Last updated May 11, 2021 - 5:00pm EST
As Canada continues to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Registrar is working to protect your health and support your academic success during this time. Please see the information below on service and process changes related to COVID-19, this page will be updated regularly as information becomes available. For the latest COVID-19 information as it relates to UTSC and campus operations, click here.
CR/NCR and LWD Policies for UTSC Students
Following the October 28, 2020 message to Faculty of Arts and Science students from their Dean, some clarification of UTSC policies may be helpful.
For the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 academic year, all first-year offerings will be conducted online (remotely). This is also guaranteed for all other offerings during the Fall 2020 term.
With the recent changes to health and safety regulations due to COVID-19, we had to evaluate our in-person offerings. As all course elements offered at UTSC this Fall are replicates of online course elements, we will be removing all in-person elements, making us 100% online effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020, as part of our remote access guarantee.
At present, recording of lectures for WebOption delivery may continue, but students will not attend in-person. Additionally, the limited number of planned in-person exams will transition to online.
Our primary teaching platform is Quercus, used in addition to our Educational Technology tools and services supported at the University of Toronto (such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Zoom and Peer Scholar). You can also view our recommended technology requirements for Remote/Online Learning here.
For the Fall term, both the MEnvSci and MAccFin graduate programs will have in-person class offerings. However, due to size allocation and safety measures set in place by public health authorities, all in campus offerings for the Fall term will be in parallel with online offerings, so that students can complete any course remotely.
All course elements, including lectures, tutorials and practicals offered in the Fall term of the 2020-21 academic year have shifted to be 100% online, effective October 13, 2020. As public health and safety regulations change, any updates will be further communicated and reflected in the timetable.
A course is considered Online Synchronous if it requires online attendance at a specific time for some or all course activities, and does not require attendance at a specific location for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Online Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.
For additional information, please refer to the Course Timetable.
The 4th-floor Bladen Wing study space is available for students to access WIFI and computer services. This is a walk-in space and no booking is required, and physical distancing will be applied. Additionally, there is a UTSC Library booking system available so students can reserve a seat for their academic studies. Please note there are a limited number of study spaces available in the UTSC Library. These study spaces will also adhere to health and safety guidelines set by the provincial and municipal government.
As of October 13, 2020, all in-person offerings have been moved online. Please refer to the course timetable and Quercus for additional details.
The deadline for registered students to enrol in F and Y courses is May 13.
The deadline for registered students to enrol in S courses is July 6.
The summer academic dates can be found here.
The summer financial/payment deadlines can be found here.
There are three sections in the summer term; Y, F and S. Courses take place over the following periods:
Y-section courses: May - August
F-section courses: May - June
S-section courses: end of June - August
A majority of offerings at UTSC are Y-section courses. A full list of course offerings can be found on the Course Timetable and a full list of academic and financial dates for the summer can be found on our Important Dates Overview.
Almost all summer classes will be delivered entirely online, synchronously or asynchronously. Check the Timetable to find your course delivery method. Students who cannot attend courses in-person should not choose courses with in-person elements. We encourage you to contact the Academic Advising & Career Centre and/or your program advisor for help choosing your courses.
A small number of labs and tutorials deemed “essential” will be delivered in-person. Section sizes will be capped according to University and Public Health guidelines. Details on in-person elements will be posted on the UTogether page in the coming weeks.
There will be no in-person final exams. All exams will be conducted remotely; instructors will notify students of the software used to submit exams. Check the AA&CC’s tips for writing an online exam, including Quercus-specific tutorials and resources. Familiarize yourself with the steps to take if you have technical difficulties.
Time zone accommodations will still be in place for online final exams. If you are physically in a different time zone and your final exam is scheduled outside 7:00 a.m. to midnight in your local time, you may request a new time on eService. Click here for more.
Checking student ID for online exams is at the discretion of the instructor and academic department. Please confirm with your instructor the appropriate ID you should have for your remote exam.
Due to COVID-19, we ask that students work from home when possible. If students do not have access to WiFi and/or other technology, they should contact the UTSC Library for information on study space and accessing campus.
Students will be able to access the Library, study spaces and computer labs over the summer. Details on opening hours, locations and access rules will be announced on the UTSC Library website.
Students may apply for OSAP for financial assistance. For immediate short-term financial relief because of unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students may apply online for an emergency assistance grant. For additional info please contact our Financial Aid team: firstname.lastname@example.org
June convocation will be online, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. See more information on the Office of Graduation and Convocation website.
The monthly service charge billing on ACORN tuition and non-tuition fees has been delayed to February 16, 2021. For Fall and Winter terms, fees should be paid by January 31, 2021 to avoid service fees being applied on February 16.
Due to the large volume of applications, it is taking 5-10 business days for the UTSC Grant Committee to review an application. Once a decision is made, the recommendation is sent immediately to Enrolment Services. They require at least two days to respond directly to each student. Please do not submit multiple applications.
The Emergency Undergraduate Grant is intended to assist current U of T undergraduate domestic and international students impacted by COVID-19 and who need immediate short-term financial relief because of unexpected expenses. This grant is open to both part-time and full-time students. Click here for more information and to access the application.