Admission & Registration

All enquiries should be addressed to our office at

"What happens after I've been admitted?"

  1. You will receive an email letter of offer that contains your student number and your JOINid. 
  2. Enable your JOINid online.
  3. Once you have enabled your JOINid, you can log on to ACORN, the student information service.
  4. Log on to ACORN and enrol in your courses starting March 1, 2018.
  5. Pay your fees by the deadline which is April 30, 2018.
  6. Questions? Email the Visiting Students program office for academic advising.

"What else can you tell me about course selection?"

  • You can begin enroling in summer courses on March 1, 2018 and in most cases, course enrolment is first-come, first-served. 
  • However, you will be blocked from enrolling in courses that have a 'Priority Enrolment' indicator from March 1 - 7. You can begin enrolling in 'Priority' courses starting on March 8, 2018. 
  • During the Summer Session, you can enrol in a maximum of 2.0 full course equivalents ('FCEs.')
  • You can add or cancel courses online using ACORN, but make sure to check the deadlines for course add/ drop
  • If you end up enrolling in courses that are different than the ones listed on your LOP, make sure to request an updated LOP from your home institution, and then email it to the Visiting Students office
  • Some courses are not open to Visiting Students. Read about the Prerequisites & Restrictions

"What about Fall/ Winter enrolment?"

  • The Visiting Students Program is best suited to students wishing to study at U of T during the Summer session, since Visiting Students do not have enrolment priority for Fall/ Winter courses.
  • As a Visiting Student, you are restricted to Part-time status during the Fall/ Winter session and you may enrol in a maximum of 3.5 FCEs. 
  • Visiting Student course enrolment for the Fall/Winter session begins in mid-August.