Important Notices

The undergraduate academic Calendar of the Faculty of Arts & Science is published online only. Any corrections and/or updates will be posted here. Students are strongly advised to check the Calendar regularly to keep informed of changes.

While Departmental counsellors and the Registrars of the Colleges are always available to give advice and guidance, it must be clearly understood that THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH THE STUDENT for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with prerequisite, co-requisite requirements, etc., for completion of Program details, for proper observance of the Breadth or Distribution Requirement and for observance of regulations, deadlines, etc.

Students are responsible for seeking guidance from a responsible officer if they are in any doubt; misunderstanding, or advice received from another student will not be accepted as cause for dispensation from any regulation, deadline, program or degree requirement.

Degrees Offered on the St. George Campus

Effective for students registering in a degree program in the Faculty for the first time in the 2001 summer session or later, ONLY 20-course (four-year) Honours B.A., B.Sc. and BCom degrees will be available. The St. George Campus of the Faculty of Arts and Science has discontinued the 15-course (three-year) B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. Students registered in a degree program in the Faculty before the 2001 summer session may still choose a 15-course (three-year) degree.

Changes in Programs of Study and/or Courses

The programs of study that our Calendar lists and describes are available for the year(s) to which the Calendar applies. They may not necessarily be available in later years or offered in all years. If the University or the Faculty must change the content of programs of study or withdraw them, all reasonable possible advance notice and alternative instruction will be given. The University will not, however, be liable for any loss, damages, or other expenses that such changes might cause.

For each program of study offered by the University through the Faculty, the courses necessary to complete the minimum requirements of the program will be made available annually. We must, however, reserve the right otherwise to change the content of courses, instructors and instructional assignments, enrolment limitations, pre-requisites 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. Each student must become familiar with these policies. The University will assume that he or she has done so. The rules and regulations of the Faculty are listed in this Calendar. In applying to the Faculty, the student assumes certain responsibilities to the University and the Faculty and, if admitted and registered, shall be subject to all rules, regulations and policies cited in the Calendar, as amended from time to time.

All institution-wide University policies can be found at:

Those which are of particular importance to students are:

  • Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
  • Code of Student Conduct
  • University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy
  • Policy on Official Correspondence with Students

More information about students’ rights and responsibilities can be found at

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 a student wishes to tape-record, photograph, video-record or otherwise reproduce lecture presentations, course notes or other similar materials provided by instructors, he or she must obtain the instructor’s written consent beforehand. Otherwise all such reproduction is an infringement of copyright and is absolutely prohibited.

Note that where such permission is granted by the instructor, materials reproduced are for the student's individual private use only, not for further reproduction or publication.

In the case of private use by students with disabilities, the instructor’s consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

Person I.D. (Student Number)

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

Fees and Other Charges

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

Notice of Collection of Personal Information: Freedom of Information and Privacy Act

The University of Toronto respects your privacy.

Personal information that you provide 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.

The University is also required to report student-level enrolment-related data to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as a condition of its receipt of operating grant funding. The Ministry collects this enrolment data, which includes limited personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes, in order to administer government postsecondary funding, policies and programs, including planning, evaluation and monitoring activities.

At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at McMurrich Building, room 104, 12 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8.