Inbound Exchange

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Toronto Scarborough as an Exchange student! In addition to your offer of admission letter, you have received an email with instructions regarding your course enrolment. Please read both emails thoroughly before using the Course Registration Form to submit your course enrolment requests. 

Dates & Deadlines

UTSC DATES Fall 2018- Winter 2019


F Section

Y Section

S Section

Classes Begin Sept 4 - Dec 3 
Sept 4 - April 5
January 7 - April 5
Reading Week Oct 6 - Oct 12 February 16 - February 22
Study Break Dec 4 - Dec 6 April 6 - April 9
Final Exam Period Dec 7 - Dec 22 April 10- April 27
University Closures
  • September 3, 2018 (Labour Day)
  • October 8, 2018 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 (December Break)
  • February 18, 2019 (Family Day)
  • April 19, 2019 (Good Friday)

One-on-One Support

We've created a frequently asked questions section below. If your question has not been answered below, we are happy to help you! 

  • Send Liana and Danielle (your Course Registration Advisors) an email for assistance  OR
  • Request a 30 minute Skype appointment if you have complex questions 

Please be sure to include your full name and student number on any email exchanges.

Courses with Limited Spaces

The following is a list of high demand courses where there are very few spaces available for exchange students: 

  • Anthropology C and D-level courses
  • Biology D-level courses
  • All City Studies and D-level courses
  • ENGA10
  • ENGA11
  • FREA96
  • FREA97
  • All Geography GGR D-level courses
  • LGGA80
  • LGGA81
  • LGGA60*
  • LGGA61*
  • Neuroscience C-level courses, specifically: NROC63, NROC64
  • Neuroscience D-level courses 
  • Selected Political Science courses: POLB30H3, POLC32H3. POLC36H3, POLC38H3, POLC39H3, POLC56H3, POLC68H3, POLD30H3, POLD42H3, POLD45H3
  • All Psychology C-level courses with a lab component: PSYC04, PSYC06, PSYC11, PSYC26, PSYC58, PSYC02
  • Psychology D-level courses

* You are required to take a Placement test beforehand. Please see the Centre for French & Linguistics website for more details. 

The courses listed above are based on the experiences from students this past year. This is not a complete list, as many popular courses tend to get full quickly.


How do I read a course description?

How many credits / courses can I take each semester?

The maximum permitted course load is 2.5 credits, or 5 courses. The minimum course load to be considered a full-time student is 1.5 credits, or 3 courses. Please check with your home institution to determine the number of credits you are required to take during your exchange period at U of T.

What is a prerequisite, corequsite, and exclusion?

Before you request to take a course, please read the course requirements in the Calendar carefully to ensure that you meet the requirements. These include prerequisites, corequisites, and exclusions. 

For definitions, visit the Calendar:

Why can't I enrol in my chosen course(s)?

We will do our best to enrol you in all of your preferred courses, where possible. There may be several reasons why we are unable to enrol you in your chosen course, including:

  • The course was cancelled
  • The department has restricted the course
  • The department has determined that you do not have the required prerequisites or equivalent academic background
  • The course is full and you are on the waitlist
  • The course is not offered during the term that you will be at UTSC

What is the grading scheme at U of T?

Please visit the Calendar for more information:

I am enrolled in a lecture, but not a tutorial. Why?

The tutorial you requested is currently full, but we are actively working with the academic department to determine if we can make space for you in the tutorial section.

Can I make changes to my course selection?

Yes – we will email you at the end of August/December to give you the option of making changes to your course selection. You will be able to submit course change requests until the second week of classes however please keep in mind that many courses will already be filled by then and we may not be able to accommodate all change requests.

Can I make changes to courses myself on ACORN?

No – if you would like to make changes to your course selection you must do so by contacting Liana or Danielle. Doing otherwise may have significant implications on your academic record at UTSC.

Can I meet with you in person when I arrive in Toronto?

Yes – Liana and Danielle will be holding office hours from August 29 - September 15. You can drop in without making an appointment. Visit us in the Registrar's Office Monday - Friday from 1pm-2pm.

Inbound Exchange Students - Course Registration Form

Click here to submit your list of requested courses to your Course Registration Advisor