Adding & Cancelling Courses: Fall & Winter

Your student account is managed by Student Accounts, which is also referred to as the Fees Office. The Fees Office is responsible for your tuition and ancillary fees, processing payments, issuing refunds and applying service charges. 

2017 Fall & 2018 Winter Sessions: Adding/Cancelling Courses

Section Code Final Date to Add Final Date to Cancel (see important note*)
F September 20, 2017 November 6, 2017
Y September 20, 2017 February 20, 2018
S January 17, 2018 March 14, 2018


*Important Note: The last date to cancel a course or cancel your registration in a session with no academic penalty DOES NOT coincide with the last date to be eligible for a refund. The refund schedule is posted on the Student Accounts website.

Cancelling courses and fees implications: If you decide that you do not want a course, you must cancel it as soon as possible. This applies to courses that you have waitlisted as well as those in which you are enrolled. Please do not occupy a space that you know you do not want. Only by cancelling the course using ACORN will your space become available to another student.

It is important to officially cancel a course as soon as you have decided you do not want to continue in it, since fees refunds are calculated according to the date the cancellation is recorded. Cancellations must be done on ACORN. Courses that are not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your record and may count as failures. A cancellation of your registration in the fall/winter session is subject to a minimum charge. Check the Student Accounts website for details.

Cancellation of Your Last Course: ACORN will warn you if you are cancelling your last course. If you do not intend to take any other courses in the Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 sessions, choose the "cancel registration" option. This will ensure that your fees account will be adjusted properly.

Space in courses

It is University policy that the number of students enrolled in a course cannot exceed the capacity of the room as dictated by fire regulations. Some departments, for pedagogical reasons, assign lower capacities than room size.

The Faculty makes every attempt to ensure that the room assigned will accommodate the number of students expected to enrol; however, as there is not unlimited space to meet demand, some students may not obtain space in every course they want. You may add yourself to a waiting list for a course or courses, but this does not guarantee enrolment in the course(s); therefore, you are advised to select alternative courses in which to enrol in the event that you are unable to enrol in a course that remains full.

We recommend that you prepare as flexible a timetable as possible, with as many alternative course choices as possible.

If a class is full on the last day to enrol and you are not officially enrolled in the course, you do not have the right to be in the class, and will not be granted late registration.

Note: To be fair to all students, selling/buying places in courses is not permitted. Students found selling/buying courses will be reported to the Dean's Office for academic misconduct, and may face penalties.