Course Enrolment

Enrol in a course from search

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC | UTSG

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the main navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. At the top of the ‘Enrol & Manage’ screen choose the session tab you’d like to enrol courses in (I.e. 2015-2016 Fall/Winter vs. 2015 Summer).cart-2-help-update
  3. Click the ‘Courses’ button under the session tab chosen in the previous step.
  4. Use the search field to search for courses by course code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.
  5. Click on the course you would like to enrol in.
  6. A pop-up modal window will appear. Select the primary  section (i.e. lecture) and any secondary sections (i.e. tutorial, practical) you are interested in.
  7. Click the ‘Enrol’ button.
  8. If you have successfully enrolled in the course you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the course will be listed under your currently enrolled courses.
Add a course to the enrolment cart

Your enrolment cart is used to plan ahead of time the courses and activity sections you intend to enrol in later. Feel free to add to your cart different back-up course section combinations, or add entirely different courses in case they become necessary.

Note: Courses in your enrolment cart will not automatically be enrolled in once your enrolment period begins.

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC | UTSG

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the main navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. At the top of the ‘Enrol & Manage’ screen choose the session tab you’d like to enrol courses in (I.e. 2015-2016 Fall/Winter vs. 2015 Summer)cart-2-help-update
  3. Click the ‘Courses’ button under the session tab chosen in the previous step.cart 3_update
  4. Use the search field to search for courses by course code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.
  5. Click on the course you would like to enrol in.
  6. On the course enrolment pop-up modal, select the lecture section and any secondary sections (I.e. Tutorial) you are interested in.
  7. Click the ‘Add to enrolment cart’ button.
  8. The course activities you’ve selected are now saved in your enrolment cart at the bottom of the Courses screen. You may enrol in these activities directly from the cart when your enrolment period is active.cart-82-help

See also: Enrol in a course from the enrolment cart.

Enrol in a course from the enrolment cart

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC | UTSG

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the main navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. At the top of the ‘Enrol & Manage’ screen choose the session tab you’d like to enrol courses in (I.e. 2015-2016 Fall/Winter vs. 2015 Summer).cart-2-help-update
  3. Click ‘Courses’ under the session tab chosen in the previous step.cart 3_update
  4. Find your enrolment cart at the bottom of the Courses screen.
  5. For each course activity you would like to enrol in, click the ‘Enrol’ button.
  6. You will see a confirmation pop-up modal asking whether you would like to confirm enrolment in this course. Click ‘Enrol’.
  7. If you have successfully enrolled in the course you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the course will be listed under your currently enrolled courses.
Course is full – Enrol on a waitlist from search

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC | UTSG

  1. At the top of the Courses screen choose the session tab you’d like to enrol courses in (I.e. 2015-2016 Fall/Winter vs 2015 Summer)
  2. Use the search field to search for courses by course code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.
  3. Click on the course you would like to enrol in.
  4. On the course enrolment pop-up modal, select the course section(s) you would like to enrol on the waitlist for.
  5. Click ‘Waitlist’.
  6. If you have successfully enrolled on the waitlist for the course you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the course will be listed under ‘Waitlisted’ below your currently enrolled courses.
Where can I find my enrolment start day and time?

Once your division has setup your enrolment start time, usually a week or so prior to the day, this information will display on three ACORN screens:

  1. Dashboard Enrol start-time_dashboard
  2. Enrol & Manage Enrol start-time_enrol & manage
  3. Courses Enrol start-time_courses
Switch course sections (e.g. tutorials and practicals)
  1. On the Courses screen, click the pencil icon on the right side of the course section that you want to change.change_section_1
  2. On the course’s pop-up modal, select the course section(s) you would like to switch to.change_section_2
  3. Click “Modify”.change_section_3
  4. If you have successfully switched to your desired course section you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the change will be reflected on the Courses page.
Designate a course as Credit/No Credit
  1. On the Courses screen, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the course you want to designate as Credit/No Credit.crncr-1-help
  2. Select ‘Add Credit/No Credit’ from the drop-down menu that appears.crncr-2-help
  3. If you have successfully added the Credit/No Credit you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen.crncr-3-help
Drop a course
  1. On the Courses screen, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the course you want to drop.drop_course_1
  2. Select “Drop Course” from the drop-down menu that appears.drop_course_2
  3. On the course pop-up modal that appears, review the information presented and click ‘Drop Course’.drop_course_3
  4. If you have successfully dropped the course you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the course will no longer be listed under your currently enrolled courses.drop_course_4
How do I know when my final grades are out?
  1. When a final grade is released for each of your courses, you will see a blue badge containing a number on top of a bell icon at the top of your screen. This leads to your Notifications & Activity log. Click this icon.Grades1JohnnyAcorn
  2. If you have received a final grade, there will be a notification here alongside a log of any other notifications and activity in your account. Click the link within the notification to view your grade.
  3. You will be taken to your Academic History page containing your final grade for the course. You can come to your Academic History page at any time via the left navigation menu on ACORN to see an up-to-date list of your final grades.Grades3JohnnyAcorn

 


Program Enrolment

Program (Subject POSt) enrolment – Type 1/Unlimited programs

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the left hand menu.progt1-1-help
  2. On the Enrol & Manage landing screen click the ‘Programs’ button.cart 3_updatePro
  3. To enrol in a program, use the search field to search for programs by program code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.progt1-3-help
  4. Click on the program you would like to enrol in.progt1-4-help
  5. On the program enrolment pop-up modal, review the information presented and click ‘Enrol’.progt1-5-help
  6. If you have successfully enrolled in the program you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the program will be listed under your currently enrolled programs.progt1-6-help
Program (Subject POSt) enrolment – Type 2/Limited programs

Instructional videos: UTM | UTSC

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the left hand menu.progt2-1-help
  2. On the Enrol & Manage landing screen click the ‘Programs’ button.cart 3_updatePro
  3. To enrol in a program, use the search field to search for programs by program code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.progt2-3-help
  4. Click on the program you would like to enrol in.progt2-4-help
  5. On the program enrolment pop-up modal, you will be notified that the program you selected requires approval. Review the information presented and click ‘Request to Enrol’.progt2-5-help
  6. If you have successfully requested to in the program you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the program will be listed under your requested programs.progt2-6-help
Program (Subject POSt) enrolment – Type 3 programs

Instructional videos: All campuses

Note: Type 3 programs cannot be enrolled in, or requested from, ACORN. We will notify the student of this and help them find the appropriate application page for these programs.

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Enrol & Manage’ on the left hand menu.progt3-1-help
  2. On the Enrol & Manage landing screen click the ‘Programs’ button.cart 3_updatePro
  3. To enrol in a program, use the search field to search for programs by program code or title. Results will start appearing after three characters.progt3-3-help
  4. Click on the program you would like to enrol in.progt3-4-help
  5. On the program enrolment pop-up modal, you will be notified that the program you selected requires a separate application and cannot be completed through ACORN. Review the information presented and click ‘Request to Enrol’ which will take you to the appropriate website to help you apply for the selected program.progt3-5-help
Drop a Program
  1. On the Programs screen, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the program you want to drop.remove_program_1
  2. Select “Remove Program” from the drop-down menu that appears.remove_program_2
  3. On the program pop-up modal that appears, review the information presented and click ‘Drop’.remove_program_3
  4. If you have successfully dropped the program you will receive a success notice on the top right corner of your screen and the program will no longer be listed under your currently enrolled programs.remove_program_4

Finances

Check invoice

Instructional video: All campuses

On the ACORN dashboard, click ‘View invoice’ on the Finances status box.

Review payment history
  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Financial Account’ on the left hand menu under Finances.
  2. Click ‘Payment History’ on the sub list of items under the Financial Account menu heading.
Defer Fees

Instructional videos: Undergrad student | Grad student

  1. To defer fees, click ‘Tuition Fee Deferral’ on the left hand menu under Finances.
  2. If you are eligible to defer fees, click ‘Process Fee Deferral’ and confirm.
Direct Deposit

Instructional video: All campuses

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Financial Account’ on the left hand menu under Finances.
  2. On the Financial Account screen, locate the direct deposit card and click ‘Direct Deposit’.
  3. Click ‘Enter Banking Info’.
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  4. Enter your banking information. You can find your Transit, Bank and Account numbers by requesting a blank cheque or a print-out of your banking information from your bank.
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  5. Click ‘Add This Information Now’.
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  6. After you have successfully added your banking information, you will get a confirmation message.
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Tax forms

Instructional video: All campuses

From the ACORN dashboard, click ‘Tax Forms’ on the left hand menu under Finances.

Pay tuition and fees by credit card
  1. On the ACORN dashboard, click the “Make a Payment” link on the left navigation or the “Make a Payment” button near the bottom of the Finances card.cc_step1
  2. On the Make a Payment Page, click the “Make a Payment by Credit Card” button. Keep in mind that a 1.75% convenience fee will apply to the transaction.
  3. After you have read the instructions, fill out your billing information.cc-step3
  4. Enter the amount you want to pay. Please note that your payment amount cannot exceed your outstanding balance in ACORN. Read and agree to the terms & conditions and click the “Make a Payment” button to move on to the credit card payment step.cc-step4
  5. Enter your credit card information and click the “Process Transaction” button to complete your payment.cc_step5
  6. Your payment will be processed by Moneris within approximately two business days. Click the “Awaiting Final Confirmation” link beside the pending payment to view and download your receipt. You will not be able to make another payment until the pending payment has been approved.
Find awards and financial aid I’m eligible for
  1. From the ACORN Dashboard, click “Awards & Aid” on the main navigation menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. You will be on the “Find Awards” section of the Awards & Aid page. From here, you will see a personalized collection of resources that will direct you to sources of financial aid and awards that you may be eligible for.
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View a record of awards I have received
  1. From the ACORN Dashboard, click “Awards & Aid” on the main navigation menu on the left side of the screen. Alternatively, click “View My Awards” on the Dashboard Finances card. 
  2. You will be taken to the My Awards screen. If you clicked the “Awards & Aid” navigation link, click the “My Awards” Tab towards the top of the screen to get to My Awards.
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  3. If you have any received awards, you will see individual payments listed on this screen along with details like payment date, payment status, payment method and payment amount. Some awards are disbursed in multiple instalments. If you have an award for which you have received at least one payment, you will see future payments for that award in the “Upcoming” section.

    Please note that changes to your registration status may affect your eligibility to receive these future payments.

How do I use the Financial Planning Calculator?

The financial planning calculator is an exploratory tool that anyone can use, from high school students to family members to prospective and current U of T students. Use it to plan your year and get a idea of what it costs to study at U of T so there are no surprises!

Before you begin, you should have a general idea of what you will be studying during the upcoming academic year and what your income and savings will be from all sources. This can include summer job savings, expected job earnings for the upcoming academic year or any financial assistance and awards you have received or expect to receive.

  1. To begin, go to the Financial Planning Calculator and click ‘Start Planning’.
  2. Provide background information by selecting options that currently apply to you, or if you are exploring your options, simply select which options you think apply to you. You can always change them later to see how your expenses will change. Click ‘Continue’ to proceed to step 2.
  3. Estimate your various sources of income to the best of your ability. The more accurate your income estimates are, the more accurate our calculations and financial recommendations will be. If you have no income to enter for a particular field, you may leave it blank. Click ‘Continue’ to proceed to step 3.planning-calc-income
  4. Based on the background information you provide, we calculate expense estimates for your upcoming academic year. We use educated estimates and calculated averages for many of these values, but feel free to change them to represent your individual situation more accurately. Click ‘Continue’ to proceed to the Summary page.
  5. On the Budget Summary page, you will see a graph displaying your income, expenses and a third bar indicating whether you are projected to be in a budget deficit or surplus.
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  6. Below the graph you will find a list of personalized resources and next steps that you can take to find ways to save money or receive more financial support, depending on your situation. If you have a budget deficit, these resources will give you a few approaches to getting back on track.
  7. Want to see what it would cost to switch programs? Live away from home or on campus? Eat out at restaurants a little less and cook more? Use the “Jump to Step” menu to go back and change the information on the form.
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  8. If you change any of your initial inputs, click ‘Recalculate Budget’ and you will be taken to the Budget Summary page with an updated budget summary and set of resources reflecting your changes.
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Apply for a U of T Grant

The U of T Grant application is available for students who are experiencing financial difficulties due to circumstances beyond their control. Before applying, you are expected to have applied to all other sources of funding that are available to you (e.g. OSAP or other government aid, family assistance, savings, etc.).

Note: The online application is typically open for submission between October to April and is only available to students in the following divisions:

  • Arts & Science: Innis, Woodsworth, St. Michaels, New College and University College
  • Applied Science & Engineering
  • Architecture, Landscape, and Design (undergraduates only)
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education

If you belong to a division that is not in this list, you will need to fill out a paper copy of the application available on your division’s website.

  1. To access the online U of T Grant Application, go to the “Grant Application” page via ACORN’s left navigation.grant-app-dash
  2. The introductory information explains everything you will need to complete the application. Please ensure you have these on hand. If you are associated with more than one faculty at U of T, select the faculty you wish to send the application to.grant-app-intro
  3. Personal & Family Info: Please verify that the contact information displayed is correct and fill out your personal information for this section of the form.grant-app-personal-info
  4. Government Info: In this section, indicate whether you are receiving government financial assistance and how much. Note: If you have applied for government financial assistance and have not received enough, you should appeal the decision by speaking to Enrolment Services before applying for the U of T Grant Application.
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  5. Incoming Funds: This section concerns funds you have received through awards, savings, employment at the university or elsewhere, family financial support and any other sources of income you may have. Note: If you have or plan to apply for OSAP, you are expected to contribute $3,000 per school year towards education costs in order to receive the New Ontario Student Grant.grant-app-incomeOnce you have filled out this section, you will see a summarized total of all your income for the Fall-Winter session. grant-app-income-summary
  6. Expenses: In this section, your tuition will be calculated for you based on your registration information. For other expenses like housing, food, transportation and miscellaneous costs, you will need to provide these numbers. If you have any further information about your financial situation that you want the Grant Selection Committee to know, you may provide an explanation in the text box under “All Other Expenses”. You will also be shown a summarized total of your expenses for the session. grant-app-expenses
  7. Need Assessment: This is a summary of how much financial need you require for the term. This summary is one of the many things that the issuers of the Grant Application will consider when making a decision. It does not mean you are guaranteed to receive funds.grant-app-need-assessment
  8. Personal Statement: For your Personal Statement, provide an explanation of how you initially planned to finance your studies at the beginning of the year, what changed that plan and why you need financial assistance.grant-app-personal-statement
  9. Declaration & Submit: On your declaration page, provide the amount of assistance you are requesting from the University. Certify that the information you provided in the application is valid and authorize the release of the information to the appropriate Grant Selection Committee.grant-app-declaration
  10. Application Submitted: Your application has been successfully submitted to your faculty, and you will hear back from them soon. If you need further assistance, contact your financial counsellorgrant-app-next-steps

Update Address and Contact Information

Add/change address

Instructional video: All campuses

  1. From the ACORN dashboard click ‘Profile & Settings’ near the top of the left hand menu.
  2. On the Profile & Settings page click ‘Address’.
  3. On the Address update screen click the pencil icon to edit an existing address, or ‘Add new’ to enter a new address.
  4. Follow the prompts on the screens following to save your address information.
Add/change phone number

Instructional video: All campuses

  1. From the ACORN dashboard click ‘Profile & Settings’ near the top of the left hand menu.
  2. On the Profile & Settings page click ‘Phone Numbers’.phone-2-help
  3. On the Phone Numbers screen click the pencil icon to edit an existing phone number, or ‘Add new’ to enter a new number.
  4. Follow the prompts on the screens following to save your phone number information.


Notifications and Activity

Find a log of my past notifications and activity
  1. From any page on ACORN, click the bell icon located on the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Click ‘View Log’ on the top right of the notifications panel that opens.
  3. Click the ‘Notifications’ tab to view a list of your past notifications or the ‘Activity’ tab for a list of your past activity on ACORN.ActivityNotifications3box

Graduation & Convocation

Request to graduate and order guest tickets
  1. Firstly, be sure to familiarize yourself with the dates, deadlines and important information within the Graduation Checklist. From the ACORN dashboard, click “Graduation & Convocation” on the left navigation menu.gradflow_step1
  2. This page contains all information you will need concerning your graduation. During the request to graduate period determined by your faculty, you will see a button that says “Confirm intent to graduate” in the Request to Graduate card. Click this to indicate whether you will or will not graduate during the session stated (March 2016 in this example).

    Please check the Name on Diploma card to make sure the name displayed is spelled correctly, as it will appear on your diploma as it is. If you require any changes to your name, follow the instructions to complete the Name on Diploma Form.

    If your faculty requires you to confirm your intent to graduate on ACORN and it is within the request to graduate period but you still aren’t able to, please contact your registrar.

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  3. Select “Yes” if you plan to graduate, and “No” if you do not. If your faculty requires a response from you via ACORN and you do not select either option, it will be assumed that you do not intend to graduate.gradflow_step3
  4. During the RSVP and guest ticket ordering period (see step 5 of the Graduation Checklist for dates), you will be able to RSVP for your graduation and order guest tickets. Click the “RSVP & Order Guest Tickets” button in the Convocation Information card to be taken to the form where you can fill out this information. gradflow_step4
  5. RSVP for your graduation ceremony by selecting “Yes” or “No”. If you select “Yes”, fill out the rest of the RSVP & guest ticket form and select up to two guaranteed guest tickets and the number of extra guest tickets you would like to request. These extra tickets are not guaranteed and are distributed via a lottery system. Click the “Submit” button to complete your RSVP and guest ticket order. gradflow_step5
  6. You will be presented with a confirmation notice containing the information submitted in your RSVP & guest ticket form. If there are any errors, edit the form using the pencil icon. Otherwise, you must wait until the date indicated on the confirmation screen before you can download your guest tickets and find out how many extra guest tickets you will receive.gradflow_step6
  7. On or after the aforementioned date, return to the Graduation & Convocation screen and click the “View RSVP & Download Tickets” button in the Convocation Information card to download your guest E-Tickets (electronic tickets). gradflow_step7
  8. Download your guest E-Tickets by selecting the check boxes and clicking the “Download Selected Tickets” button. Tickets will be downloaded to your computer as PDF files. If you select and download multiple tickets at once, they will be combined into one PDF file. If you wish to have the tickets remain as separate files to send to your guests, you will need to select and download each ticket individually.gradflow_step8

Printing Transcripts and Other Documents

Print important documents on ACORN (e.g. timetable, invoice, awards history academic history)

You can print a PDF version of several documents on ACORN, including your timetable, invoice, awards history and an unofficial version of your academic history.

Print Timetable

To print a copy of your timetable, navigate to the Timetable & Exams page via the left navigation and view the timetable for the session you want to print. Next, click the “Print Timetable” button to save your timetable as a PDF and/or print it.

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Print Invoice

To print a copy of your invoice, navigate to the Invoice page via the Financial Account link on the left navigation. Click the “Print Invoice” button to save your invoice as a PDF and/or print it.

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Print Academic History

If you need an official, sealed copy of your academic history, you can order a transcript on the Order Transcripts page in ACORN. To print an unofficial copy of your academic history, navigate to the Academic History page via the left navigation. Click “Complete Academic History” towards the top of the page.

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Next, click the “Print Academic History” button to save your academic history as a PDF and/or print it.

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Print Awards History

To print a copy of your awards history, navigate to the Awards & Aid page via the left navigation. Click the My Awards tab to view a list of your awards and click the “Print Awards History” button to save your awards history as a PDF and/or print it.

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Order official transcripts
  1. From the ACORN dashboard, click Order Transcripts on the left navigation menu.order1box
  2. On the Order Transcripts landing page, click the “Order Transcript” button.order2box
  3. Fill out the form with the required information and click the ‘Continue’ button. order3box
  4. Review your order and choose your payment method. To complete your order, click the ‘Place Order’ button.
  5. You will be presented with a receipt of your order. Click the ‘Back to transcript dashboard’ button to review your current transcript order status.order6box

Getting Help and Sending Feedback

Send feedback to the ACORN team
  1. If you have a bug or other issue to report to the ACORN team, click the ‘Send Feedback’ button on the upper right corner of the page. send-feedback-1
  2. If you want to send feedback to the ACORN team, select the “Website Feedback” from the dropdown list, type your feedback to us, and click “Contact Our Office”. send-feedback-2