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Returning Students: Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 course enrolment information for MI, MMSt, and PhD students

Submitted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Who: Returning MI, MMSt, and PhD Students, both Full-time and Part-time
Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Starts: 6am, eastern time (ACORN time)

Timetables: Please always check the Course Timetables section of the website for the most current timetables at:
Note: Until they are marked “Final”, Draft timetables are subject to change. Check the website before enrolling in courses.
New course added to the winter 2019 timetable: INF2121H-S: Specialized Archives on Mondays from 6:30-9:30pm.

Course Enrolment, Selection Mechanics and Tips:

Using ACORN:

Waitlists: If a course is full, add yourself to the waitlist via ACORN. If the system adds you to the course, you will receive an automated email notification to your UTmail+ address. Note that wait listed courses count towards your maximum course load.

Program Requirements:

All courses are open to all students no matter which concentration they are in, except as noted below for MMSt and MI specific courses. We will update this as needed.

MMSt Specific Information for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Courses (will be updated as needed):

  • INF3900H section 0102: MMSt students are encouraged to enroll in this section of INF3900H. This cohort approach will help direct class discussions toward MMSt-related workplaces.
  • Please note that admission to the MI Co-op option requires successful completion of INF3900H as a prerequisite.
  • MSL1350H: Museums and Their Publics on Thursdays from 1-4pm is only available to 2nd year students.
  • MSL2350H: Museum Planning and Management: Projects and Fundraising on Mondays from 6:30-9:30pm is recommended for 2nd year students.
  • MSL2302H: Special Topics in Museum Studies: The Digital Museum: From Strategy to Implementation (OSC) on Tuesdays from 1-4pm, it is a two-term course (winter/summer) with classes every second week.
  • MSL2100H: Museum Environment, intensive format, on Fridays from 9-5pm IS for 2nd year students.
  • MSL2303H: Special Topics in Museum Studies: The Digital Museum: From Strategy to Implementation (OSC) on Tuesdays from 1-4pm in the winter term will only have classes every week in the winter term, there will be no classes in the summer.

MI Specific Information for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Courses (will be updated as needed):

  • INF2158H: Management of Corporate and other Special Information Centres on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30pm is only open to 2nd year + MI students.
  •  INF1005H/1006H
    • Information Workshop descriptions will be posted soon
    • INF1005H runs from the week of January 7, 2019 to the week of February 11, 2019
    • INF1006H runs from the week of February 25, 2019 to the week of April 1, 2019
    • Each workshop counts as a quarter-credit course, together making up one half-credit course (0.5 FCE)
    • ACORN will warn you of a timetable conflict if you enrol in two workshop sections that are scheduled in the same time slot, ie: INF1005H LEC0102 at 9am and INF1006H LEC0103 at 9am – as long as you have chosen 2 separate/different sections, you may disregard this warning as the two workshops run at different parts of the winter term, noted above
    • Please ensure that you do not select the same workshop twice, ie: INF1005H LEC0101 is the same as INF1006H LEC0101
  •  INF2173H: Information Professional Practicum is only open to 2nd year + students
  • INF3900H sections 0101 and 0103 are for 1st year MI students who are planning to to apply for co-op

PhD Specific Elective information: PhD Specific Elective information (see under Degree Requirements)

Course loads

  • Maximum course load for Full-time students is 2 FCEs (i.e., 4 half courses) per session.
  • Maximum course load for Part time students is 1 FCEs (i.e., 2 half courses) per session.

Collaborative Specializations

External Courses
MI students may be able to enrol in an MMSt (MSL-prefix) course in ACORN and MMSt students may be able to enrol in an MI (INF-prefix) course in ACORN if space is available, however, a completed and signed Add/Drop Course Form must be submitted to Student Services.

Find details on requesting external courses under External courses: outside your program of study and outside the iSchool at:

Overloading/Requests to take an additional course above full course load or beyond the minimum required to meet degree requirements
Full-time students wishing to enrol in a fifth course, or take an additional course beyond the minimum required to complete their degree requirements, must submit an Add/Drop Course Form between 9am, Tuesday, August 7 and 4pm, Friday, August 10.

The form must be signed, dated and include 3 courses, priority-ranked. The form may be emailed, faxed or submitted in person, but will only be accepted during the period stated above.

We will review all requests beginning Monday, August 13, 2018. Submitting a form does not guarantee enrolment. We will approve requests on a case by case basis.

Add/Drop Course Form and other forms may be:

  • emailed to,
  • faxed to 416-978-5762, or
  • submitted as hardcopies in person to BL211, or Mailbox #B71

SGS sessional dates:

Note that the deadline to submit Reading/Research Course forms and syllabi is the 15th of each month before the start of term (ie: April 15th, August 15th, December 15th).

Transfer/Exemptions deadline: Deadline: Requests for transfer credits and exemptions must be received within 10 business days of the first day of classes of the graduate term (Fall or Winter). More details can be found at:

Questions or Concerns? Contact Colin Anderson, Associate Registrar at:

Please contact your faculty advisor or the concentration liaison for help or refer to the Help Hub PDF.

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