ACORN Instructions (Fall & Winter)

ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network) is the University's student information service. There are many self-serve functions on ACORN.

For a step-by-step guide to the most commonly used features on ACORN, see

Logging In
Log in to ACORN using your UTORid and password. If you are a visiting student, you will first need to obtain your University of Toronto TCard ( and activate your UTORid before you can log in:

Normal Hours of Operation
ACORN is normally available 24 hours/7 days a week, aside from scheduled maintenance or technical reasons. 

The dashboard/home page provides a quick glance of your calendar, registration status, financial account balance as well as key dates.

View and maintain your personal information: address, phone number, email address, emergency contact, other personal information
Set up direct deposit banking information


Enrol & Manage 
This menu allows you to manage your program and course enrolments.  You may view, add, modify or delete courses and programs during the appropriate times.  

View Timetable
View your weekly academic timetable, including your lectures, practicals and tutorials 

Planning Tools
Links to planning tools Degree Explorer, Course Finder, Transfer Explorer and Program Finder

Academic History
View/print your academic recent or complete history

Order Transcripts
Request your official transcript, view previous transcript requests

Graduation & Convocation
Confirm or cancel a request to graduate (for 2016 Summer: the last day to add/cancel a request is August 8; late request or changes must be emailed to the Program Office)
Check the name as it will appear on your diploma


Financial Account
View your account details, payment history and fees invoice

Tuition Fee Deferral
Defer your tuition fees based on OSAP or other government financial aid

Tax Forms
View and print your T2202A form/other income T4A form for tax purposes

Once you have logged in, the session will remain active until YOU log out or the system finds it inactive. Be sure to log out after you're finished to protect your personal and academic information.

Important Notes about using ACORN

Changes are made in real-time
Changes are recorded immediately on the student record system. You will know right away whether or not the transaction is successful.

View your courses in the Enrol & Manage menu
Always take a look at your courses in the Enrol & Manage: Courses menu after you add or cancel courses or make changes to verify you have done what you intended to do. You are charged fees for all courses in which you are enrolled. 

Cancellation of Your Last Course
ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the 2016 summer session, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly. If you intend to enrol in other courses later in the session, consult your College Registrar's office for advice.

Mailing Address and Contact Information
Be sure to keep all your contact information, including your Mailing Address, telephone number and U of T email, current on ACORN at all times. Communications from the University are sent to your U of T email address or Mailing Address only. The University is not responsible if these communications are not received because of incorrect information recorded on ACORN.