Here are the resources to help you create a fulfilling journey at the Faculty.
COVID-19 related updates regarding the Summer Term and more can be found on the COVID-19 information for students.
Please review the information below regarding the enrolment and registration process. If you have any questions, please consult the Student Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditing courses | Confirmation of Registration | Coursework extensions | Dropping courses | External courses | Extra courses | Reading courses | Transfer Credit, Exemptions and Pre-requisite waivers | Transferring |
Before you begin, you may wish to get a refresher on how to read UofT course codes and how to read them to ensure you are enrolling into courses of the appropriate level, and in the correct term!
Standard course loads for MI students:
|Regular Academic Year|
|♦ Fall session: Sept-Dec||2.0 credits||1.0 credit|
|♦ Winter session: Jan-Apr||2.0 credits||1.0 credit|
|♦ Summer session: May-Aug [optional term]||2.0 credits||1.0 credit|
For MI students interested in switching between full-time and part-time, please review our guide on how to make this switch.
Standard course loads for MMSt students: Full-Time status with 2.0-credits per term allowed; Summer session is optional.
Standard course loads for CDP students: Full-time status with 2.0-credits per term allowed (though some terms might have a 2.5-credits allowable quota); Summer session is optional.
Standard course loads for BI students: Full-time status with 2.5-credits per term in the Fall and Winter; part-time status with 1.0-credits in the Summer.
Standard course loads for Doctoral students: continuous Full-time status throughout their degree duration.
Summer 2020 Enrolment & Registration
For our MI/MMSt students that are interested in enrolling and taking courses in the Summer, the Student Services team has created the MI/MMSt Summer 2020 Enrolment & Registration handbook with term-specific information and resource on how to read UofT course codes; enrolling for courses and getting registered for the term; important academic dates & deadlines; Summer courses and timetables and fees. A must read!!
Fall & Winter enrolment & registration handbook will become available in late June or early July.
For our undergraduate and doctoral students interested in taking courses over the Summer, please connect with your academic advisor for guidance.
The Faculty of Information follows the University of Toronto’s Policy on Auditing of Courses.
To request to audit a course:
- Complete the Application to Audit an iSchool Course form
- Request for the instructor’s approval to audit their course; get the instructor’s signature on the form if permissible
- Submit the completed form to Student Services for final approval.If a course is full, even with instructor’s permission, you may not be eligible to audit the course.
An audit fee ($500) will apply to individuals outside of UofT.
Confirmation of Registration
Students may need a letter to confirm their status at the University and Faculty for a variety of reasons. Depending on what the need of the letter is, we have outlined the various types and ways students could go about obtaining that confirmation.
Coursework extensions: requesting for extensions beyond the end of term
Students may wish to drop a course/course(s) that they are taking for a variety of reasons. It is important to familiarize yourself with the drop process.
External courses: taking courses outside of your degree program
Taking external courses is a great way to broaden your competencies beyond the walls of the Claude Bissell building. An “external” courses refer to any course that is outside of your current degree program.
For our Bachelor’s and Master’s students students, please follow our guide on taking external courses.
For our doctoral students, please review the information under the PhD degree program page, and click on “Procedures to enrol in elective courses”.
Extra courses: taking courses not required for your degree program
Reading Courses serve as a way to meet the needs of individual students who wish to explore topics not covered by courses currently offered at the Faculty of Information. They are categorized as elective courses, and are subject to the same regulations as other elective courses.
For our Bachelor’s and Master’s students, please follow our guide on Reading courses.
For our doctoral students, please review the information under the PhD degree program page, and click on “Procedures to enrol in elective courses” to review information on reading courses within the PhD program.
- For MI students that may be interested in transferring between part-time and full-time; or transferring between concentrations.
Our Bachelor, MMSt, and Doctoral programs are only offered on a full-time basis. If you are experiencing difficulties in managing your courseload, please connect with the your academic advisor on available options. You may also be interested to review our Wellness and Learning supports page on Faculty, University and external resources.
Getting Started Guide
- 2019 entry Getting Started Guide (PDF download) July 13, 2019
- 2018 entry Getting Started Guide (PDF download) July 14, 2018
- 2017 entry Getting Started Guide (PDF download) July 12, 2017
- 2016 entry Getting Started Guide (PDF download) July 11, 2016
- Top 10 questions asked by 2015 incoming class (July 11, 2015)
Other Resources & Materials from Saturday July 13, 2019 Getting Started Event: