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How do I enrol and pay fees?


Log into ACORN

Your letter of offer will include your student number and your JOINid. Visit the JOINid website to enable your JOINid.

Once your JOINid is enabled you can log into ACORN. ACORN is U of T’s student information service - a hub for everything you need to manage your student life.

  • If you’ve logged in to JOINid or ACORN in the past, you can use the same login information that you used previously.
  • If you’ve applied to other U of T programs, you may be asked to provide an OUAC reference number at this point in the process.

Add a course

First day of enrolment

How to add a course

Under the Enrol & Manage menu option on ACORN, enter the course code for the course that you want to take. For example:


Course fees vs. program fees 

You will initially be charged course fees. However, if you wish to enrol in 3.5 Full Course Equivalent (FCE) credits or more during the Fall/ Winter session, you will be charged program fees. You will need to contact our office if you wish to enrol in more than 3.5 FCE. 

Note: Students in the Session charge cannot enrol in more than 2.0 FCE)

Please contact our office if you have questions about course fees and program fees. 

Fee amounts are listed on the Office of Student Accounts website


Confirm your prerequisites

If the course(s) you’ve chosen have prerequisites, corequisites or exclusions, you’ll need to contact the academic department for each course to demonstrate that you’ve met these. Some departments will require that you send them an unofficial version of your transcript. Make sure to do this well before the start of classes so that you aren’t removed from your courses.

Find a list of all academic units on the Faculty of Arts & Science website.


View your invoice

Log into ACORN and click on the Financial Account tab to view your invoice.

Are you on full-time OSAP? As of Fall 2018, you will be able to see an estimate of what you may need to pay to U of T once your upcoming OSAP is applied against your tuition & fees. This amount is called your Net Cost and it will help you plan ahead and estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket. Learn how to view your Net Cost on ACORN


Pay your fees


Tuition deferral

In some cases, you can defer your tuition if you are on OSAP or other provincial government aid. Learn how to defer your tuition online.

How to pay

  1. You can pay your fees using online banking, if your bank offers this service.

    The payee name is University of Toronto.

    Your account number is on your invoice. Make sure to enter your account number correctly to ensure that your payment is credited to your U of T account.

    Save or print out a receipt of your payment. You might need this later as your proof of payment.
  2. Alternatively, you can pay your fees in person at your bank. If you do it this way, bring a copy of your ACORN invoice with you.
  3. See the complete list of payment methods on the Student Accounts website.

Proof of payment

As long as you’ve paid or deferred your fees on or before the deadline, you don’t need to do anything further. Bank processing can take several days, and the University has a grace period to allow for this.

However, if you’ve paid your fees after the deadline, you’ll need to send us a proof of payment. Email us your proof of payment right away so that we can complete your registration and ensure that you aren’t removed from your courses.


Student card & email account

  • Please visit the TCard website to learn how to activate your UTORid, get a TCard and set up your U of T email address"
  • If you experience problems with your UTORid, ACORN access or email account, please connect with the Information Commons Help Desk at Robart’s Library. Learn about the Help Desk on the Service Now website

Do you know the rules & regulations?

As a visiting student, you are bound by the academic rules and regulations outlined in the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.  Woodsworth College advisors are available to provide you with advice and guidance, but the ultimate responsibility rests with you to abide by these policies. Additionally, please familiarize yourself with the following two code-of-conduct documents: If you would like additional information on how to avoid academic offences, please consult these resources from the Office of Student Academic Integrity.