Step 5: Enrol in Courses

Step 5: Enrol in Courses

Arts & Science students enrol in courses online using the Student Web Service, or ROSI.

St. George Round of Enrolment: July 15 to August 11

From July 15 to August 11, enrolment is limited to St. George campus Arts & Science degree students (unless there are enrolment controls which give priority to students from other divisions). Each degree student is provided with a start day and time for course enrolment.

Priority Period in St. George Round of Enrolment (P indicator courses): July 15 to August 6

Enrolment controls for P indicator courses will be enforced from July 15 to August 6. Starting August 8 at 6:00 a.m., the enrolment controls will be removed and any remaining spaces are initially available to St. George campus Arts & Science degree students, unless specifically indicated otherwise.

  • Maximum Course Load During the Priority Period

The maximum number of courses students may enrol in during the Priority Period (July 15 to August 6) will be 5.0 full-course equivalents for full-time students. Starting on August 8 at 6:00 a.m., students may enrol in up to one more full course equivalent to a maximum total course load of 6.0, unless they are on academic probation*. See below regarding maximum term loads.

* Students who are on Academic Probation may take a maximum course load of 5.0 FCEs. If they are found to be enrolled in more than 5.0, they will be removed from excess courses at any time.

Asterisk Indicator with P indicator courses - delayed priority removal

Enrolment controls for P* indicator courses will be enforced from July 15 to August 13. Starting August 8 at 6:00 a.m., enrolment controls will still be enforced but the waiting list will be activated. Starting August 13 at 6:00 a.m., the priority enrolment controls will be removed permitting any students to enrol or join the waiting list.

Maximum Term Load

Students may take a maximum term load of 6.0 in each of the Fall (September to December) and the Winter (January to April), unless their academic status is "On Probation". Students on academic probation may take a maximum term load of 5.0 in each of the Fall and Winter terms.

Students should always try to balance their course enrolments across the Fall and the Winter, if possible. If you are enrolled in more than the maximum allowable term load, you will be removed from excess course enrolments before classes begin. Enrolments will continue to be checked and removals processed after the start of classes. See the following chart for information about term load.

Course Suffix

Credit Value Section Code Term Load (per term)
Y
1.0
Y
1.0
F
2.0
S
2.0
H
0.5
F
1.0
S
1.0
 
Y
0.5

Term Load Calculation Example

Kevin plans to take the following courses in the Fall/Winter session: ANT200Y1Y, GGR206H1F, HIS220Y1Y, HPS210H1F, SMC219Y1S, SOC207H1S and UNI221H1S. His Fall and Winter TERM Load would be as follows:

Fall Term Load:

Course Code
Section Code
Term Load
ANT200Y1
Y
1.0
HIS220Y1
Y
1.0
GGR206H1
F
1.0
HPS210H1
F
1.0
 

Total
4.0

Winter Term Load:

Course Code
Section Code
Term Load
ANT200Y1
Y
1.0
HIS220Y1
Y
1.0
SMC219Y1
S
2.0
SOC207H1
S
1.0
UNI221H1
S
1.0
 

Total
6.0

Kevin’s overall course load is 5.0 FCEs. He has four courses in the Fall and five courses in the Winter. His term load is 4.0 in the Fall and 6.0 in the Winter. Since he does not exceed the maximum course load nor the maximum term load, this combination of courses is acceptable. However, he has reached the maximum term load for the Winter term and would not be allowed to take any other S-courses unless he cancels a course. Also, his workload will be much heavier in the Winter because one is an intensive course (SMC219Y1), which carries a term load of 2.0.

Days with NO Course Enrolment

There will be NO course enrolment on the SWS on the following days:

  • August 7
  • August 12
  • August 14
  • September 5

    On these days DO NOT try to add or cancel courses, or change or cancel “waitlisted” sections.

    Open Enrolment Round: August 15 to September 21 (F/Y); August 15 to January 18 (S)

    Starting August 15 at 6:00 a.m., all students, including non-degree and UTM/UTSC students, may enrol in non-restricted courses.

    The dates for the open enrolment round are:

      • August 15 to September 21 for F/Y section code courses
        • August 15 to January 18 for S section code courses

        During the open enrolment round, you can add/cancel/change your course selections. Remember that some courses have waiting lists--details here.

        Be sure to note any changes in enrolment controls during the open round of enrolment: Refer to the section on Enrolment Indicators.

        Course Enrolment and Cancellation Deadlines

        Course Section Code
        Deadline to Add or Change Meeting Sections
        Deadline to Cancel without Academic Penalty
        F September 21, 2014
        November 3, 2014
        Y
        September 21, 2014
        February 16, 2015
        S January 18, 2015
        March 8, 2015
        Space in courses

        It is University policy that the number of students enrolled in a course cannot exceed the capacity of the room as dictated by fire regulations. Some departments, for pedagogical reasons, assign lower capacities than room size.

        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 remains full.

        We recommend that you prepare as flexible a timetable as possible, with as many alternative course choices as possible.

        If a class is full on the last day to enrol and you are not officially enrolled in the course, you do not have the right to be in the class, and will not be granted late registration.

        Timetable updates

        Check the Timetable listings for any changes to courses being offered. The Timetable is updated throughout the summer, and locations are added in August, so make sure you bookmark it and keep checking.

        Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) option

        Degree students may select up to 2.0 full-course equivalents of their degree credits to be assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis. Course exceptions apply - see the CR/NCR website for details. You may add a CR/NCR option for 2014-15 Fall/Winter courses on ROSI beginning September 8, the first day of classes. The deadline to make changes (add or remove) a CR/NCR option is the same as the last day to cancel the course without academic penalty.

        Cancelling courses and fees implications

        If you decide that you do not want a course, you must cancel it as soon as possible. This applies to courses that you have waitlisted as well as those in which you are enrolled. Please do not occupy a space that you know you do not want. Only by cancelling the course using the SWS will your space become available to another student. (For AE, E, PE courses, after the department assumes control of enrolment—see the explanations here—you must cancel at the department or your college registrar’s office). You will be responsible for any fees and academic penalties incurred if you do not cancel courses by the appropriate deadlines. The academic drop deadlines are listed above and in the Important Dates section; the refund deadlines will be available on the Student Accounts web site.

        Wednesday, December 3, 2014

        Wednesday classes will not be held on this day. Monday classes will be held at the discretion of the instructor. Your instructor will inform you if a "Makeup Monday" class will be held and if the location will be different than the regularly-scheduled Monday location.