enroll in a course for which they do not have the pre-requisite. Pre-requisite checks can be conducted at any time of the year, and you may be removed from the course at any time. Courses that list a pre-requisite build on the material taught in that particular course, and enrolling in a higher level course without the adequate preparation can jeopardize your success.

French Language Proficiency

  • If you were a high school student in Ontario and took French up to and including grade 12, then it is recommended that you enroll in FREA01H3 and FREA02H3 in your first year. Students who are bilingual in French, have advanced proficiency in French, or went to French Immersion School could start at a higher level. To have your proficiency assessed, it would be wise to make an appointment with the Associate Director of French (please consult the CFL Departmental Website) to discuss.
  • Here are some suggestion as to what French you should aim for based off your proficiency:
If you have… Take
Never taken French before FREA96H3

Took French in Grade 9 but have been out of school for a number of years, or do not remember anything from when you took it

FREA96H3 or FREA97H3
Grade 10 French FREA97H3 or FREA98H3
Grade 11 French FREA98H3 or FREA99H3
Grade 12 French FREA01H3
  • Here are some suggestions as to what French you should aim for based off your proficiency:
  • Keep in mind that if you enroll in one of these courses and the instructor feels you are unsuitable (not proficient enough or too proficient) they can have you removed and recommend a more suitable course. That is why it is best to consult with the Associate Director of French to ensure you are enrolling in the suitable course from the beginning.

Enrolment in Hindi and Japanese

All students enrolling in Hindi and Japanese at UTSC will be listed as INT (interim). During the first week of class, the instructor(s) will administer a survey/questionnaire, and based off the results, will decide who is suitable for the course, and who isn’t.

Enrolment in Mandarin Courses

  • Once you have completed and submitted the survey, Prof. Wu will be prompted to review it. If she deems you acceptable for the course, she will have your status changed from INT to APP.

Waitlists

  • If a particular course that you want/need to take is full, please add yourselves to the waitlist. If the numbers on the waitlist are high, there is the possibility we can lobby for an additional section of the course to be added, or we can lobby for increasing the enrollment cap

  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow students to bypass the waitlist. Many students on the waitlist are on there for the same reason(s) that you may be and the waitlist was designed specifically to not show favoritism from one student to another.

Enrolment Controls

A large number of courses offered at UTSC have enrolment controls attached to them. These can be viewed on the Web Timetable (off of the Registrar’s Website) by clicking ‘enrolment control’ if one is listed for the course. Enrolment controls for courses vary. For instance, some courses will allow students in certain programs first preference, or students in certain years of study may be given first preference. It is important to familiarize yourself with any controls surrounding your course of interest. Enrolment controls are eventually lifted (warranting there is no waitlist) after a certain date giving all students the ability to add the course to their timetable.

Taking courses at other campus’

  • If you wish to take a course at another campus and have it count strictly as an elective, then there is no need to seek the permission of your program supervisor. You may enroll in the course as you would normally enroll in a UTSC course on ROSI or Acorn​​​
  • If you wish to take a course and have it count towards a direct program requirement, then it is best to seek the permission of the program supervisor. Please contact them via email to discuss