Registration Information and Policies

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Woodsworth College reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrolment in that course. For this reason, students are advised to enrol in courses as early as possible. Pay special attention to the registration deadlines listed in the Sessional Dates section of this calendar.

While Academic Advisors are always available to give advice and guidance, it must be clearly understood that THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH THE STUDENT for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with prerequisite and corequisite requirements, for completion of Program details and for observance of regulations, deadlines, etc. Students are responsible for seeking guidance from a responsible officer if they are in any doubt. Misunderstanding, misapprehension, or advice received from another student will not be accepted as cause for dispensation from any regulation, deadline or program requirement.

Definition of Full-time and Part-time Status

Students registered in 4.0 full credits over the Fall and Winter sessions combined (8 half courses) are considered full time. Students registered in 3.5 or less full credits over the combined Fall and Winter sessions are considered part-time.  Students should attempt to have a course load balanced between the two terms.

Course Selection

The Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages may be taken either full-time or part-time. Students should be aware that full-time study may not always be possible due to prerequisites, scheduling and course availability. It is your responsibility to ensure that your courses satisfy your program requirements as stated in the Calendar.

In the Timetable a section code is associated with a course code to indicate when the course is offered: F= Fall session or first subsession of the Summer Session. S = Winter session or second subsession of the Summer Session.

Students may not repeat any course in which they have obtained a mark of 50% or higher. There are no provisions to “upgrade” a mark. All courses taken, except those officially dropped, remain on the record.


In order to graduate, students must use ACORN to request graduation when they plan to complete the requirements of their program. Check the Sessional Dates section of this Calendar for deadlines. There is a charge for late requests.

Transfer Credits

Applicants may request consideration for transfer credit for courses completed through previous post-secondary academic programs. You may request one half credit (one course) of the program in transfer credits. Regulations concerning transfer credits should be discussed with a Program Advisor. Students requesting transfer credits from institutions other than the University of Toronto must submit copies of calendar course descriptions for evaluation. Courses accepted for transfer credit are not calculated in the student’s Grade Point Average.

Dual Enrolment

TESOL students may not enrol in Faculty of Arts and Science courses. Students who enrol in Arts and Science courses will be withdrawn from the course and charged the appropriate fees according to the Fees Schedule for the date on which they were withdrawn.  Former (or current) U of T Faculty of Arts and Science students who wish to enrol in courses outside of the TESOL program should visit their former college registrar’s office for details on registering as a previous Arts and Science student.