Sessional Dates and Deadlines

Please note the following:

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University. Please refer to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services website for notices about OISE COVID-19 Related Updates.
  • The Academic Year is comprised of three sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer - with the Summer Session subdivided into two terms - May/June and July/August.
  • In the following schedule of Sessional Dates and Deadlines, “full-year” courses refer to courses which run through both the Fall and Winter Sessions.
  • Each department may also have deadlines related to these general Sessional Dates and Deadlines.
  • Some OISE Sessional Dates differ from the School of Graduate Studies Sessional Dates - please refer to the SGS Calendar for details.
  • Please read the University’s policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances.

2021 Summer Session

M March 15 Deadline date for master’s students to request convocation in June if all degree requirements, comprehensives and/or research are completed in the 2020 Winter Session
W March 17 Course selection information for the 2021 Summer Session is available beginning this week. (NOTE: Course offerings and enrolment for the 2021 Fall Session and the 2022 Winter Session is available in early July.)
W March 24 Course selection/enrolment for 2021 Summer Session (both May-June and July-August terms) begins at 6:00 am via ACORN.  (NOTE: Course offerings and enrolment for the 2021 Fall Session and the 2022 Winter Session is available in early July.)
Th April 1 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Summer Session, first term-May
F April 2 Good Friday (University closed)
F April 9 Last day of 2021 Winter Session and full-year lectures (including the Master of Teaching program courses)
M April 12 Deadline date for submitting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team, for master’s degrees to be awarded at Spring Convocation. (This date is crucial for meeting School of Graduate Studies deadlines.)
M April 12 (Early grade deadline) Final deadline date for June Graduating Students grades to be on eMarks - Winter Session and full year courses for students whose degrees are to be awarded at Spring Convocation. (This includes all year-two MT and MACSE and any other students graduating in June.) Instructors must upload grades by April 12th so that the approvals and manual loading of early grades into ACORN can take place.
Th April 15 Deadline date for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team, for 2020 Summer Session, first term-May.
F April 16 Deadline date for electronic submission of final PhD or EdD theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the Spring (June) Convocation
M April 26 Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a Summer Session course that begins in May. Wait lists are cancelled at the end of today. Students who were on a cancelled waitlist should ensure that they select another course.
W April 28 Deadline date for adding 2021 Summer Session courses (May–June & May–August) without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval on a "Course Add" form is required.
S May 1 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Summer Session, second term-July
M May 3 Lectures begin for 2021 Summer, first session-May courses. For the Master of Teaching program, summer courses begin on May 11.
 
The Summer Session at OISE typically consists of two 6-week terms: May-June and July-August courses. Instructors are expected to compensate for any classes than may fall on a holiday. 

The refund date and service charge schedule for the 2021 Summer Session is available at: https://studentaccount.utoronto.ca/
F May 7 Registration ends for 2021 Summer Session courses which begin in first term-May.
M May 10 Deadline date to add 2021 Summer Session courses which start in May. NOTE: Course selection for the 2021 Fall Session and the 2022 Winter Session is mid-July.
May 11- June 17 Master of Teaching Program 2021 Summer Session, first-term. 
F May 14 Deadline date for SDF designation for 2020 Fall Session courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade.
F May 14 Deadline date for instructors to upload grades for the 2021 Winter Session and full-year courses. Grades for June graduating students is due April 12. 
F May 14 Deadline date for Departmental grade approvals of the 2021 Winter and full-year courses. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date. (NOTE: The grade deadline for June graduating students was April 12.)
F May 21 U of T Presidential Day (University closed)
M May 24 Victoria Day (University closed)
F May 28 Deadline date for dropping Summer Session, first-term courses, without academic penalty
T June 1 Tuition deposit ($300) deadline for newly admitted students in the Master of Teaching and MA-Child Study and Education programs to hold admission space
F June 11 Last day of 2021 Summer Session, first term courses finish - except for Master of Teaching Program courses which end on June 17.
M June 14 Deadline date for dropping 2021 Summer Session, May to August courses only, without academic penalty
T June 15 Deadline date for ORSS receipt of fully completed and signed Individual Reading and Research Course approval forms for the second-term of the Summer Session (July-August ).
Th June 17 Last day of Master of Teaching Program 2021 Summer Session, first term courses
W June 23 2021 Virtual Spring Convocation ceremony (see Convocation website for details). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is hosting a virtual Convocation ceremony in place of traditional in- person Convocation ceremonies.
W June 23 Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a course that begins in July (Second Term Summer Session). Wait lists are cancelled at the end of this date. Students who were on a cancelled waitlist should ensure that they select another course.
F June 25 Deadline date for adding 2021 Summer Session second-term courses without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval on a "Course Add" form at the beginning of classes is required.
Th July 1 Canada Day (University closed)
F July 2 U of T Presidential Day (University closed)
July 5 - August 13 2021 Summer Session, Second Term 
M July 5 Deadline date for registration, without late fee, for 2021 Summer Session second-term enrolments only 
W July 7 Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Course Schedule posted
F July 9 Deadline date for adding 2021 Summer Session, second-term courses. 
F July 9 Grade approval date for 2021 Summer Session first-term summer courses. Instructors must submit earlier to ensure approval by this date. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.
M July 12 Deadline date to drop 2021 Summer Session second-term courses without academic penalty.
F August 13 Last day of 2021 Summer Session courses
F September 3 Grade approval date for 2021 Summer Session completed courses (May-August, and July-August terms). Instructors must submit earlier to ensure approval by this date. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.

2021 Fall Session

W July 14
Course selection/enrolment for 2021-22 Fall/Winter program begins at 6:00 am via ACORN.
Th July 15 Deadline date for master’s students to request convocation by submitting the Application to Graduate form if all degree requirements will be completed in 2021 Summer Session.
Th July 15 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Fall Session
M July 19 Registration for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Session begins
F July 30 Master of Teaching and MA-Child Study and Education programs final date to request a deferral of admission from the 2021 Fall Session to the 2022 Fall Session. For all other programs, the deadline is September 17.
M August 2 Civic Holiday (University closed)
F August 27 Recommended deadline date for tuition fee payment. This deadline ensures that payment is received by the registration deadline of September 10 and avoids cancellation of registration/course enrolment. 
T August 31 Deadline for new students to satisfy all conditions of admission, otherwise course enrolment and registration is cancelled and offer of admission is withdrawn.
W September 1 Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a course that begins in September. Wait lists are cancelled at the end of this date.
F September 3 Deadline date for SDF designation for 2021 Winter Session courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade
F September 3 Deadline date for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms for Fall Session and full-year courses, to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team
M September 6 Labour Day (University closed)
T September 7 Deadline for adding 2021 Fall Session and full-year courses, without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval on a "Course Add" form at the beginning of classes is required.
September 7-10 Orientation Day events
F September 10

Registration deadline date for students registering in the Fall (September to December) session. After this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).

Certain portions of some student society fees may be refunded by the student society (listed on the ACORN invoice), within limited time periods at the beginning of each session (at the discretion of the student society). Procedures and timelines for requesting refunds is available at: https://studentaccount.utoronto.ca/

M September 13 Lectures begin for the 2021 Fall Session and full-year courses.

The 2021-22 Fall/Winter refund date and service charge schedule is published at: https://studentaccount.utoronto.ca/
W September15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2021-22
F September 17 Final date to request a deferral of admission from the 2021 Fall Session to the 2022 Fall Session. For the Master of Teaching and MA-Child Study and Education programs, the deadline is July 30.
M September 20 Deadline date for submitting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team for master's degrees to be awarded at Fall Convocation. (This date is crucial for meeting School of Graduate Studies deadlines.)
M September 20 Deadline date to add 2021 Fall session and full-year courses
F October 1 Deadline date to submit final PhD or EdD theses for Fall (November) Convocation
F October 1 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2022 Winter Session
M October 11 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
F October 15 Deadline date for master’s students to request convocation in March (in absentia) or in the Spring if all degree requirements will be completed in the 2021 Fall Session
M October 25
Deadline date to drop 2021 Fall session courses without academic penalty
November TBA
Fall Convocation (PhD, EdD, MEd, MA, MA-CSE, MT) information and dates are posted on the Convocation website
M November 15 Deadline date for submitting a complete application for admission to degree programs beginning in the 2022 Fall Session. While applications will be accepted after this date, no guarantee can be given that the application will be considered for admission to either degree programs, or courses, or for financial support.
F December 3 Last day of lectures for the 2021 Fall Session - except for the Master of Teaching program which continues to December 10
F December 10 Last day of lectures for 2021 Fall Session Master of Teaching courses
W December 15 Deadline date for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms for the 2022 Winter Session to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team
F December 17 Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a course that begins in January. Wait lists are cancelled at the end of this date.
W December 22 Deadline date for adding 2021 Winter Session courses, without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval at the beginning of classes is required.
December 22 - December 31 University closed for the winter break

2022 Winter Session

M January 3
University re-opens
M January 3 Lectures begin for the Master of Teaching program
F January 7 Grade submission date for 2021 Fall Session courses. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.
F January 7 Deadline date for SDF designation for 2021 Summer Session, first and second term courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade
M January 10 Lectures begin for the 2022 Winter Session - except for the Master of Teaching program which began January 3
M January 17 Deadline date to add Winter session courses

M January 17

Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees
M January 17 Deadline date for master's degree students who completed degree requirements in the 2021 Fall Session to submit appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team, for master's degrees to be conferred in absentia at the March meeting of the Governing Council or at Spring Convocation. (This date is crucial for meeting School of Graduate Studies deadlines.)
F January 21 Deadline date for students who hold dual registration for both MA and PhD degrees to be recommended for the master's degree. (This date is crucial for meeting School of Graduate Studies deadlines.)
F January 21 Deadline date to upload final PhD or EdD thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred in absentia at the March meeting of Governing Council
M January 24 Registration deadline for students registering in Winter Session only (January to April). After this date, a late registration fee is charged. Minimum required payment is due [unpaid fees from previous session(s) + 100% of current winter session tuition fee charges]. For students who began in September, the outstanding fees for January term were due by November 15th in order to avoid service charges.
S February 20 Deadline date for withdrawing from the 2022 Winter Session and full-year courses without academic penalty. Note that the last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund
M February 21
Family Day (University closed)
February 16 - March 12 Master of Teaching Winter Practicum
March 14 - 18 Midwinter break in the Ontario school system (no OISE classes scheduled)
T March 15 Deadline date for master’s students (including MT) to request convocation in June if all degree requirements, comprehensives and/or research will be completed in the 2022 Winter Session.
W March 16 Course selection information is available this week for the 2022 Summer Session. (NOTE: Information for 2022 Fall Session and the 2023 Winter Session is available in early July)
W March 23 Course selection/enrolment for 2022 Summer Session (both May-June and July-August terms) begins at 6:00 am via ACORN.
F April 1 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2022 Summer Session, first term-May
F April 8 Last day of 2022 Winter Session and full-year lectures - including Master of Teaching courses
M April 11 Deadline date for submitting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team, for master’s degrees to be awarded at Spring Convocation. (This date is crucial for meeting School of Graduate Studies deadlines.)
M April 11 (Early grade deadline) Final deadline for June Graduating Students grades to be on eMarks - Winter Session and full year courses for students whose degrees are to be awarded at Spring Convocation. (This includes all year-two MT and MACSE and any other students graduating in June.) Instructors must upload grades by April 11th so that the approvals and manual loading of early grades into ACORN can take place.
M April 11 Students dually registered in the Winter session must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration.
Th April 14 Deadline date for electronic submission of final PhD or EdD theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the Spring (June) Convocation
F April 15 Good Friday (University closed)
F May 13 Grade approval date for 2022 Winter Session and full-year courses. Grades are available on A CORN approximately one week after this date. (NOTE: The grade deadline for June graduating students was April 11.)

2022 Summer Session (partial)

S May 1 Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2022 Summer Session, second term-July
F May 6 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Summer (May to August) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 50% of Summer session tuition fees).
M May 23 Victoria Day (University closed)
June - TBA Spring (June) Convocation information and dates are posted on the Convocation website 
June - TBA Course selection for 2022 Fall and Winter 2023 Winter becomes available.
F July 1 Canada Day (University closed)
M Aug 1 Civic Holiday (University closed)