Steps to Graduation and Beyond:
Follow the instructions from the Faculty of Arts & Science
View the step-by-step instructions for graduating students on the Faculty of Arts & Science Fall/ Winter timetable page. These include:
Check your inbox for important notifications
You’ll receive an email from your college to let you know that your graduation request has been received. The email will contain important information relating to the procedures leading up to graduation, including information about how and when to sign up for graduation photos with Lassman Studios.
► WHEN? January for June graduation; August for November graduation.
You’ll receive an email from the Office of Convocation about gown rental and how to obtain tickets to the convocation ceremony.
► WHEN? March for June graduation; October for November graduation.
You’ll receive an email from each of the programs in which you are enrolled regarding your program assessment.
► WHEN? Spring for June graduation; summer for November graduation.
You’ll receive an email from the Faculty of Arts & Science to confirm whether or not you’ve met all your degree requirements.
► WHEN? This varies - please contact the Office of the Faculty Registrar if you have questions.
Check your account balance
Check your account balance on ACORN. You’ll need to pay your fees in full by early April to ensure that your diploma will be available for the June convocation ceremony, and by early September for the November convocation.
If you have an outstanding balance, you will be permitted to graduate; however, you won’t be able to collect your University of Toronto diploma at the convocation ceremony.
If you need a confirmation of your eligibility to graduate prior to the convocation ceremony, you can request one from the Faculty of Arts & Science. Please note that you will need to pay off any remaining balance in your account before you can request such a letter.
Upgrading a Previously Conferred Degree
- If you graduated with a three-year equivalent degree and wish to upgrade it to a four-year or Honours degree, you must submit a request to upgrade your degree. This can be done on ACORN or by filling out an ‘Upgrade Request’ form at the Registrar’s Office.
- If you graduated with a four-year degree and would like to upgrade to an Honours degree, please meet with an academic advisor.
Please note that students upgrading a degree that has previously been conferred are not eligible to attend the convocation ceremony.