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 2014-2015.

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. See the Codes Used in the Timetable page for a full explanation.

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.

  • 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 current course. You will be refused degree credit in the current course if discovered at any time in a subsequent session.

If you wish to use a course taken at another university as a prerequisite, you must present 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 may 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.

  • Enrolment Indicators, Enrolment Controls

Some courses have enrolment indicators and controls that govern which students are permitted to enrol. These are noted in the Timetable listings. See Codes Used in the Timetable Listings for a full explanation.

  • 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 Practical Sections in First-Year Courses

In some first-year courses, you may choose to take your practicals on the same day in alternating weeks.

Courses include:

Biology: BIO120H1F and BIO130H1S
Chemistry: CHM138H1F/S and CHM139H1F/S

NOTE: You CANNOT alternate practicals in CHM151Y1, nor PHY131H1/132H1/151H1/152H1 with the above courses.

Fall session:

BIO120H1F (except P0202) and either CHM138H1F or CHM139H1F – select P sections in BOTH courses that end in the 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.

Winter session:

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

  • 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, 2014.

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.