Students may begin requesting Graduate Department of Public Health Science Fall 2017 session courses on August 9, 2017. Each department has its own enrolment dates; check relevant websites for information. Students must request their Fall 2017 courses on ACORN by September 25, 2017. Courses will be approved by the enrolment deadline. Students should check ACORN regularly for the status of their course request.

  • ACORN allows students to search for courses by code or keyword.
  • Some courses may require instructor’s approval.
  • Adding course(s) to your Enrolment Cart does not automatically enrol you in the course(s) at the opening of the enrolment period.  You must login to ACORN and manually “Enrol” in the courses from your cart.

The Introduction to Public Health course (CHL5004H or CHL5005H) is required for all incoming students in the Fall session, except MHSc Bioethics students (required courses and practica are preloaded to MHSc Bioethics students’ records).

Courses from outside the department

Not all graduate departments allow students to enrol in courses via ACORN. If your attempt to add a course outside your department is unsuccessful, check with your department and the host department about procedures. All course requests for courses outside GDPHS must be approved by your Program Director.

Waiting Lists

Some courses have waiting lists. If the department offering the course has opted to allow a waitlist and either your enrolment category (ie; MPH-EPI) or the course itself is full you can choose to join a waiting list.  The system will inform you of your place on the waiting list and how many spaces are allotted for your category.  If sufficient space is opened in your enrolment category, you will automatically be placed in the course. It is your responsibility to check ACORN for your enrolment status. One to five days (depending on the graduate unit) before the final date to enrol in courses all waiting lists will be suspended and normal enrolment procedures will apply.

Checking course status

Students are responsible for knowing the status of their course requests at all times.  This information can be obtained via ACORN. The following are the possible statuses:

REQ:  Course requested. To be resolved/approved (by GDPHS) by the enrollment deadline.
INT:   Course requested pending approval by the host department/instructor.
APP:  Request approved. Student is enrolled in course.
REF:  Request denied. Student is not enrolled and may not make another request for this course via the web during this session.
CAN:  Course cancelled (student withdrew from course before deadline).
WAIT: No room in the meeting section. Student has been placed on a waiting list based on category and will be enrolled automatically if space comes available.
DWAIT: Student has cancelled place on the waiting list or been removed.

Cancelling or withdrawing from courses

Students may cancel or withdraw from individual courses up to certain deadline dates. Before doing this, however, students are advised to consult with their program director or supervisor. Please note that withdrawing from all your courses does not constitute a withdrawal from your program. To do so, you must complete a Program Withdrawal form. Dropping courses prior to deadlines or withdrawing from a program without academic penalty does not guarantee a refund.  Information on fee refunds and deadlines is outlined at www.fees.utoronto.ca.  Dropping courses after the deadline is not permitted.