Important Notices

Changes in Programs of Study and/or Courses

The programs of study that the SGS Calendar lists and describes are available for the academic year September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024. They may not necessarily be available in later years.

If the University of Toronto or the School of Graduate Studies must change the content of programs of study or withdraw them, all reasonable possible advance notice and alternative instruction will be given. However, the University will not be liable for any loss, damages, or other expenses that such changes might cause.

For each program of study offered by the University through SGS, the courses necessary to complete the minimum requirements of the program will be made available annually. However, we reserve the right otherwise to change the content of courses, instructors and instructional assignments, enrolment limitations, prerequisites and co-requisites, grading policies, requirements for promotion, and timetables without prior notice.

Regulations and Policies

As members of the University of Toronto community, students assume certain responsibilities and are guaranteed certain rights and freedoms.

The University has several policies that are approved by the Governing Council and which apply to all students. All students must become familiar with the policies, and the University will assume that they have done so. The rules and regulations of SGS are listed in this calendar.

In applying to SGS, the student assumes certain responsibilities to the University and SGS and, if admitted and registered, shall be subject to all rules, regulations, and policies cited in the calendar, as amended from time to time, with the exception of program requirements. Each student is required to satisfy the program requirements found in the SGS Calendar (see Programs by Graduate Unit) of the academic year in which the student first registered in the graduate program.

All University policies can be found on the Governing Council website. Those of particular importance to students are:

Find out more about students' rights and responsibilities.

Enrolment Limitations

The University makes every reasonable effort to plan and control enrolment to ensure that all of our students are qualified to complete the programs to which they are admitted and to strike a practicable balance between enrolment and available instructional resources.

Sometimes such a balance cannot be struck, and the number of qualified students exceeds the instructional resources that we can reasonably make available while at the same time maintaining the quality of instruction. In such cases, we must reserve the right to limit enrolment in the programs, courses, or sections listed in the calendar, and to withdraw courses or sections for which enrolment or resources are insufficient. The University will not be liable for any loss, damages, or other expenses that such limitations or withdrawals might cause.

Copyright in Instructional Settings

If students wish to voice-record, photograph, video-record, or otherwise reproduce lecture presentations, course notes, or other similar materials provided by instructors, they must obtain the instructor's written consent beforehand. Otherwise, all such reproduction is an infringement of copyright and is absolutely prohibited. In the case of private use by students with disabilities, the instructor's consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

Person ID (Student Number)

Each student at the University is assigned a unique identification number. The number is confidential. The University strictly controls access to Person ID numbers. The University assumes and expects that students will protect the confidentiality of their Person IDs.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

The University of Toronto respects the privacy of students.

Personal information that is provided to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971.

It is collected for the purpose of administering admissions, registration, academic programs, university-related student activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, graduation and university advancement, and reporting to government.

In addition, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities has asked that we notify students of the following: The University of Toronto is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics, and educational outcomes to the Minister of Colleges and Universities under s. 15 of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Ministry of Colleges and Universities uses this personal information is available on the ministry’s website.

At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If there are questions, please refer to

or contact:

University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
Simcoe Hall
C/O Office of the Governing Council
27 King's College Circle
Simcoe Hall, Room 106
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Use and Protection of Student Information

Most uses of personal student information are necessary to the operation of the University — i.e., to deliver and improve core services to you and to meet our reporting obligations to government and other stakeholders. Because of this, you cannot opt out of the collection of this information, nor can you opt out of those essential uses and disclosures. Learn more about how we protect and use student information.

Fees and Other Charges

The University reserves the right to alter the fees and other charges described in the SGS Calendar.