ACORN – Accessible Campus Online Resource Network is your gateway to online services and your personal and academic data stored in ROSI (the Repository of Student Information).
Students in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences (GDPHS) access ACORN to:
- View/update address, telephone numbers, email, and emergency contact information
- View your financial account information (invoices, account details, payments)
- Defer payment of tuition (available to recipients of a funding commitment and to students with approved Ontario, Canada and some US government student loan– see ‘Registration’ below)
- Pay tuition and fees by credit card
- Enter direct deposit details
- View, request/wait list or drop courses
- View personal timetable
- View academic history
- Order transcripts
- Print “Educational Credit” tax forms (T2202A)
- Life section: Highlights important student services and programs on each campus.
- Easy connections to other online systems such as Quercus, Co-Curricular Record and the Career Learning Network.
- Order convocation tickets and more…
It is the student’s responsibility to keep personal and academic information up to date at all times and to follow all University, SGS, departmental and program regulations, requirements and deadlines. ACORN makes it easier for students to check and correct this information. If questions arise about requirements, policies and procedures, students are responsible for seeking answers to these questions from staff and advisors.
Use of ACORN to enrol in courses means that you agree to abide by all of the academic and non-academic rules and regulations of the University, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences. It also means that you agree to assume the obligation to pay academic and incidental fees according to the policies and requirements of the University of Toronto. You normally will use ACORN to add or cancel courses. If, for extraordinary reasons, you are unable to use the system, contact the graduate office as soon as possible.
Students are expected to be responsible when using the system and should not attempt to flood it with requests, or to automate the process of course enrolment. Such activity may clog the system so that other students may be denied access or experience degraded performance. Any student(s) attempting such activity may be denied access to both ACORN until after the relevant registration period.
ACORN has scheduled downtime on Mondays from 3:00 am – 6:00 am, but is otherwise normally available. Occasionally hours must be reduced for system maintenance. Please check the systems for details.
Note: On the first day of enrolment, the services open at 6:00.
Logging into ACORN
Students use their UTORid and password to log onto ACORN (www.acorn.utoronto.ca). This is similar to other U of T systems.
Be sure to set up the password reset function at https://www.utorid.utoronto.ca/. Review the Password and Account Management menu.
Updating & Checking Personal Information
Students may view or update personal information, such as address, telephone numbers, email address, emergency contact information, and Direct Deposit information.
- Click on Profile & Settings from the Dashboard
- Use the Add New option to enter new address and telephone information. Use the Edit option only to correct current information (e.g. typos).
- It is imperative that your university-issued email address and a valid mailing address exist in your profile for the duration of your program.
- Students can also select Other Personal Information to view information such as legal/immigration status. As legal status affects fees, all students are advised to check this information at the beginning of each year.
Request to Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral) for Graduate students with funding commitments
PhD Students who are in the funded cohort and are receiving funding as part of the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences PhD Funding Package, should request to register without payment on ACORN.
Click on ‘Tuition Fee Deferral’ under the FINANCES heading of the left-hand menu. If the tuition deferral function is not available for you, please contact the Graduate Office.
Students who are outside of the funded cohort, but are receiving funding must make their request with the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences using the Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral) form found on the SGS website under the Registration, Enrolment, Program Status menu.
OSAP, Canada Student Loan and US Student Loan recipients
Students who have received notification of an award through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for their U of T program may defer fee payments through ACORN, up to the registration deadline, as long as the amount of the loan covers the minimum payment and no outstanding fees are owing. Register without payment (fee deferral) may also be available for recipients of Canada Student Loans and some US government loans. Please see the Office of Student Accounts website (www.fees.utoronto.ca) for details.
Paying Tuition and Fees by Credit Card
Students may use ACORN to pay tuition and fees by credit card by clicking the “Make a Payment” link on the left navigation or in the Finances card. Detailed instructions are available on the ACORN help site. A non-refundable 1.75% convenience fee will be applied by Moneris to all payments.
Direct Deposit for payment of awards
As soon as you are registered, logon to ACORN to set up your direct deposit of award/refund payments to your bank account. You must be registered (i.e. paid fees or deferred your tuition) to access the direct deposit screen. Select ‘Financial Account’ from the menu and click on the ‘Direct Deposit’ button.