Where can I find my enrolment start date 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 screenshot of start time on ACORN dashboard
  2. Enrol & Manage screenshot of start time on Enrol and manage page
  3. Courses screenshot of start time on course enrolment page

What will happen if I enrol in courses that result in a timetable conflict?

ACORN will not take any additional actions if you enrol in courses that result in a conflict (i.e it will not drop any course activities on your behalf). It is up to you to resolve any conflicts. You can either leave the courses as they are or enrol in alternative options. 

You can try to resolve the conflict in a few different ways:

  • Explore different combinations and permutations of course sections
  • See if you can take one of the courses at a later term
  • Select a different course if one of the conflicting courses is not required to complete your program or degree

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.
  2. On the course’s pop-up modal, select the course section(s) you would like to switch to.
  3. Click “Modify”.
  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.

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.
  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.

How do I calculate my GPA?

Watch a video walkthrough of the GPA calculator.

The GPA calculator is a U of T-wide tool that allows you to estimate your GPA (Grade Point Average) for the current or upcoming academic sessions. This tool should be used for planning purposes only; refer to your Academic History page in ACORN for your official GPA calculations.

Using the GPA Calculator, you can:

  • Calculate your CGPA, SGPA and AGPA
  • Use your current CGPA from ACORN to speed up your calculations
  • See your GPA calculations update in real-time
  • Explore useful academic resources

You may want to calculate your GPA for the following reasons and more:

  • Find out what your GPA will be at the end of the semester or year
  • Determine whether you will make it into your program of study (POSt)
  • Find out if you will graduate with distinction
  • Learn which grades you will need to achieve to meet personal goals

Before starting, have your grades on hand for reference. Find them on the Academic History page in ACORN. When entering grades, include failed courses, and exclude transfer credits, extra (EXT), Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) and Late Withdrawal (LWD) courses.

You can view tips for using the GPA Calculator by clicking the help icons beside the step one and step two headings.

Estimate Your CGPA

To estimate your Cumulative GPA (CGPA), enter your current Cumulative GPA and current number of credits earned from ACORN into Step 1 of the calculator. This step is optional; you can always enter all of your grades manually into the Academic Period containers, but this method is faster.

In this example, “Academic Period 1” will mean whichever session you are predicting your grades for. If your official CGPA from ACORN was calculated last Winter, and you are predicting courses for the current Fall/Winter session, Academic Period 1 will represent the Fall semester. You can also enter all of your Fall and Winter marks into Academic Period 1, or enter Fall marks in Academic Period 1 and Winter marks in Academic Period 2. It is up to you.

Next, enter anticipated grades for your courses in progress. Your Sessional and Cumulative GPAs will update immediately at the bottom of the Academic Period 1 container. Your CGPA calculation will take into account the “Current CGPA from ACORN” that you entered in Step 1. Your SGPA calculation will only take into account grades entered in Academic Period 1.

Estimate your SGPA

To estimate your Sessional GPA (GPA), enter current and anticipated grades for a single Fall or Winter or entire Summer session (this includes both sub-sessions) in Academic Period 1.

You do not need to add your Current CGPA from ACORN in Step 1 unless you want to see your potential CGPA at the same time.

Estimate Your AGPA

To calculate your Annual GPA (AGPA), enter current and anticipated grades for the Fall session in Academic Period 1 and the Winter session in Academic Period 2. You will need to click the “Add Academic Period” button to open the second session.

You do not need to add your Current CGPA from ACORN in Step 1 unless you want to see your potential CGPA at the same time.

If you are including Y courses worth 1.0 credit courses: Include grades for these courses in Academic Period 2, as grades for these courses are calculated in the Winter term. On your Academic History in ACORN, for the Fall session these courses will have a grade of “IPR” (In Progress). If you enter Y courses in Academic Period 1 (Fall), your estimated AGPA will not be correct.

Tip: If you already know your Fall SGPA, enter it in Step 1 along with the number of credits you earned for the Fall, and enter your Winter grades in Academic Period 1. The calculated CGPA will actually be your AGPA.

Get Academic Help

Some useful academic resources are located below the calculator itself. If you want academic advising or have questions about courses, contact your Registrar. You can also find links to helpful academic workshops and events that U of T offers, as well as study spaces you can use.

Send the ACORN/GPA Calculator Team Feedback

We want to hear your thoughts, ideas and suggestions to improve this GPA Calculator! We care about how and if it works for you, so send us a message via the “Send Feedback” button towards the bottom of the page.

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.
  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.

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).
  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.

Drop a course

  1. On the Courses screen, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the course you want to drop.
  2. Select “Drop Course” from the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. On the course pop-up modal that appears, review the information presented and click ‘Drop Course’.
  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.

How do I 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

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.