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.
  • 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 those published in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
  • Please read the University’s policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances.

2020

March 15
Deadline for master’s students to request convocation in June if all degree requirements, comprehensives and/or research are completed in the 2020 Winter Session

March 17-21
Course selection information for the 2020 Summer Session is available beginning this week. (NOTE: Course offerings and enrolment for the 2020 Fall Session and the 2021 Winter Session is available in June.)

March 25
Course selection for 2020 Summer Session begins 6:00 am via ACORN

April 1
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2020 Summer Session, first term-May

April 3
Last day of 2020 Winter Session and full-year lectures
(except for the Master of Teaching, which ends April 13)

April 10
Good Friday (University closed)

April 12
Last day of lectures for the 2020 Winter Session for the Master of Teaching

April 12
Deadline to submit 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.)

April 12
(Early grade submission) Final deadline for June Graduating Students grades to be entered in 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.) Note that instructors must upload grades by April 13th so that the approvals and manual loading of early grades can take place.

April 15
Deadline 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

April 17
Deadline for students whose degrees are to be conferred at Spring Convocation to electronically submit final PhD or EdD thesis

April 27
Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a course that begins in May. Wait lists are cancelled at the end of today.

April 29
Deadline for adding 2020 Summer Session courses (May–June & May–August) without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval on a "Course Add" form is required.

May 1
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2019 Summer Session, second term-July

May 4
Continuing students select courses for the 2020 Summer Session by this date. Maximum enrollment may be reached in some courses well before this date. (NOTE: Course selection for the 2020 Fall Session and the 2021 Winter Session is mid-June.)

May 4
Lectures begin for the 2020 Summer, first Session-May. 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 term "Intersession" is the historical term that was commonly used for the May-June session. NOTE: Summer courses begin on May 7 for the MA-Child Study and Education program, and on May 19 for the Master of Teaching program.

The refund date and service charge schedule for the Summer 2020 session is available at: www.fees.utoronto.ca

May 6
Deadline for instructors to upload grades for the 2020 Winter Session and full-year courses. Grades for graduating students due April 13. (Note: The May 6, 2020 deadline is extended to May 29, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

May 6
Deadline for SDF designation for 2019 Fall Session courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade

May 7 - June 17
MA-Child Study and Education program 2020 summer session, first term

May 8
Deadline date for Departmental grade approvals of the 2020 Winter and full-year courses. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date. (Note: The May 8, 2020 deadline is extended to May 29, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) 

May 8
Registration ends for 2020 Summer Session courses which begin in first session-May

May 11
Deadline to add 2020 Summer, first session-May

May 19 - June 25
Master of Teaching Program 2020 Summer Session, first term; historically called intersession.

May 18
Victoria Day (University closed)

May 22
Deadline for dropping Summer Session, first term courses, without academic penalty

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

June 2
2020 virtual Convocation ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is hosting a virtual Convocation ceremony in place of traditional in-person Convocation ceremonies.

June 12
Last day of 2020 Summer Session, first term lectures - except for Master of Teaching courses which ends on June 25, and the MA-Child Study & Education program which ends on June 17

June 9
Originally scheduled Spring Degree Conferral date for PhD, EdD, MEd, MA (see www.convocation.utoronto.ca). Diplomas are couriered shortly after the day of originally scheduled ceremony.  

June 15
Deadline 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, second term courses

June 15
Deadline for dropping 2020 Summer Session, May to August courses only, without academic penalty

June 19
Originally scheduled Spring Degree Conferral date for Master of Teaching, MA-Child Study and Education, Bachelor of Education (see www.convocation.utoronto.ca). Diplomas are couriered to graduates shortly after the day of originally scheduled ceremony.

June 22
2020-21 Fall/Winter Course Schedule is available this week.

June 23
Last day to be enrolled from a wait list into a course that begins in July. Wait lists are cancelled at the end of this date.

June 25
Deadline for adding 2020 Summer Session, second term courses without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval at the beginning of classes is required.

June 26
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2020 Fall Session

June 29
Presidential Day (University closed)

June 30
Presidential Day (University closed)

July 1
Canada Day observance (University closed)

July 6 - August 14
Lectures begin for the 2020 Summer Session, second term

July 6 - August 14
Master of Teaching Program 2020 Summer Session, second term

July 6
Deadline for registration, without late fee, for 2020 Summer Session, second term

July 10
Deadline for adding 2020 Summer Session, second term courses

July 10
Grade approval date for 2020 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.

July 15
Course selection for 2020-21 Fall/Winter program begins at 6:00 am via ACORN

July 15
Deadline for master’s students to request convocation in the Fall if all degree requirements will be completed in 2020 Summer Session

July 17
Deadline for dropping 2020 Summer Session, second term courses, without academic penalty

July 20
Registration for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Session begins

July 31
Master of Teaching and MA-Child Study and Education programs final date to request a deferral of admission from the 2020 Fall Session to the 2021 Fall Session. For all other programs, the deadline is September 11.

August 3
Civic Holiday (University closed)

August 14
Last day of 2020 Summer Session, second term

August 28
Recommended deadline for tuition fee payment. This deadline ensures that payment is received by the registration deadline of September 11 and avoids cancellation of registration/course enrolment.

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.

September 2
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.

September 4
Grade submission date for 2020 Summer Session completed courses (May-August, and July-August sessions). Instructors must submit earlier to ensure approval by this date. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.

September 4
Deadline for SDF designation for 2020 Winter Session courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade

September 5
Deadline for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms for 2020 Fall Session and full-year courses, to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team

September 7
Labour Day (University closed)

September 8
Deadline for adding 2020 Fall Session and full-year courses, without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval at the beginning of classes is required.

September 4
Grade submission date for 2020 Summer Session completed courses (May-August, and July-August sessions). Instructors must submit earlier to ensure approval by this date. Grades will be available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.

September 5
Deadline for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms for 2019 Fall Session and full-year courses, to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team

September 8 - 11
Orientation day events

September 11
Registration deadline for students registering in the Fall Session (September to December). After this date, a late registration fee is charged. Minimum payment is 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: www.fees.utoronto.ca.

September 14
Lectures begin for the 2020 Fall Session and full-year courses

The 2020-21 Fall/Winter refund date and service charge schedule is published at: www.fees.utoronto.ca

September 11
Final date to request a deferral of admission from the 2020 Fall Session to the 2021 Fall Session. For the Master of Teaching and MA-Child Study and Education programs, the deadline is July 31.

September 15
Final date to upload final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2020-21.

September 18
Deadline 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.)

September 22
Deadline to add 2020 Fall Session and full-year courses

October 2
Deadline to submit the final PhD or EdD thesis for Fall (November) Convocation

October 2
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Winter Session

October 12
Thanksgiving Day (University closed)

October 15
Deadline for master’s students to request convocation in March (in absentia) or in the Spring if all degree requirements will be completed in the 2020 Fall Session

October 26
Deadline for withdrawing from 2020 Fall Session courses without academic penalty

November 2 - November 27
Master of Teaching fall practicum

November 15
Deadline for submitting a complete application for admission to degree programs beginning in the 2021 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.

November TBA
Fall Convocation - PhD, EdD, MEd, MA, MA-CSE, MT, BEd (see www.convocation.utoronto.ca)

December 4
Last day of lectures for the 2020 Fall Session (Master of Teaching program continues to December 11) 

December 11
Last day of lectures for 2020 Fall Session Master of Teaching courses

December 12
Deadline for submission of Individual Reading and Research course approval forms for the 2021 Winter Session to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Registration Team

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.

December 22
Deadline for adding 2021 Winter Session courses, without instructor's approval. After this date, instructor's approval at the beginning of classes is required.

December 23 - January 3 (inclusive)
University closed
 

2021

January 4
University re-opens

January 4
Lectures begin for the Master of Teaching program

January 6
Grade submission date for the 2020 Fall Session courses. Grades are available on ACORN approximately one week after this date.

January 6
Deadline for SDF designation for 2020 Summer Session, first and second term courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade

January 11
Lectures begin for the 2021 Winter Session

January 15
Final date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for Winter Session

January 18
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.

January 18
Deadline for master's degree students who completed degree requirements in the 2020 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.)

January 18
Deadline 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.)

January 18
Deadline for adding 2021 Winter Session courses

January 22
Deadline for upload of the final PhD or EdD thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred in absentia at the March meeting of Governing Council

February 15
Family Day (University closed)

February 16 - March 12
Master of Teaching Winter Practicum

February 22
Deadline for withdrawing from the 2021 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.

March 15 - 19
Midwinter break in the Ontario school system (no OISE classes scheduled)

March 15
Deadline for master’s students (including MT) to request convocation in June if all degree requirements, comprehensives and/or research will be completed in the 2021 Winter Session.

March 15 - 19
Course selection information is available beginning this week for the 2021 Summer Session. (NOTE: Information for 2021 Fall Session and the 2022 Winter Session is available in June.)

April 1
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Summer Session, first term-May

April 2
Good Friday (University closed)

April 9
Last day of 2021 Winter Session and full-year lectures

April 9
Last day of lectures for the 2021 Winter Session for the Master of Teaching

April 12
Deadline 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.)

April 12
(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 13th so that the approvals and manual loading of early grades into ACORN can take place.

April 16
Deadline for students whose degrees are to be conferred at Spring Convocation to electronically submit the final PhD or EdD thesis

May 1
Final date for Special Students to submit a complete application for admission to the 2021 Summer Session, second term-July

May 14
Grade approval date for 2021 Winter Session 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.)

May 14
Deadline for SDF designation for 2020 Fall Session courses to be changed to a regular grade or a failing grade.

May 24
Victoria Day (University closed)

June TBA
Spring Convocation (see Convocation website for details)

June TBA
Course selection for 2021 Fall and Winter 2022 Winter becomes available.