2. Understanding the Academic Calendar

The academic Calendar is published online, annually, by April 1. It outlines rules, regulations, and curriculum for the Univeristy of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) only.

Students should be aware that UTSC is a separate faculty of the University of Toronto (UT), and rules covering students registered at UTSC may differ from rules in the other arts and science divisions, including the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), and University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). UTSC students contemplating transfers to other divisions or faculties are urged to consult Enrolment Services to establish how they will be affected.

The publication of information in this Calendar does not bind UTSC to the provision of any identified courses, programs or facilities. In addition, UTSC reserves the right to change, without notice, any information contained in this Calendar, including any rules or regulations, as well as fees and other charges. Although every effort is made to ensure the Calendar is complete and correct at the time of publication, from time to time changes are necessary. Any amendments to the Calendar are posted on the Changes to Calendar page of the online Calendar. Students are strongly advised to check this page regularly to keep informed of changes.

 

2.1 Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for making themselves familiar with all of the information in the Calendar, and should also pay close attention to information and instructions posted to the Registrar's Office website. Students who are in doubt as to any rule, deadline or requirement are responsible for seeking guidance from a responsible officer. Misunderstanding, or advice received from another student, will not be accepted as cause for special consideration or dispensation. Staff in the academic units, the Registrar's Office and the Academic Advising & Career Centre are best placed to assist students in interpreting UTSC regulations, and explaining their application in particular cases. Where appropriate, they will help those who encounter special difficulties to request special consideration.

 

2.2 UTSC Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office is the place to visit for help with course and program enrolment, attendance letters, general questions about academic regulations, degree requirements, and re-enrolment for students returning after any suspension or an absence from studies lasting 12-months or more. The office also offers online information, resources, and services for students who find it difficult to visit in person.

The Registrar’s Office Website:
Here, students will find information concerning courses and programs, important dates and deadlines, fees information, refund schedules, final examination schedules, financial aid information, student card (TCard) production, rules and regulations, and office location and hours of operation.

eService:
eService is UTSC's portal to online services offered by the Registrar's Office. It allows UTSC students to request and, where necessary, pay for services without having to visit the office in person. Students may request services such as: clerical check of a final grade; ordering a final exam; requesting a change in degree type; reporting a final exam problem; withdrawing late from a course; applying for a bursary; or submitting a petition.

AskRO:
This webform allows students to submit a question online, and receive a response within 1-2 business days.

ACORN:
University of Toronto student records are maintained by a student-friendly web-based system called ACORN, which eventually will replace the Repository of Student Information (ROSI). These records are shared with Degree Explorer, a web-based academic audit and advising system.

Students can use ACORN to access a variety of online enrolment services, such as:

  • Course and program enrolment;
  • Viewing grades, and academic status;
  • Requesting transcripts;
  • Viewing the financial account;
  • Updating personal information;
  • Listing ACORN transactions and viewing their Personal and Final Examination Timetable; and
  • Requesting graduation

 

2.3 Notice of Collection of Personal Information

The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of administering admission, registration, academic programs, university-related student activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, graduation and university advancement, and for the purpose of statistical reporting to government agencies.

In addition, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has asked that we notify you of the following: the University of Toronto is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Minister under s. 15 of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. The Ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions, and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by, or on behalf of, the Ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Minister uses this personal information is available on the Ministry's website.



At all times your personal information will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to http://www.fippa.utoronto.ca or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at 416-946-7303, McMurrich Building, Room 104, 12 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8. An expanded version of this Notice can be found at http://www.fippa.utoronto.ca.

 

2.4 Official University Correspondence With Students

University correspondence with students is governed by the Policy on Official Correspondence with Students.

The postal mail system and email are the most common means by which the University corresponds with students. Email is the primary method of communicating with students regarding registration, student accounts, and other important or time-critical business. All U of T students are provided with an official University UTmail+ email address (@mail.utoronto.ca), and are expected to use it while conducting official univeristy related correspondence. Setting up this official account is mandatory for all University of Toronto students: instructions are available at http://iits.utsc.utoronto.ca. Students are expected to monitor and retrieve their official correspondence on a frequent and consistent basis.

In addition, students are responsible for maintaining current and valid contact information in ACORN. Neglecting to report changes in contact information in a timely manner will not be considered an acceptable reason for failing to act on official correspondence.