Tips for course enrolment
Information on this page:
- Before course enrolment takes place
- On the day of course enrolment
- Special instructions for MHI & other external courses
We hope that the following tips will help you to have a smooth course enrolment experience.
- Go over the timetable very carefully.
- Read the course descriptions closely, and make note of any pre- or co-requisites.
- Consult the Course Syllabi section to learn more about particular courses. Follow the instructions there to see the actual syllabi.
- Draft your own timetable ahead of time, making sure there are no conflicts with other courses, your workplace, etc.
- If there are workplace issues, try talking to your employer. You may be surprised at their willingness to accommodate you, if you present the matter in a professional way.
- If you discover conflicts after you enrol in courses, your chances of moving them around may be somewhat limited.
- Prepare a list of alternate courses in case your preferred courses are full.
- You can waitlist for one (1) half course on ACORN/ROSI, but this does not guarantee you will get in.
- Familiarize yourself with the process of enrolment by reading our Course enrolment & registration page, which includes information on waitlisting.
- At least a day ahead, make sure that your computer and internet connection work properly.
- Login to ACORN/ROSI the day before enrolment opens, and make sure everything works.
- Remember your PIN and enter it carefully! Your PIN is case-sensitive.
- If you attempt to login to ACORN/ROSI unsuccessfully twice, the system will ask you for a new PIN.
You will then need to contact the iSchool Student Services staff (via ACORN/ROSI), or by phone at 416-978-3234.
Course enrolment day begins at 6 a.m. ACORN/ROSI time.
For a near approximation of the ACORN/ROSI current time and its equivalent globally, view the World Clock online.
- The early bird does get the worm, so sign up early.
- Second year students get to enrol ahead of incoming students. Check Academic Dates to see which day is your day.
- Have your PIN number ready, remember that it is case-sensitive, and enter it carefully.
- Don't let ACORN/ROSI time you out!
- If you login to ACORN/ROSI and let it sit idle for a few minutes, the system will log you out as a security measure.
- Enrol in the most popular courses first.
- First year students: If you don't get in now, remember you'll have priority next year.
- Don't panic!
If you try to enrol in a course and it doesn't seem to work, try again. Sometimes the system gets overloaded.
The following information applies to courses that are external to a student's program, or external to the iSchool, but still WITHIN the University of Toronto. Note that undergraduate courses do not count towards any degree.
- Courses listed on the iSchool course descriptions page such as GGR1922H: Topics in Geographical Information Science, or MHI2001H: Health Informatics I.
- Master of Information (MI) students who want to take Museum Studies (MSL) courses.
- Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) students who want to take Information (INF) courses
- Any other course in a graduate department at U of T
- Enrol in the external course on ACORN/ROSI.
- REQ status will appear.
- Fill out a Course Add/Drop Form, available in the Registration & Enrolment section at the SGS forms website.
- Take it to the appropriate host department for approval, if applicable.
- Some host departments may require iSchool authorization first. See next step.
- After getting the form signed by the host department, bring it to the iSchool Student Services Office (Bissell Building, 140 St. George St., Room 211) to get it processed.
- A printout of the course description or course outline must accompany your request.
- The completed form, with all signatures, will then reside with iSchool Student Services Office.
Health Informatics (MHI) courses
There are a limited number of spots available for iSchool students wishing to take MHI courses. The process is the same as above. Priorities will be as follows:
- Students taking the Health Informatics cluster of courses, within the Knowledge Management & Information Management (KMIM) concentration
- Students taking an the General Program Option with a Health Informatics focus
- Students who can demonstrate interest in the field by having taken related courses
The department's decision is final.