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 16, 2016. After this date a late registration fee will be levied. Fees invoices can be viewed on ROSI/ACORN in mid-July, and fees must be paid by August 29. Fee schedules are available at Under certain circumstances, payment of fees may be deferred – you should check with the CSB Graduate Administrator for more information (

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 September 16, 2016 for the Fall session, January 13, 2017 for the Winter Session, and May 5, 2017 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 15 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 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017 will pay a one-session incidental fee and those finishing between January 16 and August 31, 2017 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 (

The Essential Grad Guide will be mailed to new graduate students in July. Continuing students may view the guide on the SGS website ( This booklet contains information on important deadlines, expenses, funding, housing, registration, English writing support, and many other items.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

UHIP is compulsory for all international students and provides coverage from the date of arrival until August 31, 2017. Dependents must enrol within 30 days of arriving. The International Student Centre is responsible for administering UHIP, distributing cards, processing exemptions and refunds and answering questions. The UHIP administrator can be reached at 978-0290,, or

For the Mississauga campus, the UHIP office phone number is (905) 569-4716 or email

At the Scarborough campus, the contact number is (416) 208-2905 or email

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 Robarts Library, Rm 2054A (email –; UTM campus in the CCT Building, Room 0160A, I&TS Help Desk (email –; and at the UTSC campus in BV-481 (email – For further information, please check the library website at: or 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 Sept 2006. Only University-issued email accounts will be accepted by the Student Web Service. Please create your University-issued email accounts and record the University email address in ROSI/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. Information for discounted GO Transit is available at the T-Card office of each campus. For information about TTC Discounts, a link can be found on the University of Toronto Students’ Union webpage located here.