Here are the resources to help you create a fulfilling journey at the Faculty.
COVID-19 related updates regarding the Fall 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 email@example.com.
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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.
Understanding Course Codes
Before you begin at the iSchool, you may wish view this guide on understanding University of Toronto / Faculty of Information 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
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|Fall Term: Sept-Dec||2.0 CR||1.0 CR|
|Winter Term: Jan-Apr||2.0 CR||1.0 CR|
|Summer Term: May-Aug
|2.0 CR||1.0 CR|
MI Full-Time students: Reducing your courseload to 1.0-credits in a term does NOT automatically switch you to PT. Our MI students are able to remain as a FT student despite only carrying 1.0-credits or less. To transfer from a FT status to PT status—an active step that needs to be taken.
MMSt Students: Full-Time status with 2.0-credits per term allowed; Summer session is optional.
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.
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.
Doctoral Students: continuous Full-Time status throughout their degree duration.
For students that may be interested in taking additional courses, please review information on taking extra courses.
Also, if you wish to take an additional course (on top of the standard course load outlined above) in a term:
- Students who wish to take an additional course beyond their standard course load in a term must submit an Add/Drop Course Form (PDF) with a statement of rationale by the final date to enrol into course(s) for the term you wish to take the course in;
- Students must also submit a Faculty of Information Course Overload Request Form. Submitting a request does not guarantee enrolment. Each request is reviewed on a case by case basis;
- First year students in their first term are ineligible to request for an additional course.
Enrolment & Registration Guides
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Confirmation of Registration
Students may need a letter to confirm their registration 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 Extensions Beyond the End of Term
Please view this page for information on coursework extensions.
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 “Procedures to enrol in elective courses” on the PhD degree program page.
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.
Transfer Credits, Exemptions & Pre-requisite Waivers
Transferring / Switching
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.