Request to Enrol in 3.5 Credits


The standard course load at UTSC is 2.5 credits per semester. You may enroll in a maximum of 3 credits on ACORN and this is considered a heavy course load. UTSC students, in good standing, who wish to enroll in an additional half credit, must submit their request to the Registrar’s Office during the appropriate request period. 


You may not enroll in 3.5 credits if you are a:

  • BBA students. If you are seeking an exception in order to take more than 3 credits, please consult the instructions in the Calendar
  • Students on academic probation
  • Student who has been approved to write  a deferred exam from a previous semester
  • Student with any sort of course load restriction


  • Complete the Request to Enrol in 3.5 Credits form and submit it during the request period
  • Ensure that you meet all course requirements for the course you wish to enrol in; this is your responsibility

How the decision will be communicated to you:

  • You will receive a communication addressed to your UofT email address
Semester Request Period
Fall 2021  August 5 - September 20 (F & Y courses) 
Winter 2022  August 5 - January 23 (S courses) 

How to submit the form to the Registrar's Office: