Step 3: Choose your courses

Step 3: Choose your courses

Use the information contained in the Timetable listings to select courses. Course descriptions are found in the Calendar and on departmental web sites. Degree and subject POSt requirements are also listed in the Calendar. Select the courses you need carefully! Although you can make changes, some courses will not have space available if you wait too long.

Please note that you can find separate timetable listings for First-Year Seminar (199) courses, evening sections and courses not offered in 2013-2014.

Updated timetable information is posted throughout the summer on the Faculty Registrar's Office web site. Bookmark the Timetable and keep checking for new information!

While most courses are open to students in any program of study and in any year, some courses have enrolment conditions, consisting of enrolment indicators and enrolment controls, that govern which students are permitted to enrol in that course. If a course has enrolment conditions, they will be indicated in the the Enrolment Indicator and Enrolment Controls columns in the timetable listings.

The Faculty makes every attempt to ensure that the room assigned will accommodate the number of students expected to enrol; however, as there is not unlimited space to meet demand, some students may not obtain space in every course they want. You may add yourself to a waiting list for a course or courses, but this does not guarantee enrolment in the course(s); therefore, you are advised to select alternative courses in which to enrol in the event that you are unable to enrol in a course that is full. We recommend that you prepare as flexible a timetable as possible, with as many alternative course choices as possible.

Enrolment Indicators

Enrolment indicators are defined by the following codes below. A general explanation associated with the indicator is provided; however, specific departmental instructions (if any) are provided in the departmental instructions in the timetable listings.

P

Students in a specific admission category or subject POSt and/or year of study will receive PRIORITY until August 6. On August 8 the priority is removed and any remaining spaces are available to all students. You can request P courses on the SWS. Waiting lists are available from July 15 to September 15, 2013 for F/Y section code courses and to January 12, 2014 for S section code courses.

R

The course is RESTRICTED to a specific group of students at all times. This restriction does not change at any time during the enrolment cycle. You can request R courses on the SWS. Waiting lists are available from July 15 to September 15, 2013 for F/Y section code courses and to January 12, 2014 for S section code courses.

RP

The course is RESTRICTED to a specific group of students during the St. George campus round of enrolment. When priorities are removed for P courses (starting August 8), restrictions remain for a specific group of students to enrol; however, some PRIORITY spaces may be made available to other students. You can request RP courses on the SWS. Waiting lists are available from July 15 to September 15, 2013 for F/Y section code courses and to January 12, 2014 for S section code courses.

E

Students must ENROL at the department. Departmental enrolment instructions are located in the timetable listings. You cannot request an E course on the SWS. To cancel an E course, go to the department or your college registrar’s office.

Please note that certain deadlines occur on the weekend—if you need to contact the department or your college registrar’s office, it should be done the Friday before the deadline. Waiting lists are not available for these courses.

PE

Students in a specific admission category or subject POSt and/or year of study will receive PRIORITY until August 13. During this period, eligible students should enrol in the course on the SWS. Students not enrolled from the waiting list by August 13 will be removed from the waiting list when ROSI is closed on August 14. Starting August 15, the priority is removed and any remaining spaces are available to all students; however, you must ENROL at the department. Departmental enrolment instructions are located in the timetable listings. To cancel a PE course after August 14, go to the department or your college registrar’s office. Please note that certain deadlines occur on the weekend—if you need to contact the department or your college registrar’s office, it should be done the Friday before the deadline. Waiting lists are available from July 15 to August 13 only.

AE

Students must receive APPROVAL by the department. You should request AE courses on the SWS by July 28—you will receive an “interim” status. The department reviews the interim list and determines which students qualify. On August 3 you should check your status in the course on the SWS; it will be either APP (approved) or REF (refused). If your status remains INT (interim), the department has not approved your enrolment—you should contact the department directly. If you are approved, no further action is required. If you have been refused, you may want to enrol in another course. If you wish to ENROL in the course after July 28, you must do so at the department. Note: Students on the waiting list on July 28 who do not have an “interim” status will be removed from the waiting list on July 29. If you wish to ENROL in the course after July 28, you must do so at the department. Departmental enrolment instructions are located in the timetable listings. To cancel a course after July 28 go to the department or your college registrar’s office. For Type AE courses offered in the winter session, check the departmental enrolment instructions in the timetable listings. Please note that certain deadlines occur on the weekend—if you need to contact the department or your college registrar’s office, it should be done the Friday before the deadline. Waiting lists are available from July 15 to July 28 only.

*

When an asterisk is used in conjunction with an enrolment indicator, not all enrolment controls listed are assigned the same number of spaces in a course. For example,
VIS201H1F section L0101 has an enrolment indicator of "P*" and enrolment controls of "All St. George campus VIS subject POSts." The course has 20 spaces in total. Of the 20, five may be assigned to Year 4 students enrolled in VIS subject POSts, five to Year 3 students enrolled in VIS subject POSts, and 10 to Year 2 students enrolled in VIS subject POSts. The division of spaces is in effect during the priority period in the St. George campus round of enrolment (from July 15 to August 6). If the number of spaces in any category fills during this time, students will have the opportunity to join the waiting list for the course starting August 8.

The priorities for asterisk (*) courses will be removed on August 13. Students who did not meet the initial enrolment controls will be able to enrol or join the waiting list on August 13. Waiting lists for students who meet the initial enrolment controls are available from August 8 to September 15, 2013 for F/Y section code courses, and to January 12, 2014 for S section code courses. For students who did not meet the initial enrolment controls, waiting lists are available from August 13 to September 15, 2013 for F/Y section code courses and to January 12, 2014 for S section code courses.

Enrolment Controls

Enrolment controls may include one or more of the following criteria:

Admission category

First-year students are admitted into one of the following admission categories:

  • Computer Science
  • Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Rotman Commerce
  • Social Sciences

Subject POSt

If a course has a subject POSt as an enrolment control, you must be enrolled in that subject POSt before you will be permitted to enrol in the course.

Year of Study

Use the information below to determine your year of study:

Fifth year (applies to students enrolled in a CTEP subject POSt only)

  • you expect to complete at least 20 credits by the end of the 2013 summer session

Fourth year

  • you expect to complete at least 14 credits by the end of the 2013 summer session

Third year

  • you expect to complete 9 to 13.5 credits by the end of the 2013 summer session

Second Year

  • you expect to complete 4 to 8.5 credits by the end of the 2013 summer session

First Year

  • you expect to complete fewer than 4 credits by the end of the 2013 summer session, or are a first-year, newly-admitted degree student

Newly-admitted transfer students should contact their college registrar’s office for assistance in determining their year of study.

College

A few courses offered by the colleges give preference to students based on their college of registration.

Other

Some meeting sections are restricted to students in other U of T faculties/divisions. Arts & Science students are not permitted to enrol in these sections. Usually these sections are coded with a ‘2’ as the first digit of the meeting section; for example, “L2001” or “L2002," etc.

Exclusions, Prerequisites, Co-requisites

In addition to enrolment controls, certain courses have exclusions, prerequisites, and co-requisites, all of which are listed in the Calendar. For example, look at the Calendar entry for STA261H1:

STA261H1    Probability and Statistics II [36L/12T]

[Course Description]

Prerequisite: STA257H1
Corequisite: MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1, MAT223H1/MAT240H1
Exclusion: ECO227Y1/STA248H1/STA255H1

Distribution Requirement Status: None
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Be aware that prerequisites and co-requisites are not checked by ROSI in real time, but they will be checked! They can be checked at any time during the session, even after classes start.

If you do not meet course pre- or co-requisite(s), you may be removed from the course. If you have already taken an exclusion, you will be required to withdraw from the course/refused degree credit if you pass the course if discovered during the session of enrolment. You will be refused degree credit in the excluded course if discovered at any time in a subsequent session.

If you wish to use a course taken at another university for a prerequisite, you must take your transcript and transfer credit assessment to the department offering the course prior to, or as soon as possible after, enrolling in the course. If you do not do so, the department will assume you do not have the appropriate prerequisites and you will be removed from the course and informed by email at your University of Toronto (utoronto) email account. You should also check with your college registrar to make sure that your course selections are correct and appropriate, and that none of the courses you wish to take duplicate your transfer credits.

Conflicting courses

ROSI does not check for course time conflicts, so plan your schedule carefully.

Once you have decided which courses you are eligible to take, make sure that none of your choices are offered at conflicting times. You can find a weekly schedule worksheet here to help you create a conflict-free schedule. If you enrol in courses which conflict with one another, you do so at your own risk and you cannot expect special consideration from instructors as a result of the conflict.

Alternating meeting sections

Some courses have alternating practical (laboratory) meeting sections. These meeting sections convene every other week and are noted with an (A) indicator in the course listing beside the time offering.

Information concerning the scheduling of alternating practicals for these courses and start dates of each of these sections is located in the departmental enrolment instructions in the timetable listings.

Alternating Practical Sections in First-Year Courses

Some course practical sections enable you to alternate practical on the same day in alternating weeks.

Courses include:

  • Biology courses: BIO120H1F and BIO130H1S
  • Chemistry courses: CHM138H1F/S and CHM139H1F/S
  • Physics courses: PHY151H1F and PHY152H1S

NOTE: You CANNOT alternate practicals in CHM151Y1, nor PHY131H1/132H1 with the above courses.

Fall session courses

BIO120H1F and either CHM138H1F or CHM139H1F or PHY151H1F – select P sections in BOTH courses that end in the DIFFERENT digit.

Either CHM138H1F or CHM139H1F and PHY151H1F – select P sections in BOTH courses that end in a DIFFERENT digit.

For example, if you intend to take BIO120H1F, section P0201 (T1:30 to 4:30), you can take CHM138H1F P0202 (T2-5) so your Biology and Chemistry labs take place on alternating Tuesdays in the fall session.

If you intend to take CHM138H1F section P0301 (W2-5) but want to alternate with PHY151H1F in the fall session, you must select P0312 (W2-5) to enable your Chemistry and Physics labs to alternate on Wednesdays.

Winter session courses

BIO130H1S and either CHM138H1S or CHM139H1S or PHY151H1S – select P sections in BOTH courses that end in the DIFFERENT digit.

Either CHM138H1S or CHM139H1S and PHY152H1S – select P sections in BOTH courses that end in a DIFFERENT digit.

For example, if you intend to take BIO130H1S section P0401 (R1-4), you can take CHM138H1S P0402 (R2-5) so your Biology and Chemistry labs alternate on Thursday in the winter session.

If you intend to take CHM139H1S section P0301 (W2-5) but want to alternate with PHY152H1S in the winter session, you must select P0312 (W2-5) to enable your Chemistry and Physics labs to alternate on Wednesdays.

Courses offered by other U of T campuses

If you want to enrol in courses offered by the University of Toronto Mississauga or the University of Toronto Scarborough, you should check the University of Toronto Mississauga or University of Toronto Scarborough enrolment instructions.

You may enrol in these courses starting August 15, 2013.

Please note that some University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough courses restrict enrolment to students registered on those campuses, or have very limited space for St. George students.

It is your responsibility to:

  • ensure that these courses do not duplicate and are not exclusions for courses you have already taken.
  • check with your subject POSt sponsor regarding the acceptability of courses for program requirements.
  • check with your college registrar’s office regarding the acceptability of courses for degree requirements.

Failure to follow these steps could result in loss of credits and delay your graduation.

Wheelchair access

Be aware that not all room locations are wheelchair-accessible. If you require wheelchair access, inform your college registrar’s office of your course choices by June 1. Although every effort will be made to accommodate students requiring wheelchair access, after this date it is extremely difficult to rearrange room assignments for courses.