Payment & Registration Frequently Asked Questions

To avoid delays, students are advised to pay fees early. All fees and charges posted to your account are payable. If not paid in full, any outstanding account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% per month compounded (19.56% per annum). Outstanding charges on your account from prior sessions are subject to a service charge as of the 15th of every month until paid in full. Students with outstanding accounts may not receive official transcripts and may not re-register at the University until these accounts are paid.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to get registered in my courses?

To be automatically registered for the fall-winter session you must enrol in courses AND pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by the payment deadline (please refer to Important Dates for payment due date).  If your payment has not been received or officially deferred by the deadline, you will be removed from your courses at any time. We will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University.

If you are enrolling in courses after the deadline, you must make at least your minimum payment as soon as possible after enrolling. When you print your invoice from ACORN it will display your minimum payment amount.

 IMPORTANT: Students on waiting lists will be added to space made available at any time. You may not be able to be reinstated to a course that you have been removed from because students on waiting lists may have filled the space created.

How long will it take for my payment to reach the University?

It normally takes about 5 business days for payments to be received by the University and recorded on your financial account on ACORN. So don’t worry if you paid but the amount hasn’t been deducted from your balance – just check ACORN a few days after you pay.

What if I am receiving OSAP or other government loans?

If you’ve applied for OSAP on time (by end of May for returning students; by mid-June for new students), you may be able to defer your fee payment to a later date as long as you don’t owe fees from previous sessions. Fee deferrals are recorded on ACORN – check the Student Accounts web site ( for more information.

What happens if I miss the August 28 deadline?

If you miss the payment/deferral deadline, you risk being removed from all your courses and any waitlisted courses. Your spot in each class may then be filled by a student from a waiting list. Even if you pay your fees at a later date, getting back in to the same courses may not be possible because they may be full.

What if I am adding courses for the first time after the payment deadline?

If you enrol in courses for the first time after the payment deadline, pay your fees and present proof of payment to the Woodsworth College Registrar’s office immediately to be complete your registration. A late registration fee may be charged.

What if I am just taking courses starting in January?

If you enrol in 2020 winter term (S-section code) courses only, you’ll still need to pay your fees by the same deadline (check Important Dates) to avoid being removed from your courses. If you enrol in 2020 Winter term courses only after the deadline, pay your fees and show proof of payment to the Woodsworth College registrar’s office immediately. A late registration fee may be charged in the latter case.

What if I’m only waitlisted for courses?

If you are only on waiting list(s) and are not officially enrolled in any courses yet, you will need to pay a minimum fee in order to keep your position on the waiting list(s). Registration will not be automatic; contact the TESOL office before the payment deadline to make arrangements.

What if I owe fees from a previous session?

Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University (including tuition and residence charges) will need to pay their arrears in full before registering in the next academic session.

NOTE: Those students with significant fees arrears from previous sessions will not be allowed to enroll in courses until the arrears are paid in full.

Fees payments will be applied first to outstanding debt from previous sessions before being applied to the 2019-2020 fall/winter. Please ensure that your payment is sufficient to cover all arrears as well as your current fees, or you will not be registered.

How much are incidental & ancillary fees for full-time vs part-time?

Compulsory fees for registration consist of academic, incidental and ancillary fees. The academic fee portion is explained under “Breakdown of Fees”.  Incidental and ancillary fees for all TESOL students are calculated based on a student’s attendance status in full-time (3.0 to 6.0 FCEs) or part-time (0.5 to 2.5 FCEs) studies.

Please see the fees schedules for 2019-20 fall/winter on the Student Accounts web site ( for more details – it will be posted in early July.

How do I know that my enrolment is complete?

You can check to see if you are registered on ACORN. Log on and select “Timetables” from the main menu. Display your timetable for the current session – on the upper right portion of the timetable is your “Status”. If it is “REG”, your registration is complete. If your status is “INVIT”, you risk being removed from your courses.

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