Registration and Fees
Students must register and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Registration must be completed before students attend classes or otherwise make use of university facilities. The deadline for registration is September 13, 2019. After this date a late registration fee will be levied. Fees invoices can be viewed on ACORN in mid-July, and fees must be paid by August 23. Fee schedules are available at www.fees.utoronto.ca. Under certain circumstances, payment of fees may be deferred – you should check with the CSB Graduate Administrator for more information (email@example.com).
Graduate students should apply for affiliation with one of the U of T Mississauga or U of T Scarborough campuses if they meet specific criteria. UTM/UTSC campus students are eligible to have their non-academic incidental fees go towards services at their home campus. Retroactive changes/rebates are not allowed. Deadlines for requesting UTM/UTSC campus affiliation rebates are TBA for the Fall session, TBA for the Winter Session, and TBA for the Summer Session. Students only need to submit this application once in order to have incidental fees changed.
Fees paid by doctoral students in the final year of their program are pro-rated and based on the 12-month academic year. These fees are based on the date the final, revised thesis is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, and not the date of the thesis defense. PhD students who submit their final thesis with all corrections and modifications by September 16 do not pay fees for the September session but after this date a charge applies for each month in which degree requirements are not completed by the 15th of the month. Students finishing between September 17, 2019 and January 15, 2020 will pay a one-session incidental fee and those finishing between January 16 and August 31, 2020 will pay a two-session incidental fee.
Students whose time limit for degree completion has expired but wish to return (for a maximum of 12 months) to defend a thesis are required to be reinstated and pay a one session reinstatement fee. Students who are reinstated before the time for degree completion has expired are responsible for fees for sessions they have not registered in but were required to do so. For further information contact the CSB Graduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Essential Grad Guide will be mailed to new graduate students in July. Continuing students may view the guide on the SGS website (http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/Documents/EssentialGuideforGrads.pdf). This booklet contains information on important deadlines, expenses, funding, housing, registration, English writing support, and many other items.
University Health Insurance Program (UHIP)
The University Health Insurance Plan is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and exchange students enrolled in an Ontario university. UHIP helps to cover the cost of hospital and medical services you may need to maintain your health while in Canada. You are automatically enrolled in UHIP, and the coverage charge will be listed on ACORN, your student account.
Information on how to obtain your UHIP card, a summary of coverage, supplementary plans, UHIP exemptions, etc. can be found here. The UHIP administrator can be reached at 416-978-0290, or email email@example.com. The UHIP office is located at the Koffler Student Service Centre, 214 College Street, room 202.
Student Cards and Email Accounts
All new students are required to have a T-Card, which serves as a student and library card. The cards will be issued on the St. George campus at the Koffler Student Service Centre, 214 College Street, first floor (email – firstname.lastname@example.org); UTM campus in the CCT Atrium, Room 0160A, I&TS Help Desk (email – email@example.com); and at the UTSC campus in Bladen Wing, BV-498A (email – firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information, please check the library website at: www.library.utoronto.ca/services or www.utoronto.ca/tcard/. Students will be asked to show two pieces of identification: photo ID (e.g., driver’s license) and proof of acceptance to a graduate program but need not produce proof of tuition payment.
The University has approved the Policy on Official Correspondence with Students effective September 2006. Only University-issued email accounts will be accepted by ACORN. Please create your University-issued email accounts and record the University email address in ACORN. Access to the University’s student portal and learning management system requires the UTORID username and password provided when the T-Card is created. Students must activate the UTORID in order to access the services and course information hosted on the portal. For information on how to create your email account please go to:
School of Graduate Studies Calendar
The School of Graduate Studies Calendar is now online, and students can view this here.
Public Transit Discounts
Discounted travel privileges may be available for registered full-time students requiring transportation to and from campus on the GO Transit System. GO Transit ID’s are no longer available at the TCard office – you must have a GO-approved student ID and a reloadable PRESTO card. Eligibility and other information can be found here.
For information about TTC Discounts, a link can be found on the University of Toronto Students’ Union webpage located here.